Aichi Obu High School informed the media today that a second-year student struck a first-year student in the face and broke his cheekbone last month. The first-year student required a one-week hospital stay.
The high school already filed a report with the Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) and the Aichi Board of Education. The JHBF issued the high school a stern warning. The high school baseball team has suspended activities.
According to the high school, on January 27 after practices, at around 7:00pm, a second-year student struck a first-year student on the left side of the face (once). There were no witnesses to the event. The second-year student claims he was trying to discipline the other student as his senior. The student was suspended by the high school.
The media learned today that Hamamatsu Gakuin High School manager Toru Yoshida (38) ripped a second-year student's uniform when he grabbed him during a practice game. The Japan High School Baseball Federation has already issued the high school a warning.
According to the high school, during a practice game on August 2, 2012, a student on the team hit an opposing player with a pitch and failed to apologize. When the student returned to the dugout, Yoshida grabbed him (right chest area) and warned him. In doing so, the back portion of the student's uniform ripped. Both manager and student admitted to the event. The high school has warned the manager and the manager has apologized to the student.
Yoshida is former professional baseball player (Kintetsu Buffuloes) that started managing the Hamamatsu Gakuin High School baseball team in July.
Source: Sponichi 2/22/2013