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Thursday, 17th November 2011
In Sports, Japan Sports News,

Hawks take down dragons for sixth game

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks secured another win at the Japan Series after beating the Chunichi Dragons 2-1 in Game four.

This means the two sides are destined for a sixth meeting as they go head-to-head to break the 2-2 tie, schedule to take place on Saturday (November 19th) at the Hawks’ home ground.

It was clearly no easy win however, as Softbank’s manager Koji Akiyama admitted his side had to battle hard for the win.

He said: “This was a really tough game. We had just enough to get by and hang on for the win,” the Japan Times quoted.

Meanwhile, Chunichi manager Hiromitsu Ochiai took the defeat on the chin, remaining hopeful ahead of the tiebreaker later this week.

He said: “We lost again tonight, but the series is still tied at two games a piece. We’ll be okay and will try to get the last two wins needed for the championship,” the news provider quoted.

The Japan Series represents the top baseball league in the nation and is played out among the winning club’s of the Central League and the Pacific League in a seven-game battles.

Posted by Susan Ballion