Friday Tournament Update

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All 3 of the KIUA Flames sports clubs are involved in tournaments this weekend. The HS Boys' baseball team is in Nagoya, the MS Boys' volleyball team is at SOIS in Minoh, and the MS Girls' softball team is on Rokko Island at CA.

The HS boys won both of their games today, beating the home team, the Dolphins 6-3 and one of two SOIS teams participating in the tournament, 5-1. They are slated to play the Sons of the Light team from Hyogo Prefecture on Saturday morning in the semi-finals. 

The MS boys did not fare very well in the first 2 of 4 round-robin matches, falling to CA and SOIS, two perenially strong teams. Saturday they will play NIS and MBIS at 9:00am and 11:00am, respectively. The top 4 teams in the A Division will have another play-off match later in the afternoon.

The MS girls played well, winning 2 of their 3 games today. In the first game, they held on to beat SOIS 8-6, but then struggled against CA, losing 16-1. The afternoon sun was taking its toll and the girls were not able to find many holes in a quite solid Falcons' defense. After some rest, the girls came alive in their final game, overcoming Marist 16-9. There were many good hits, including some in-the-park home runs, which made up for some lapses in defense, though there were some good plays there, too. The Flames will take on the SOIS Sabers once again in the semi-final game at 9:30am before some fun competitions at lunch time, then a final set of games starting at 1:00pm. 

We are thankful for the parents who came out to support the teams! We hope to see you again tomorrow!