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Highly touted right-handed pitcher Roki Sasaki was clocked at 160 kph (99.4 mph) on Sunday for Ofunato High School in the fourth round of Iwate Prefecture’s summer tournament.

The third-year student, who was clocked at 163 kph at an April training camp, struck out 21 batters and hit a 12th-inning, tie-breaking two-run home run in a 4-2 win over Morioka Daishi High School. The winning team in each regional tournament will advance to August’s national summer championship finals at historic Koshien Stadium outside Osaka.

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