Montclair’s New Jersey Jackals hosted Japan’s Shikoku Island All Stars this week and it was a fun time at Yogi Berra Stadium. We caught the Saturday evening game where the Jackals won 6-1. If you can, you should try to catch the All Stars’ game against the Sussex County Miners tonight!
The Can-Am League began this international partnership with the Shikoku Island League Plus on Friday, June 12th in Montclair. The Japanese island’s league is one of the best independent leagues in Japan so their All Stars mean business. The Jackals won the series 2-1 with the All Stars getting their first win on Sunday night, 4-3.
The All Stars are taking on the Sussex County Miners right now so buy tickets for tonight’s game if you can make it. Later this week and into the weekend, they’ll be playing in Pomona, New York against the Rockland Boulders. See the All Stars’ full schedule below.
The Shikoku Island League Plus is an independent professional league based on Japan’s Shikoku Island. The league consists of four teams- the Kochi Fighting Dogs, the Tokushima Indigo Socks, the Kagawa Olive Guyners, and the Ehime Mandarin Pirates and the All-Stars represent all the teams. You can check out their roster here.
The Jackals had some Japanese culture in the stadium before the game including this drumming group. They were audible from the parking lots and they put on a really fun show.
The Japanese national anthem was sung before the game, too.
Fans can watch every game of the Shikoku Island trip live and for free at www.canamleague.tv.
Here’s their full schedule of games and the box scores so far:
Shikoku Island v. New Jersey Fri, Jun 12 7:05 PM 0-3 final |
Shikoku Island v. New Jersey Sat, Jun 13 6:35 PM 1-6 final |
Shikoku Island v. New Jersey Sun, Jun 14 2:05 PM 4-3 final |
Shikoku Island v. Sussex County Tue, Jun 16 5:35 PM 1-2 final |
Shikoku Island v. Sussex County Tue, Jun 16 8:02 PM 4-3 final |
Shikoku Island v. Sussex County Wed, Jun 17 7:05 PM Skylands Park
Shikoku Island v. Rockland Thu, Jun 18 7:00 PM Provident Bank
Shikoku Island v. Rockland Fri, Jun 19 7:00 PM Provident Bank
Shikoku Island v. Rockland Sat, Jun 20 6:35 PM Provident Bank
Shikoku Island v. Rockland Sun, Jun 21 2:00 PM Provident Bank
Shikoku Island v. Trois-Rivieres Mon, Jun 22 7:05 PM Stade Fernand
Shikoku Island v. Trois-Rivieres Tue, Jun 23 7:05 PM Stade Fernand
Shikoku Island v. Trois-Rivieres Wed, Jun 24 7:05 PM Stade Fernand
Shikoku Island v. Quebec Thu, Jun 25 7:05 PM Le Stade Mncpl
Shikoku Island v. Quebec Fri, Jun 26 7:05 PM Le Stade Mncpl
Shikoku Island v. Ottawa Sat, Jun 27 7:05 PM RCGT PARK
Shikoku Island v. Ottawa Sun, Jun 28 1:35 PM RCGT PARK
Check out all the pictures from our visit to see the Jackals take on the All Stars.
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