Osaka Gas wins 45th National Championship of the Japan Amateur Baseball Association (JABA)
The final game of the 45th National Championship of the Japan Amateur Baseball Association (JABA) co-hosted by The Mainichi Newspaper, and participated by 32 teams held at Kyocera Dome Osaka on November 4, 2019. Osaka Gas won for the first time in their 80 years of the Club’s history. By blocking Nippon Life’s attempt to claim the title for the 4th time, 4 – 1.
Pitcher SAKAMOTO Taijyu (Osaka Gas) awarded MVP, HIROMOTO Takuya (Nippon Life) received Fighting Spirit Award, Batting Award FURUKAWA Kouki (Osaka Gas) and the Leading Hitter was HIROMOTO Takuya (Nippon Life) at .667.
Winners of Last 10 Championships
36th JR Kyushu (1st win)
37th TOYOTA (3rd win)
38th JX-ENEOS (2)
39th Nippon Steel-Sumikin Kazusa Magic (1)
40th TOYOTA (4)
41st Nippon Life (3)
42nd YAMAHA (1)
43rd TOYOTA (5)
44th Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagoya (1)
45th Osaka Gas (1)