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More info from Waseda’s practice game on Tuesday; Spring Koshien practice begins

by on Mar.17, 2010 @ 2:21 pm, under College, High School

Practice for the 82nd Spring Koshien kicked off today at Koshien Stadium.

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Tatsuya Ohishi threw 57 pitches during Tuesday's practice game against Ristumei.  He also topped out his at 150km/h.  His last pitch was clocked at 149km/h.

Yuki Saito topped out at 145km/h.  He threw a total 68 pitches, 21 of which were hit foul.  Of the 14 pitches he threw in the first inning, 10+ were fastballs.  He also worked in his new pitch, a cutter.  Saito faced a total 15 batters over 5 innings of work (he surrendered a single in the 2nd but picked him off).

A total 300 fans, including 25 scouts (4 from Lotte and 3 from Yomiuri), were at the practice game.

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The Japan Student Baseball Association has approved Josai University's (Tokyo Metropolitan Area University Baseball League) request to hire Shigeyori Koharazawa as their manager on Tuesday.  Under high school / university baseball rules, teams must seek permission from the Japan Student Baseball Association when hiring personnel with professional experience.

Koharazawa first day as manager of Josai begins on Wednesday.