41st Japan-USA University Baseball Championship Schedule

Gm  Date Start Venue Location Home Score Away
1 07/12 Wed 19:05 Dunkin’ Donut Park Hartford, CT USA 2-1 Japan
2 07/13 Thu 19:05 Fitton Stadium Worcester, MA Japan rain out USA
3 07/14 Fri 19:05 Campanelli Stadium Brockton, MA USA 3-6 Japan
4 07/15 Sat 19:05 LeLacheur Park Lowell, MA Japan 5-4 USA
Make-up 07/16 Sun 17:00 Fitton Stadium Worcester, MA Japan 1-3 USA
5 07/17 Mon 19:05 Holman Stadium Nashua, NH USA 3-1 Japan
Make-up 07/18 Tue            

USA wins the series, 3-2.

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July 12 – Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 2 7 1

Official Box Score: Samurai Japan, JUBF, USA Baseball

  • Katsuki Azuma: 4.0 IP, 16 BF, 14 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 7 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER
  • Daiki Sakamoto: 3.0 IP, 10 BF, 10 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER
  • Kairi Shimada: 4-for-4

July 14 – Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 9 0
USA 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 0

Official Box Score: Samurai Japan, JUBF, USA Baseball

  • Masato Morishita: 6.0 IP, 26 BF, 22 AB, 5 H, 9 SO, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BK, 2 R, 2 ER.
  • Masashi Ito: S, 1.0 IP, 3 BF, 3 AB, 0 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
  • Keita Nakagawa: 3-for-4, one RBI.

July 15 – Game 4

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
USA 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 1
Japan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 x 5 6 2

Official Box Score: Samurai Japan, JUBF, USA Baseball

  • Daiki Sakamoto (relief): 4.0 IP, 15 BF, 12 AB, 0 H, 5 SO, 3 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
  • Keita Nakagawa (2b, 3rd): 2-for-4: 2B8/9 one RBI, Ks, Ks, 1B7.
  • Taishi Kusumoto (dh, 4th): 1-for-4: Ks, Kl, G5, 3B9 two RBI.

July 16 – Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 7 0
Japan 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2

Official Box Score: Samurai Japan, JUBF, USA Baseball

  • Katsuki Azuma (start): 7.0 IP, 28 BF, 27 AB, 5 H, 11 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
  • Yoshitaka Nagasawa (rf, 1st): 2-for-4: F7, Ks, 1B9 one RBI, 1B8, SH1.

July 17 – Game 5

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Japan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
USA 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 x 3 5 1

Official Box Score: Samurai Japan, JUBF, USA Baseball

  • Masato Morishita (start): 6.0 IP, 23 BF, 21 AB, 4 H, 5 SO, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 ER.
  • Taishi Kusumoto (dh, 4th): 2-for-4: G4e, 1B6, Ks, 1B9.

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