Maebashi Ikuei captures Koshien title

Aug 22, 2013

Maebashi Ikuei captures Koshien title

Tournament debutant Maebashi Ikuei of Gunma Prefecture defeated Miyazaki’s Nobeoka Gakuen 4-3 in the final to win the National High School Baseball Championship Thursday. Second-year Maebashi right-hander Kona Takahashi, who had yet to allow a run in the tournament and had gone the distance ...

Jul 27, 2013

Schoolboy hurler Anraku books Koshien return

High school pitcher Tomohiro Anraku, whose extreme pitch counts this spring drew worldwide attention, pitched Saibi High School into the upcoming National High School Baseball Championship with a 5-2 complete game victory on Saturday in the Ehime Prefecture’s final. Anraku, who threw 772 pitches ...