Aomori Minami High School pulled out of the Fall Tournament after 5 second year students were reported to have bullied a first year student on their baseball team.
The bullying allegedly started in June and included striking the first year student in the head and back; and stealing money from the student. The first year student ended up leaving the team on the 15th of this month and the high school decided to pull out of the Fall Tournament on the 17th.
The 5 second year students were suspended from school on the grounds that they may have bullied the student.
Letters of Intent:
...Pitcher Unten John Clayton out of Urasoe Technical High School in Okinawa. Clayton was nicknamed the Okinawan Darvish. His fastball tops out at 147km/h.
...Infielder Shota Ohmine (大嶺翔太) out of Yaeyama Shoko High School. Shota is Yuta Ohmine's (LOT) younger brother and hit over 30 home runs in his high school career.