• Kyodo


Takuya Matsuhashi threw a two-hit shutout to lead defending champion Komadai Tomakomai to a 5-0 victory over first-timer Seishin Ursula Gakuen in the second round at the national high school baseball championship Thursday.

Matsuhashi dominated with a fastball that clocked over 140 kph at Koshien Stadium as the Hokkaido school moved into the third round of the 15-day tournament.

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