[8/26/2016] 18U Samurai Japan loses to Rikkyo University, 6-2

The 18U Samurai Japan team played a practice game against Rikkyo University on August 26 and lost 6-2.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
18U Samurai Japan 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Rikkyo University 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 x 6

Shoma Fujihira got the start for Samurai Japan and gave up five runs on six hits over three innings of work. He topped out at 146km/h and struck out six. Fujihira gave up a two-run home run in the first inning. The three runs in the third inning came on a triple, sac fly, and double. Koya Takahashi relieved Fujihira in the fourth inning and tossed three shutout innings while allowing two hits.  He stopped out at 149km/h and struck out five. Takaaki Shima pitched the final two innings and gave up a run on three hits.

Taiga Matsuo started at third and batted lead-off. He drove in both of Samurai Japan’s runs in the top of the fifth with a double to left-center with runners on second and third and two out.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2016Sanspo 8/26/2016, Tokyo Sports 8/26/2016, Sponichi 8/27/2016, Sponichi 8/27/2016

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