U-15 Asia Challenge Match 2017 performed from November 24 to 26th. It is performed in the blank year of U-15W cup held once in 11th grade and plays a big role in meaning to give rigid boy who plays baseball of the third grade at a junior high school experience of international game equally every year.
Mainly on Players of Giants cup (national junior high school baseball championship) that meeting became the best deciding match more than fences of each junior high school rigid league in Japan, SAMURAI JAPAN U-15 was just formed. It became junction, practice from 2 days before meeting, but ability, consciousness players high together raise solidarity in short Schedule and show original characteristic. We won 3 straight victories in Matsuyama-shi selection, Australia, Chinese Taipei and decided championship.
At press conference before meeting it "is more necessary at upper level Manager Takayuki Shimizu thinks about what should do in team to win, and to be able to act. We said, we want to work as the backer, but players carried it out in a short term.
It was players of key player by each team, but did not neglect voice soup stock and preparations even if it became dugout start. Again. We finished three games, and Manager Shimizu "got a lot of outs by teamwork, too. We said, we have you stretch out more as such out how to get would be necessary in future. Precision of careful play was high, and it was able to minimize Run in spite of being hasty construction team.
"This not being goal" as for what Manager Shimizu also repeated. "It is top-level players by the present generation, but is not used in upper Age Range as now. We loaded with power to be able to become splendid player more and yet more as it was players with good thing saying we want to fix the eyes on the top, and baseball to face.
Their baseball life is still the first half of the game. All players will hold sign called Koshien in high school, but want you to aim at Uniform of SAMURAI JAPAN U-18 and Top Team of there more. Pulse of players who showed high potential to let you expect so in a short term was impressive.
First place Japan (SAMURAI JAPAN U-15 national team) three wins 0 defeats
Second place Chinese Taipei two wins one defeat
Third place Matsuyama-shi selection one win two defeats
Fourth place Australia 0 wins three defeats
Ryuki Watarai infielder (Japanese / Sakura little senior)
11 at bats of seven hits (batting average.636) Six runs batted in
Ko shingi outfielder (Chinese Taipei)
Shuto Yamada pitcher (Matsuyama-shi selection / Matsuyama center Boys)
riamu McCallum pitcher (Australia)
Comments by Players
Ryuki Watarai infielder (Sakura little senior)
"MVP receiving a prize is nice, but it is very happy that team was able to win. You should stretch out where at every sosemeshu plane by playing baseball with good players or became clear. We practice more and aim at higher level here as it is only passage point"
The Ichita Nagumo captain, infielder (Urawa little senior)
Though "we were quiet, the first person was able to make friends very much. All technology was high, too and often learned and became team aiming at victory with smile. If this meeting is over, we become all rival, but want to fight with upper category in the same Uniform again"
U-15 Asia Challenge Match 2017
List of overview Players
From November 24, 2017 to November 26
Friday, November 24 16:30 Japan 11-1 Matsuyama-shi national team
Saturday, November 25 10:00 Australia 1-16 Japan
Sunday, November 26 10:00 Japan 10-6 Chinese Taipei
Japan (Matsuyama-shi, Ehime)
Participation country, area
Japan, Chinese Taipei, Australia, Matsuyama-shi national team