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Just in case you’re wondering: today’s opening game between Jyousuikan 女水館 (Hiroshima) and Kochi 高知 (Kochi) was suspended after the 3rd inning with Jyousuikan leading 2-0 due to heavy rain and all the other games for the day were called off as well. I suspect they will be rescheduled for tomorrow.

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Some important news first up: I have to admit I was a bit surprised to find out that PL Gakuen’s spring tournament star player Nakano was left off the roster for the Summer Koushien. No information on whether that was injury related or not. Anyway, things got under way last night and I wasn’t able to catch any game live because I was way too tired. I don’t know if this was in place last year, but the tournament’s website features a nice roundup-page, with highlight clips from all the games. Each clip is about five minutes long and shows all the runs, some important outs, great defensive plays and usually the last outs of the game. (more…)

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It’s August again and tomorrow japan’s boys of summer will take the field at koushien once again to determine the nation’s best high school baseball team. I have to admit that I was really looking forward to this year’s edition of the tournament. Maybe it’s because I’m working the night shift next week so I will be able to catch quite a few of the early games each day. I won’t be able to post as much as I did during the spring, but I will try to keep track as the tournament progresses. With this I want to provide some useful links to those interested in joining the fun. (more…)

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