The throw comes in too low and late to ASIJ infielder Ken Hemmer to tag out a Kubasaki baserunner. (KATHLEEN PACLIPAN/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
The throw comes in too low and late to ASIJ infielder Ken Hemmer to tag out a Kubasaki baserunner. (KATHLEEN PACLIPAN/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Baseball: Another tourney, another championship for ASIJ

by Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – For six straight years, teams have tried to solve the puzzle that is American School In Japan’s Far East Division I Baseball Tournament dynasty.

They’ve failed as many times.

Friday was no exception, as Ian Donahue pitched four innings of shutout ball and Ken Hemmer and Taiyo Ueda combined for three doubles and five RBIs as the Mustangs beat Kubasaki for the second straight season 13-3 in the D-I finals.

It was the sixth straight D-I title for the Mustangs and their seventh overall in the 10 years of Far East baseball tournaments. And it was the last one for coach Aaron Rogers, who retires after two decades with the Tokyo school; Greg Garrison is in line to replace Rogers.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.582794

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