[7/14/2016] Joestu Sogo Gijutsu scored forty-five in four innings

Joestu Sogo Gijutsu beat Shotokukan 45-0 in the first round of the Summer Niigata High School Tournament on July 10.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Shotokukan 0 0 0 0 0         0 2 8
Joestu Sogo Gijutsu 3 13 28 1 x         45 33 0

Some numbers from the game:

  • Forty-five runs in one game, twenty-eight runs in one inning, thirty-three hits by one team, thirty-five hits for two teams all set new records for the Summer Niigata High School Tournament.
  • Kai Kuwahara (桑原海) recorded seven plate appearances and went 3-for-5 with five RBI. He scored a team high seven times.
  • Joestu Sogo Gijutsu recorded three triples, two doubles, and thirty stolen bases. They also recorded sixty-three plate appearances (thirty-two in the third inning).
  • The game lasted an hour and thirty-five minutes.
  • Joestu Sogo Gijutsu’s number nine hitter accidentally stepped into the batter’s box when the number eight hitter was supposed to hit in the fourth inning. He drove in a run with a ground out to second. No one caught the mistake. The number eight hitter was given a “no plate appearance” for his missing turn at bat.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016

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