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 49 29 19 1
Hanshin 46 27 19 0
Yomiuri 47 23 24 0
Yokohama 48 22 24 2
Yakult 47 20 27 0
Chunichi 49 19 27 3
G W L T
Rakuten 42 30 12 0
Softbank 49 30 19 0
Seibu 45 25 19 1
Nippon Ham 46 19 27 0
Orix 46 19 27 0
Lotte 48 14 33 1
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