The SOIS Sabers Middle School B Baseball Team travelled across the bay on Saturday to take on the Canadian Academy Falcons from Kobe. The Falcons started with an early 4-0, but going into the last inning, they were down 5-12. They scored 7 runs in the last inning to tie the game and it ended in a 12-12 draw. The Sabers pitching staff couldn’t find the strike zone in the last inning, and the CA batters were not swinging and going for walks, which was a good strategy for them. A controversial umpire’s call in that fateful last inning kept CA’s hopes alive, and they came through with the tying run. In the end, it was a grounder back to the pitcher, Owen Kralovec, who tagged the runner out at third to end the game.
Myong Jun Kim tripled and pitched well in the middle innings. Misishi homered in the game and was voted MVP by the coaches We enjoyed the sunny weather and camaraderie and I would like to thank Coach Fukushima for his help in getting us there and his cultural insights.