Game Reports: Day 14 Semi Finals

Utsunomiya (No.3) connected single base hit to bring the second base runner home during inning 1 to give Mie a go ahead run. Nakabayashi then made squeeze bunt to bring a third base runner home in inning 4. Team captain Nagano hit single to left to bring two runners home in inning 6. Mie showed their depth, the backup infielder Yamai (#16) hit a single on his first at bat Koshien and homerun on his second at bat. Both Bunri and Mie showed good defense throughout the game. Mie will advance to the final that take place tomorrow at 12:30. It will be Mie’s first time to play in the final on their twelfth appearance to Koshien. The starting pitcher Imai said ‘It was Nakabayashi, the Mie’s catcher, who called the pitches so I just trusted him. Also yesterday’s day off was very effective so I was refreshed’. Mie’s head coach’s comment ‘Our offense was perfect today and my boys played how we had wanted to’. 

Mie (Mie) 5 – 0 Nihon Bunri (Niigata)

Semi Finals

 

Game 1

Mie (Mie) 5 – 0 Nihon Bunri (Niigata)

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Bunri

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 0  0

Mie

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

1

 X  5

Pitchers

Mie Imai (LHP #1)

Bunri Iizuka (RHP #1)

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