Team Report

Takeru expert on the SAMURAI JAPAN Women's training camp second day living-in-; lively high school student trio

June 30, 2018

"SAMURAI JAPAN Women's aiming at the sixth straight victory stayed in a training camp in 8th WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup (August 22-31 days, Florida, America) in HARD OFF ECO stadium Niigata secondary to the day before on 30th.

 We performed all-Japan federation of Women's baseball U18 reinforcement program team (Madonna Stars) and two games, and the second game that the first game served as 8-1, night game measures and performed from 5:30 p.m. beat by 3 - 1.

 The first game opens the scoring by taking the lead on horseback among Iori Miura outfielders (Flora) in first inning. We led with one point by the third Miura, continuation extra-base hit of Yuki Kawabata infielder (Astraia) of cleanup hitter from top of the fifth inning 2 out which we reached in 1-1. Kawabata hit two-base hit in top of the sixth inning at two points of good times, and the veteran group who contributed to straight victory in the past 3 meet led to victory.

 Achievement of two people is expected for Manager Megumi Kitta. It was work of other players to have wanted to see. "There was squeeze oversight and signature error and was extremely toilsome game. We were going to lower Class professional earlier. There is problem. There is anything to those two people and must take by delicate technique when we cannot appear. We gave 30 points and severe think highly of if we acquired score.

 The second game that we excluded two people and faced ran a close race as expected. Cheap at bats are five for seven of U18. Still the second Miwa Tanaka infielder (Asahitrust) kept fast runner of team 1B alive and decided two bunt hits, and delicate technique shined.

 It is twelfth grader combination elected for the first time to have kicked out valuable RBI by lineup of rook superior player's bishop removing. Ririka Tabata catcher (Orioaishin high School) of the team youngest flips high breaking ball from full count in bottom of the second inning 1 out third base back to the center field. It "intended to return (in the runners) only to say. As pitcher was acquaintance in the same age, it was feeling that was not lost. Body did not open and it was innocent saying it was good to be able to cope well and looked back toward initial RBI hit.

 In scene of bottom of the sixth inning 2 out second base which we reached in 2-1, Ami Sakahara (Kyoto Ryoyo High School) which we participated in as "the ninth, center fielder" in spite of being pitcher registration is left front timely hit. The right arm which sit down in clean up by own team, and protects center fielder when do not throw "was tense in pitchers yesterday. Outsider is emotionally more comfortable than pitcher. We will push forward preparations for Throw/Bat dual wielding in future by national team team saying we want to be able to do minimum thing.

 Another twelfth grader, Nana Ishimura pitcher (Riseisha High School) started in advance for the first game of this day, too and pitched well with 1 Run, no hit by pitch 4 striking out with three hits of third inning. "Control was better today. Partner had the same twelfth grader and threw with every effort as we thought that it was not controlled. We believed seniors saying great people protect behind and we gave up and waved arm.

 Manager lowered the corner of the eye to lively play of high school student trio who carried the Japanese flag of full national team on the back for the first time unintentionally, too. "Sakabara is more than expected. We think that we were stimulated to main outfielder. We let you cross Tabata with Sato (Ayami pitcher = Dione) for the first time, but unknown combination of pitches appears and disappears and is interesting. There were presence of mind, calmness unlike high school student, too. Ishimura was good, too. Saying want to praise everybody; as for saying is; talked.

 After the second game is over, we knocked for fried food catching measures in night game for 30 minutes. Saying "there is player without experience of night game, too, and serve as confirmation of calling of fried food"; manager. It became dark day to spend in Stadium for nearly 12 hours from 8:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.

 We perform two games from 9:30 a.m. on July 1 when it is the third day. It is hard schedule, but Manager Kitta explains, "there may be double, double in public performance if rain continues". We let you experience the possible tough situation in camp in public performance now and spend.

8th WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup

Overview Players

Meeting Schedule

From August 22, 2018 to August 31

Opening round

The Wednesday, August 22 23:00 Japan - Dominican Republic
Thursday, August 23 23:00 Hong Kong - Japan
Saturday, August 25 7:00 Japan - Canada
Sunday, August 26 7:00 Cuba - Japan
Monday, August 27 7:00 Japan - Australia
※It is Japan time at the start time (Florida: at time difference -13 time)

Super Round

From August 28, 2018 to August 30

Final Game, 3rd Place Match

September 1, 2018


The United States (Florida)

Participating Countries and Regions (provisional)

Group A
United States, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Netherlands, Puerto Rico

Group B
Japan, Canada, Australia, Cuba, Hong Kong, the Dominican Republic

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