The media learned yesterday that a first year student on the Saku Chosei High School baseball team was bullied (slapped around) by other first year members on a number of occasions back in May (the incidents came to light in June after the student that was bullied reported it to a teacher).
The Nagano High School Baseball Federation received the report of bullying from Chosei during the middle of the Nagano tournment on 7/20. The federation allowed the high school to continue playing in the tournament since they weren't carrying any of the first year students that were involved in the bullying on the roster.
The Japan High School Baseball Fedeation issued a stern warning to Chosei on 7/27, prompting the high school to withdraw from the fall tournament.
Yoshitaka Nakamura (sp?), manager of the team, also submitted a letter of resignation after Chosei was eliminated in the Nagano tournament on 7/23.