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2013-07-19

12U BWC: Japan welcomes Philippines with Shutout in Tournament
Japan picks up its second 15-0 shutout in as many days, defeating the Philippines on Friday morning


Shing-Sheng/Taipei City. Japan welcomed the Philippines with a 15-0 shutout in the II 12U Baseball World Cup. The duel between the two Asian squads was decided early, as Team Nippon put ten runs on the board at Shing-Sheng Stadium in the first two frames on Friday morning. The Philippines were off on the first day of the competition.

On Thursday Taiyo Ueda impressed with a 4-for-4 performance against the Czech Republic. One day later he pitched four scoreless two-hit, one-walk innings for the win. He struck out eight. At the plate he scored twice and drove in two. Yuki Ishii went 2-for-2 with four RBI.

The Philippines had their best scoring chance in the fourth. Roberto Junior Morcilla Ruez walked and Jose Joaquin Alcaraz singled to put runners on the corners with one out. But Alexandra Isabel Romero-Salas grounded into a game-ending double play.

The Philippines now hope for their first victory on Saturday at Youth Park, when they take on Italy. Japan will face Chinese Taipei in a highly anticipated duel at Tien-Mou Stadium in the evening.



Japan  ab   r   h rbi  bb  so  po   a lob avg 
NINOMIYA KOSUKE lf .600 
   SUZUKI MUTSUYA ph/lf 
MIZUSHIMA KOYO cf .500 
   YAGIHASHI SORA ph/cf 
UEDA TAIYO p .625 
MORIYA TOMOHARU ss .667 
ISHII YUKI c 
   AOKI DAICHI ph/c .667 
SUZUKI RYUSEI 2b 
OBA SHOGO 1b 
   KIKUTA HIROKAZU ph/1b .333 
NAKAJIMA HIROMU 3b .000 
   SAWAMURA SHOTA ph/3b .750 
OUCHI TOMOKI rf 
   YANAGIDA KYOSUKE rf 
Totals 24 15 13 14 12  


Score by Innings R H E
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Japan............... 461 4 - 15 13 0
Philippines......... 000 0 - 0 2 3
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