• Kyodo


Takuya Oshikiri hit a go-ahead double and Mauricio Katayama pitched his third straight complete game as Haguro of Yamagata beat Aichi’s Toho 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the national high school invitational baseball tournament Saturday.

Oshikiri’s clutch hitting broke a 1-1 tie in the third inning and Haguro went on to pound Toho ace Tatsuo Kinoshita with 11 hits to become the first school from Yamagata Prefecture to reach the semifinals of the annual spring tournament at Koshien Stadium.

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