On the 8th day of the summer national high school baseball tournament, 4 games in the second round will be held, and 49 representative schools will be present.

In the first and second games, the teams that were determined to be infected with the new coronavirus in the pre-tournament inspections, etc., and the first match was set on the eighth day, will face the match without changing the registered members.

Game 1: Arita Engineering (Saga) vs. Hamada (Shimane)

The first match is between Arita Kogyo from Saga and Hamada High School from Shimane.

Arita Kogyo, who has been participating in the spring and summer consecutively, has many small players such as Yuya Tsukamoto, who hits No. 1 in the ace. I won.

We aim to break through the first match, which we couldn't achieve in Senbatsu.

Hamada uses his mobility to create chances, and is known for his ability to return midfielders, such as captain Kaizen Oka, who had a batting average of 50%, 2 minutes and 6 rins and 10 RBIs in local tournaments.

Manager Yasuhiro Ieda was the captain when he participated in the last tournament 18 years ago, and he was appointed manager last year and returned to Koshien.

Second match: Kyushu Gakuin (Kumamoto) vs. Teikyo Daigo (Ehime)

The second match will be between Kumamoto's Kyushu Gakuin and Ehime's Teikyo Daigo High School, who are making their first appearance at Koshien this summer.

Kyushu Gakuin has no break to the lower batting line, and No. 4 Keita Murakami, who hit the first timely in the final of the local tournament, is Munetaka Murakami, who hit a professional baseball record five consecutive home runs this month with Yakult. Player's younger brother.

This is the first Koshien appearance in seven years since Munetaka was a freshman, and is characterized by his stable defense with only one error in five games.

Teikyo Daigo has a strong batting line-up, including No. 3 Taiyo Iwagi, who has a batting average of over 40% in local tournaments, and won the final with a concentrated hit.

He has played in the Senbatsu twice, but lost in the first match.

Game 3 Chiben Wakayama (Wakayama) vs Kokugakuin Tochigi (Tochigi)

The third match is Chiben Wakayama High School and Kokugakuin Tochigi High School.

Chiben Wakayama is a member of last summer's winning team, and has experienced players such as double ace pitchers Shuki Shioji and Kazuki Takemoto, and catcher Kai Watanabe.

Also pay attention to the performance of the brass band of the cheering song "Jock Rock" for the first time in three years at Koshien.

In the opening game right after the opening ceremony, Kokugakuin Tochigi gave up 3 runs and pitched a complete game with strong pitching by second-year ace pitcher Tomoya Morinaga with a fastball.

He's also doing well with 13 hits and 10 runs.

4th Match Tsuruga Kehi (Fukui) vs Ichiritsu Funabashi (Chiba)

The fourth match will be between Tsuruga Kehi High School in Fukui and Funabashi Municipal High School in Chiba.

Tsuruga Kehi scored 13 points with 16 hits, with 6 of the starting players, including No. 6 Soju Okamura, who had three hits in the first round, had multiple hits.

Ichiritsu Funabashi, on the other hand, came from behind to win the first round by coming from behind with a home run from No.

Since both teams are batting well, it seems that the performance of the pitcher will determine the victory or defeat.