Naniwa High School withdrew from their Spring Kinki Region Osaka Qualifier game on the 27th after they learned a member of the team slapped a teammate.
According to the school, a number of second-year players rounded up all their first-year teammates for a meeting before classes on the 22nd. The second-year players told their first-year teammates to stop using Twitter because it was not allowed. One of the second-year players then slapped a first-year teammate on the cheek (once). The second-year player has since apologized to the first-year teammate. The first-year teammate did not suffer any injuries.
The incident came to light when parents contacted the school on the 25th. The school in turn filed a report with the Osaka High School Baseball Federation and withdrew from their game on the 27th. The team has been suspended.