[5/22/2016] Shun Takayama picks up first walk-off

Shun Takayama recorded his fourth modasho and first walk-off of his career during a game against Hiroshima at Koshien Stadium on May 21.

Takayama is the first rookie in franchise history to record four or more modashos in one season since Norihiro Akahoshi (seven) and Atsushi Fujimoto (four) in 2001. The franchise record of eleven was set by Tomochika Tsuboi in 1998.

Takayama is also the sixth rookie in franchise history since 1950 to record a walk-off, first since Akahoshi in 2001 (May 4 against Chunichi and June 20 against Yomiuri).

Source: Sponichi 5/22/2016

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