Kiyohara’s son also competes, continues family tradition of koshien reigns
Keio Gakuen from Kanagawa Prefecture has won the All Japan High School Baseball Championship (Summer Koshien).
Keio defeated Sendai Ikuei (Miyagi Prefecture) Gakuen 8-2 in the 105th Summer Koshien at the Koshien Baseball Stadium in Koshien, Japan, on June 23 to win its second consecutive title and stand atop the standings after 107 years. This is the first time in the history of the koshien that a school has regained the top spot after not winning for over a century. It was also their first trip to the finals in 103 years, another Japanese high school baseball record.
Keio opened the scoring in the first inning with a leadoff home run by leadoff hitter Minato. This is also a first in the history of the Summer Koshien, as the Spring Koshien tournament had two leadoff home runs.
Keio then capitalized on an error and four walks in the fifth inning to score five runs and celebrate the win.
Meanwhile, Keio ace Masaki Oyake came on in the fifth inning of the final after a complete game in the semifinals and pitched five scoreless innings until the ninth to win his second straight game. Oyake, who was one of Koshien’s top stars this summer, is a strong candidate for the U-18 World Youth Championships in September.바카라사이트
Keio Gakuen sophomore Katsuji Kiyohara, the son of “500-homer legend” Kazuhiro Kiyohara, came in as a pinch-hitter and drew a walk, setting a new record for a father and son to win a Koshien title at the same time.