Here are the results from Day 8:
Game 1 @ 10:59
Game 2 @ 14:28
Game 3 @ 18:28
Here are the results from Day 7:
Game 1 @ 10:58
Game 2 @ 15:20
Game 3 @ 18:40
Updated 08-28-2009 at 02:05 PM by Gwynar
In a quarterfinals game featuring Kobe Koryo High School and Higashiyama High School, both schools went through 9 innings without scoring a single run. The game continued into extra innings and was finally suspended after 15.
Both starting pitchers apparently tossed all 15 innings:
Koryo's Hashimoto (橋本宏樹) 206 pitchesHigashiyama's Morimoto (森本文也) 194 pitches including 19 strike outs
The game will resume Friday (8/28) at 10am.
=== Update on 8/28
Updated 08-28-2009 at 04:34 AM by Gwynar
The 64th Annual National Athletic Tournament for Rubber Baseball will take place between September 27th and the 30th in Niigata.
The following 10 schools will be competing at the tournament:
Updated 08-30-2009 at 04:22 AM by Gwynar
Eri Yoshida apparently wants to return to the Kobe 9 Cruise next season, this despite the fact that she left the team at one point after Yoshihiro Nakata was fired by the front office.
Said Yoshida, "I'm thinking about next season. If it's possible... I love Kobe and the players here are great."
Based on nothing but my personal opinion, it would seem likely that the team will ask her back next season. I'm not exactly sure how many extra fans she pulls in, but
Updated 08-27-2009 at 02:56 AM by Gwynar