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BIC Camera Takasaki wins 2015 Japan Softball League Championship

posted Dec 2, 2015, 7:59 PM by Jairy Otero
BIC Camera Takasaki wins 2015 Japan Softball League Championship


04 November 2015

BIC Camera Takasaki won the 48th Japan Women’s Softball League (JWSL) on 1 November in Aichi, Japan with a 1-0 victory over Toyota Motor. This victory marks their first championship after being established just this year, replacing Renesas Electronics.

This year’s edition of Championship Tournament was held at the Nagoya Dome – the home field for Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) club Chunichi Dragons – a symbolic baseball dome stadium in Aichi, Japan.

The championship tournament was well attended with over 15,000 spectators and over 40,000 web-streaming viewers for the two days.

Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion, Yukiko Ueno, received the MVP award following her 4 hit, 11 strikeout performance at the Grand Final.

In collaboration with NPB, former famous professional baseball player (Nippon Ham Fighters) and coach of Premier12 Japan Men’s Baseball National Team “Samurai Japan”, Mr. Atsunori Inaba conducted first-pitch ceremony at the Grand Final game.

The JWSL holds their regular season from July to October with twelve teams from various regions around Japan playing in a double round-robin format. The top four teams then advance to the championship tournament.

Video-On-Demand for all 2015 JWSL games is still available on the JWSL website (www.jsl-women.com).
 

Champion – BIC Camera Takasaki
2nd Place – Toyota Motor
3rd Place – Toyota Industries
4th Place – Honda

MVP – Yukiko Ueno (BIC Camera Takasaki)
 

October 31, 2015 – Saturday 
Semifinal 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
(2) BIC Camera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(1) Toyota Motor      0 1 0 0 0 0 x 1

Winning Pitcher: Monica Abbott (Toyota Motor)
Losing Pitcher: Yukiko Yukiko Ueno (BIC Camera)

Semifinal 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
(4) Honda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(3) Toyota Industries 5 0 0 0 0 0 x 5

Winning Pitcher: Keilani Ricketts (Toyota Industries)
Losing Pitcher: Morgan Mellowh (Honda)


November 1, 2015 – Sunday
Final (Bronze Medal game)
(Loser Semifinal 1 BIC Camera vs Winner Semifinal 2 Toyota Industries)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
BIC Camera 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 6
Toyota Industries    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Winning Pitcher: Yukiko Ueno (BIC Camera)
Losing Pitcher: Keilani Ricketts (Toyota Industries)

Grand Final (Gold Medal game)
(Winner Semifinal 1 Toyota Motor vs Winner Final BIC Camera)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
BIC Camera          0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Toyota Motor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Winning Pitcher: Yukiko Ueno (BIC Camera)
Losing Pitcher: Monica Abbott (Toyota Motor)

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