Japan defeated Australia 8-0 on Friday as four pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Keitaro Miyahara struck out Tom Stancic to finish off the game.
Japan grabbed an early lead. Japan took the lead on a single in the first inning.
Japan took an early lead in the first inning. Japan scored one run when Seiya Arai singled with zero outs in the first inning.
Japan scored four runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to a double by Rei Ichisawa and a single by Ryusei Fujiwara.
One bright spot for Australia was a single by Ethan Treble in the third inning.
Tsubasa Tomii earned the win for Japan. He threw three innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, and striking out three. Three relievers helped Japan close out the victory. Riku Goto threw one and one-third innings. Keitaro Miyahara recorded the last two outs to earn the save for Japan. Tom Stancic took the loss for Australia. He tossed three innings, surrendering four runs, four hits, and striking out three.
Japan had 11 hits in the game. Keitaro and Seiya each collected multiple hits for Japan. Ryusei, Seiya, Rei, and Yuya Nakajima each drove in one run to lead Japan. Japan was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Seiya had the most chances in the field with ten.
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