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Introduction of Samurai Japan top team players / Kohdai Senga (Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks)

February 11, 2018

 In foreign hitters said to that there are many batters swinging strong, the most effective one is said to be ball of vertical change. Senga surprised "the world" to weapon with precious sword, fork of heredity 2 meetings consecutively in WBC of March of last year when we made a foray into a little over four.

 Senga had fork ball nationwide from the anonymous Gamagori high (Aichi) times, but "we opened finger and threw in those days and were not able to call with fork. For feeling such as split, we exclude glance of hitters. We look back saying it was never passing type of pitch.

 We join in upbringing draft, and follower registers in (April) in the middle of the professional second year. We were taught grip of fork by Chunichi, Ichiki Yoshimi by private training of January before season began in off, 2013. We had own weapon while making trial and error. We give two columns of first victory for 16 years and, in the fourth WBC of last March when we achieved entering Top Team for the first time, will show the truth height.

 Primary round Game 2 with Australia. SAMURAI JAPAN succeeds in net win in top of the seventh inning when we rescue with one to one bottom of the sixth inning, third person. Senga made 4 striking out and rhythm with 2 innings from seven hitters, and it was the winning pitcher by the international meeting debut match.

 Force accelerates more when we begin the second round. Pitch from fifth inning with Game 1, the third person with the Netherlands; second inning no Run. We completely got one hit of fifth inning no Run and trust of Manager Hiroki Kokubo when appointed as the starting pitcher by Game 3 with Israel on middle 2nd.

 The final round over the United States. The semifinals with the United States for Final Game advance became fight that vexation remained. The forerunner, Tomoyuki Sugano (giant) is nice pitching of sixth inning 1 Run. Ryosuke Kikuchi (Hiroshima) gave off tie score solo of revival in 0 to one bottom of the sixth inning, and it was Senga to have rescued from top of the seventh inning.

 This time, Senga are tripartite consecutive strikeouts of the best part for major leaguer. Bottom of the eighth inning cuts opening batsman for struck out swinging, too, and 4 person continuations strike out. However, RF taking the lead on horseback is exposed to L middle two-base hit more and makes dying two, pinch of third base on-deck hitter. We got on-deck hitter out on grounder to 3B, but ball did not stick to the hand, and the third baseman, Nobuhiro Matsuda (SoftBank) permitted net win of a three race. Meeting first Run became one point of deep regret for Senga definitely.

 However, throw of Senga praised the American local media highly. We leave number of the best part called 16 striking out of meeting top Thailand by pitcher's earned run average 0.82, 11 innings by four games. We were merely elected from Japan National Team by one, Masahide (the top nine) according to position of sponsor Announcement.

 We just became 25 years old in this January. For the Olympics after 11th grade, Manager Inaba sends "nature ogaaru which is used to pitcher on behalf of Japan" and expectation, too.

"We have you choose and are very honored. We prepare well and want to face game to be able to exert own power"

 Motto of Senga "becomes if we form". Dream comes true if we repeat efforts. Senga continues being Japanese people of the whole country, "star of baseball fan desired".

ENEOS SAMURAI JAPAN series 2018

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Game Schedule

Saturday, March 3 19:00 Japan vs. Australia
Sunday, March 4 19:00 Australia vs. Japan

Stadium

Saturday, March 3 Nagoya Dome
Sunday, March 4 KYOCERA Dome Osaka

Entered team

Japan - Australia

Introduction of Samurai Japan top team players
History of fierce battle in Australia
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