Meiji University wins 68th Japan Collegiate Baseball Title for the first time in 38 years

The final of the 68th Japan Collegiate Baseball Championships was played at Meiji Jingu Stadium on June 17th, 2019 and Meiji University of Tokyo Big-6 University BBL beat Bukkyo University (Keiji University BBL) 6-1 to capture their first crown in 38 years. Meiji’s win put them equal 2nd with Komazawa University (Tohto University BBL) of 6 wins headed by Hosei University (Tokyo Big-6) of total 8 wins in the Championship series.

27 Regional Champions of University Baseball Teams in Japan joined in the elimination tournament at Tokyo Dome and Meiji Jingu Stadium for 7 playing days from June 10 to 17, 2019.

MORISHITA Masato of Meiji awarded MVP and Best Pitcher, followed by Leading Hitter .538 KITAMOTO Kazuki of Meiji, Fighting Spirit Prize Pitcher KINOSHITA Takaya of Bukkyo University and Special Award went to Tokyo University of Agriculture – Hokkaido Okhotsk Team.

All-Japan University Baseball Association will hold a trial inviting 50 candidates in Hiratsuka City from June 21 to 23 and will announce the 24 roster for 43rd U.S.-Japan Intercollegiate Championship in 5 cities in Japan in July, 2019.