Intercity baseball tournament for professional baseball started at Tokyo Dome, and last year's winning team, Honda in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture, lost to JR East Tohoku in Sendai City 3-5 and disappeared in the first match.

In the 92nd Intercity Baseball Tournament, 32 teams who have won the qualifying rounds nationwide will participate as representatives of the city and will compete in a tournament format.

On the first day of the tournament, three games were played in the first round, and in the first game, last year's winning team Honda from Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture, played the 27th time in two years against JR East Tohoku in Sendai City.

In the 4th inning when Honda chased 1 point, the match was reversed to 2 to 1 with the solo home run of No. 3 Shogo Inoue, but after that, the relief team continued to concede and lost 3 to 5 and appeared in the first match. I erased.

Last year, due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the "support battle" of each team was canceled, but this was revived for the first time in two years by thoroughly implementing infection control measures such as not speaking out.

At the JR East Tohoku stand, the traditional Sendai "Suzume Odori" was performed, in which a fan was likened to a sparrow's feathers, and cheering with a rich local flavor colored the stand.

The tournament will be held for 12 days and the final will be on December 9th.