The Miyazaki final between Nobeoka Gakuen and St. Ursula was expected to be a close affair. Nobeoka Gakuen had represented Miyazaki in recent years, and St. Ursula is always a contender but has only summitted the top back in 2005.
St. Ursula continuously had to play from behind, but somehow found an answer each time. When Nobeoka scored 3 in the 3rd, Ursula replied with 3 of their own, 2 in the 4th and 1 in the 7th were also replied in kind one inning later.
And so the game would head into extras. But ace Hamauzu from St. Ursula could not last. With 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd, leadoff batter Kajiwara (who earlier caused an error that tied the game) would deliver the go-ahead run. Yokose in his 7th inning of work would close it out to give Nobeoka Gakuen the title! It would be their 7th title and first in 3 years.
St. Ursula alas once again falls just short, and will have to wait for the fall tournament for another shot at Koushien...