Japan digs deep to win Premier12

Baseball Nov 18, 2019

Japan digs deep to win Premier12

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Samurai Japan finished its Premier12 campaign in successful fashion on Sunday night with a 5-3 victory over South Korea in the gold medal game at Tokyo Dome. While it was an accomplishment by itself, the feat was an appetizer en route to the ultimate goal ...

Japan fights back to win Premier12 final

Baseball Nov 18, 2019

Japan fights back to win Premier12 final

by Jason Coskrey

Four years ago, the Samurai Japan bullpen fell apart in a loss against South Korea in the Premier12 semifinals at Tokyo Dome. This time, with the title hanging in the balance, Japan's relievers got to taste both sweet revenge and the championship. Tetsuto Yamada gave Japan ...

U.S. hands Japan first loss at Premier12

Baseball Nov 12, 2019

U.S. hands Japan first loss at Premier12

by Jason Coskrey

Japan had usually been able to find a way to come up with the big hit or big play when it absolutely needed to at this Premier12. The difference on Tuesday night was the Japanese found themselves against an opponent who was always ready with ...

Japan wraps up Premier12 group with perfect record

Baseball Nov 8, 2019

Japan wraps up Premier12 group with perfect record

Samurai Japan will head home to the Premier 12 super round having completed a sweep of Group B with an 8-1 win over group host Taiwan on Thursday. Both teams were playing for pride having already clinched a spot in the six-team round robin next ...