Kita Hokkaido's bid has been claimed and it goes to Asahigawadai! They defeat Obihiro Ootani 5-1 and will make their 7th appearance at Koshien! This is their 1st appearance since 2003.
Obihiro Ootani made a great run, but it just wasn't enough to make their first ever appearance. Hopefully this won't be their only shot.