The 105th Japan National High School Baseball Championship Final, considered the biggest event of the summer, will be held at Hanshin Koshien Stadium on the 23rd at 2pm. In this year’s final match, last year’s champion Sendai Ikuei (Miyagi) 바카라사이트 will face Keio (Kanagawa), who reached the final in 103 years.
Despite the absence of the Kansai team, the atmosphere is hotter than ever. Despite the schedule being postponed one day due to the typhoon, online reservations the previous day started with sold-out Alps seats for Keio fans, and all of the outfield seats were sold out within two hours.
In the midst of this, this year’s final is expected to be the main variable in winning or losing as the highest temperature during the day is 34 degrees and the temperature is higher than ever, with a feeling temperature of more than 40 degrees. On the 23rd, rain is predicted at Koshien Stadium from 4:00 p.m., so it is cloudy around 2:00.
Looking at the journey of both teams, Sendai Ikuei starts from the first round and the final is the sixth, and Keio appears from the second round and is the sixth. It is the third time since 2015 that teams with different numbers of matches have faced each other in the final, and the team that played six games in both previous times was defeated.
However, this does not mean that Keio is unconditionally advantageous. In the semifinals, Keio’s ace Masami Oyachi threw 118 pitches and completed the game. In Ikuei, ace Takahashi Kouki and others come to the rescue. Attention is focusing on what variables the two teams’ relief strategies will improve.
In the midst of this, it is expected that which team will score the first point will be the main starting point for victory or defeat. The team that took the lead in this tournament recorded 33 wins and 14 losses, and the winning rate is over 70%. Sendai Ikuei took the lead in 4 of the preceding 5 games. On the other hand, in the semi-finals, even though they gave up the first point, they caught up right after and brought the flow.
Previously, Keio also consistently led three of the games with the first points. In addition, in the quarterfinals, even after giving up 2 points in the middle, he showed the potential to succeed in reversing with a large amount of 6 points in the second half of the game.
Meanwhile, in a Japanese Yahoo survey (18,927 votes) conducted ahead of the semifinals, the expected winning team was surveyed as Sendai Ikuei (43.5%) in the first place and Kanagawa Keio (22.1%) in the second place.