Nippon Club Baseball Tournament In New York
With a score of 1-0, KBD won First Place at the 41st Nippon Baseball Tournament, defeating team Matsui. This win earned their fifth overall title and their second in the last three tournaments.
The game proved to be a pitcher’s duel, scoreless until KBD's Takashi Mishima connected on a 2-out RBI single in the top of the 4th-inning. Team Matsui was able to load the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the 9th-inning, but with great pitching and tight defense, KBD was able to come out victorious.
About Nippon Baseball Tournament.
The Nippon Club Baseball Tournament started in 1976, to commemorate the United States’ 200-year-old founding and was designed to promote amiability and camaraderie between Japan and the United States through friendly sporting competition. Every year, held as “Nippon Club President Cup,” exciting games unfold before cheering family members and employees in what has become a summer tradition in New York.