Keio University held their first practice of the year on Wednesday in Yokohama. Training included doing 15 laps (5.25km) around the field, fielding practice, and 500 practice swings of the bat.
Toshihito Abe was formally introduced as Sendai Fukushi University's new captain at a team meeting on Wednesday.
Akita Shogyo High School's (Akita) Motoki Kataoka is working on (and has hopes on) becoming a pitcher that can consistently throw fastballs in the 140km/h range. He has managed to increase his weight from 64kg to 72kg since last fall.