The summer national high school baseball will be held on the 20th, and the two semi-final games will be held.

In the first match, Miyagi's Sendai Ikuei will face Fukushima's Seiko Gakuin.

In the semi-finals, we will update the game progress of the "Tohoku Showdown" for the first time in history.

Sendai Scholarship (Miyagi)

We have 5 pitchers who throw straight balls in the 140kg range, and have won 3 games so far.

The team defense rate is the top among the best 4.

No pitcher, including ace pitcher Tsubasa Furukawa, has played more than 100 pitches in a single game, so there is still room for improvement.

On the other hand, the batting line and team batting average are also top in the best 4.

Led by Endo Taiko, who batted 50% and was No. 4 in the quarterfinals, all the top batting lines are doing well, and they are scoring points with small moves such as sending bunts and stealing bases, as well as offenses involving mobility.

It is the third time to advance to the final since the 97th tournament in 2015 when they won the second place if they won.

[Results of this tournament (3 games)]

▽ 2nd round 10-0 Tottori Sho (Tottori)

▽ 3rd round 5-4 Akihide Hitachi (Ibaraki)

▽ Quarterfinals 6-2 Aiko Daimeiden (Aichi)

▼ batting average .394

▼ HR 0

▼Stolen bases 8

▼Sacrifice hits 9

▼Scores 21 (average per game: 7)

▼ERA 1.67

▼Mistakes 3

▼Points conceded 6 (average per game: 2)

Seiko Gakuin (Fukushima)

They are gaining momentum by beating teams that have won Koshien championships one after another.

Ace pitcher Mirai Sayama, who has pitched in all four games so far, has pitched a total of about 30 innings with an ERA of 2.43 and only three four-balls, showing steady control and improving her condition.

She also has the fewest number of errors in her quarter-finals, with two in four matches.

As for the batting lineup, 3 home runs are the top among the best 4.

In the first inning of the quarterfinals, she scored 5 runs on 5 hits, and it will be interesting to see how she will attack Sendai Ikuei's powerful pitchers.

If they win, it will be the first time for the school to advance to the final since the 53rd tournament in 1971, when Iwaki finished second as a Fukushima prefecture team.

[Results of this tournament (4 games)]

▽ 1st round 4-2 Nihon Daisan (West Tokyo)

▽ 2nd round 3-2 Yokohama (Kanagawa)

▽ 3rd round 8-1 Tsuruga Kehi (Fukui)

▽ Quarterfinals 10-5 Kyushu Gakuin (Kumamoto)

▼Battering average .356

▼HR 3

▼Stolen bases 5

▼Sacrifice hits 9

▼Scored 25 (average per game: 6.25)

▼Team ERA 2.50

▼Mistakes 2

▼Runs allowed 10 (average per game: 2.5)