HIMEJI SEES OFF KIRYU into QF
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL at KOSHIEN
Toyodai-Himeji won against Kiryu-Daiichi the 3rd round match of the 88th Summer Tournament at Koshien. Home team in Hyogo prefecture took an advantage to score each run in the first three innings including Ryo Hayashizaki's homer in 1st. The North Kanto region high-school cut the deficit at 2 with no hits and a wild pitch by Himeji's Kinya Tobiishi in 2nd. But Tobiishi allowed two hits and two runs with 5 walks and 6 strikeouts in 7 innings to hand ace pitcher Masahiro Inui to end the game.
The 1999 Champion, Kiryu made a chance to score with one out and bases loaded in 7th, but missed to be struck out next two batters. The 1977 winner, Himeji advenced to quarterfinals and I wonder if they meet Semifainal opponent at that time, Imabari-Nishi.
The 88th Summer Tournament at Koshien
3rd round (15 Aug)
Kiryu-Daiichi 2-5 Toyodai-Himeji
*Himeji into QF against Komadai-Tomakomai