Jun 7th 2016
Tohoku Golden Eagles 5
Tokyo Swallows 1
Streak: Lost 6 Last 5: LLLLL
|W: Norimoto L: Davies|
Sixth place baseball reaches a new low as the Swallows drop their sixth straight to fall ten games under .500
|1||Ohbiki (SS)||1||Okajima (RF)|
|2||Sakaguchi (CF)||2||Fujita (2B)|
|3||Yamada (2B)||3||Mogi (SS)|
|4||Balentien (DH)||4||Masuda (DH)|
|5||Kawabata (3B)||5||Ginji (1B)|
|6||Hatakeyama (1B)||6||Wheeler (3B)|
|7||Yuhei (RF)||7||Hijirisawa (LF)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Adachi (C)|
|9||Miwa (LF)||9||Okoe (CF)|
The Swallows continued their interleague schedule on Tuesday, starting a three game set against fellow sixth place team Tohoku in Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan.
Kyle Davies took the mound for the Swallows, Norimoto for Tohoku.
In what almost feels like a regular occurrence during the past few weeks, the opponent jumped on the Swallows starting pitcher and put the team immediately in a hole. Designated hitter Masuda walked on four pitches and Wheeler was hit by a pitch. Hijirisawa immediately cashed in this opportunity with an RBI double to right. Then with two out, rookie Okoe followed with a two run triple. Finally, Fujita had an RBI single to cap off the inning. 4-0 Tohoku
The Swallows responded in the following inning, taking advantage of sixth place Tohoku defense as Sakaguchi had an RBI single. 4-1 Tohoku
Nothing else happened until the eighth inning with Tohoku slugger Wheeler hit a home run. 5-1 Tohoku Final
The pitching line for Davies was: 5 2/3 innings, 7 hits, 4 earned runs.
The series shifts back to Tohoku’s home turn on Wednesday night as Radhames Liz goes up against Swallows starter Arakaki.