[6/3/2016] Kona Takahashi strikeouts out eleven in complete game victory

Kona Takahashi recorded a complete game victory against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Seibu Prince Dome on June 2. In the process, he recorded at least one strikeout in each of the nine innings he pitched for a total eleven (one in each inning, except for the sixth and eighth, where he struck out two each).

Takahashi (nineteen years and three months) is the ninth player under twenty to record a strikeout in every inning, first since Yu Darvish (nineteen years and nine months) on June 6, 2006 against Hanshin. Only one other Seibu pitcher has accomplished the feat: Daisuke Matsuzaka (eighteen years and eleven months) on September 2, 1999 against Nippon Ham.

Source: Sponichi 6/3/2016, Sponichi 6/3/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/3/2016, Sanspo 6/3/2016

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