The Hiroshima Chuo Police Department arrested former Sanyo High School manager Takahiro Kawaoka (39) on suspicions of striking and hurting a Sanyo High School baseball player.
According to the report, Kawaoka allegedly struck a third-year student in the head over ten times on the night of April 12 because of an attitude problem. The attack may have caused acute hearing loss in the student.
Kataoka has denied he hit the student over ten times.
Sanyo High School informed reporters that Kawaoka resigned from his post as manager in April and was handed a one month suspension by the Japan Student Baseball Association.
The third-year student is still on the team, but has not attended practices.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2012
UPDATE 7/6 @ 1:04pm - The Hiroshima prosecutor's office filed a summary indictment against Kawaoka on Thursday. The Hiroshima Summary Court issued a 200,000 yen fine on the same day. The fine was paid by the former manager. Source: Sponichi 7/5/2012
The Aomori High School Baseball Federation officially accepted Aomori Yamada's request to participate in this year's regional qualifier for the Summer Koshien. They also reserved their right to revisit the decision -- at any time, as needed, even during the regional qualifier -- with the Japan High School Baseball Federation.
Aomori Yamada is currently involved in case where a first-year student died after he was struck multiple times by a second year student (both members of the baseball team).
Source: Sponichi 6/26/2012
The four high school mixed team (two to four players from each high school for a total twelve players) was shutout by Obihihiro Minami Shogyo High School 9-0 in the First Round of the Hokkaido Tokachi Regional Qualifier today. Source: Daily Sports 6/26/2012, Sanspo 6/26/2012