- Ishikawa-ken Kougyou (Ishikawa 2) vs. Chikyuu Kankyou (Nagano 2)
- Fukui Koudai Fukui (Fukui 1) vs. Shin-Minato (Toyama 3)
- Nagano Nishi (Nagano 3) vs. Toyama Dai-ichi (Toyama 1)
- Tsuruga Kehi (Fukui 4) vs. Nihon Bunri (Niigata 1)
- Tsubata (Ishikawa 1) vs. Chuuetsu (Niigata 3)
- Toyama Shougyou (Toyama 2) vs. Hokuriku (Fukui 2)
- Komatsu Ootani (Ishikawa 3) vs. Toukai Dai-san (Nagano 1)
- Niigata Meikun (Niigata 2) vs. Harue Kougyou (Fukui 3)
Well, oddly enough the games on the left side were mostly lopsided. Chikyuu Kankyou, Toyama Dai-ichi and Nihon Bunri were not challenged by their opponents. In the other game, Shin-Minato used a 5-run 3rd to take a 5-2 lead, but could not hold it the remainder of the game. They pulled within 1 in the 9th, but fell 7-6.
On the other half, it was a little better. We won't see Harue Kougyou though as they were mercy ruled by Niigata Meikun 12-2 in 8 innings. And as for Tsubata, they won the prefecture, but didn't get any further losing to Chuuestu 6-0. But Toyama Shougyou forced enchousen after scoring a run in the final 3 innings. Sadly in the 11th, the pitching would fall apart giving Hokuriku a 9-3 win. And Toukai Dai-san made a run in the 1st and 2nd innings hold up in a 2-0 win over Komasu Ootani.
In the quarterfinals, Chikyuu Kankyou and Fukui Koudai Fukui played into enchousen - but just for 1 inning as back-to-back doubles gave Chikyuu Kankyou the win in the bottom of the 10th. They will face a game Nihon Bunri squad as Toyama Dai-ichi couldn't repeat their performance of the summer as they were shutout 4-0.
We actually have a chance to have the 2nd straight year of Hokushinetsu representatives coming from the same prefecture (Nagano) because Toukai Dai-san pulled off a stunning upset of Niigata Meikun, taking a 7-0 lead before holding on to win 7-5. They will play Hokuriku who scored a run in the 9th to defeat Chuuetsu 2-1.