Road to Senbatsu
- def. Isesaki Seimei 3-0
- def. Maebashi 2-1
- def. Kiryuu 6-4
- def. Numata 5-2
- def. Takasaki Shougyoudai Fuzoku 3-2
- lost Kendai Takasaki 3-2 (13 inn)
- def. Chiba Keizaidai Fuzoku 3-0
- def. Kasumigaura 2x-1
- def. Sano Nichidai 5-0
- lost Hakuoudai Ashikaga 6-3
The good news is that it would appear that their pitching appears to be doing their job against the competition - remember that they put up their relief corps against Hakuoudai (though that could be interpreted now as a possible weakness). The staff is led by ace Yamada Kazuki (山田 知輝) who throws in the upper 120s-lower 130s with a possible slider, curve and changeup.
Behind him is #11 Higashinomiya(?) Kazuo (東宮 万夫) and #18 Nishiyama Yuuto (西山 雄登). However, they were only used in the final when both teams did not necessarily have incentive to play their 1st team.
Oddly enough, despite Kiryuu Dai-ichi's status as an upper tier team in prefecture, there is very little information on the players outside of the pitchers. I found a short video with highlights of their game against Sano Nichidai, but that's about it.
That means I have surprisingly very little to go on regarding the Kanto runner-ups. The record does not suggest a very robust team to handle senbatsu and perhaps highlights how weak the Kanto region might have been (*ahem*Nisshougakushadai Fuzoku*ahem*), but we'll need to put them in context relative to the other regions.