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[6/20/2017] Samurai Japan: 28th BFA Asian Baseball Championship

The 28th BFA Asian Baseball Championship will take place in Taiwan between October 2 and 8. Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, China, Pakistan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. A list of fifty-one candidates was released by Samurai Japan, too.

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[6/16/2017] 88th Inter-City Tournament Schedule

First Round
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
1-1 07/14 Fri 18:30 トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
九州三菱自動車
Kyushi Mitsubishi Jidosha
2-1 07/15 Sat 10:30 三菱自動車岡崎
Mitsubishi Jidosha Okazaki
パナソニック
Panasonic
2-2     14:00 ホンダ鈴鹿
Honda Suzuka
きらやか銀行
Kirayaka Ginko
2-3     18:00 西部ガス
Saibu Gas
東京ガス
Tokyo Gas
3-1 07/16 Sun 10:30 日本製紙石巻
Nippon Seishi Ishinomaki
ホンダ熊本
Honda Kumamoto
3-2     14:00 JR四国
JR Shikoku
ホンダ
Honda
3-3     18:00 JR東日本
JR Higashi Nihon
伏木海陸運送
Fushiki Kairiku Unso
4-1 07/17 Mon 10:30 日本生命
Nihon Seimei
三菱日立
パワーシステムズ
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
4-2     14:00 NTT西日本
NTT Nishi Nippon
JR西日本
JR Nishi Nihon
4-3     18:00 NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
三菱重工神戸・高砂
Mitsubishi Juko Kobe/Takasago
5-1 07/18 Tue 10:30 日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
三菱重工広島
Mitsubishi Juko Hiroshima
5-2     14:00 日立製作所
Hitachi Seisakusho
三菱重工名古屋
Mitsubishi Juko Nagoya
5-3     18:00 JR北海道クラブ
JR Hokkaido Baseball Club
新日鉄住金東海REX
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Tokai REX
6-1 07/19 Wed 10:30 セガサミー
Sega Sammy
東邦ガス
Toho Gas
6-2     14:00 東 芝
Toshiba
日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
6-3     18:00 新日鉄住金鹿島
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima
西濃運輸
Seino Unyu
Second Round
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
7-1 07/20 Thu 10:30 Winner 1-1 Winner 4-3
7-2     14:00 Winner 5-3 Winner 3-2
7-3     18:00 Winner 5-2 Winner 3-3
8-1 07/21 Fri 10:30 Winner 6-2 Winner 3-1
8-2     14:00 Winner 5-1 Winner 2-1
8-3     18:00 Winner 2-3 Winner 6-3
9-1 07/22 Sat 10:30 Winner 4-1 Winner 2-2
9-2     14:00 Winner 6-1 Winner 4-2
Quarterfinals
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
9-3 07/22 Sat 18:00 Winner 7-1 Winner 7-2
10-1 07/23 Sun 10:30 Winner 7-3 Winner 8-1
10-2     14:00 Winner 8-2 Winner 8-3
10-3     18:00 Winner 9-1 Winner 9-2
Semifinals
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
11-1 07/24 Mon 13:30 Winner 9-3 Winner 10-1
11-2     18:00 Winner 10-2 Winner 10-3
Finals
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
12-1 07/25 Tue 18:00 Winner 11-1 Winner 11-2
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[6/13/2017] 88th Inter-City Tournament Participants

Region City Team Name Apperances
Nominated Toyota トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
3年連続19回目
19
Hokkaido Sapporo JR北海道硬式野球クラブ
JR Hokkaido Baseball Club
3年連続14回目
14
Tohoku Ishinomaki 日本製紙石巻
Nippon Seishi Ishinomaki
2年ぶり4回目
4
Yamagata きらやか銀行
Kirayaka Ginko
2年連続2回目
2
Hokushinetsu Takaoka 伏木海陸運送
Fushiki Kairiku Unso
5年ぶり4回目
4
Kita Kanto Kashima 新日鐵住金鹿島
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima
2年連続17回目
17
Hitachi 日立製作所
Hitachi Seisakusho
3年連続36回目
36
Minami Kanto Saitama 日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
3年連続42回目
42
Sayama ホンダ
Honda
2年ぶり31回目
31
Tokyo Tokyo NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
2年連続41回目
41
Tokyo 東京ガス
Tokyo Gas
5年連続20回目
20
Tokyo JR東日本
JR Higashi Nihon
8年連続20回目
20
Tokyo セガサミー
Sega Sammy
2年ぶり9回目
9
Nishi Kanto Yokohama 三菱日立パワーシステムズ
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
2年連続9回目
9
Kawasaki 東芝
Toshiba
9年連続39回目
39
Tokai Okazaki 三菱自動車岡崎
Mitsubishi Jidosha Okazaki
4年ぶり10回目
10
Nagoya 東邦ガス
Toho Gas
3年ぶり11回目
11
Tokai 新日鐵住金東海REX
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Tokai REX
3年ぶり13回目
13
Nagoya 三菱重工名古屋
Mitsubishi Juko Nagoya
5年連続26回目
26
Suzuka ホンダ鈴鹿
Honda Suzuka
2年連続22回目
22
Ogaki 西濃運輸
Seino Unyu
4年連続36回目
36
Kinki Osaka 日本生命
Nihon Seimei
15年連続59回目
59
Osaka NTT西日本
NTT Nishi Nippon
3年連続28回目
28
Kyoto 日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
4年連続34回目
34
Kadoma パナソニック
Panasonic
2年連続51回目
51
Kobe/Takasago 三菱重工神戸・高砂
Mitsubishi Juko Kobe/Takasago
4年連続34回目
34
Chugoku Hiroshima 三菱重工広島
Mitsubishi Juko Hiroshima
2年ぶり16回目
16
Hiroshima JR西日本
JR Nishi Nihon
2年連続3回目
3
Shikoku Takamatsu JR四国
JR Shikoku
2年ぶり10回目
10
Kyushu Fukuoka 西部ガス
Saibu Gas
3年連続3回目
3
Ozu ホンダ熊本
Honda Kumamoto
2年連続11回目
11
Fukuoka 九州三菱自動車
Kyushi Mitsubishi Jidosha
5年ぶり3回目
3
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[3/31/2017] BC League’s Niigata reaches agreement with Josh Tols

The BC League’s Niigata Albirex Baseball Club announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Josh Tols.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2017

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[12/16/2016] Japan Amateur Baseball Association 2017 Tournaments

The Japan Amateur Baseball Association released their 2017 schedule of major tournaments. Below are the three biggest tournaments. Additional tournaments are listed in the source link.

Tournament Date Venue Teams
88th Inter-City Tournament 12 days beginning on 07/14 Tokyo Dome 32
42nd All Japan Club Baseball Tournament 4 days beginning on 09/01 Seibu Prince Dome 16
43rd Industrial League Championships 11 days between 10/30 and 11/13 Kyocera Dome Osaka 32

Source: JABA schedule

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[12/8/2016] 2016 JABA Awards

Best Nine

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team Age Times
P 佐竹 功年 Satake, Katsutoshi Toyota Jidosha 33 2
C 山内 佑規 Yamauchi, Yuki Tokyo Gas 28 1
1B 佐藤 二朗 Sato, Tsugio Yamaha 36 2
2B 田中 俊太 Tanaka, Shunta Hitachi Seisakusho 23 1
3B 南 善規 Minami, Yoshiki Toho Gas 32 1
SS 源田 壮亮 Genda, Sosuke Toyota Jidosha 23 1
OF 多木 裕史 Taki, Hiroshi Toyota Jidosha 26 1
OF 矢幡 勇人 Yahata, Hayato Yamaha 26 1
OF 菅野 剛士 Sugano, Tsuyoshi Hitachi Seisakusho 23 1
DH 林 稔幸 Hayashi, Toshiyuki Fuji Jukogyo 36 3

Individual Titles

Award Name JPN Name ENG Team Age Notes
Leading Hitter 東向 誠 Higashimukai, Makoto JR Kyushu 27 .457 (13 G, 21-for-46)
Most Runs Batted In 関本 憲太郎 Sekimoto, Kentaro Nippon Tsuun 27 12 RBI (21 G)
Most Home Runs None
Most Wins 佐竹 功年 Satake, Katsutoshi Toyota Jidosha 33 8-0 (9 G)
Best ERA 佐竹 功年 Satake, Katsutoshi Toyota Jidosha 33 0.81 (9 G, 67 IP, 7 R, 6 ER)
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[11/8/2016] Industrial League Championships: Day 11

Day 11

Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 9 1
ヤマハ
Yamaha
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 x 3 8 1

Official Box Score

Ryota Takayama (Nippon Tsuun) recorded a complete game loss. He gave up three runs (none earned) on eight hits over eight innings of work. He faced thirty-one hitters, walked/hit one, and struck out four.

Shogo Otani (Nippon Tsuun) started at third and batted lead-off. He went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.

Shun Ikeda (Yamaha) gave up a run (earned) over 7.2 innings. He faced thirty-three, allowed eight hits, walked/hit three, and struck out ten.

Takuro Kono (Yamaha) got the start at second and batted clean-up. He went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

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[11/7/2016] Industrial League Championships: Day 10

Day 10

Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 13 1
王子
Oji
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 10 0

Official Box Score

Hirotoshi Fujishima (Nippon Tsuun) got the start in left and batted third. He went 3-for-4 with a double, a tripple, and two RBI. He tied the game with a one-out RBI triple in the ninth inning.

Takeshi Urabe (Nippon Tsuun) started at second and batted sixth. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI. He hit a tie-breaking RBI single with runners on first and third and two out in the ninth inning.

Yusuke Kamoda (Oji) got the start in right and batted fifth. He went 3-for-4 with a home run.

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ヤマハ
Yamaha
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0

Official Box Score

Felipe Natel (Yamaha) started the game and gave up two earned runs on seven hits over five innings. He faced twenty-one hitters, walked/hit two, and struck out four.

Naoki Ito (Yamaha) tossed four shutout innings in relief. He faced fourteen hitters, walked/hit one, and struck out two.

Tomohito Sakai (Osaka Gas) pitched four innings in relief and did not allow a run/ He faced twelve hitters, gave up two hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out two.

Shohei Doi (Osaka Gas) went 2-for-4 with a home run, two strikeouts, and an RBI.

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[11/6/2016] Industrial League Championships: Day 9

Day 9

Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 5 0
トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0

Official Box Score

Nozomu Ikeda (Nippon Tsuun) allowed an earned run over 7.1 innings of work in relief. He face twenty-six, allowed five hits, walked/hit none, and struck out two.

Junki Fujita (Toyota Jidosha) started the game and gave up three earned run on four hits over 5.2 innings of work. He faced twenty-four hitters, walked/hit three, and struck out six.

Hiroshi Taki (Toyota Jidosha) started in center and atted eighth. He went 2-for-3 with two doubles.

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
パナソニック
Panasonic
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
王子
Oji
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 3 6 0

Official Box Score

Hitoshi Kondo (Oji) recorded a complete game. He gave up an unearned run on eight hits over nine innings. He faced thirty-four, walked/hit two, and struck out six.

Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 9 0
鷺宮製作所
Saginomiya Seisakusho
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Official Box Score

Masayuki Saruwatari (Osaka Gas) tossed a no-hitter. He faced twenty-seven hitters, walked one, and struck out five. The walk came in the first inning with two out.

Sho Aoyagi (Osaka Gas) started at third and batted lead-off. He went 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Yukihiro Otani (Osaka Gas) got the start in center field and batted second. He went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Game 4

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
JR西日本
JR Nishi Nihon
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 5 0
ヤマハ
Yamaha
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 × 5 9 1

Official Box Score

Shogo Nishikawa (JR Nishi Nihon) tossed 3.1 shutout innings in relief. He faced seventeen hitters, gave up four hits, walked/hit three, and struck out five.

Shun Ikeda (Yamaha) gave up two earned runs over 8.0+ innings. He faced thirty-two, allowed four hits, walked/hit three, and struck out seven.

Yoshihiro Maeno (Yamaha) started at third and batted seventh. He went 1-for-4 with a triple and three RBI.

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[11/5/2016] Industrial League Championships: Day 8

Day 8

Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
鷺宮製作所
Saginomiya Seisakusho
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
日立製作所
Hitachi Seisakusho
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

Official Box Score

Ryota Noguchi (Saginomiya Seisakusho) tossed a six-hit shutout. He faced thirty-four hitters, walked/hit one, and struck out seven.

Kohei Suzuki (Hitachi Seisakusho) recorded a complete game loss. He gave up two earned runs on three hits. He faced thirty-two, walked/hit two, and struck out ten.

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
0 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 13 0
ホンダ鈴鹿
Honda Suzuka
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

Official Box Score

Tomohito Sakai (Osaka Gas) tossed seven shutout innings. He faced twenty-four hitters, gave up two hits, walked//hit one, and struck out eight.

Shohei Doi (Osaka Gas) started in right and batted fifth. He went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI.

Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
JR西日本
JR Nishi Nihon
1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 9 1
JR東日本東北
JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Official Box Score

Kisho Kagami (JR Nishi Nihon) recorded a no-hitter. He faced twenty-nine hitters, walked/hit one, and struck out five.

Takahiro Kuramasu (JR Nishi Nihon) started in left and batted fifth. He went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI.

Game 4

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NTT西日本
NTT Nishi Nippon
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 2
ヤマハ
Yamaha
0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 3 8 1

Official Box Score

Hiroshi Suzuki (Yamaha) started the game and gave up a run (unearned) over 5.1 innings of work. He faced twenty-eight hitters, allowed two hits, walked/hit seven, and struck out five.

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Total attendance was announced at 123,000 through the first eight days of the tournament.

Source: Mainichi 11/5/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 69 43 25 1
Hanshin 66 37 29 0
Yokohama 69 33 34 2
Chunichi 70 30 37 3
Yomiuri 68 30 38 0
Yakult 68 26 41 1
G W L T
Rakuten 64 42 21 1
Softbank 70 44 26 0
Seibu 66 36 28 2
Orix 68 31 36 1
Nippon Ham 67 28 39 0
Lotte 69 21 47 1
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