[8/4/2016] 98th Summer Koshien: Schedule

First Round

Date Time Gm First Base Score Third Base
08/04 (Thu) 16:00 Bracket Selection (Lottery)
08/07 (Sun) 09:00 Opening Ceremony
10:30 1 佐久長聖
(長野)
Saku Chosei
Nagano
2-3 鳴門
(徳島)
Naruto
Tokushima
13:00 2 出雲
(島根)
Izumo
Shimane
1-6 智弁学園
(奈良)
Chiben Gakuen
Nara
15:30 3 九州国際大付
(福岡)
Kyushu Kokusai Dai Fuzoku
Fukuoka
6-8 盛岡大付
(岩手)
Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku
Iwate
08/08 (Mon) 08:00 1 いなべ総合
(三重)
Inabe Sogo Gakuen
Mie
5-3 鶴岡東
(山形)
Tsuruoka Higashi
Yamagata
10:30 2 中京
(岐阜)
Chukyo
Gifu
12-4 大分
(大分)
Oita
Oita
13:00 3 高川学園
(山口)
Takagawa Gakuen
Yamaguchi
1-5 履正社
(大阪)
Riseisha
Osaka
15:30 4 東邦
(愛知)
Toho
Aichi
19-9 北陸
(福井)
Hokuriku
Fukui
08/09 (Tue) 08:00 1 市尼崎
(兵庫)
Ichiritsu Amagasaki
Hyogo
4-5 八戸学院光星
(青森)
Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei
Aomori
10:30 2 山梨学院
(山梨)
Yamanashi Gakuin
Yamanashi
5-3 長崎商
(長崎)
Nagasaki Shogyo
Nagasaki
13:00 3 東北
(宮城)
Tohoku
Miyagi
1-7 横浜
(神奈川)
Yokohama
Kanagawa
15:30 4 近江
(滋賀)
Omi
Shiga
0-11 常総学院
(茨城)
Joso Gakuin
Ibaraki
08/10 (Wed) 08:00 1 関東第一
(東東京)
Kanto Ichiko
Higashi Tokyo
1-2 広島新庄
(広島)
Hiroshima Shinjo
Hiroshima
10:30 2 京都翔英
(京都)
Kyoto Shoei
Kyoto
1-9 樟南
(鹿児島)
Shonan
Kagoshima
13:00 3 星稜
(石川)
Seiryo
Ishikawa
2-8 市和歌山
(和歌山)
Shiritsu Wakayama
Wakayama
15:30 4 花咲徳栄
(埼玉)
Hanasaki Tokuharu
Saitama
6-1 大曲工
(秋田)
Omagari Kogyo
Akita
08/11 (Thu) 09:30 1 八王子学園八王子
(西東京)
Hachioji Gakuen Hachioji
Nishi Tokyo
1-7 日南学園
(宮崎)
Nichinan Gakuen
Miyazaki
12:00 2 富山第一
(富山)
Toyama Daiichi
Toyama
1-0 中越
(新潟)
Chuetsu
Niigata

Second Round

Date Time Gm First Base Score Third Base
08/11
(Thu)
14:30 3 嘉手納
(沖縄)
Kadena
Okinawa
10-3 前橋育英
(群馬)
Maebashi Ikuei
Gunma
08/12
(Fri)
08:00 1 聖光学院
(福島)
Seiko Gakuin
Fukushima
5-3 クラーク
(北北海道)
Clark
Kita Hokkaido
10:30 2 松山聖陵
(愛媛)
Matsuyama Seiryo
Ehime
1-2 北海
(南北海道)
Hokkai
Minami Hokkaido
13:00 3 尽誠学園
(香川)
Jinsei Gakuen
Kagawa
0-3 作新学院
(栃木)
Sakushin Gakuin
Tochigi
15:30 4 秀岳館
(熊本)
Syugakukan
Kumamoto
6-1 常葉学園菊川
(静岡)
Tokoha Gakuen Kikugawa
Shizuoka
08/13
(Sat)
08:00 1 木更津総合
(千葉)
Kisarazu Sogo
Chiba
2-0 唐津商
(佐賀)
Karatsu Shogyo
Saga
10:30 2 明徳義塾
(高知)
Meitoku Gijuku
Kochi
7-2
(鳥取)
Sakai
Tottori
13:00 3 創志学園
(岡山)
Soshi Gakuen
Okayama
8-11 盛岡大付
(岩手)
Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku
Iwate
15:30 4 鳴門
(徳島)
Naruto
Tokushima
5-2 智弁学園
(奈良)
Chiben Gakuen
Nara
08/14 (Sun) 08:00 1 山梨学院
(山梨)
Yamanashi Gakuin
Yamanashi
2-7 いなべ総合
(三重)
Inabe Sogo Gakuen
Mie
10:30 2 常総学院
(茨城)
Joso Gakuin
Ibaraki
8-3 中京
(岐阜)
Chukyo
Gifu
13:00 3 東邦
(愛知)
Toho
Aichi
10-9 八戸学院光星
(青森)
Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei
Aomori
15:30 4 横浜
(神奈川)
Yokohama
Kanagawa
1-5 履正社
(大阪)
Riseisha
Osaka
08/15 (Mon) 09:30 1 市和歌山
(和歌山)
Shiritsu Wakayama
Wakayama
4-6 日南学園
(宮崎)
Nichinan Gakuen
Miyazaki
12:00 2 樟南
(鹿児島)
Shonan
Kagoshima
3-6 花咲徳栄
(埼玉)
Hanasaki Tokuharu
Saitama
14:30 3 広島新庄
(広島)
Hiroshima Shinjo
Hiroshima
7-1 富山第一
(富山)
Toyama Daiichi
Toyama

Third Round

Date Time Gm First Base Score Third Base
08/16
(Tue)
08:00 1 嘉手納
(沖縄)
Kadena
Okinawa
5-13 明徳義塾
(高知)
Meitoku Gijuku
Kochi
10:30 2 秀岳館
(熊本)
Syugakukan
Kumamoto
6-1 いなべ総合
(三重)
Inabe Sogo Gakuen
Mie
13:00 3 盛岡大付
(岩手)
Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku
Iwate
9-11 鳴門
(徳島)
Naruto
Tokushima
15:30 4 常総学院
(茨城)
Joso Gakuin
Ibaraki
7-4 履正社
(大阪)
Riseisha
Osaka
08/17
(Wed)
08:00 1 東邦
(愛知)
Toho
Aichi
2-5 聖光学院
(福島)
Seiko Gakuin
Fukushima
10:30 2 花咲徳栄
(埼玉)
Hanasaki Tokuharu
Saitama
2-6 作新学院
(栃木)
Sakushin Gakuin
Tochigi
13:00 3 木更津総合
(千葉)
Kisarazu Sogo
Chiba
2-0 広島新庄
(広島)
Hiroshima Shinjo
Hiroshima
15:30 4 日南学園
(宮崎)
Nichinan Gakuen
Miyazaki
1-4 北海
(南北海道)
Hokkai
Minami Hokkaido

Quarterfinals

Date Time Gm First Base Score Third Base
08/18
(Thu)
08:00 1 常総学院
(茨城)
Joso Gakuin
Ibaraki
1-4 秀岳館
(熊本)
Syugakukan
Kumamoto
10:30 2 鳴門
(徳島)
Naruto
Tokushima
0-3 明徳義塾
(高知)
Meitoku Gijuku
Kochi
13:00 3 北海
(南北海道)
Hokkai
Minami Hokkaido
7-3 聖光学院
(福島)
Seiko Gakuin
Fukushima
15:30 4 作新学院
(栃木)
Sakushin Gakuin
Tochigi
3-1 木更津総合
(千葉)
Kisarazu Sogo
Chiba
08/19 (Fri) Day Off

Semifinals

Date Time Gm First Base Score Third Base
08/20
(Sat)
10:00 1 作新学院
(栃木)
Sakushin Gakuin
Tochigi
10-2 明徳義塾
(高知)
Meitoku Gijuku
Kochi
12:30 2 北海
(南北海道)
Hokkai
Minami Hokkaido
4-3 秀岳館
(熊本)
Syugakukan
Kumamoto

Finals

Date Time Gm First Base Score Third Base
08/21
(Sun)
14:00 作新学院
(栃木)
Sakushin Gakuin
Tochigi
7-1 北海
(南北海道)
Hokkai
Minami Hokkaido
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[8/4/2016] Luis Cruz goes 0-for-4 in Ni-gun game

Luis Cruz (left ankle) played in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on August 3. He got the start at second and batted third. He went 0-for-4: Ks, Fo2, G5e, F4. He did not have any problems on defense or with running. He is expected to join the Ichi-gun team on August 5.

Source: Sanspo 8/4/2016

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[8/4/2016] Baseball/Softbank among sports approved for 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee agreed to add the following five sports to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics program:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Karate
  • Skateboard
  • Sports Climbing
  • Surfing

A snip from an article at Olympic.org:

… The additional sports in Tokyo will not impact the athlete or event quotas of existing Olympic sports or be binding on future host cities. The current athlete and event quotas are unaffected.

… The inclusion of the new sports will add 18 events and 474 athletes, with equal numbers of women and men for all sports except baseball/softball, which will have the same number of teams but different player totals, because softball teams have 15 players whilst baseball teams have 24. Tokyo 2020 will rely heavily on existing and temporary venues to stage the competitions.

Source: Olympic.org 8/3/2016

A couple of notes from the media in Japan:

  • The proposed main venue for softball and baseball is Yokohama Stadium.
  • The organising committee is considering the possibility of playing a number of games in Fukushima.
  • Surfing will be held in Chiba’s Shidashita.
  • Temporary venues will be created in Odaiba for Skateboarding and Sports Climbing.
  • The Nippon Budokan will host Karate.

Source: Sponichi 8/4/2016

[UPDATE 8/6 @ 2:15am]

A couple of notes on baseball at the 2020 Olympics.

  • The tournament will consist of six teams with twenty-four players per team. Japan was hoping to make it eight teams, but that would mean breaking the IOC’s limit of 250 or fewer baseball and softball players (combined).
  • Japan wanted eight teams, but that may have come at the expense of modifying game rules, like two outs a half-inning or seven-inning games.

Source: ZakZak 8/5/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/5/2016, Sponichi 8/5/2016

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[8/3/2016] Chiba Lotte Marines reach one million mark in attendance

The Chiba Lotte Marines reached the one million mark in attendance in their forty-seventh home game of the year on August 3. It took them fifty-six games to reach the same milestone last season.

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[8/3/2016] Toshiki Sakurai gives up three in four innings at San-gun

Toshiki Sakurai (right elbow) started a San-gun game against the BC League’s Fukushima Hopes earlier today. He gave up three runs on five hits and three walks over four innings of work. He also struck out four.

Source: Sponichi 8/3/2016

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[8/3/2016] Kazuya Fujita leaves game with fingernail injury

Kazuya Fujita misplayed a grounder to second hit by Hiroyuki Nakajima during tonight’s game against the Orix Buffaloes and broke the nail on his right finger. He motioned to the dugout that he needed treatment and was replaced by Toshihito Abe.

Soure: Sports Hochi 8/3/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/3/2016

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[8/3/2016] Carlos Peguero battling some heat sickness

Carlos Peguero was left out of the starting line-up tonight against the Orix Buffaloes at kobo Stadium because of heat sickness.

Peguero was not feeling well yesterday and was replaced on defense in the sixth inning. He left the stadium before the end of the game to get treatment at a hospital. Masataka Nashida decided to leave him out of the starting line-up tonight after he heard Peguero visited the hospital again this morning.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/3/2016

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[8/3/2016] Tomohisa Otani could miss about six weeks to a knee injury

Tomohisa Otani hurt his right knee during his outing against the Nippon Ham Fighters at QVC Marine on July 2. He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and diagnosed with an injury to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. He will most likely require about six weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2016, Sponichi 8/3/2016

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[8/3/2016] Carlos Peguero leaves game because he was not feeling well

Carlos Peguero left last night’s (August 2) game against the Orix Buffaloes early because he was not feeling well (he was replaced by Ryo Hijirisawa in left in the top of the sixth). He was taken to a hospital in Sendai for tests.

Source: Sanspo 8/3/2016

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[8/2/2016] Hiromi Oka suffers cut on right eyebrow

Hiromi Oka left tonight’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine after he suffered a cut near his right eyebrow.

With no one on and two out in the first inning, Daichi Suzuki hit a pop fly beyond second base. Right fielder Oka and second baseman Kensuke Tanaka went after the ball. Tanaka managed to catch the ball when the two collided.

Oka fell to the ground and was bleeding from a cut near his right eyebrow. Tanaka motioned to the dugout for help. Oka was taken off the field on stretcher and replaced by Yuya Taniguchi.

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Oka suffered a cut on the inside portion of his right eyebrow. He will be taken to a hospital for tests.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2016, Daily Sports 8/2/2016

[UPDATE @ 11:44pm]

Oka was examined at a hospital in Chiba. He was diagnosed with a bruise (no bone or brain abnormalities were discovered) and needed five stitches to close the cut on his eyebrow. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/2/2016

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Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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