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[9/10/2014] 2015 Spring Koshien to begin on March 21

by on Sep.10, 2014 @ 11:48 pm, under High School, Spring Koshien
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The Steering Committee for the 87th Spring Koshien met in Osaka on Wednesday. Among issues discussed:

  • The tournament next year will take place over twelve days beginning on March 21 (includes day off after semi-finals)
  • Thirty-two teams will be competing: twenty-eight regular, four twenty-first century, one Jingu Tournament
  • The venue will be Koshien Stadium
  • The selection committee will select school on January 23
  • Brackets will be decided on March 13
  • School and bracket selections will be held at the Mainichi Shimbun Osaka office

Source: Sanspo 9/10/2014

Japan Student Baseball Association hands down sentences [9/9/2014]

by on Sep.09, 2014 @ 6:37 pm, under College, High School
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The Japan Student Baseball Association met on Tuesday to determine punishments for the following cases:

Universities

Unregistered

名古屋学院大
Nagoya Gakuin
部員8人 ボウリングで賭博行為
Eight players gambling on bowling
8月6日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 6

Suspensions

愛知東邦大のコーチ
Aichi Toho coach
暴力
Violence
7月28日から3カ月
Seven months beginning on July 28
帝塚山大のコーチ
Tezukayama coach

Violence
8月4日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 4

High Schools

Game Suspensions

高野山(和歌山)
Koyasan (Wakayama)
部員の喫煙
Smoking
7月24日から1カ月
One month beginning on July 24
菊川南陵(静岡)
Kikugawa Nanryo (Shizuoka)
部員の喫煙
Smoking, violence, stealing
7月26日から3カ月
Three months beginning on July 26
辻(徳島)
Tsuji (Tokushima)
部員のいじめ
Bullying
7月21日から1カ月
One month beginning on July 21
松江商(島根)
Matsue Shogyo (Shimane)
部員の暴力
Violence
8月27日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 27
石川(福島)
Ishikawa (Fukushima)
同、物品強要
Violence, extortion
8月13日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 13
済美(愛媛)
Saibi (Ehime)
同、いじめ
Violence, bullying
8月9日から1年
One year beginning on August 9
泉大津(大阪)
Izumi Otsu (Osaka)
部員の飲酒など
Drinking
8月12日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 12

Suspensions

向の岡工(神奈川)の監督
Mukaino Oka (Kanagawa) manager
暴力
Violence
7月10日から1カ月
One month beginning on July 10
おかやま山陽(岡山)の部長
Okayama Sanyo (Okayama) director

Violence
7月22日から1カ月
One month beginning on July 22
長良(岐阜)の監督
Nagara (Gifu) manager

Violence
8月1日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 1
鹿屋中央の副部長
Kanoya Chuo (Kagoshima) vice director

Violence
8月5日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 5
菊川南陵の部長、副部長、監督
Kikugawa Nanryo (Shizuoka) director, vice director, manager
報告遅れと虚偽報告
Delayed report, false report
部長と監督は7月26日から1年、副部長は3カ月
Director, manager - one year beginning on July 26; vice director - three months beginning on July 26
山口県の高校の部長
Unnamed school (Yamaguchi) director
セクハラ行為
Sexual harrassment
7月31日から1年
One year beginning on July 31

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Source: Jiji Press 9/9/2014

[9/6/2014] Kyushu Sangyo High School withdraws from tournament due to bullying

by on Sep.07, 2014 @ 12:30 am, under High School

Kyushu Sangyo Daigaku Fuzoku Kyushu Sangyo High School withdrew from the Kyushu Fukuoka Nanbu tournament due bullying.

According to school officials, a second-year student on the team inserted multiple pill-bugs into a first-year teammate's mouth during practices in June and July. Separately in July, four second-year students on the team struck two first-year teammates multiple times in the buttocks while in the school dormitory.

The incidents came to light when parents of the first-year teammates contacted the school. The Kyushu High School Baseball Federation received a report from Kyushu Sangyo on August 31. The five second-year students were removed from the team. The baseball manager and director were given three months suspensions (no working with the team).

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014

[9/5/2013] 2014 National Athletic Tournament Schedule – Meitoku Gijuku wins tournament

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 1:48 am, under High School
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Schedule

First Round
Date Time Gm   Score  
10/13 08:30 1 Okinawa Shogaku
(Okinawa)
1-10 Meitoku Gijuku
(Kochi)
10/13 11:00 2 Tsuruga Kehi
(Fukui)
6-5 Mie
(Mie)
10/13 13:30 3 Osaka Toin
(Osaka)
4-5 Nihon Bunri
(Niigata)
10/13 16:00 4 Seiko Gakuin
(Fukushima)
3-2 Kaisei
(Nagasaki)
Second Round
Date Time Gm   Score  
10/14 08:30 5 Yazu
(Tottori)
2-1 Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei
(Aomori)
10/14 11:00 6 Kenko Fukushi Daigaku Takasaki
(Gunma)
13-10 Tokai Daigaku Fuzoku Daiyon
(Hokkaido)
10/14 13:30 7 Meitoku Gijuku
(Kochi)
7-2 Tsuruga Kehi
(Fukui)
10/14 16:00 8 Nihon Bunri
(Niigata)
8-1 Seiko Gakuin
(Fukushima)
Semifinals
Date Time Gm   Score  
10/15 10:00 9 Yazu
(Tottori)
6-20 Meitoku Gijuku
(Kochi)
10/15 13:00 10 Nihon Bunri
(Niigata)
3-7 Kenko Fukushi Daigaku Takasaki
(Gunma)
Finals
Date Time Gm   Score  
10/16 11:00 11 Meitoku Gijuku
(Kochi)
3-2 Kenko Fukushi Daigaku Takasaki
(Gunma)

Venue: Nagasaki Big N Stadium

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See also:

[8/22/2014] 2014 National Athletic Tournament

[9/5/2013] 2014 National Athletic Tournament Schedule (Rubber Baseball) – Minabe takes tournament

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 1:33 am, under High School
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Schedule

First Round
Date Time Gm   Score  
10/13 09:00 1 Shinko Gakuen
(Hyogo)
5-1 Naru
(Nagasaki)
10/13 11:30 2 Minabe
(Wakayama)
2-1 Noshiro
(Akita)
Second Round
Date Time Gm   Score  
10/13 14:00 3 Buntoku
(Kumamoto)
3-4 Chukyo
(Gifu)
10/14 09:00 4 Sotoku
(Hiroshima)
5-2 Miura Gakuen
(Kanagawa)
10/14 11:30 5 Hokkaido Shoshi Gakuen
(Hokkaido)
2-4 Shinko Gakuen
(Hyogo)
10/14 14:00 6 Minabe
(Wakayama)
4-0 FukuokaDai Ohori
(Fukuoka)
Semifinals
Date Time Gm   Score  
10/15 10:00 7 Shinko Gakuen
(Hyogo)
1-0 Chukyo
(Gifu)
10/15 13:00 8 Sotoku
(Hiroshima)
 3-5 Minabe
(Wakayama)
Finals
Date Time Gm   Score  
10/16 10:00 9 Shinko Gakuen
(Hyogo)
1-3 Minabe
(Wakayama)

Venue: Goto Chuo Park Baseball Stadium

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[8/27/2014] 2014 National Athletic Tournament (Rubber Baseball)

[9/2/2014] Saibi High School baseball manager passes away

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 1:58 pm, under High School

Saibi High School baseball manager Masanori Joko died of bile duct cancer earlier today at 9:15am at a hospital in Toon, Ehime. He was sixty-seven.

According to people close to the situation, Joko had to be hospitalized when his condition worsened in mid-August. He appeared to be okay in July during the Ehime Tournament. He also made headlines last year as Tomohiro Anraku's manager.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/2/2014Nikkan Sports 9/2/2014

[8/29/2014] Rubber baseball semifinals game ends after fifty innings (UPDATED 8/31 @ 5:02pm)

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 12:32 am, under High School
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The 59th National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament is currently taking place in Hyogo.  The semifinals game between Chukyo High School and Sotoku High School began at 9:59am on Thursday at Akashi Tocalo Baseball Stadium.  The game had to be suspended because it was 0-0 after fifteen innings.

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[8/27/2014] 2014 National Athletic Tournament (Rubber Baseball)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 2:51 am, under High School
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The 2014 National Athletic Tournament (Kokutai) will take place in Nagasaki this year, from October 12 to October 22. The high school rubber baseball competition will begin on the 13th and end on the 16th.  The following are the ten schools that will be competing at the tournament this year.

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Participating Schools

School JPN School ENG
北海道尚志学園(北海道) Hokkaido Shoshi Gakuen
能代(秋田) Noshiro
三浦学苑(神奈川) Miura Gakuen
中京(岐阜) Chukyo
南部(和歌山) Minabe
神港学園(兵庫) Shinko Gakuen
崇徳(広島) Sotoku
福岡大大濠(福岡) FukuokaDai Ohori
文徳(熊本) Buntoku
奈留(長崎) Naru

Alternates

上田西(長野) Ueda Nishi (Nagano)

Source: Sponichi 8/28/2014

[8/26/2014] 96th Summer Koshien: Notes, Sponichi Best Nines, Twitter Stats

by on Aug.26, 2014 @ 4:24 pm, under High School, Summer Koshien
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Summer Koshien Notes

  • Total attendance for the tournament was 853,000, down from 854,000 last year.  This was the seventh straight tournament where attendance topped 800,000.
  • Thirty-six home runs were hit during the tournament, down from thirty-seven last year.
  • The first two days were rained out, a first in tournament history.
  • Tsuruga Kehi's Sho Oyana hit a grand slam in the semifinals against Osaka Toin.  He became the forty-first player in tournament history to hit a grand slam.
  • Nihon Bunri's Makoto Arai recorded a walk-off home run against Toyama Shogyo.  He became the eighteenth player in tournament history to hit a walk-off home run.
  • KenDai Takasaki's Atsuki Hirayama stole eight bases during the tournament.  That tied the tournament record set in 1921.
  • Four games went into extra innings.

Source: Sponichi 8/26/2014

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Sponichi compiled a list of Best Nines, as chosen by its writers and professional scouts.

Sponichi Writers

Pos Name JPN Name ENG School
P 西嶋 亮太 Nishijima, Ryota Tokai Daigaku Fuzoku Daiyon
C 今村 大輝 Imamura, Daiki Nishogakusha Daigaku Fuzoku
1B 岡本 和真 Okamoto, Kazuma Chiben Gakuen
2B 新井  充 Arai, Makoto Nihon Bunri
3B 香月 一也 Katsuki, Kazuya Osaka Toin
SS 植田  海 Ueda, Kai Omi
OF 平山 敦規 Hirayama, Atsuki Takasaki Kenko Fukushi Daigaku Takasaki
OF 御簗  翔 Oyana, Sho Tsuruga Kehi
OF 八百板卓丸 Yaoita, Takumaru Seiko Gakuin

Professional Scouts

Pos Name JPN Name ENG School
P 松本 裕樹 Matsumoto, Yuki Morioka Daigaku Fuzoku
C 清水 優心 Shimizu, Yushi Kyushu Kokusai Daigaku Fuzuoku
1B 岡本 和真 Okamoto, Kazuma Chiben Gakuen
2B 峯本  匠 Minemoto, Takumi Osaka Toin
3B 香月 一也 Katsuki, Kazuya Osaka Toin
SS 古沢 勝吾 Furusawa, Shogo Kyushu Kokusai Daigaku Fuzuoku
OF 秦 匠太朗 Hata, Shotaro Nishogakusha Daigaku Fuzoku
OF 脇本 直人 Wakimoto, Naoto Takasaki Kenko Fukushi Daigaku Takasaki
OF 長野 勇斗 Nagano, Hayato Mie

Source: Sponichi 8/26/2014

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Twitter announced that 4.85 million tweets were posted with #高校野球 (kokoyakyu, or high school baseball).

Top five match-ups, based on the number of tweets made during the game:

  • August 25 - Mie vs Osaka Toin
  • August 24 - Tsuruga Kehi vs Osaka Toin
  • August 12 - Fujishiro vs Osaka Toin
  • August 13 - Koryo vs Mie
  • August 24 - Nihon Bunri vs Mie

Source: Twitter Japan 8/26/2014