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2012-11-16

Toin Yokohama University and Sendai Ikuei High School won 43rd Meiji Jingu National Baseball Championship
Surprising Toin Yokohama University shut out 2 Medal Favorites, Asia (semi-final) and Hosei (final) led by outstanding pitching of Ono


The final games of the 43rd National Championship at Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo on November 14 produced new champions for both University and High School divisions.

Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School (Miyagi Prefecture) won Kanzei High School (Okayama Prefecture) 12 - 4 and Toin Yokohama Unversity (Runners-Up of 5 Leagues in Kanto Region) upset Hosei 1 – 0. This was the second appearance in Meiji Jingu National Championship for Baseball Club of Toin which started only 7 years ago.

On the other hand, it was a disappointment for Hosei University Baseball Club (Champion of Tokyo Big-6), which started in 1915 and had been aiming for the Gold Medal in 31 years at the 15th appearance of this Championship.

Results:

Day 1, Saturday, November 10:
(High School)
 Hokusho 3 - Kyoto Shoei 1
 Urawa Gakuin 4 – Kochi 3
(University)
 Matsuyama (Champion of 3 leagues of Shikoku & Chugoku Region) 0 – Toin Yokohama (Runners-up of 5 leagues of Kanto Region) 7
 Kyoto Gakuen (Runners-up of 5 Kansai Region) 4 – Mie Chukyo (Champion of 3 leagues of Hokuriku & Tokai Region) 6
 Dohto (Champion of Sapporo Student League) 1 – Fukuoka (Champion of Kyushu 6 University League) 3

Day 2, Sunday, November 11:
(High School)
 Sendai Ikuei 6 – Kenritu Gifu Shogyo 2
 Yasuda Gakuen 2 – Kanzei Gakuen 3
(University)
 Fuji (Champion of 3 leagues of Tohoku) 3 – Kokusai Budo (Champion of 5 Leagues in Kanto) 0
 Osaka Taiiku (Champion of 5 Leagues in Kansai) 2 – Toin Yokohama 5

Day 3, Monday, November 12
(High School)
 Okinawa Shogaku 1 - Hokusho 2
 Urawa Gakuin 6 – Harue Kogyo 8
(University)
 Hosei (Champion of Tokyo Big-6 ) 1 –Mie Chukyo 0
 Fukuoka 0 – Asia (Champion of Tohto League)

Day 4, Tuesday, November 13
(High School)
 Sendai Ikuei 7 - Hokusho 1
 Harue Kogyo 2 – Kanzei 10
(University)
 Fuji 2 – Hosei 3
 Asia 0 – Toin Yokohama 2

Day 5, Wedneday, November 14:
(High School)
 Sendai Ikuei 12 – Kanzei 4
(University)
 Hosei 0 – Toin Yokohama 1