89th Spring Koshien: Day 1 (March 19, 2017)

Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Kure (Hiroshima) 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 14 1
Shigakukan (Aichi) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 4 3

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Riseisha (Osaka) 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 7 12 11 0
Nihon Daigaku DaiSan (Tokyo) 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 13 2

Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chiben Gakuen (Nara) 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 9 11 2
Kumamoto Kogyo (Kumamoto) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5

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Box scores will be posted a little later.

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Attendance for the opening ceremony was announced at 44,000 (up 2,000 from last year). Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2017

There was a mix-up with substitutions in the Riseisha vs NichiDaiSan game: Shuto Sakurai was sent to center field after he walked the first batter in the ninth inning. He remained in center for three batters then returned to the mound. He was sent back to center after he gave up three consecutive hits. According to the rule book, a pitcher can only move to a different position once in a the same inning. When they return to the mound for a second time in the same inning, they can finish the inning or be replaced Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hanshin 45 27 18 0
Hiroshima 48 28 19 1
Yomiuri 46 23 23 0
Yokohama 47 21 24 2
Chunichi 48 19 26 3
Yakult 46 19 27 0
G W L T
Rakuten 41 29 12 0
Softbank 48 29 19 0
Seibu 44 25 18 1
Nippon Ham 45 19 26 0
Orix 45 18 27 0
Lotte 47 14 32 1
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