• Kyodo


Yuki Saito and Masahiro Tanaka hooked up in a heated pitching duel Sunday as Waseda Jitsugyo and Komadai Tomakomai played out a 1-1, 15-inning tie to force a replay of the final of the National High School Baseball Championship.

Saito pitched his third complete game in as many days with a 16-strikeout effort while Tanaka fanned 10 in 12 2/3 innings after taking the mound in the third inning of a game that resulted in a replay of a championship game for only the second time in tournament history.

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