Day 8 : 40th JABA National Championship at Kyocera Dome Osaka

Photos by The Mainichi  (Starting pitcher Saeki of Seino Transportation. Fukuda of Nippon Transporations singled to right field in the top of the 3rd inning with one out. Meguro of NTT East Japan squeezed in the topof3rdinning with one out and runners o first and third. Takahasi of Nippon Life Insurance roared triumphantly on hitting to center field in the top of 1st inning with one out and runners on first and third.)

Seino Transportation (Gifu) won a walk-off victory over Nippon Express (Saitama) 1-0 in the 9th inning. Three teams from Tokyo played in the third round on Day 8 and Segasammy, by defeating NTT East Japan (Tokyo) 3-1, advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. Another team from Tokyo Meiji Yasuda Insurance lost to Osaka Gas 4-11 by allowing runs in the late innings. Nippon Life Insuaran (Osaka) defeated Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagoya (Aichi) 11-4.


Day 1 November 1:
77 Bank (Miyagai) 1-2  Yamaha (Shizuoka)
Nichidai Corporation (Kyoto) 5-1 Nippon Paper Industries Ishinomaki (Miyagi)
TOYOTA (Aichi) 3-0 Nippon Shinyaku (Kyoto) 

Day 2 November 2:
Japan Railway Kyushu (Fukuoka) 6-7 Japan Railways East (Tokyo) 
Honda Suzuka (Mie) 4-5  Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance (Tokyo)
HONDA (Saitama) 2-1 Japan Railways East Tohoku (Miyagi) in 11 innings
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hiroshima (Hiroshima) 1-7 JFE East Japan (Chiba)

Day 3 November 3:
Japan Railways West Japan (Hiroshima 2-5 Nippon Life Insurance (Osaka)
Segasammy (Tokyo) 7–6  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe (Hyogo)
PANASONIC (Osaka) 3-2 Toho Gas (Aichi)
Day 4 November 4:
JFE West Japan (Hiroshima) 2–1 Saginomiya Seisakusho (Tokyo)
Vitalnet (Niigata) 1-10 Nippon Express (Saitama)
Toshiba(Kanagawa) 0-2 Yamaha (Shizuoka)

Day 5 November 5:
NTT West Japan (Osaka) 6-4  Seibu Gas (Fukuoka)
NTT East Japan (Tokyo)  4-1 Japan Railways Shikoku (Kagawa) in 12 innings
Japan Railways Hokkaido (Hokkaido) 0-5 Osaka Gas (Osaka)

Day 6 November 6:
Seino Transportation (Gifu) 4– 0 Ibaragi Golden Golds (Ibaragi)
Nichidai Corporation (Kyoto)  1-2  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagoya (Aichi)
Yamaha (Shizuoka) 0-1 Japan Railways East (Tokyo) - Third Round

Third Round

Day 7 November 7:
TOYOTA (Aichi) 6 -1 JFE East Japan (Chiba)
PANASONIC (Osaka) 3-2 JFE West Japan (Hiroshima) 
HONDA (Saitama) 1-2 NTT West Japan (Osaka)

Day 8 November 8:
Seino Transportation (Gifu) 1-0 Nippon Express (Saitama)
Segasammy (Tokyo) 3-1 NTT East Japan (Tokyo)
Osaka Gas (Osaka) 11-4 Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance (Tokyo)
Nippon Life Insurance (Osaka) 11-4 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagoya (Aichi)


Day, 9 November 9:
Japan Railways East (Tokyo) - TOYOTA (Aichi)
PANASONIC (Osaka) - NTT West Japan (Osaka)
Segasammy (Tokyo) - Osaka Gas (Osaka)
Seino Transportation (Gifu) - Nippon Life Insurance (Osaka)