Koshien High School Baseball Starts Today

Yesterday, typhoon #11, also known as typhoon Halong, passed through the island nation of Japan bringing tons of rain disrupting weekend activities, including the Japanese National High School Baseball Championship.

The opening ceremony was supposed to be held yesterday, Sunday, but because of heavy and wind from the typhoon, the opening ceremony and first games were postponed to today.

This morning, 49 teams marched onto the field, each one representing one prefecture from Japan. Koshien stadium is packed completely with fans and teams bussed in from all of Japan.

After the ceremony, the field was dragged and set up for the first game. Beginning the process of elimination to determine the best Japanese high school baseball team, Heian and Kyoei began warming up.

Let the battles begin! Play ball! Ikimasu!