Sakamoto uses three straight balls to finish off Keiyo's top slugger, Hosogoe. Keiyo has a three up， three down inning
twice in a row.
Surprisingly, during the first two innings both teams have a three up, three down inning. The top half of the third inning, Keiyo is faced with the fierce-looking pitcher for the first time. Keiyo's batters are struck out.
After the fourth inning, Sakamoto and Hosogoe performs equally well with 12 consecutive strike outs. It's a beautiful battle among the pitchers.
The batting of both teams have been completely overthrown by the pitchers, and they still can't break the deadlock. After the sixth inning, both teams refuse to give in, and have 18 consecutive strikeouts.
It's the seventh inning of Washinomori and Keiyo's practice game in the rain. ...more