Road to Senbatsu
- def. Nara 2-0
- def. Houryuuji Kokusai 11-5
- def. Nara Tousen 7-0 (7 inn)
- def. Kashiba 12-0 (5 inn)
- def. Naradai Fuzoku 11-7
- def. Youkaichi 8-0 (7 inn)
- lost Ryuukokudai Heian 2-1
The super-regionals went about the same as they handled unknown Youkaichi with little trouble before having their offense stonewalled by Heian.
Oda throws slower than average (high 120s), with the standard curve and slider. Reliever Okamoto Kazuma (岡本 和真) is actually their 1B as well as their #4 batter.
I suppose there can be some players on offense to mention for Chiben Gakuen - 2nd batter CF Oonishi Ryouta (大西 涼太) and 3rd batter SS Yoshioka Ikuya (吉岡 郁哉) but the problem I find is that in their one real game against a Koushien power, they managed just 6 hits and none of the extra base variety. It is one game, but it's hard to take any of the other games seriously given Chiben Gakuen's status in the past as well as the weakness of Nara prefecture in general.
If they run into weaker competition, they can take those games, but the minute they run into more stiffer competition, I think it will be hard for them to advance.
Next up, we move on to the Chuugoku region and champions Iwakuni.