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Japan’s 22-man Roster for 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series

by on Jun.22, 2009 @ 7:46 am, under Other

Japan's 22-man roster for the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series have been announced.

Pitchers

Code:
NAME                UNIV    YR   HT  WT  T-B  HIGH SCHOOL
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Kazuhito Futagami   Hosei    4  183  80  R-R  Kochi
Yuki Saito          Waseda   3  175  75  R-R  Waseda Jitsugyo
Masahiro Inui       Toyo     3  175  68  L-L  Toyo Himeji
Tatsuya Ohishi      Waseda   3  182  76  R-L  Fukuoka O-hori
Hirokazu Sawamura   Chuo     3  184  86  R-R  Sano Nihon
Tomoyuki Sugano     Tokai    2  185  82  R-R  Tokai Sagami
Yusuke Nomura       Meiji    2  176  72  R-R  Koryo
Yuhei Nakaushiro    Kinki    2  182  73  L-L  Kinki Shingu
Nao Higashihama     Asia     1  181  70  R-R  Okinawa Shogaku

Catchers

Code:
NAME                UNIV    YR   HT  WT  T-B  HIGH SCHOOL
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Shota Koike         Aoyama   3  183  82  R-R  Joso
Takanori Sato       Toyo     3  180  78  R-R  Kasukabe Kyoei

Infielders

Code:
NAME                UNIV    YR   HT  WT  T-B  HIGH SCHOOL
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Ryoji Tanaka        Asia     4  171 115  R-L  Meitoku Gijuku
Shuhei Kojima       Toyo     4  177  73  R-L  Kiryu Daiichi
Masayoshi Kato      Kyushu   4  173  76  R-L  Tohoku
Takahiro Araki      Kinki    4  178  77  R-R  Teikyo Daisan
Ryo Hayashizaki     Toyo     3  174  80  R-R  Toyo Himeji
Keigo Hagihara      Kwansai  1  181  82  R-L  Osaka Toin

Outfielders

Code:
NAME                UNIV    YR   HT  WT  T-B  HIGH SCHOOL
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Keiji Nakahara      Asia     4  181  81  R-R  Musashi Kogyo
Shingo Kamegai      Hosei    4  174  78  R-L  Chukyo
Soichiro Tanaka     Rikkyo   3  175  85  R-L  Saga Nishi
Shota Ishimine      Tokai    3  178  75  R-R  Okinawa Shogaku
Shohei Habu         Waseda   2  180  76  R-L  Koryo

5 games will be played between 7/12-7/16, each in a different locations. The schedule is as follows:

Game 1: 7/12/2009 @ 12:00, Bochan Stadium (Matsuyama)
Game 2: 7/13/2009 @ 18:00, Tokyo Dome
Game 3: 7/14/2009 @ 18:00, Kleenex Stadium
Game 4: 7/15/2009 @ 18:00, Tsuruoka Dream Stadium
Game 5: 7/16/2009 @ 18:00, Jingu Stadium

Rain-out: 7/17/2009, Jingu Stadium

0 comments on “Japan’s 22-man Roster for 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series

  1. Gwynar

    I don’t follow college quite that closely, but I just realized today that Tomoyuki Sugano is Tatsunori Hara’s nephew.

  2. Deanna

    That’s a really fun roster! I hope I can make it to a bunch of the games in Kanto.

    And if you are wondering, that weight on Ryoji Nakata isn’t a typo. He is seriously one of the biggest Japanese guys I have ever seen in my life — looks more like a sumo wrestler than a baseball player.

  3. Gwynar

    Yeah, I was actually wondering about that. When I was writing this up and the suddenly came across "115" I did a double-take. That’s bigger than Takeya Nakamura (he’s listed at 102 on the Lions website) and I thought HE was pretty big.