Sunday, August 9, 2015

Day 4, Game 4 - Sendai Ikuei (Miyagi) v Meihou (Oita)

If nothing else, let's hope for a safe game to close it out. No injuries would be nice.

As for a close game, that'll be up to Meihou because Sendai Ikuei is on a mission. They scored no less than 9 runs in each of their games. Yes, every game. And with their narrow loss to Tsuruga Kehi, they want revenge.

Meihou barely got in defeating Oita Shougyou 1-0 in the final. I don't need any analysis of this game. Meihou needs help and a lot of it.

Sendai Ikuei (Miyagi)
3B Satou Shouta
CF Aoki Reima
SS Hirasawa Taiga
C Gunji Yuuya
1B Sasaki Ryousuke
LF Kii Kaishuu
RF Sasaki Tooya
2B Yatsu Koudai
P Satou Sena

Meihou (Oita)
SS Ooba Tatsuya
2B Tsuji Keita
3B Kudou Shunya
LF Yamanaka Taiki
1B Sugizono Daiki (#13)
RF Horimoto Shouta
P Maeda Tsuyoshi
C Asou Ryuusei
CF Douda Kouhei


16:20 - First pitch!

Top 1st
Uh... how do I put this?

First batter E5, tries to take 2nd but runs all the way to Tokyo, and gets thrown out at 2nd.

After that. 2B to fence, HR to center, 2B, 2B, 4-3 (finally), 1B, K.

9 batters, 5 runs, and we know who is the better team.

Bottom 1st
Kudou for Meihou manages a walk, but against ace Sena who can throw 145... Yeah...

Top 3rd
Apparently the 2nd inning was a break, because the first two pitches went single and double for a 6-0 lead.

After a double play where Sasaki lined out to 1st, Yatsu starts another chain. Single, double, double and now 8-0...

To Break
To be honest, there's isn't a whole lot worth reporting. Meihou is certainly trying their best, but as the first adn 3rd innings indicate, it's nowhere near enough to match Sendai Ikuei. As for ace Staou Sena, he's throwing hard for sure, but there are times where his control leaves him.

To End
Thankfully Meihou fought until the end. And in the 7th when they were emptying their bench, after Horita drew a walk, PH Kuroiwa singled to center and scored a run.

The game would finaly end with Sendai Ikuei winning 12-1. Domeki would relieve Sena in the 9th, and walk the bases loaded, so if there's concerns it may be with the pitching.


Aaron Kern said...

Hello, your blog is great. I apologize for asking a question you have probably been asked a million times, but I can't find this information anywhere. My son and I are in Osaka from Seattle from August 9 to August 11 and want to attend the Koshien Tournament. We found a ticket machine at a convenience store, but it says tickets are sold out. We assume our only chance is to wait in line for free outfield tickets. Is that right? How early do we need to get in line to have a chance at those tickets? Thank you.

Goro Shigeno said...

You can go to the ticket office right past the underpass and see if they have tickets for other sections. I know when I went for the most part I could get seats wherever I wanted unless there was a headliner. Today's games may not be so bad, though with Kounan playing today it might be a little harder in the ouen-dan.

Goro Shigeno said...

Also, apologies for the late response. My weekends are usually spent catching up on the sleep I lost, and when games are over I usually turn in for the early morning.