Senbatsu High School Baseball will play two semifinal games on 31 September. The second match will be between Osaka Toin High School and Hyogo's Hotoku Gakuen, who are aiming for back-to-back titles.

The match started shortly after 2 p.m. We will keep you up to date.

《Breaking news》

After 14:00

Shortly after 2 p.m., the second semifinal game of the Senbatsu High School Baseball Tournament between Osaka Toin and Hyogo Hotoku Gakuen began. The first attack is Osaka Toin and the second attack is Hotoku Gakuen.

《Starting lineup》

Osaka Toin 【First Attack】

1 (Yu) Daichi
Ogawa2 (left) Taisei Yamada 3 (right) Yoshiharu
Tokumaru 4 (catch) Koki Minamikawa5 (6) Yumeki

Sato 7 (center) Gen
Nagasawa 8 (9) Yumi
Muramoto <> (<>) Mao
Kishimoto <> (throw) Tsunesei

Hotoku Gakuen 【Rear Attack】

1 (center) Seifuyuo
Iwamoto 2 (left) Tatsuya Yamamasu 3 (catcher) Hori Hiirina
4 (right) Renji Ishino 5 (6) Goki
Tsujita 7 (8) Yamato
Nishimura 9 (<>) Junji

Hayashi <> (yu) Sohei
Takeuchi <> (throw) Tomoya


Osaka Toin is aiming for the final following last year's victory, and ace pitcher Yugo Maeda threw a complete game with 14 strikeouts each time in the first game, and also pitched a complete game with 11 strikeouts in the quarterfinals. In the three matches, the team has conceded only two goals.

In the quarterfinals, the team returned to the team's starting points such as returning to the center and sprinting, and recovered by scoring six goals.

Hotoku Gakuen is a semi-finalist for the second time they participated in 3. In the quarterfinals against Sendai Ikuei High School, the champion school last summer, they won the third round and then a 2-inning tie-break to win a close match.

The batting lineup is centered on captain Hori Hiirina, who hits No. 3, and has recorded double-digit hits in all three games so far, and there is a connection.

Osaka Toin and Hotoku Gakuen met in the final of the Tournament in the fall last year, and it will be interesting to see if it will be a close match again after Osaka Toin won 6-2017.

【Osaka Toin Tournament Results】

▽2nd Round 3-1 Tsuruga Kehi
▽3rd Round 1-0 Matsuyo
Noshiro▽Quarterfinals 6-1 Tokai Daisugo

▼ Runs scored (average per game) 1.3
▼ Team batting average .3
▼ Home run 232
▼ Sacrifice hit, 1
sacrifice fly ▼ 7 stolen bases
▼ Goals against (average per game) 3.1
▼ 0 conceded

【Hotoku Gakuen Tournament Results】

▽2nd Round 7-2 Kendai Takasaki
▽3rd Round 5-4 Toho (10th innings) ▽Quarterfinals 5-4 Ikuei Sendai (10 innings) ▼Runs scored (average per game)

▼ Team batting average .7
▼ Home runs 336
▼ Sacrifice hits, 2
▼ 8 stolen bases
▼ Runs scored (average per game) 6.1
▼ 3 errors

【NHK Special Website】Senbatsu High School Baseball 2023