Osaka Toin’s incomprehensible loss Director Nishitani asks referees “questions” and “disagreements” | Full Account

Despite being pressed for a one point difference in the 9th inning, they advanced to the finals “We all did well”

The 53rd Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament, which decides Japan’s best in the fall, held the high school semifinals at Jingu Stadium on the 21st. Osaka Toin won 5-4 against Sendai Ikuei (Miyagi), who won the Koshien Tournament for the first time in the Tohoku Region this summer. In the 2nd inning, which was 0-1 and 1 point behind, he allowed an extra point with “rare play”, and there was a scene where coach Koichi Nishitani asked the umpire for an explanation, but in the 6th inning, he score 3 points and turn the game around. We went through to the final on the 23rd.

In the 6th inning, which was 1-2, he seized the opportunity to have the bases loaded with one out, and this time (2nd year) a two-run double to left center. Additionally, the bases were loaded with one kill, and catcher, Koki Minamikawa (2nd year), also launched a sacrifice fly up the middle that scored an extra point. 1 point was added in the 8th inning to extend the lead. Coach Nishitani said, “In the first half, it wouldn’t have been strange for the game to be 1-4, 1-5, but we all got through it. I learned how to play baseball when we can’t come found our game. own rhythm.” It seems he got a response.

Defensively, starting ace Yugo Maeda (2nd year) rarely lacked ball control and issued 5 walks and 4 strikeouts, but his condition improved and he eventually completed 161 balls with 6 hits and 4 run. Coach Nishitani said, “I wasn’t in good shape, but I was able to fix it in my own way and keep throwing hard, so I thought it would be better to go to the end.’ ‘

Opponent Sendai Ikuei has five pitchers with a top speed of 140 km or more following this summer, and is a team characterized by succession pitching. In the 6th inning, Manager Nishitani took advantage of the gap in succession pitching, saying, “There are some good points in succession pitching, but if four people pitch, four start, so there is a disadvantage. to catch the rise,” he nodded.

On the other hand, in defending the second inning, he allowed an extra point with a “rare play”. In a pinch with no outs and the bases loaded, third baseman Mao Kishimoto (2nd year) catches the opposing baseman and throws it to home base. Once, the ruling fell from “home plate force out”. However, after Kishimoto stepped on third base after catching the ball and then threw the ball (third base force out), the touchdown play at home plate was not performed, so Sendai Ikuei’s score was recognized.

Coach Nishitani received an explanation from the referees through the messenger player. “I’m not a professional, so I don’t have video, so I don’t know, but the third baseman is aware that he didn’t step on it. , The third base umpire said, ‘I stepped on it,’ and the story was inconsistent,” he turned his head.

[Sefyllfa wirioneddol]Coach Nishitani is confused… The third baseman also appeals to the umpire

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