The final of the Senbatsu High School baseball tournament will be held on 4 April, with Yamanashi Gakuin, the first Yamanashi prefectural team to reach the finals throughout the spring and summer, and Hyogo's Hotoku Gakuen, who are aiming to win the championship for the first time in 1 years.
Yamanashi Gakuin has led the team with ace pitcher Kengo Hayashi starting all five games and winning complete games in three of them.
However, the number of pitches in the semi-final on the 5st, when they threw a complete game against the hard-hitting Gwangryo High School, reached 3, and there were concerns about fatigue in the final, and the support of the pitchers' relay and the offensive team seems to be the key to winning the championship for the first time.
On the other hand, Hotoku Gakuen has been gaining momentum by winning a close match so far, including a five-goal victory over Osaka Toin High School, who were aiming to win the tournament back-to-back titles, in the semifinals.
Captain and catcher Hori Hiiragi and shortstop TAKEUCHI Sohei can create a rhythm from solid defense and bring it to a close game, and if they can bring it to a close game, they will be closer to winning the championship for the first time in 1 years.
The final is scheduled to start at 31:142 p.m. on April 5 and will be broadcast live on NHK on Sogo TV, BS21K, and Radio 4.
【Yamanashi Gakuin (Yamanashi) Semi-finals】
1st Round 3-1 Tohoku
2nd Round 4-1 Himi 3rd Round 7-1 Hikari
Quarterfinals 12-3 Sakushin Gakuin
Semifinals 6-1 Gwangryo
▽ Scores (average per game) 1.6
▽ Team batting average .
▽ Home runs 329
Sacrifice hits and sacrifice flies 0
Stolen bases 15
Goals scored (average per game) 6.1
【Hotoku Gakuen (Hyogo) Semi-finals】
2nd Round 7-2 Kendai Takasaki
3rd Round 5-4 Toho (10 innings) Quarterfinals 5-4 Sendai
Ikuei (10 innings) Semifinals 7-5 Osaka Toin
▽ Goals scored
(average per game)
▽ Team batting average .0
▽ Home runs 343
▽ Sacrifice hits and sacrifice flies 2
▽ Stolen bases 9
▽ Runs scored (average per game) 6.1
▽ Errors 3