After numerous struggles in recent years, Tsuboi’s renaissance began this season with a second-place showing behind Kao Miura at the Japan juniors.
The hot-hitting Chicago Cubs outfielder slugged three homers and batted .412 in six games.
The Alvark, who improved to 36-9, extended their winning streak to seven.
In Estonia, the Americans captured gold medals in men’s and women’s singles as well as ice dance.
Yuichi Fukunaga pilots the 3-year-old colt to a dramatic victory at the wire in the first leg of this year’s Japanese Triple Crown.
The American siblings, who skated to “Muse Medley,” retained their lead after the rhythm dance and earned a comfortable victory.
Manager Tadahito Iguchi decided to limit the young right-hander to eight innings, citing the desire to rest the 20-year-old’s arm.
It was a solid performance for Tsuboi, who has struggled with results the past few seasons.
Oketani’s dynamic coaching repertoire fuses old-school strategies with modern-day tactics. He’s positioned the Golden Kings for a run at a B. League title.
Levito skated to “The Swan” and exhibited an impressive flow throughout her program.
The high school standout has yet to replicate his prodigious power numbers at the pro level.
“After we finished, I had a good feeling,” Morita said after the duo’s rhythm dance.