Pennant snatched by Team Kyokuyo Softball Team
Pennant snatched by Team Kyokuyo Softball Team
news077 : We are STRONG ! introducing "Team Kyokuyo" Softball Team Again
Miho MiyajiHello again ! I'm Miho Miyaji, secretary of Team Kyokuyo, the softball team we introduced to you in our news 073. Today, I am very happy to report you that our team is now proven actually strong, as it won a City Softball Tournament of October 28, 2007, organized by the Shimonoseki Softball Association.

You like to learn more about the victory, don't you? Here we are !

1st game.


1 2 3 4 5 6 T
City Waterworks Office Team 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Team Kyokuyo 0 1 0 1 3 X 5

Slow-starting pitcher made me a bit nervous in our first game. It was a close battle, but a good throw helped our team get out of a jam.

Semi-final.


1 2 3 4 5 6 T
Kanmon Sea Devils 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Team Kyokuyo 0 5 0 1 0 X 6

Utilizing "bunt and run strategy" we batted around and scored 5 runs in the second inning! Finally, a triple by our lead-off butter chased Sea Devils' starting pitcher.

Final.


1 2 3 4 5 6 T
Nishikanda Softball Club 0 0 0 0 3 - 3
Team Kyokuyo 2 2 5 0 1x - 10

The final would have been an easy victory without 3 runs allowed in the 5th. My pounding heart was finally set at ease by 1 run scored in the bottom, which dramatically brought to an end to the battle !


Pennant awardedI would like to emphasize that this result is not fluky. In fact, the team was the runners-up for "Matsubara Cup" tournament held recently. Not enough ? Okay, for those who are still skeptical, let me give you some figures. In 2007, we won 25 games out of 35, with 1 draw. Our career average was .363 and overall on-base percentage was .469. and we hit 11 home runs (most of them were inside-the-park homers, though) this year. Doesn't it sound terrific? Let me add that those figures are recorded by me, who am a fairly strict official scorer.

Softball GameIn my opinion, we now have in our team best players in our history : a batter with his career average more than .500 ; 4 fast runners who can cover 50m in less than 6 seconds, and lots of lefties. We will carry on working hard to get as many pennants as possible in the coming year, in addition to the one currently is displayed in our office. We appreciate your support ! [2007/12/07]


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