I am still a bit under the influence of Sunday’s football match I watched at the stadium in which Fortuna Cologne got a red card in the very first minute of play. Hilarious. Also a fan fell down the terraces at Aachen‘s new stadium while the home team was losing to St. Pauli 0-5.
Somehow I haven’t reverted my usual sleeping rhythm back to normal so I would have been able to watch some of last night’s games. But had I done that I wouldn’t be standing here today. Unfortunately the only way to catch a few glimpses of last night’s action came through the highlights.
Chiben Wakayama 智弁和歌山 (Wakayama) – Sapporo Daiichi 札幌第一 (Minami Hokkaido) 8-5
This must have been a really wild game. Speaking of wild, the first run for Sapporo came on a wild throw by Chiben‘s starter. He seemed to have some control problems from what I saw on the highlight page of the tournament. But his batters bailed him out. Still trailing by a run in the top of the 9th inning the full force of the Wakayama offense was unleashed onto the poor Sapporo defense. They hammered out four runs to win it all. Sapporo wasn’t able to respond. So another big name comes through to the next round.
Tohoku 東北 (Miyagi) – Nichidai-san 日大三 (Nishi Tokyo) 3-2
Miyakonojyou Shougyou 都城商 (Miyazaki) – Mie 三重 (Mie) 8-3