Sports Blog Far East baseball tournament: Quarterfinal pairings, possibles
Published: May 15, 2012
Quarterfinal round is next here in the Pacific Sports Blog Nation Far East baseball tournament, and now we begin to see the ace armaments that each team has brought to the table in a bid to reach the Final Four.
Game 9 – No. 5 Seoul American (Chris Horton) vs. No. 1 American School In Japan (Justin Novak) at Fuchu Civic Stadium, Tokyo: Mustangs, the prohibitive favorite, go with their budding sophomore. Chung Winchip awaits in the wings in case Horton falters for the Falcons.
Game 10 – No. 8 Robert D. Edgren (Christian Wolfewicz) vs. No. 4 Nile C. Kinnick (Daniel Ross) at Berkey Field, Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan: Eagles have had their way with everybody in Japan this season except the Red Devils. Does Wolfewicz have the stuff to outlast Ross?
No. 11 Matthew C. Perry (Shawn Eagmin) vs. No. 2 Kubasaki (Tyler Smith) at Field 4, Gunners Fitness & Sports Complex, Camp Foster, Okinawa: Coach Frank Macias plans to ride the arm of his young ace who tossed a gem in the first round, against youngster Smith. Can Eagmin stand the heat, literal and figurative?
No. 7 St. Mary’s International (Daiki Matsunaga) vs. No. 3 Kadena (Dominic Shea) at Four Diamonds Complex, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa: Titans also face a tough test in Okinawa’s heat and humidity, seemingly more oppressive than ever. Each team with plenty of reserve arms in the tank, though; this could be the most intriguing battle of the quarterfinals.
What does Sports Blog Nation think? Who will win these games? Give us your take (remember, be true to your school, but check the hate at the door) and check back with us on Friday.