The Japan University Baseball Federation (JUBF) released a preliminary roster of thirty-two players earlier today. The JUBF is hoping to select a final roster of twenty-two players after a training camp in March.
Source: Sanspo 1/18/20170 Comments
A steering committee meeting for the 89th Spring Koshien was held in Osaka earlier today. Among things that were discussed/decided/confirmed:
The Japan Amateur Baseball Association released their 2017 schedule of major tournaments. Below are the three biggest tournaments. Additional tournaments are listed in the source link.
|88th Inter-City Tournament||12 days beginning on 07/14||Tokyo Dome||32|
|42nd All Japan Club Baseball Tournament||4 days beginning on 09/01||Seibu Prince Dome||16|
|43rd Industrial League Championships||11 days between 10/30 and 11/13||Kyocera Dome Osaka||32|
Source: JABA schedule0 Comments
The Japan Student Baseball Association met on December 16 to determine punishments for the following cases:
Hyogo Kogyo (Hyogo)
Stealing, giving/receiving stolen goods
Three months beginning on December 14
One month beginning on November 7
Seki Shoko (Gifu)
One month beginning on December 14
Joetsu Sogo Gijutsu (Niigata)
One month beginning on December 1
Yusuhara (Kochi) director
One month beginning on October 30
Niitsu Minami (Niigata) director
External violence, delayed report
Two months beginning on November 22
Kashiwa (Chiba) manager
Internal violence, delayed report
Six months beginning on November 22
Kashiwa (Chiba) director
One month beginning on Novembe 22
Okazaki Shogyo (Aichi) director
Internal violence, verbal abuse
Three months beginning on November 17
Kurashiki (Okayama) director and manager
Six months beginning on November 16
Source: Jiji Press 12/16/20160 Comments
The Japan High School Baseball Federation released a list of nine 21st Century candidate schools earlier today. Three schools will be selected by a committee on January 27, 2017. The selected schools will be able to participate in the 89th Spring Koshien next year.
Source: JHBF announcement0 Comments
The Japan Student Baseball Association and All Japan University Baseball Federation held a meeting in Tokyo on December 7 to discuss the 2017 schedule. Among issues that were decided/confirmed:
|Pos||Name JPN||Name ENG||Team||Age||Times|
|P||佐竹 功年||Satake, Katsutoshi||Toyota Jidosha||33||2|
|C||山内 佑規||Yamauchi, Yuki||Tokyo Gas||28||1|
|1B||佐藤 二朗||Sato, Tsugio||Yamaha||36||2|
|2B||田中 俊太||Tanaka, Shunta||Hitachi Seisakusho||23||1|
|3B||南 善規||Minami, Yoshiki||Toho Gas||32||1|
|SS||源田 壮亮||Genda, Sosuke||Toyota Jidosha||23||1|
|OF||多木 裕史||Taki, Hiroshi||Toyota Jidosha||26||1|
|OF||矢幡 勇人||Yahata, Hayato||Yamaha||26||1|
|OF||菅野 剛士||Sugano, Tsuyoshi||Hitachi Seisakusho||23||1|
|DH||林 稔幸||Hayashi, Toshiyuki||Fuji Jukogyo||36||3|
|Award||Name JPN||Name ENG||Team||Age||Notes|
|Leading Hitter||東向 誠||Higashimukai, Makoto||JR Kyushu||27||.457 (13 G, 21-for-46)|
|Most Runs Batted In||関本 憲太郎||Sekimoto, Kentaro||Nippon Tsuun||27||12 RBI (21 G)|
|Most Home Runs||None|
|Most Wins||佐竹 功年||Satake, Katsutoshi||Toyota Jidosha||33||8-0 (9 G)|
|Best ERA||佐竹 功年||Satake, Katsutoshi||Toyota Jidosha||33||0.81 (9 G, 67 IP, 7 R, 6 ER)|
Game 1 (Finals)
Meiji won its sixth Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament (first in five years)
Chihaya Sasaki (Obirin) gave up three earned runs on five hits over five innings. He faced twenty-six, threw 100 pitches, walked/hit six, and struck out three.
Yuya Yanagi (Meiji) started the game and gave up two earned runs on five hits over four innings. He faced seventeen hitters, threw sixty-three pitches, did not walk a batter, and struck out three.
Tomoya Hoshi (Meiji) pitched five shutout innings in relief. He faced seventeen hitters, threw sixty-six pitches, gave up two hits, walked/hit one, and struck out five. He went 1-for-2 at the plate and hit a solo home run in the eighth.0 Comments
Yuya Yanagi (Meiji) started the game and tossed seven shutout innings. He faced twenty-seven hitters, threw 113 pitches, allowed five hits, walked/hit two, and struck out six. He went 1-for-3 at the plate. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
Tomoya Hoshi (Meiji) recorded two shutout innings in relief. He faced six hitters, threw twenty-three pitches, did not allow any hits or walks, and struck out three.
Yota Kyoda (Nihon) got the start at short and batted third. He went 0-for-3 with two RBI (sac fly to right in the sixth and a run scored on a ground out to second in the eighth).
Tatsuki Ohira (大平 達樹) was the starting catcher for Obirin and batted fifth. He went 2-for-5 with an RBI. He hit a solo home run in the second inning.
Kobayashi (小林 颯) started in center and batted seventh. He went 1-for-2 and hit a solo home run in the second inning.0 Comments
High School Division
Game 1 (Finals)
Riseisha won its first Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament
Yu Takeda (Riseisha) entered the game partway through the third inning. He did not allow any earned runs over 6.1 innings of work. He faced twenty-seven hitters, threw 106 pitches, gave up six hits, walked/hit five, and struck out seven.
Hisanori Yasuga (Riseisha) got the start at third and batted third. He went 2-for-4 with four RBI. He hit a three-run home run in the third inning.
Yu Katayama (片山 悠) was the starting catcher for Riseisha and batted seventh. He went 2-for-5 with four RBI. He hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning.
Kotaro Kiyomiya (Waseda) started at first and batted third. He went 2-for-3: HR9 one RBI, 1B9 one RBI, BB, HBP, F2.
Daiju Nomura (Waseda) got the start at third and batted fourth. He hit a two-run double to center in the third inning.
The winner of the High School division will head to Taiwan on December 23 to play a few exhibition games against local teams. Riseisha may not have enough players for the overseas series because of the timing (off-season). Additional players, most likely pitchers, will be selected from other teams to fill the gaps in the roster.
Source: Daily Sports 11/15/20160 Comments