Author: eigokokoyakyu

Day 3, Game 3 – Sapporo Dai-ichi (Hokkaido) v Yamanashi Gakuin (Yamanashi)

Day 3, Game 3 – Sapporo Dai-ichi (Hokkaido) v Yamanashi Gakuin (Yamanashi)

(photo courtesy of Yahoo Sports)

Sapporo Dai-ichi could make it such that there are 2 schools from Hokkaido in the 2nd round. And Yamanashi Gakuin could be a good target to do so. But they have their own issues, letting a first timer make it. We’ve had 2 extra inning games, care for a 3rd?

Sapporo Dai-ichi (Hokkaido)

  • SS Oohira Yuuto
  • LF Ootsubo (#3)
  • 1B Murata Rin (#2)
  • P Yamada Shouta (#5)
  • RF Oomiya
  • 2B Takagi (#7)
  • CF Kanno
  • 3B Miyano Ryuusei (#15)
  • C Izumi (#17)

Yamanashi Gakuin (Yamanashi)

  • LF Watanabe (#8)
  • 2B Sugano
  • RF Nomura Kenta
  • P Aizawa
  • 1B Kishimoto
  • 3B Takagaki
  • C Kurita
  • CF Miyazaki Itsuki
  • SS Kobuki Yuuto
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Day 3, Game 2 – Ishioka Dai-ichi (Ibaraki) v Morioka Dai-ichi (Iwate)

Ishioka Dai-ichi (Ibaraki)

  • RF Takeda Tsubasa (#7)
  • LF Sakai (#9)
  • 2B Tsukamoto Keiichirouz
  • 1B Iioka (#5)
  • P Iwamoto Daichi
  • C Nakayama
  • 3B Chiba (#3)
  • SS Samukawa
  • CF Furuya

Morioka Dai-ichi (Iwate)

  • SS Mine
  • 2B Sasaki
  • LF Hiraga
  • RF Okada
  • 3B Onodera
  • CF Ogawa
  • C Shimaue
  • 1B Oikawa
  • P Abe
Day 3, Game 1 – Ryuukokudai Heian (Kyoto) v Tsuda Gakuen (Mie)

Day 3, Game 1 – Ryuukokudai Heian (Kyoto) v Tsuda Gakuen (Mie)

3B (#4)(photo courtesy of Mainichi)

Day 3 starts with one of the mainstays of Koushien facing a first timer in Tsuda Gakuen. Heian should move on with their defensive style, but they’re always on the verge of a clunker.

Ryuukokudai Heian (Kyoto)

  • CF Nakajima Daisuke
  • 2B Kitamura Ryou
  • C Tada Ryouhei
  • RF Mizutani Shouhei
  • 3B Okumura Masahiro
  • 1B Mitsuo Kentarou
  • LF Nagahata Kaito (#17)
  • SS Nishkawa (Fumikatsu) (#16)
  • P Nozawa Shuugo

Tsuda Gakuen (Mie)

  • 2B Otoo Ita (#6)
  • LF Matsuo Natsuki (#5)
  • RF Fujii Hisao
  • 3B Maekawa Natsuki (#4)
  • 1B Ishikawa Shimon (#7)
  • C Amata (Ryuuki)
  • SS kobayashi Sejiki (#3)
  • P Mae Yuito
  • CF Watanabe Yasushi

09:00 – First Pitch!

Day 2, Game 3 – Yonago Higashi (Tottori) v Sapporo Ootani (Hokkaido)

Day 2, Game 3 – Yonago Higashi (Tottori) v Sapporo Ootani (Hokkaido)

(image courtesy of Nikkan Sports)

The last game of the day has the Meiji Jingu champions taking the field. Of late, they have not fared well at Haru Koushien, and it’s hard to believe that they’re as good as the results say. But, if they are to have an easy game, Yonago Higashi isn’t the worst choice to have.

And what do you know, Oota is taking the hill for Sapporo Ootani. Can’t wait to see how he pitches, and how he’s been key to their success.

Yonago Higashi (Tottori)

  • SS Okamoto Daishou
  • CF Yamauchi Youtarou
  • P Morishita Yuuki
  • 1B Fukushima Yuukou
  • 2B Fukushima Kouta
  • RF Toki Shouji
  • C Nagano Toshiya
  • LF Honda Shou
  • 3B Moroyuu Souichirou

Sapporo Ootani (Hokkaido)

  • SS Kitamoto Souichirou
  • 2B Kamayatsu Taishi
  • C Iida Shuuya
  • CF Ishitori Ryou
  • 1B Nishihara Kenta (#3)
  • 3B Satou Souma
  • P Oota Ryuusei (#17)
  • RF Sano Shoukirou
  • LF Nakagawa Yukinori

 

 

Day 2, Game 2 – Meihou (Oita) v Yokohama (Kanagawa)

Day 2, Game 2 – Meihou (Oita) v Yokohama (Kanagawa)

(image courtesy of Nikkan Sports)

We go from one Kanto v Kyushu game to another as Meihou will try for a better result against the storied Yokohama franchise. They did get in as the floating bid, so there is much to prove that they were worthy as opposed to the Tokyo runner-up.

Meihou (Oita)

  • 2B Omote Yuuto
  • SS Miyakawa Yuuki
  • LF Fuse Shinkai
  • 3B Nobe Yuuta
  • RF Yabuta Genda
  • 1B (Seichi Natsu) (#12)
  • C Narita Musashi
  • P Wakasugi Akira
  • 1B Nogami (Manato)

Yokohama (Kanagawa)

  • 2B Utsumi Takato (#3)
  • SS Tsuda Keishi
  • CF Koizumi Ryuunosuke
  • 1B Yoshihara Taiki (#13)
  • LF Tomita Shingo
  • P Oyokawa Masaki
  • RF Oote Haru
  • C Yamaguchi Kaito
  • 3B Shouji Yuudai
Day 2, Game 1 – Narashino (Chiba) v Nisshou Gakuen (Miyazaki)

Day 2, Game 1 – Narashino (Chiba) v Nisshou Gakuen (Miyazaki)

(image courtesy of Nikkan Sports)

Oh, do I wish Narashino would be able to make a run for the title. I’m not sure they have the horses, but so goes the life of a public school. Hopefully, they’ll be able to get past the first game, which given my perception of the Kyushu schools this year seems like a possibility.

Narashino (Chiba)

  • LF Takenawa Toshiki
  • 2B Ozawa Takumi
  • CF Nemoto Shougo
  • 1B Sakurai Kousuke
  • RF Takahashi Masaya
  • 3B Wada Yasuyuki
  • P Yamauchi Shouta (#10)
  • C Kaneko Shoutarou
  • SS (SUmida Yuuto)

Nisshou Gakuen (Miyazaki)

  • 2B Fukuyama Rin
  • C Fukagusa Toshiya
  • LF Morinaga Akihiro
  • CF Hirano Hirokazu
  • P Ishijima Rui
  • 1B Nagata Naoki
  • 3B Mojikawa Seisou (#15)
  • SS Hyakutake Yuuto
  • RF Kaneko Daiki

9:00 – First Pitch!

(At birthday party) so will summarize later)

Day 1, Game 3 – Seiryou (Ishikawa) v Riseisha (Osaka)

Day 1, Game 3 – Seiryou (Ishikawa) v Riseisha (Osaka)

K(photo courtesy of Sponichi)

They may be smiling here, but rest assured Riseisha is not happy they drew Seiryou. Facing what probably is the outright favorite on Day 1 is like waking up with a kink in your back. It’s just unpleasant.

But now if Riseisha wants to prove their worth, they’ll need to take down Okugawa.

Seiryou (Ishikawa)

  • CF Shouji Kousuke
  • LF Arimatsu Kazuki
  • 3B Chida Souta
  • SS Uchiyama Souma
  • C Yamasa Shinnosuke
  • P Okugawa Yasunobu
  • 1B Fukumoto Haruki
  • RF Okada Hibiki
  • 2B Yamamoto Iori

Riseisha (Osaka)

  • CF Momotani Ibuki
  • 2B Ikeda Ryuu
  • 3B Kobukada Daichi
  • RF Inoue Koudai
  • 1B Uchikura (Issa) (#13)
  • LF Nishikawa Rei (#3)
  • C Noguchi Kaito
  • SS Nogami Seiki
  • P Shimizu Taisei

15:17 – First Pitch!

Not that impressed by Shimizu’s pitching, and Seiryou isn’t either. In all, 3 base hits and a walk, though it only nets 1 run in the end thanks in part to a laser throw by Inoue to gun Ikeda down at 3rd.

Okugawa’s pitching isn’t sharp to start either, but against Riseisha’s offense, seems to still be enough, with 4 Ks through 3 innings. But if Riseisha can play the waiting game longer, they may get pitches to hit.

(Will recap further once I rewatch the event)