[6/18/2016] Samurai Japan Collegiate Team: three-day mini-camp, day 1

A three-day mini-camp for the Japan-USA University Baseball Championship began on June 17. Players participated in an intra-squad/batting practice game on the first day. There are currently fifty candidates for the roster. The final roster of twenty-four will be released after the three-day mini-camp.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Reds 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 6
Whites 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 3

Fifty scouts from twelve Japan and US teams were at the game. (Or, according to Sanspo, fifty-one scouts from ten NPB teams, not including Yomiuri and Yakult.)

Kohei Miyadai started the game for the Whites. He gave up a run on three hits over two innings of work. He topped out at 148km/h.

  • 1st inning: 1B9 (SB), Ks, Kl, F8.
  • 2nd inning: F7, BB, 1B8, 2B8 (runner thrown out at home), WP-F7.

Shotaro Kasahara enterd the game in the seventh inning for the Whites. He did not allow any hits over two innings of work, but did walk two. He topped out at 147km/h.

  • 7th inning: BB, BB, F9, G6(DP).
  • 8th inning: Ks, G6, F7.

Ichiro Tamura started the game for the Reds. He tossed two shutout innings and topped out at 149km/h.

  • 1st inning: G6, G4, K.
  • 2nd inning: F9, G3, BB, Ks.

Chihaya Sasaki relieved Tamura and threw two perfect innings in relief. He topped out at 152km/h.

  • 3rd inning: G6, F7, F7.
  • 4th inning: Ks, G5, G4.

Naoki Yoshikawa batted eleventh for the Whites and went 0-for-2.

  • 4th inning: Ks
  • 8th inning: G4

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2016 (game), Nikkan Sports 6/17/2016, Sponichi 6/17/2016, Sponichi 6/18/2016, Sponichi 6/18/2016, Sanspo 6/18/2016

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