Tag Archive: 99th Summer Koshien

[8/15/2017] 99th Summer Koshien: Today’s games postponed due to rain

Today’s Summer Koshien games have been postponed due to rain. The decision was made by tournament organizers at 6:05am. Games on the schedule will be pushed back a day. The Finals game will now be played on August 23.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2017


[8/12/2017] Koshien Stats for 2017 Summer Koshien now online

Koshien Stats for 2017 Summer Koshien are now online. My apologies for the delay.

I am still working on names for games from yesterday. If anyone wants to help with the names, drop me a line or post in the comments section down below.

2017 Summer Koshien

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[8/7/2017] 99th Summer Koshien: Players to Watch

A list of players to watch during this year’s Summer Koshien. Definitely not a complete list, but a good place to start.

Are there any players you have an eye on? Post them in the comments section below.



[8/6/2017] 99th Summer Koshien: Start Delayed Due to Typhoon

Summer Koshien organizers announced at 11:00am today that the start of the tournament will be pushed back one day due to Typhoon #5. This is the fourth time opening ceremonies were canceled or delayed in tournament history. The other three times: The sixth (1920), forty-second (1960), and ninety-sixth (2014) tournaments.

Source: JHBF 8/6/2017Nikkan Sports 8/6/2017, Sponichi 8/6/2017, Daily Sports 8/6/2017

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[8/5/2017] Summer Koshien set to start on August 7

The Summer Koshien is set to begin on August 7. Opening ceremony rehearsals will take place on August 6. The Players Oath will be presented by Takikawa Nishi’s Masato Hotta.

The Japan High School Baseball Federation announced today that 170 pitchers from the forty-nine participating schools were examined (shoulders and elbows) and none had to be banned from pitching.

Source: Sanspo 8/5/2017, Sanspo 8/5/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/5/2017


99th Summer Koshien: Schedule

Bracket selections for this year’s Summer Koshien took place today. The full schedule is below and will be updated during the tournament.

For the most up-to-date schedule with scores and more, please see the Koshien Stats section.


  • Modified on August 15 @ 8:01am – games on August 15 pushed back a day due to rain. Source
  • Modified on August 6 @ 5:54pm – start of tournament pushed back a day (from August 7 to August 8) due to Typhoon #5. Source



99th Summer Koshien: Practice Schedule (Complete)

Practice Schedule

Each school will be allowed to use Koshien Stadium for practices for thirty minutes. The remaining schedule will be added once it becomes available.



[7/21/2017] Koshien Stadium practices for Summer Koshien

The Japan High School Baseball Federation announced today that Koshien Stadium practices for the Summer Koshien will take place between August 1 and 4. Schools participating in the tournament will each have thirty minutes of practice time.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2017


[4/19/2017] Fifty-six high schools to participate in 100th Summer Koshien

The steering committee for the Summer Koshien met in Osaka today and decided that the 2018 Summer Koshien will feature a tournament-high fifty-six high schools as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The decision will be approved during a board of directors meeting on April 26.

Regions that will have with an extra bracket (total two):

  • Saitama
  • Chiba
  • Kanagawa
  • Aichi
  • Osaka
  • Hyogo
  • Fukuoka

Source: Sponichi 4/19/2017

In other related news:

  • Brackets for this year’s Summer Koshien will be selected on August 4. The committee decided today that they will go back to setting the schedule for the first three rounds (instead of first two rounds) during initial bracket selections. The committee feels they can improve security assignments if schedules are set before the start of the tournament.
  • The 100th Summer Koshien will take place over seventeen days, beginning on August 5, 2018. Bracket selections will be made on August 2.
  • The deadline to decide whether or not to introduce tie-break rules to the Spring/Summer Koshien next year is late-November.

Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2017, Daily Sports 4/19/2017, Daily Sports 4/19/2017


[11/3/2016] 99th Summer Koshien Preliminary Details

The 99th Summer Koshien Steering Committee held a meeting in Osaka on November 2. A number of details were released.

  • The tournament will take place over a fifteen-day period that begins on August 7 at Koshien Stadium.
  • Forty-nine schools will participate in the tournament. Two schools will be selected from Hokkaido and Tokyo.
  • Brackets will be selected on August 4, 2017 at 16:00 at Festival Hall in Osaka.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/2016

NPB Standings [Full]
Hiroshima 113 69 40 4
Hanshin 109 60 48 1
Yokohama 109 54 51 4
Yomiuri 110 54 55 1
Chunichi 112 46 61 5
Yakult 111 38 71 2
Softbank 111 74 37 0
Rakuten 103 63 39 1
Seibu 109 64 43 2
Orix 107 48 58 1
Nippon Ham 107 39 68 0
Lotte 107 34 72 1
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