A second year high school student at Yokohama Hayato High School is making headlines.
3 complete games.
Talk about throwing your arm off. But then Daisuke Matsuzaka most Japanese coaches don't believe in the idea that arms are only capable of throwing an X number of pitches.
Here's a breakdown of those 473 pitches:
July 26th - 165 pitches for a complete game 10-9 win in extra innings over Yokohama High School (knocking Yoshitomo Tsutsugo out of the Koshien).
July 28th - 143 pitches for a complete game 5-1 win over Toko Gakuen.
July 29th - 165 pitches for a complete game 6-5 win in extra innings vs. Toin Gakuin.
Who is he?
He is, "The Smiling Prince."
Or perhaps better known to his friends and family, Imaoka-kun (今岡一平).
It'll be interesting to see how this affects him for next year.
(I'd also list his first name, but unfortunately I'm not 100% sure if the kanji character for his first name reads "Ippei." I'll update this post when I find out what it is.)
BTW: for those wondering, he has thrown 685 pitches so far this summer.