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[4/29/2014] Six JWBL players invited to try out for Women’s Samurai Japan

by on Apr.30, 2014 @ 1:33 am, under International, Samurai Japan, Women's Baseball

The Japan Women's Baseball League (JWBL) announced on Monday that six of its players were invited to try out for the Women's Samurai Japan team that will competing at the 6th IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup in September.

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team T B
INF 川端友紀 Kawabata, Yuki East Astraia R L
INF 厚ヶ瀬美姫 Atsugase, Miki East Astraia R L
P/OF 中島梨紗 Nakashima, Risa East Astraia R R
OF 三浦伊織 Miura, Iori West Flora L L
OF/C 中村茜 Nakamura, Akane West Flora R L
P/OF 里綾実 Sato, Ayami North Reia R R

The Women's Samurai Japan team will be playing three exhibition games at the Kantaiheiyo University field in Okayama on May 10 and 11.  The JWBL players are scheduled to participate in the three games.  The two West Flora players will be with the team on May 10 and 11.  The remaining four players will be with the team on May 11.

A total thirty-two candidates are on the preliminary roster.  Twenty are required for the World Cup.

Exhibition Games

  • Game 1 - May 10 @ 13:30 - mixed team from Chugoku and Shikoku
  • Game 2 - May 11 @ 09:00 - mixed team from Kansai
  • Game 3 - May 11 @ 12:30 - mixed team from Kansai

Source: official announcement (JWBL), official announcement (WBFJ), official announcement (Samurai Japan)


The Tanaka Setsuko Kyoto Kekkon Juku (Marriage School) is teaming up with the Japan Women's Baseball League to organize a baseball-themed konkatsu (an event where people can meet potential marriage partners) for 100 people (fifty men, fifty women).  The konkatsu will take place before a Victoria Series game on June 7, 2014 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto.  Admission will be 7,980 yen per person.  Additional information can be found at the announcement link below.

Source: official announcement