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2019-07-17

Japan Blanks USA Collegiate National Team to Start Five-Game Series




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
JPN 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 1
Win: Morishita (1-0) Loss: Meyer (1-2) Save: Itoh (1-0)

MATSUYAMA, JAPAN - The 43rd USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series started Tuesday night with Japan shutting out the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, 3-0, at Botchan Stadium. Japan opened a 1-0 lead in the five-game series.
“(Japan) did a great job on the mound,” said manager Dan McDonnell (Louisville). “They pitched to both sides of the plate and kept our hitters off balanced. Credit to their pitching staff.”
The Collegiate National Team (6-4) was shut out for the first time this summer. Team USA had four hits and struck out 18 times, including nine punchouts by Japanese ace Masato Morishita ovr five innings.”
“We’ll play better tomorrow night.” Said McDonnell.