Tag: Pacific Rim College League

PRCL Week #8: Sapporo Sizzles

The Sapporo College Avengers catapulted to the top of the PRCL power rankings in the penultimate week after going 6-1, and pushing their season record up to 32-18 to lead the Pacific Rim College League.

For most of the season, the Japanese teams have been blocked out of the top of the rankings, as none could even break the .500 mark until after the All-Star Break. But Sapporo has been on a tear since then, with a PRCL best 19-5 post-All-Star record.

A huge factor has been their pitching, which has been phenomenal. A rotation led by knuckleballer Nobushi Kobayashi (9-1, 1.55 ERA) has consistently shut down both Japan Division teams, and Korea Division teams.

UNO, HILLIER NAMED PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Cletus Hillier, a 19-year-old Canadian playing for Brisbane College Rockets, was named the Australasian-Oceanic Conference (AOC) Player of the Week after going 12-for-23 for a .522 average, homering 4 times and driving in 9 runs. His 4 homers nearly doubled his season total, and the first baseman now sits at 9, with 32 RBIs and 23 runs.

Sapporo’s Takehiko Uno, a disciplined 19-year-old third baseman for the surging Avengers, similarly had a successful week. He hit 13-for-31 for a .419 average, also homers four times, and had 14 RBIs.

PRCL Week #6 – Melbourne Reclaims Top of Power Rankings

The Melbourne U Admirals have reclaimed the top of the PRCL power rankings as the Pacific Rim College League completes the 6th week of its short season.

But the question remains how long will they stay there? The Admirals have four pitchers out with injuries, including closer Sean Axworthy who was injured on February 11th, and will likely miss most of the 2019 season, in addition to the rest of this season. Continue reading “PRCL Week #6 – Melbourne Reclaims Top of Power Rankings”

PRCL Week #4 – Busan Back On Top

The Busan Tech Brawlers have edged out the Melbourne U Admirals to reclaim the top spot in the PRCL power rankings for Week #4.

Both teams have been performing amazingly, but Busan had a 7-0 shutout to cap a 2-0 series against Incheon, while Melbourne split two series and lost a third, causing them to stumble an allow Busan to pass them. Continue reading “PRCL Week #4 – Busan Back On Top”

Top PRCL Players for January Announced

The Pacific Rim College League (PRCL) has announced their top players for the month of January, with some impressive talent getting the nod for Best Pitcher and Best Batter awards.

For the Australiasian-Oceanic Conference (AOC), the top players were:

Best Batter:  Rhys Kyle (Manila U) – .294 avg, 6 HR, 8 RBI, 13 runs
Best Pitcher: Chugo Hayashi (Taipei Sports Academy) – 3-1, .42 ERA, 31.2 IP, 26 K

In the Japan-Korea Conference (JKC), the honors went to:

Best Batter: Wing Joe (Kobe Tech) – .315 avg, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 10 runs
Best Pitcher: Nobushi Kobayashi (Sapporo College) – 3-1, 1.56 ERA, 34.2 IP, 40 K