...Yuki Saito pitched in an exhibition game against Industrial League Fuji Heavy Industries on Tuesday. About 6,000 fans showed up for the game at Ota Municipal Baseball Stadium in Gunma prefecture (Saito's home town).
Saito allowed 3 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings of work. He threw a total 77 pitches and topped out at 142km/h.
The game was even carried on local networks.
There are some images from the game here.
...Koseigakuin High School manager Seiho Kanazawa will be stepping down at the end of the year. Current club director Munemoto Nakai will be taking over after he leaves.
Kanazawa told reporters that he felt he needed some rest after spending the last 14 years managing the team.