Naoyuki Omura hit a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning as the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes came from behind to beat the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 5-2 Monday at Osaka Dome and spoil Nagisa Arakaki’s Pacific League debut.
Omura connected off Masakazu Watanabe Ewho relieved Arakaki (0-1) after the rookie issued a walk with the bases loaded Eas Kintetsu erupted for five runs in the bottom half of the inning to maintain its undefeated record after four games.
Kevin Beirne (1-0) picked up the win after allowing two runs in 7Einnings.
Lions 4, BlueWave 0
At Yahoo BB Stadium in Kobe, Fumiya Nishiguchi headed a quartet of pitchers who combined on a five-hit shutout as Seibu blanked the Orix for its third straight victory.
Nishiguchi (1-0) scattered four hits while striking out five and walking three in six innings, and Kazuo Matsui capped the scoring for the defending Pacific League champion with a solo shot off Koo Dae Sung (0-1) in the eighth.
The BlueWave remain winless after losing their fourth game in a row since the season opener.
Fighters 4, Marines 2
At Chiba Marine Stadium, lefty Masaru Yoshizaki (1-0) tossed 6Escoreless innings in his career first start, and Masashi Date closed out the ninth for his second save this season in Nippon Ham beat Lotte.
Michihiro Ogasawara and D. T. Cromer hit back-to-back solo home runs off Shingo Ono (0-1).
Yokohama High School advances
NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo Pref. (Kyodo) Yoshihisa Naruse pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Yokohama High School to a 3-0 victory over Heian High School from Kyoto Prefecture on Monday in the quarterfinals of the 75th national high school baseball invitational tournament.
Yokohama scored the first two runs on squeeze bunts and Shinji Yoshida hit a solo homer in the ninth inning at Koshien Stadium to secure his team and manager Motonori Watanabe a spot in the semifinals of the spring classic for the first time since 1998.
In 1998, Daisuke Matsuzaka, now playing for the Seibu Lions, pitched a no-hitter in the championship final in August to cap a 54-inning effort and power Yokohama to back-to-back titles in the spring and summer tournaments.
Earlier, every member of Tokushima Shogyo’s starting lineup hit safely and Atsushi Ota went 4-for-4 as the Tokushima Prefecture high school crushed Chiben Wakayama from Wakayama Prefecture 13-0 for its first semifinal appearance in 38 years.
In the third game, Hiroki Yamaguchi singled with one out and runner on second in the eighth inning to drive in the go-ahead run as Koryo High School from Hiroshima Prefecture beat Omi High School from Shiga Prefecture 4-2.
Koryo advanced to the semifinal for the first time since its spring triumph in 1991.
The day’s final game between Hanasaki Tokuharu from Saitama Prefecture and Toyodai Himeji from Hyogo Prefecture ended in a 2-2 tie after 15 innings and will be replayed Tuesday morning, pushing the two semifinal games to Wednesday.
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