Ogawa carries no-hitter into 4th, leads Japan over Canada


SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Ryo Ogawa allowed two hits and struck out nine in five-plus innings and knocked in two runs to lead unbeaten Tokyo, Japan (2-0) over White Rock, British Columbia in a 7-1 victory on Tuesday.

Ogawa carried a no-hitter into the fourth before Evan Douglas singled
with one out for Canada (1-1).

Jordan Emerman drove in a run on a fielder's choice with the
bases loaded to account for Canada's lone run.

The tournament resumed Tuesday after the full slate of five
games Monday was postponed because of a steady rain.

Tuesday wasn't much better. The sun never came out over South
Williamsport, with a drizzle falling much of the day. Temperatures
were in the 60s, though the breeze made it feel even cooler.

Heavier downpours later Tuesday forced the game between Walpole,
Mass., and Warner Robins, Ga. to be suspended in the second inning.
That game will be resumed Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The late game between Taiwan and Mexico never even started, and
was also postponed to Wednesday at noon.