The best 4 of the national high school baseball in the summer were completed on the 18th, and the combination of the semifinals scheduled for the 20th was decided.
1st Match Sendai Ikuei (Miyagi) × Seiko Gakuin (Fukushima)
The first match was between Miyagi's Sendai Ikuei High School and Fukushima's Seiko Gakuin Tohoku group.
Sendai Ikuei has scored points with 5 pitchers who throw straight balls in the 140kg range centered on ace pitcher Tsubasa Furukawa, and has scored points with attacks involving mobility and tricks.
Seiko Gakuin's ace pitcher Mirai Sayama has improved since coming to Koshien, gaining momentum by defeating teams that have won the championship one after another from the first round, and in the quarterfinals, the batting line also worked and decided to advance to the best 4 for the first time. I was.
2nd Match Omi (Shiga) x Shimonoseki International (Yamaguchi)
The second match will be between Omi High School in Shiga and Shimonoseki International High School in Yamaguchi.
Omi served as the captain, and his pitching and batting was centered on ace pitcher Yosho Yamada, and he decided to advance to the best four following last year.
However, in the quarterfinals, pitcher Yamada lacked a sense of stability, and there is concern about the impact of being replaced midway through the final stage due to cramps.
Shimonoseki International defeated Osaka Toin High School, who were aiming for consecutive spring and summer titles, in the quarterfinals.
There is a sense of stability in the pitcher relay of pitchers Kosei Koga and Shin Nakai, and the tenacious batting lineup is also a strength.
The semi-finals will be held on Saturday the 20th with a rest day on the 19th, with the first match scheduled to start at 9:00 am and the second match scheduled to start at 11:30 am.