Team Report

We win a clear-cut victory over the virtual United States where playing according to a manager's signal was decided on on the SAMURAI JAPAN Women's camp third day

July 1, 2018

"SAMURAI JAPAN Women's aiming at the sixth straight victory faced in 8th WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup (August 22-31 days, Florida, America) in HARD OFF ECO stadium Niigata after three days of training camp on 1st.

 Manager Megumi Kitta became game that crop was the end on that day 2 turn from the day before when she acquired 30 points and hard score.

 Particularly, we show quality of Japan in game with junior high school boy team "Niigata young people" who placed as the virtual United States everywhere and win a clear-cut victory in 4-1. We handled one game in the morning, and two games, this day continued keeping high concentration under the hot weather more than temperature 32 degrees in the physically severe situation the day before, too.

"There was batting power and, concerning left-hander who threw balls more than 130 kilos, made setting the United States. So as to be able to do too much it, and to be scared. Manager appreciated contents which gained a complete victory with three cheap at bats for six of partner.

 We did on the third day, and playing according to a manager's signal was decided offense and defense together. At first we guard. Although Rina Taniyama pitcher (Astraia) which started in advance permitted five hits, first inning stabbed second inning with the first base runner by check the second base runner. Breath with the Ayaka Deguchi captain (Hanamaui) who followed shortstop was good.

It "was good to do well. Check and fielding are weapons of oneself. Flow be brought adversely without handing flow to partner. Saying as think that there is not so scene to be able to aim at by check, want to be decided by blow; Taniyama. We pitched well with 1 Run in forth inning when we came through pinch at minimum.

 Akino Tanaka pitcher (Shobi University) which broke out in mound stabbed fifth inning which continued with the first base runner by check in 2 person continuations. We controlled first inning in no hits nothing Run saying "it became confidence as we were not so good at check" and tied to the third person Asaka Tsuru (Reia).

 By attack, we pressed by double steal and squeeze at a stretch. Bottom of the second inning of one point of lead. Manager Kitta took time in 1 out 1B which we widened by sacrifice bunt error, good opportunity of third base and called hitters and two runners together. Strategy that Miwa Tanaka infielder (Asahitrust) of run tries delayed steal while Tomomi Nakada outfielder (Dione) standing in turn at bat is dressed in squeeze, and infielder Yaya Kojima of a three race (International Pacific University) makes a start on seeing second base throw of catcher. Kojima which we made a start in exquisite timing and plunged home base into nodded saying it "is role we appeared in base somehow, and to rummage".

 Furthermore, we let squeeze succeed in the second Deguchi when Nakata was beyond L and hit timely three-base hit. "We sandwiched hitters running fast between, but may be interesting until now even if we display behind (the batting order) like this time. Manager Kitta blew up image of new attack pattern saying we thought that it became weapon (as for the double steal).

 There was scene where catcher the ninth Yuka Ogata (Riseisha RECTOVENUS) decided two-strike bunt squeeze in game with federation of all-Japan Women's baseball U18 reinforcement program team (Madonna Stars) carried out in the morning. With this first goal as a start, we take three points in second inning in timely hit and sacrifice fly of the higher batting order and win in 5-1. When "we could not beat, we let the bottom of the batting order held out (in partner pitcher in PC) throw, and we got walk, and there was. Each has begun to understand the role. We want to acquire 75 points today. For clear victory with continuing two games, and Small baseball of specialty functioning, cheeks of Manager Kitta melted unintentionally, too.
 Still players do not have chance. After having finished two games, we confirmed way of moving of signature that accepted intention and scene severally. Niigata camp takes careful play seriously more on remainder 2nd, too.

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 8-0 Dominican Republic
Thursday, August 23 23:00 0-23, Hong Kong Japan
Saturday, August 25 7:00 Japan 2-1 Canada
Sunday, August 26 7:00 Cuba 1-4 Japan
Monday, August 27 7:00 Japan 5-1 Australia
※The start time Japan time (Florida: at time difference -13 time)

Super Round

The Wednesday, August 29 7:00 Japan 3-0 United States
Thursday, August 30 2:00 Japan 2-1 Chinese Taipei
Thursday, August 30 22:00 Japan 10-0 Venezuela
※The start time Japan time (Florida: at time difference -13 time)


Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:00 Japan 6-0 Chinese Taipei
※The start time Japan time (Florida: at time difference -13 time)


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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