Keio Kanagawa High School and Keio Kanagawa High School Advance to Top 8 in Kanto Region Baseball Tournament
Opponents for Upcoming Matches Revealed
After making it to the top 8 in the summer national high school baseball tournament, Keio Kanagawa High School and Keio Kanagawa High School have set their sights on their next opponents. In addition to providing information on the high schools they will face, we have also compiled a summary of the matches played by Nihon Sanko University in West Tokyo, Bunsei University Affiliated High School in Tochigi, and Sendai Matsudo High School in Chiba, who unfortunately lost in the third round of the tournament.
Battle of Koshien: Nihon High School in West Tokyo
In their first-round match, Nihon University High School’s third pitcher, Yasuda, delivered an impressive performance, allowing only two hits and securing a 3-0 shutout victory against Hyogo Company High School. The team continued their success in the second round, with second-year pitcher Tanigame showcasing his skills on the mound. Combining powerful fastballs reaching speeds over 140km/h with well-executed breaking balls, Nihon University High School defeated Tosu Kogyo with a score of 3-1, securing their spot in the third round.
In the third round, Nihon University High School faced off against Okayama Sanyo High School from Okayama. Despite the efforts of the team’s ace pitcher Yasuda, who had delivered two excellent performances without allowing any runs, Okayama Sanyo managed to secure a 7-2 victory. This impressive win allowed Okayama Sanyo to advance to the top 8 for the first time in both the spring and summer competitions.
Keio High School’s 15-Year Wait Comes to an End
Keio High School, after an impressive display of batting power with six home runs in three games during the Kanagawa tournament, secured a convincing 9-0 victory in their opening match. In the third round, they faced Koryo Hiroshima High School, where a timely 2-point shot by Nobu Nobue in the first inning gave Keio the lead. With an additional run in the third inning, they seemed to have the upper hand. However, in a thrilling turn of events, the game was tied 3-3 in the seventh inning and went into overtime. In the 10th inning, Keio managed to score three points, including another timely hit by Nobusue, ultimately securing their spot in the top 8 for the first time in 15 years since 2008.
Bunsei University Affiliated High School Misses Out on Top 8 Spot
Bunsei University Affiliated High School demonstrated their formidable batting prowess, with a strong lineup centered around the powerful No. 4 hitter, Kobayashi. In their opening game, they secured a close victory. However, their journey in the tournament came to an end in the third round against Hachinohe Gakuin Kousei from Aomori. Despite a valiant effort in the 8th inning by Kobayashi, who scored two runs with a timely hit, Bunsei University Affiliated High School fell short, losing 6-3. This marks the first time the team has failed to advance to the top 8 at Koshien this summer.
Tsuchiura Nichidai High School Advances to Top 8
In their first game, Sendai Matsudo High School showcased their dominance by scoring runs with efficient base running and well-executed safety squeezes. On the other hand, Tsuchiura Nichidai High School displayed their pitching prowess, shutting out their opponents with three consecutive pitchers. In the third round, the two Kanto teams faced each other. Sendai Matsudo managed to take an early lead, but Tsuchiura Nichidai fought back and equalized the score at 6-6 in the 4th inning with timely hits from Katori. In the 5th inning, Tsuchiura Nichidai’s pitcher, Haruto Goto, delivered a crucial timely hit, securing three runs and taking the lead for the first time in the game with a score of 9-6.
Tsuchiura Nichidai High School emerged victorious in the Kanto battle, defeating Sendai Matsudo High School with a final score of 10-6. This victory allows Tsuchiura Nichidai High School to advance to the semi-finals for the first time. For Sendai Matsudo High School, this marks the first time in recent years that they have not made it into the top 8.
Keio and Tsuchiura Nichidai High School’s Quarterfinal Opponents
The quarterfinals of the summer national high school baseball tournament are scheduled for the 19th. Keio High School will face Okinawa Shogaku from Okinawa, while Tsuchiura Nichidai High School will go up against Hachinohe Gakuin Kousei from Aomori in their quest to secure a spot in the semi-finals.
- Okinawa Shogaku: In their first game, Okinawa Shogaku pitched a complete shutout with their ace pitcher, Higashionna, utilizing her specialized slider. In the top 8 match against Soseikan Nagasaki High School, Okinawa Shogaku’s pitcher, Higashionna, showcased her impressive abilities, throwing fastballs exceeding 140 km/h and mastering the curveball as a slider. Although conceding their first run of the summer in the 8th inning, Okinawa Shogaku emerged victorious with a final score of 5-1, progressing to the quarterfinals.
- Hachinohe Gakuin Kousei: Hachinohe Gakuin Kousei displayed their strong form in their opening game, scoring seven runs with their unrelenting batting lineup. The team’s second-year ace pitcher, Senhei, played a decisive role in the match, allowing only four hits. In the top 8 match against Bunsei University Affiliated High School, Hachinohe Gakuin Kousei’s second-year starting pitcher, Okamoto, displayed great control, allowing only three runs until the middle of the 8th inning. Senhei, who replaced Okamoto in the middle of the 8th inning, shut down any counterattack attempts, securing a 6-3 victory and advancing to the top 8.
Keio Kanagawa High School and Keio Kanagawa High School advanced to the top 8 in the Kanto region in the summer national high school baseball. What kind of games are the next opponents playing this summer? In addition to information on the high schools they will face, we have summarized the matches of Nihon Sanko University in West Tokyo, Bunsei University Affiliated High School in Tochigi, and Sendai Matsudo High School in Chiba, who lost in the third round of the best. eight.
Battle of Koshien West Tokyo University Nihon High School
In the first round, Nihon University high school third pitcher Yasuda held Hyogo company high school to two hits and earned a 3-0 shutout victory. Second-year pitcher Tanigame started in the second round, but relieved pitcher Yasuda in the second inning. Weaving in powerful straights over 140km and dropping breaking balls as changeups, they kept a clean sheet and defeated Tosu Kogyo 3-1 to progress to the third round.
In the 3rd round, Tokyo’s Nihon West University High School faced Okayama Sanyo High School in Okayama to advance to the quarterfinals.
Nihon University Third High School pitcher Yasuda, the ace pitcher who has pitched in two games and no runs, started. In the first inning, Okayama Sanyo pitcher Doi scored one run with a sacrifice fly.
On the other hand, Nihon University captain Ninomiya hit two timely pitches in the 3rd inning, closing in on the difference of 1 point, but in the 5th inning, they collected 5 hits and took 4 points away.
Nihon University’s third high school team lost 2-7 after being stymied by Okayama Sanyo’s pitcher’s relay. Okayama Sanyo has decided to advance into the top 8 for the first time throughout the spring and summer.
Keio advanced to the last 8 for the first time in 15 years
Keio High School hit 6 home runs in 3 games of the quarterfinals of the Kanagawa tournament, and the batting showed its power in the first game, scoring 9 points with 12 hits.
In the third round against Koryo Hiroshima High School, Keio took the lead with Nobu Nobue’s timely 2-point shot in the first inning. In the 3rd inning, they added one more run to gain the upper hand, but in the 7th inning, the score was tied and went into overtime with a score of 3-3.
In the 10th draw, Keio won 3 points, including Nobusue’s 2 timely hits, and advanced to the top 8 for the first time in 15 years since 2008.
Not the top 8 for the first time as a team affiliated with Bunsei University
Bunsei University Affiliated High School has a strong batting line-up centered on No. 4 Kobayashi, who is characterized by his striking power, and won the close game in the first game.
In the third round against Hachinohe Gakuin Kousei of Aomori, Bunsei Geidai took the lead, but then surrendered. In the last 8th inning, runners on 2nd base and 3rd base with consecutive hits, No. 4 Kobayashi scored 2 runs in a timely hit, closing in on 3 runs. However, the streak did not last, and the Bunsei University Affiliate lost 3 to 6, and the team did not advance to the top eight for the first time at Koshien this summer.
Tsuchiura Nichidai High School defeated Sendai Matsudo to advance to the top 8
In the first game, Sendai Matsudo High School dominated the contest by scoring runs with base runs and two safety squeezes. On the other hand, Tsuchiura Nihon University High School won the second round by shutting out the opponent with three consecutive pitchers, and the third round was a match between the Kanto teams.
In Sendai Matsudo, the brass band and other cheerleaders could not come to the stadium due to the suspension of Shinkansen trains due to rain, 3 points in advance. He added 3 points in the 3rd inning, extending the lead to 6 points.
On the other hand, Tsuchiura Nichidai High School returned 5 points in the 3rd inning, and in the 4th inning, Katori’s timely hit, which was 2 consecutive at-bats, tied the score 6-6. In the 5th inning, 3rd pitcher Haruto Goto scored 3 points, including a timely hit, and took the lead for the first time in the game with a score of 9-6.
In the battle between the Kanto groups, Tsuchiura Nihon University High School won 10 to 6 and decided to advance to the semi-finals for the first time. Ibaraki Prefecture’s Top Eight is the first time in seven years since 2016.
Sendai Matsudo did not move into the top 8 for the first time following this year’s spring senbatsu.
Keio Tsuchiura Nihon University High School 8 best opponent
The summer national high school baseball top 8 and quarterfinals are scheduled for the 19th. Keio will face Okinawa Shogaku from Okinawa, while Tsuchiura Nihon University will face Hachinohe Gakuin Kousei from Aomori to advance to the quarterfinals.
〇 Okinawa Shogaku
In the first game, Okinawa Shogaku won the game with a complete shutout by ace pitcher Higashionna, who made full use of her specialized slider. In the game against Soseikan Nagasaki High School for the top 8, Okinawa pitcher Shogaku Higashionna, who has not given up a single run since the Okinawa tournament, threw a straight ball over 140 km and a curveball as a slider with good control, and in the 8th inning. , Although he lost one point for the first time this summer, he played a complete game. We won 5-1 and went on to the quarter finals.
〇 Hachinohe Gakuin Light Star
In the first game, Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei scored 7 points with an unbroken batting line, and Senhei, the 2nd year ace pitcher, closed the game with only 4 hits. Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei played against Bunsei Arts University for the best of 8, and Okamoto, a second year starting pitcher, gave up 3 runs in the middle of the 8th inning by carefully pitching to collect the ball low. Pitcher Senhei, who pitched in the middle of the 8th inning, broke off the counterattack and won 6 to 3 to advance to the top 8.
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