The final after 103 years… The first home run ever in 58 seconds… First victory in 107 years, history rewritten Keio Summer Koshien Championships


They reached the final after 103 years and lifted the championship trophy after 107 years.

Keio (Kanagawa Prefecture) won the 105th Summer Koshien Tournament (National High School Baseball Championship). On the 23rd, in the final match held at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Sendai Ikuei (Miyagi Prefecture) was defeated 8-2. After the first victory in 1916, 107 years passed and the second peak stood. When I won my first championship, I participated in the competition as a representative of Tokyo.

The history of the Summer Koshien was rewritten. Both advancing to the finals after 103 years and winning the championship after 107 years were all records achieved after a gap for the longest period in the history of the competition. The previous records were 59 and 54, respectively.

Sendai Ikuei tried to win the championship for the second consecutive year, the 7th all-time following last year, but swallowed regret as they could not pass the last hurdle.

In the top of the first inning, Keio took the lead like lightning. No. 1 Maruta Minato hit a home run as the lead batter. In the ball count 2B2S, he hit a low course slider thrown by opposing right-hander starter Yuda Doma and flew it to the right stand of Koshien Stadium.

The home run came 58 seconds into the game.

It was the first home run by a lead batter in the final of the Summer Koshien. In the spring Koshien tournament (selection tournament), there were two home runs by the lead batter in the finals.

He scored an extra point by attacking the opponent’s starting pitcher who was shaking. In the 2nd, 1st and 2nd bases, 6th, Watanabe Sennosuke hit an RBI infield hit, and one was called home. 2-0.

1 run in the 2nd inning. 1st out and 2nd base with a walk and a bunt sent by the lead batter. Again, Maruta No. 1 made a timely hit to make it 3-0.

Sendai Ikuei, who was trailing 0-3, managed to counterattack. In the top of the 2nd inning, the lead batter No. 4 Hinata Saito hit a heavy hit, and Mikito Ogata hit a double to right field in the 5th. In the following 1 company, 2nd and 3rd base, he followed 1 point with an infield grounder. Then, at the end of the 3rd inning, with 2nd out, 2nd and 3rd base, the opposing pitcher scored 1 point.

The tight match collapsed in the top of the 5th inning.

Keio, who was being chased by 1 run, scored 5 runs with 4 hits, 1 walk and an opponent’s error after 9 batters. In fact, the game went to Keio.소닉카지노

Keio’s right-hander Masaki Oyake, who won a complete game in 9 innings in the semifinals, appeared in the fifth inning. He blocked 5 scoreless innings until the 9th inning and led the team to victory.

Keio lost 2-1 to Sendai Ikuei in the first round of the Koshien this spring. ahead of the final

He said, “I definitely want to take revenge,” but he certainly took revenge.

On that day, 42,100 people entered Koshien Stadium. Japanese media reported that tickets were sold out in advance.

Meanwhile, Keio’s Kiyohara Katsuji walked with a pinch hit in the top of the ninth inning. Katsuji is the son of Japanese professional baseball legend Kazuhiro Kiyohara. Prior to the finals, there was interest in whether or not to participate.

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