91st Spring Koshien Schedule

First Round

Date Start Gm First Base Score Third Base
03/23 Sat 10:30 1 Kure
(Hiroshima)
Shiritsu Wakayama
(Wakayama)
  13:00 2 Takamatsu Shogy
(Kagawa)
Kasukabe Kyoei
(Saitama)
  15:30 3 Riseisha
(Osaka)
Seiryo
(Ishikawa)
03/24 Sun 9:00 1 Nissho Gakuen
(Miyazaki)
Narashino
(Chiba)
  11:30 2 Meiho
(Oita)
Yokohama
(Kanagawa)
  14:00 3 Yonago Higashi
(Tottori)
Sapporo Otani
(Hokkaido)
03/25 Mon 9:00 1 Tsuda Gakuen
(Mie)
Ryukoku Dai Heian
(Kyoto)
  11:30 2 Morioka DaiFu
(Iwate)
Ishioka Daiichi
(Ibaraki)
  14:00 3 Yamanashi Gakuin
(Yamanashi)
Sapporo Daiichi
(Hokkaido)
03/26 Tue 9:00 1 Chikuyo Gakuen
(Fukuoka)
Fukuchiyama Seibi
(Kyoto)
  11:30 2 Koryo
(Hiroshima)
Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei
(Aomori)
  14:00 3 Tomioka Nishi
(Tokushima)
Toho
(Aichi)
03/27 Wed 9:00 1 Akashi Shogyo
(Hyogo)
Kokushikan
(Tokyo)
  11:30 2 Matsuyama Seiryo
(Ehime)
Oita
(Oita)
  14:00 3 Keishin
(Fukui)
Toin Gakuen
(Kanagawa)
03/28 Thu 9:00 1 Kumamoto Nishi
(Kumamoto)
Chiben Wakayama
(Wakayama)

Second Round

Date Start Gm First Base Score Third Base
03/28 Thu 11:30 2      
  14:00 3      
03/29 Fri 9:00 1      
  11:30 2      
  14:00 3      
03/30 Sat 9:00 1      
  11:30 2      
  14:00 3      

Quarterfinals

Date Start Gm First Base Score Third Base
03/31 Sun 8:30 1      
  11:00 2      
  13:30 3      
  16:00 4      

Semifinals

Date Start Gm First Base Score Third Base
04/02 Tue 11:00 1      
  13:30 2      

Finals

Date Start Gm First Base Score Third Base
04/03 Wed 12:30      
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SOF

[3/14/2019] Seiichi Uchikawa hurts left wrist

Seiichi Uchikawa hurt his left wrist while running the bases during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on March 13. He was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka and diagnosed with a bone bruise on his left triquetrum. He will not travel with the team and will workout at the farm facilities in Chikugo. He might be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on March 20.

Source: Sponichi 3/14/2019, Daily Sports 3/14/2019, Sanspo 3/14/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2019

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HIR

[3/14/2019] Hiroshima Carp sign Juan Santana to Ikusei contract

The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed twenty-four-year-old infielder Juan Santana to an Ikusei contract. His salary will be an estimated 2.3 million yen. He was assigned the uniform number 146.

Source: Hiroshima 3/14/2019, Sponichi 3/14/2019, Sanspo 3/14/2019, Daily Sports 3/14/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2019, Sports Hochi 3/14/2019

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YOK

[3/14/2019] Yokohama Bay Stars and Arizona Diamondbacks sign working agreement

The Yokohama Bay Stars and Arizona Diamondbacks have signed a three-year working agreement.

… As part of the agreement, the teams will exchange information and non-uniformed personnel with each other throughout the season, including regular visits to both Arizona and Japan.

… In addition to assistance related to professional scouting, player development, roster management, sports medicine and analytics, the teams will work with one another on fan experience, stadium operations, marketing and ticketing initiatives.

Source: Yokohama 3/14/2019, Arizona Press Release,

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SEI

[3/14/2019] Takeya Nakamura slowed by ankle discomfort

The Seibu Lions announced on March 13 that Takeya Nakamura will spend time working out at Seibu 2 Stadium due to discomfort from his right ankle. He was scratched from a game against Orix on March 12 after he started feeling discomfort in the ankle during pre-game practices. He is slated to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on March 19.

Source: Tokyo Sports 3/13/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/13/2019, Sanspo 3/13/2019

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SOF

[3/14/2019] Akira Nakamura out with contusion on right side

Akira Nakamura was taking a break from workouts and exhibition games after he developed discomfort in his right side on March 9. The Softbank Hawks announced that Nakamura was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on March 12 and diagnosed with a contusion in his right oblique muscle.

Source: Daily Sports 3/13/2019, Sports Hochi 3/13/2019, Sponichi 3/13/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/13/2019, Sanspo 3/13/2019, Nishinippon Shimbun 3/13/2019

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[3/13/2019] Tsuyoshi Nishioka to join Tochigi Golden Braves

The BC League’s Tochigi Golden Braves announced that they added thirty-four-year-old Tsuyoshi Nishioka to their roster. He was assigned the uniform number 1. A press conference is scheduled for March 18.

Source: Tochigi 3/12/2019, Sponiochi 3/12/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/12/2019, Sanspo 3/12/2019, Tokyo Sports 3/12/2019, Daily Sports 3/12/2019

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YOM

[3/13/2019] Shinnosuke Abe joins San-gun with calf tightness

Shinnosuke Abe returned to Tokyo on March 12 with tightness in his left calf. He had been traveling with the team and taking things slow, but will join San-gun for workouts today.

Abe is working his way back to catcher this year. He is one of four catchers competing for the everyday Ichi-gun job. This is his second setback. He struggled with back tightness during spring camp. In four exhibition games, he was 1-for-6 with two RBI.

Source: Sponichi 3/13/2019, Sanspo 3/13/2019, Daily Sports 3/13/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/12/2019

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ORI

[3/10/2019] Brandon Dickson leaves exhibition game start with shoulder discomfort

Brandon Dickson started an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants at Kyocera Dome on March 9. He was limited to two innings of work because of discomfort in his right shoulder. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests and diagnosed with an injury to his right subscapularis. His throwing arm will be shut down.

Source: Daily Sports 3/9/2019, Daily Sports 3/10/2019, Sponichi 3/10/2019, Sanspo 3/9/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/9/2019, Sports Hochi 3/9/2019

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SOF

[3/10/2019] Rick van den Hurk to miss opening day starting rotation

Rick van den Hurk is not expected to make the opening day starting rotation. He was scratched from a batting practice pitcher assignment on March 9 because of lower back pain. van den Hurk struggled with a similar condition during spring camp. He will begin a rehab assignment on March 12.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/10/2019, Sports Hochi 3/10/2019, Sanspo 3/10/2019, Nishi Nippon 3/10/2019

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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