Riseisha captures Koshien crown

Baseball Aug 22, 2019

Riseisha captures Koshien crown

Riseisha High School claimed its maiden title at Japan's National High School Baseball Championship on Thursday, coming from behind in an action-filled final against Seiryo, 5-3. Competing in its first final, the hard-hitting Riseisha lineup broke a 3-3, eighth-inning tie to lead the Osaka Prefecture ...

Osaka Toin romps to victory in 100th Koshien final

Baseball Aug 21, 2018

Osaka Toin romps to victory in 100th Koshien final

All but one player in the Osaka Toin starting lineup had at least one hit as it pounced on Kanaashi Nogyo 13-2 in the final of the National High School Baseball Championship on Tuesday. Osaka Toin, which won its fifth Summer Koshien title and eighth ...

Kanaashi Nogyo, Osaka Toin to square off in Koshien final

Baseball Aug 20, 2018

Kanaashi Nogyo, Osaka Toin to square off in Koshien final

Kosei Yoshida gave up nine hits and struck out seven over the distance, guiding Akita Prefecture's Kanaashi Nogyo High School to a 2-1 victory over Tokyo's Nichidai-san High School in the semifinals of the National High School Baseball Championship on Monday at Koshien Stadium. A ...

Summer Koshien: From the inside

Baseball | In Pictures Aug 19, 2018

Summer Koshien: From the inside

by Lance Henderstein

While living in Japan, I spent languid summers watching Koshien on television. I'd rise before the first game and pour cold mugicha (barley tea) as cicadas hummed outside my open windows. It's the sounds I remember most. The chatter of the announcers punctuated by aluminum bat ...

Hanasaki Tokuharu captures first Summer Koshien title

Baseball Aug 23, 2017

Hanasaki Tokuharu captures first Summer Koshien title

Manaya Nishikawa went 3-for-6 with four RBIs to lead a 16-hit attack as Hanasaki Tokuharu beat Hiroshima's Koryo 14-4 at the National High School Baseball Championship final on Wednesday. Hanasaki Tokuharu, managed by Takashi Iwai, became the first school from Saitama Prefecture to win the ...

Koryo slugger Nakamura breaks single-tournament homer mark

Baseball Aug 22, 2017

Koryo slugger Nakamura breaks single-tournament homer mark

Koryo catcher Shosei Nakamura hit two homers in the Hiroshima team's 12-9 semifinal victory over Nara's Tenri at the National High School Baseball Championship on Tuesday, rewriting the record of home runs hit by a player in a single tournament. Nakamura tied the five-homer mark ...

Maebashi Ikuei captures Koshien title

Baseball 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 in ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball 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 over ...