The 104th National High School Baseball Championship Miyagi Tournament combination lottery, which starts on July 5, was held at the Matsushima Town Culture and Tourism Exchange Center in Miyagi Prefecture on the 24th, and the competition cards for the 64 participating teams were decided.
The 1st to 4th seeds are Sendai Ikuei, Tohoku, Furukawa Gakuen, Sendai San
The top eight schools in the spring prefectural tournament are given seed rights, and the first to fourth seeds are the winner Sendai Ikuei, the runner-up Tohoku, the third place Furukawa Gakuen, and the fourth place Sendai San. Wellness, Tohoku Gakuin Tsutsujigaoka, Sendai Ichi, and Toryo, who entered the top eight, are the fifth seeds and will not play against the first to fourth seeds until the quarterfinals.
Ikuei Sendai hit Shibata who participated in the selection tournament last spring and became one of the best cards in the first round. Tohoku, the runner-up of the Spring Tohoku Tournament, will play Miyagi Nori, and Furukawa Gakuen will play Shizugawa. Sendai San will play the first match with Shibata Norin, and Tohoku Gakuin, the winner of the previous tournament, will play the first match with Furukawa Technical High School.
The number of participating teams has decreased by two from the previous time. Three teams are formed in the coalition, and Zao and Iwadeyama will not participate due to lack of members.
On July 5th, only the opening ceremony will be held at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi (Miyagino-ku, Sendai City) from 10 am, and the player oath will be captain Sasaki Kai (3rd year) of Miyagi Hirose. The game will be held for 13 days from 8th to 11th, 14th to 18th, 23rd, 24th, 26th and 27th at 4 venues such as Ishinomaki City Baseball Stadium, and there is no limit on the number of spectators.
The winning school will participate in the national championship that will open on August 6th at Koshien Stadium (Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture).
Captain Hirose Miyagi and Captain Sasaki play a major role in the player’s oath
Captain Sasaki of Miyagi Hirose has been selected from the 21 teams he hoped to play a major role in the player’s oath.
“I saw it at last year’s tournament and wanted to do it. I felt like I was hit by intuition,” he said, and wasn’t surprised. On behalf of the same grade who worked hard under the new coronavirus, he enthusiastically said, “I would like to express my gratitude to the medical professionals. I want to take an oath to get off to a good start.”
The team has two third-year students, Captain Sasaki and Ace Onodera. He assembled a battery and sent it to Onodera, who had been supporting each other since he entered school, with the words, “I will win no matter where I draw.” We will play against Ishinomaki Nishi in the first match on the 14th. “I want to give back to the people who supported me by playing,” he swore.