Seiko Gakuin misses place in high school baseball final, losing to Sendai Ikuei in semis

Seiko Gakuin of Fukushima Prefecture lost 18-4 to Sendai Ikuei Gakuen from Miyagi Prefecture in the semifinals on the 13th day of the 104th National High School Baseball Championship at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on Aug. 20. Seiko Gakuin had reached the last four for the first time in its 17th appearance and first in three years in the annual tournament. The school failed to become the first finalist from Fukushima Prefecture in 51 years since Iwaki High School finished runner-up in the 53rd championship in 1971. (Translated by Kyodo News)