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2013-11-03

16 Teams Advanced to 2nd Round at Kyocera Dome Osaka
Reigning Champion JX-Eneos lost to Panasonic


JX-Eneos, the Champion of two previous National Championship and the winner if this year’s Inter-city Championship, lost to Panasonic 0-1 ending a winning streak of 15games.

The 39th National Championship of Japan Amateur Baseball Association (JABA) co-hosted by The Mainichi and Osaka City, participated by 32 regional winners, opened at Kyocera Dome Osaka on October 28 for 11 days.

Preliminaries:

Day 1 October 28:
JFE East Japan (Chiba) 10 – 9 NTT West Japan (Osaka)
Vitalnet (Niigata) 2 – 1 Seino Transportation (Gifu)
Yamaha (Shizuoka) 3 – 4 Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Kazusa Magic (Chiba)

Day 2 October 29:
JFE West Japan (Hiroshima) 0 – 1 HONDA Kumamoto (Kumamoto)
Nippon Express (Saitama) 6 – 0 Nipon Suteel Sumitomo Metal Hirohata (Hyogo)
PANASONIC (Osaka) 1 - 0 JX-Eneos (Kanagawa)

Day 3 October 30:
Tokyo Gas (Tokyo) 1 – 0 Toho Gas (Aichi),
Japan Railway Kyushu (Fukuoka),0 - 1 Fuji Heavy Industries (Gunma)
Segasammy (Tokyo) 3 – 7 Nippon Life Insurance (Osaka)

Day 4 October 31:
TOYOTA (Aichi) 1 – 2 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe (Hyogo)
77 Bank (Miyagai) 7 – 2 Shikoku Bank (Kochi)
Osaka Gas (Osaka) 4 – 7 Japan Railway East (Tokyo)

Day 5 November 1:
Muroran Sharks (Hokkaido) 0 – 2 Japan Railway Tokai (Aichi)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hiroshima (Hiroshima) 3 – 0 Kyushu Mitsubishi Motors (Fukuoka)
Minoshima Baseball Club (Wakayama) 0 – 3 HONDA (Saitama)

Day 6 November 2:
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance (Tokyo) 1– 6 Nippon Shinyaku (Kyoto)
(2nd Round)
Nippon Life Insurance (Osaka) 6 – 3 JFE East Japan (Chiba)
Vitalnet (Niigata) 2 – 3 Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Kazusa Magic (Chiba)



Photos by The Mainichi Newspaper