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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Japan Finally Wins At Baseball World Cup

Japan 3 – Chinese Taipei 1

Japan has finally won its first game at the 2011 IBAF Baseball World Cup to make its record 1W - 4L.

They prevailed in a pitcher’s duel against Chinese Taipei on Friday afternoon at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City.

Team Nippon took the lead with a two-run third and never looked back. The game saw just eight hits overall, as both defenses dominated for most parts of the contest.

Japan’s starting pitcher Mitsuhashi Naobumi (surname first) pitched a complete game. Chun Hsiu Chen hit a solo homerun for Chinese Taipei, which remains winless after five games in the tournament.


  1. You know, I was at the radio station on Friday night.. There were 3 news people there and I asked them if they knew about this series. None of them did. Just goes to show, if big money and big media don't pay for advertising, then it might as well be on another planet.
    It is the same for any western country (consumer society).

  2. Agreed. It's kind of sad really... but hopefully for the players, it's not about prestige... it's about playing a kid's game as an adult. It better be about fun!