Friday, August 21, 2015

JAPAN DEFEATS ASIA-PACIFIC, 7-5

Photo courtesy of Little League Baseball®
South Williamsport, PA - Kengo Tomita clubbed two home runs to carry Japan to a 7-5 win over Asia-Pacific at Volunteer Stadium in six innings.

Japan hit three home runs in the win. Home runs for Japan came when Shingo Tomita homered in the first inning and Tomita homered in the first and fifth innings.

Japan staved off Asia-Pacific as Asia-Pacific was unable to match Japan down the stretch.

Asia-Pacific scored on a two-run double by Wei Lun Wang in the third inning, an RBI double by Hao En Chen in the fifth inning, and a two-run home run by Yen Cheng Yu in the sixth inning. Still, Asia-Pacific couldn't draw even.

Yu racked up two RBIs on two hits for Asia-Pacific.

Kabu Kikuchi recorded the win for Japan. He allowed three runs over four innings. He struck out seven, walked two and surrendered six hits.

Japan was sparked by Tomita and Tomita, who teamed up for five hits and four RBIs.

Wei Hung Chou was charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in two innings, walked one and struck out four.

Japan closer Daiki Fukuyama put away the final six outs to record the save.

Japan didn't relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the first inning when it scored on two solo blasts.

Japan piled on four more runs in the bottom of the second. A double by Koki Jo ignited the offense,, scoring Nobuyuki Kawashima. That was followed up by Tomita's single, plating Yuta Komaba.

Japan answered Asia-Pacific's top inning with one run of its own in the fifth. Japan scored on a solo home run by Tomita.
This article posted with permission of Little League Baseball®.

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