[9/30/2015] 2015 National Athletic Tournament: TokaiDai Sagami (Hard Baseball) and Sakushin Gakuin (Rubber Baseball) win tournament
The high school baseball portion of the 2015 National Athletic Tournament ended today with TokaiDai Sagami beating ChukyoDai Chukyo 7-5 in the finals game. It was TokaiDai Sagami's first National Athletic Tournament win and second major tournament win of the year (they also won the Summer Koshien).
Naruki Sugizaki helped power the offense for TokaiDai Sagami with a come-from-behind three-run home run in the top of the 9th inning.
TokaiDai Sagami's Ryo Yoshida tossed a 140-pitch complete game. He gave up five runs on nine hits.
Shotaro Ueno got the start for ChukyoDai Chukyo. He kept the TokaiDai Sagami offense in check until he allowed four runs on six hits in the 8th inning.
ChukyoDai Chukyo made things interesting in the 9th by scoring two runs with two outs.
Road the Championship
- September 27 - against Tsuruga Kehi, 5-0
- September 28 - against Akita Shogyo, 7-0
- September 29 - against Chiben Wakayama, 10-7
- September 30 - against Chukyo Daigaku Fuzoku Chukyo, 7-5
Sakushin Gakuin won the rubber baseball tournament by blanking Tsukumi 1-0 in the finals. This was their eighth National Athletic Tournament win, first in four years. Sakushin Gakuin also won the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament in August.
Road to the Championship
- September 27 - against Minabe, 3-1
- September 28 - against Sotoku, 1-0
- September 29 - against Nitta, 6-1
- September 30 - against Tsukumi, 1-0
Source: tournament schedule