Road to Senbatsu
- def. Ishinomaki Kita 8-0 (7 inn)
- def. Kesennuma 10-0 (6 inn)
- lost Ishinomaki 7-6
- def. Ishihasama Shougyou 3-2 (11 inn)
- def. Tohoku 12-6 (11 inn)
- def. Ishinomaki 11-0 (7 inn)
- def. Shibata 5-4
- lost Sendai Ikuei 2-1
- def. Kuji Kougyou 9-4
- def. Kakunodate 13-11 (10 inn)
- def. Aomori Yamada 4-1
- lost Hachinohe Gakuin Kousei 13-2
Onto the super-regionals and here they faced a plucky Kakunodate squad that just missed out last summer. With the score at a normal 4-2, the teams would combine for 16 runs in the final 3 innings of regulation, sending it to enchousen at 11 all before Kakunodate's pitching staff would be finally depleted. After that was an impressive CG 1-run performance by Satou over Aomori Yamada to send them to the finals. Of course, that's when they ran right smack into Kousei and were routed rather handily. Still, despite 3 losses, their body of work was good enough and had some quality games to warrant an invitation to senbatsu.
On the hill for Touryou is Satou Kouga (佐藤 洸雅). There are no videos of him, and the only thing I have is that he is a rookie ace who throws in the low-mid 130s. Also used was Okamoto Naoki (岡本直己) who seems to be the other reliable pitcher that kantoku Chiba Ryousuke (千葉 亮輔) relies on. He's another relatively younger manager at the age of 42. The only video I have is of the manager at a BBQ back in September.
Which leaves me with very little to go on other than the results, which show some solid results, but at the same time, do not appear to be competitive. They could easily win a game, but just as easily be a one-and-done team. If I find any other information, I'll post it here.
Tomorrow, onto the Kanto Super-Regionals and champion Hakuoudai Ashikaga!