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
Hiroshima 24 15 8 1
Hanshin 21 12 9 0
Yomiuri 22 12 10 0
Yokohama 22 9 11 2
Chunichi 23 8 12 3
Yakult 22 8 14 0
G W L T
Rakuten 19 15 4 0
Orix 20 14 6 0
Seibu 20 11 9 0
Softbank 23 12 11 0
Lotte 21 6 15 0
Nippon Ham 23 5 18 0
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