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[12/17/2014] Nakamura pulls out of Spring Koshien, 15U World Cup will take place in Fukushima

by on Dec.18, 2014 @ 4:35 am, under High School, Spring Koshien
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The Japan High School Baseball Federation announced that they received and approved a request from Nakamura High School in Kochi Prefecture to withdraw as a Twenty-First Century candidate for the 2014 Spring Tournament. According to the Federation, a member of the team was caught harassing a student.

Nakamura was one of nine high schools that made it into the final round for the three available Twenty-First Century slots.

Source: Sponichi 12/17/2014

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The Baseball Federation of Japan acknowledged that the Third 15U World Cup tournament will take place in Iwaki, Fukushima in August 2016. Source: Sanspo 12/12/2014, Jiji Press 12/12/2014

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Coaching license workshops for former players took place in Tokyo over the weekend (December 13, 14). Seven lectures (about seven hours) were held on Saturday, five (around six hours) on Sunday. Another session will be held in Osaka this weekend (December 20, 21).

A total 147 former players attended the workshop. Among them: Haruki Ihara, Daisuke Araki, Toshiro Yufune, Mac Suzuki, Takashi Ishii, Yasuhiko Yabuta, Yasuhiro Ichiba, Kenichi Yazawa, Kunio Jonouchi, Hisao Niura, Keiji Fukui, Mikinori Kato, Shigeki Noguchi, Taisei Takagi, Keiichi Lee, Isamu Kida, Hiroshi Shibahara, Ryosuke Sawai, Mitsuo Sumi, Michio Sato, Mitsuru Okuzono, Makoto Kito, Kaoru Nimura, Ken Hirano, Takehiro Ishii, Kenji Awaguchi, Kazumi Sonokawa, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Koji Otsuka, and Misao Takaura.

Source: Daily Sports 12/13/2014, Sports Hochi 12/13/2014, Sports Hochi 12/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/14/2014, Sponichi 12/14/2014, Sponichi 12/14/2014

[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

86th Spring Koshien: Day 10

by on Mar.31, 2014 @ 8:58 pm, under High School, Spring Koshien
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Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Fukuchiyama Seibi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 1
Riseisha 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 6 9 3

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toyokawa 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 1
Okinawa Shogaku 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 2

Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Sano Nihon Daigaku 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 15 0
Meitoku Gijuku 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 1

Game 4

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Kiryu Daiichi 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 3
Ryukoku Daigaku Fuzoku Heian 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1X 5 5 2

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86th Spring Koshien: Day 8

by on Mar.29, 2014 @ 10:24 pm, under High School, Spring Koshien
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Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kanto Daiichi 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Meitoku Gijuku 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 X 3 10 2

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 R H E
Kiryu Daiichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 2
Hiroshima Shinjo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 5

Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Ryukoku Daigaku Fuzoku Heian 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 X 8 13 0

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86th Spring Koshien: Day 7

by on Mar.28, 2014 @ 9:18 pm, under High School, Spring Koshien
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Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Ikeda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 2
Toyokawa 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 10 0

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hakuoh Daigaku Ashikaga 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
Okinawa Shogaku 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 X 8 12 1

Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Chiben Gakuen 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 8 1
Sano Nihon Daigaku 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1X 5 10 2

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86th Spring Koshien: Day 6

by on Mar.27, 2014 @ 10:00 pm, under High School, Spring Koshien
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Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei 0 1 5 0 0 2 1 0 0 9 15 1
Yokohama 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 9 1

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kamimura Gakuen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
Fukuchiyama Seibi 0 3 1 0 2 1 4 1 X 12 18 0

Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Komazawa Daigaku Fuzoku Tomakomai 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 5
Riseisha 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2X 7 10 1

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