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[6/8/2015] 2015 All Japan University Championships: Day 1

by on Jun.08, 2015 @ 6:23 pm, under College
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Day One

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Jingu Stadium - 9:01

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Nara Gakuen University 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Toa University 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 x 3

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 11:45

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Seinan Gakuin University 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Josai Kokusai University 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1x 3

official box score

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Jingu Stadium - 14:19

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Osaka Shogyo University 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 4
Nishi Nippon Kogyo University 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 9:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Kyushu Sangyo University 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Sendai University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kento Kumabara (Sendai) started the game and pitched nine innings. He faced thirty-three hitters, threw 112 pitches, gave up six hits, walked/hit none, struck out thirteen, and gave up three runs (one earned). He topped out at 150km/h.

Kazuki Takara (Kyushu) started the game and tossed nine shutout innings. He faced thirty hitters, threw 120 pitches, gave up two hits, walked/hit one, struck out sixteen, and topped out at 146km/h.

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 11:20

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Kinki University Kogakubu 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jobu University 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 x 6

official box score

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Tokyo Dome - 13:59

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Tokyo Sangyo University Hokkaido Okhotsk 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Fuji University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3

official box score

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[6/1/2015] 2015 All Japan University Championships Schedule – Waseda University wins tournament

by on Jun.01, 2015 @ 11:38 am, under College
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First Round
Date Gm Time Venue First Base Score Third Base
6/8 (Mon) J1-1 9:00 Jingu 奈良学園大
Nara Gakuen University

近畿学生野球連盟
Kinki University Students Baseball League

2-3 東亜大
Toa University

中国地区大学野球連盟
Chugoku University Baseball Federation

6/8 (Mon) J1-2 11:30 Jingu 城西国際大
Josai Kokusai University

千葉県大学野球連盟
Chiba Prefecture Baseball League

3-2 西南学院大
Seinan Gakuin University

九州六大学野球連盟
Kyushu Big 6 Baseball League

6/8 (Mon) J1-3 14:00 Jingu 大阪商業大
Osaka Shogyo University

関西六大学野球連盟
Kansai 6 University Baseball League

4-1 西日本工業大
Nishi Nippon Kogyo University

九州地区大学野球連盟
Kyushu University Baseball League

6/8 (Mon) T1-1 9:00 Tokyo Dome 九州産業大
Kyushu Sangyo University

福岡六大学野球連盟
Fukuoka Big6 Baseball League

3-0 仙台大
Sendai University

仙台六大学野球連盟
Sendai Big-Six University Baseball League

6/8 (Mon) T1-2 11:30 Tokyo Dome 近畿大工学部
Kinki University Kogakubu

広島六大学野球連盟
Hiroshima Big-Six6 Universities Baseball League

1-6 上武大
Jobu University

関甲新学生野球連盟
Kankoshin Student Baseball Federation

6/8 (Mon) T1-3 14:00 Tokyo Dome 東京農業大北海道オホーツク
Tokyo Sangyo University Hokkaido Okhotsk

北海道学生野球連盟
Hokkaido Universities Baseball League

5-3 富士大
Fuji University

北東北大学野球連盟
North Tohoku Universities Baseball League

First Round
Date Gm Time Venue First Base Score Third Base
6/9 (Tue) J2-1 9:00
11:00
Jingu 東日本国際大
Higashi Nippon Kokusai University

南東北大学野球連盟
Minami Tohoku University Baseball League

4-7 大阪体育大
Osaka Taiiku University

阪神大学野球連盟
Hanshin University Baseball League

6/9 (Tue) J2-2 11:30
13:30
Jingu 福井工業大
Fukui Kogyo University

北陸大学野球連盟
University Baseball League of Hokuriku

0-1 皇学館大
Kogakkan University

東海地区大学野球連盟
Tokaichiku Universities Baseball League

6/9 (Tue) T2-1 9:00 Tokyo Dome 京都学園大
Kyoto Gakuen University

京滋大学野球連盟
Keiji University Baseball League

6-3 愛媛大
Ehime University

四国地区大学野球連盟
Shikokuchiku University Baseball League

6/9 (Tue) T2-2 11:30 Tokyo Dome 東海大北海道
Tokai University Hokkaido

札幌学生野球連盟
Sapporo Universities Baseball League

3-1 立命館大
Ritsumeikan University

関西学生野球連盟
Kansai Students Baseball League

Second Round
Date Gm Time Venue First Base Score Third Base
6/9 (Tue) J2-3 14:00
16:00
Jingu 愛知学院大
Aichi Gakuin University

愛知大学野球連盟
Aichi University Baseball League

2-4 東亜大
Toa University

中国地区大学野球連盟
Chugoku University Baseball Federation

6/9 (Tue) T2-3 14:00 Tokyo Dome 東海大
Tokai University

首都大学野球連盟
Tokyo Metropolitan Area University Baseball League

0-4 九州産業大
Kyushu Sangyo University

福岡六大学野球連盟
Fukuoka Big6 Baseball League

Second Round
Date Gm Time Venue First Base Score Third Base
6/10 (Wed) J3-1 9:00 Jingu 城西国際大
Josai Kokusai University

千葉県大学野球連盟
Chiba Prefecture Baseball League

4-7 流通経済大
Ryutsu Keizai University

東京新大学野球連盟
New Tokyo University Baseball League

6/10 (Wed) J3-2 11:30 Jingu 大阪商業大
Osaka Shogyo University

関西六大学野球連盟
Kansai 6 University Baseball League

6-3 大阪体育大
Osaka Taiiku University

阪神大学野球連盟
Hanshin University Baseball League

6/10 (Wed) J3-3 14:00 Jingu 皇学館大
Kogakkan University

東海地区大学野球連盟
Tokaichiku Universities Baseball League

0-3 神奈川大
Kanagawa University

神奈川大学野球連盟
Kanagawa University Baseball League

6/10 (Wed) T3-1 9:00 Tokyo Dome 上武大
Jobu University

関甲新学生野球連盟
Kankoshin Student Baseball Federation

9-0 東京農業大北海道オホーツク
Tokyo Sangyo University Hokkaido Okhotsk

北海道学生野球連盟
Hokkaido Universities Baseball League

6/10 (Wed) T3-2 11:30 Tokyo Dome 専修大
Senshu University

東都大学野球連盟
Tohto University Baseball League

2-1 京都学園大
Kyoto Gakuen University

京滋大学野球連盟
Keiji University Baseball League

6/10 (Wed) T3-3 14:00 Tokyo Dome 東海大北海道
Tokai University Hokkaido

札幌学生野球連盟
Sapporo Universities Baseball League

0-12 早稲田大
Waseda University

東京六大学野球連盟
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

Quarterfinals
Date Gm Time Venue First Base Score Third Base
6/11 (Thu) J4-1 9:00 Jingu 東亜大
Toa University

中国地区大学野球連盟
Chugoku University Baseball Federation

2-6 流通経済大
Ryutsu Keizai University

東京新大学野球連盟
New Tokyo University Baseball League

6/11 (Thu) J4-2 11:30 Jingu 大阪商業大
Osaka Shogyo University

関西六大学野球連盟
Kansai 6 University Baseball League

5-6 神奈川大
Kanagawa University

神奈川大学野球連盟
Kanagawa University Baseball League

6/11 (Thu) J4-3 14:00 Jingu 九州産業大
Kyushu Sangyo University

福岡六大学野球連盟
Fukuoka Big6 Baseball League

1-4 上武大
Jobu University

関甲新学生野球連盟
Kankoshin Student Baseball Federation

6/11 (Thu) J4-4 16:30 Jingu 専修大
Senshu University

東都大学野球連盟
Tohto University Baseball League

3-4 早稲田大
Waseda University

東京六大学野球連盟
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

Semifinals
Date Gm Time Venue First Base Score Third Base
6/13 (Sat) J6-1 11:30 Jingu 流通経済大
Ryutsu Keizai University

東京新大学野球連盟
New Tokyo University Baseball League

3-0 神奈川大
Kanagawa University

神奈川大学野球連盟
Kanagawa University Baseball League

6/13 (Sat) J6-2 14:00 Jingu 上武大
Jobu University

関甲新学生野球連盟
Kankoshin Student Baseball Federation

2-11 早稲田大
Waseda University

東京六大学野球連盟
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

Finals
Date Gm Time Venue First Base Score Third Base
6/14 (Sun) J7-1 13:00 Jingu 流通経済大
Ryutsu Keizai University

東京新大学野球連盟
New Tokyo University Baseball League

5-8 早稲田大
Waseda University

東京六大学野球連盟
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League

[5/3/2015] Tokai University’s Taisuke Maruyama tossed perfect game

by on May.04, 2015 @ 6:05 am, under College

Tokai University's Taisuke Maruyama (third year) tossed a perfect game against Nippon Taiiku University at Yamato Stadium in Kanagawa on May 3. Maruyama needed just ninety-four pitches. He recorded eight strikeouts, eleven ground ball outs, three infield fly ball outs, and five outfield fly ball outs.

The last, and only other, perfect game in Tokyo Metropolitan Area University Baseball League history was tossed by Jiro Ueda (Tokai University) in 1969.

Source: Sponichi 5/3/2015, Sponichi 5/4/2015

[4/28/2015] Samurai Japan University vs the NPB

by on Apr.28, 2015 @ 3:39 pm, under College, NPB, Samurai Japan
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The NPB released the roster that will be playing an exhibition game against the Samurai Japan university team on June 29 at Jingu Stadium (game time is 18:30). The Samurai Japan university team roster can be found here.

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Coaches

Pos Uni Name Team
MGR 76 青山 道雄 Aoyama, Michio 千葉ロッテマリーンズ Chiba Lotte Marines
Coach 83 古屋 英夫 Furuya, Hideo 阪神タイガース Hanshin Tigers
Coach 92 伊東 昭光 Ito, Akimitsu 東京ヤクルトスワローズ Yakult Swallows
Coach 72 田中 幸雄 Tanaka, Yukio 北海道日本ハムファイターズ Nippon Ham Fighters
Coach 84 後藤 孝志 Goto, Koji 読売ジャイアンツ Yomiuri Giants

Players

Pos Uni Name Team T/B DOB
P 13 柿田 裕太
Kakita, Yuta
横浜DeNAベイスターズ
Yokohama Bay Stars
R/R 1992.08.27
P 15 小野 郁
Ono, Fumiya
東北楽天ゴールデンイーグルス
Rakuten Eagles
R/R 1996.10.23
P 15 横山 雄哉
Yokoyama, Yuya
阪神タイガース
Hanshin Tigers
L/L 1994.02.21
P 17 高橋 光成
Takahashi, Kona
埼玉西武ライオンズ
Seibu Lions
R/R 1997.02.03
P 20 安樂 智大
Anraku, Tomohiro
東北楽天ゴールデンイーグルス
Rakuten Eagles
R/L 1996.11.04
P 23 薮田 和樹
Yabuta, Kazuki
広島東洋カープ
Hiroshima Carp
R/R 1992.08.07
P 31 田中 英祐
Tanaka, Eisuke
千葉ロッテマリーンズ
Chiba Lotte Marines
R/R 1992.04.02
P 32 風張 蓮
Kazahari, Ren
東京ヤクルトスワローズ
Yakult Swallows
R/R 1993.02.26
P 36 塹江 敦哉
Horie, Atsuya
広島東洋カープ
Hiroshima Carp
L/L 1997.02.21
P 51 石川 直也
Ishikawa, Naoya
北海道日本ハムファイターズ
Nippon Ham Fighters
R/R 1996.07.11
P 59 岩本 輝
Iwamoto, Akira
阪神タイガース
Hanshin Tigers
R/L 1992.10.21
P 64 二木 康太
Futaki, Kota
千葉ロッテマリーンズ
Chiba Lotte Marines
R/R 1995.08.01
P 92 平良 拳太郎
Taira, Kentaro
読売ジャイアンツ
Yomiuri Giants
R/R 1995.07.12
C 10 清水 優心
Shimizu, Yushi
北海道日本ハムファイターズ
Nippon Ham Fighters
R/R 1996.05.22
C 55 山川 晃司
Yamakawa, Koji
東京ヤクルトスワローズ
Yakult Swallows
R/R 1996.11.15
INF 3 西浦 直亨
Nishiura, Naomichi
東京ヤクルトスワローズ
Yakult Swallows
R/R 1991.04.11
INF 33 山川 穂高
Yamakawa, Hotaka
埼玉西武ライオンズ
Seibu Lions
R/R 1991.11.23
INF 37 三木 亮
Miki, Ryo
千葉ロッテマリーンズ
Chiba Lotte Marines
R/R 1991.10.25
INF 38 岡本 和真
Okamoto, Kazuma
読売ジャイアンツ
Yomiuri Giants
R/R 1996.06.30
INF 46 谷内 亮太
Yachi, Ryota
東京ヤクルトスワローズ
Yakult Swallows
R/R 1991.02.03
INF 50 大嶺 翔太
Omine, Shota
千葉ロッテマリーンズ
Chiba Lotte Marines
R/R 1991.09.17
INF 57 香月 一也
Katsuki, Kazuya
千葉ロッテマリーンズ
Chiba Lotte Marines
R/L 1996.04.16
INF 61 和田 恋
Wada, Ren
読売ジャイアンツ
Yomiuri Giants
R/R 1995.09.26
INF 203 橋爪 大佑
Hashizume, Daisuke
中日ドラゴンズ
Chunichi Dragons
R/B 1992.03.30
OF 26 淺間 大基
Asama, Daiki
北海道日本ハムファイターズ
Nippon Ham Fighters
R/L 1996.06.21
OF 53 石川 貢
Ishikawa, Mitsugu
埼玉西武ライオンズ
Seibu Lions
R/L 1991.06.16
OF 56 武田 健吾
Takeda, Kengo
オリックス・バファローズ
Orix Buffaloes
R/R 1994.04.18
PF 67 岸里 亮佑
Kishisato, Ryosuke
北海道日本ハムファイターズ
Nippon Ham Fighters
R/L 1995.04.03
OF 122 釜元 豪
Kamamoto, Go
福岡ソフトバンクホークス
Softbank Hawks
R/L 1993.09.03

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Changes:

  • June 25. Source: official announcement
    In - Kota Futaki (LOT), Tomohiro Anraku (RAK), Atsuya Horie (HIR), Akira Iwamoto (HAN), Shota Omine (LOT), Ryota Yachi (YAK), Ryosuke Kishisato (HAM).
    Out - Eisuke Tanaka (LOT), Fumiya Ono (RAK), Kazuki Yabuta (HIR), Yuya Yokoyama (HAN), Ryo Miki (LOT), Naomichi Nishiura (YAK), Daiki Asama (HAM).

[4/28/2015] Samurai Japan University Team (Universiade)

by on Apr.28, 2015 @ 2:05 am, under College, Samurai Japan
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Uni Pos Name JPN Name ENG University Yr T/B Ht Wt Experience
11 P 上原 健太 Uehara, Kenta Meiji University 4 L/L 190 86
14 P 濱口 遥大 Hamaguchi, Haruhiro Kangawa University 3 L/L 173 83 2014 HBW
17 P 今永 昇太 Imanaga, Shota Komazawa University 4 L/L 178 78
18 P 吉田 侑樹 Yoshida, Yuki Tokai University 4 R/R 187 79 2014 HBW
19 P 井口 和朋 Iguchi, Kazutomo Tokyo Nogyo University Hokkaido Okhotsk 4 R/R 177 73
15 P 柳 裕也 Yanagi, Yuya Meiji University 3 R/R 180 78
20 P 澤田 圭佑 Sawada, Keisuke Rikkyo University 3 R/L 178 90
21 P 田中 正義 Tanaka, Seigi Soka University 3 R/R 186 89 2014 HBW
16 P 高橋 礼 Takahashi, Rei Senshu University 2 R/R 186 77
2 C 北村 祥治 Kitamura, Shoji Asia University 4 R/R 177 77 2014 HBW
10 C* 坂本 誠志郎 Sakamoto, Seishiro Meiji University 4 R/R 175 77 2013 NB, 2014 HBW
22 C 宇佐見 真吾 Usami, Shingo Josai Kokusai University 4 R/L 180 89
1 INF 柴田 竜拓 Shibata, Tatsuhiro Kokugakuin University 4 R/L 167 68 2014 HBW, 2014 21UWC
3 INF 藤岡 裕大 Fujioka, Yudai Asia University 4 R/L 178 80 2013 NB
5 INF 茂木 栄五郎 Mogi, Eigoro Waseda University 4 R/L 171 75 2014 HBW
6 INF 横尾 俊建 Yokoo, Toshitake Keio University 4 R/R 175 86 2011 AAA
28 INF 山足 達也 Yamaashi, Tatsuya Ritsumeikan University 4 R/R 174 67 2014 HBW
4 INF 下石 涼太 Shimoishi, Ryota Tokai University 2 R/L 172 68
8 OF 桝澤 怜 Masuzawa, Ryo Asia University 4 R/R 181 85
9 OF 髙山 俊 Takayama, Shun Meiji University 4 R/L 181 84
24 OF 谷田 成吾 Yada, Seigo Keio University 4 R/L 183 87 2011 AAA, 2014 HBW
26 OF 吉田 正尚 Yoshida, Masataka Aoyama Gakuin University 4 R/L 172 78 2013 NB, 2014 HBW
7 OF 佐藤 拓也 Sato, Takuya Rikkyo University 3 R/L 172 75 2012 U18WC, 2014 HBW

Seishiro Sakamoto is the team captain.

Experience Key

  • 2011 AAA: 9th Asian 18U Baseball Championship
  • 2012 U18WC: 25th 18U Baseball World Championship
  • 2013 NB: 39th Japan-US Baseball Series
  • 2014 HBW: 27th Haarlem Baseball Week
  • 2014 21UWC: 1st 21U World Cup

Upcoming Schedule

  • Mini camp: June 19 - June 22 = Batting Palace Soseki Stadium Hiratsuka
  • Mini camp: June 28 - July 1 = Meiji University Baseball Stadim, others

Source: official announcement (JUBF), official announcement (Samurai Japan)

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[4/22/2015] Samurai Japan university team to play exhibition game against NPB team in June

by on Apr.23, 2015 @ 9:00 am, under College, NPB, Samurai Japan
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The NPB and the All Japan University Baseball Federation announced that the Samurai Japan university team will be playing an exhibition game against a team of NPB players on June 29, 2015. The game is set to start at 6:30pm at Jingu Stadium. There will be no make-up date in the event of a cancellation due to bad weather conditions. Tickets to the game will become available on May 9.

Other information about the game:

  • The game will end at nine innings, regardless of score. Games will become official after five innings.
  • The NPB team will use the dugout on the third base side and will be considered the away team. The Samurai Japan university team will use the dugout on the first base side and will be considered the home team.
  • The designated hitter rule will be used.
  • The standard NPB baseball will be used.
  • The Samurai Japan university team roster will be unveiled on April 27. The NPB roster will be unveiled on April 28.

Source: official announcement (NPB), official announcement (JUBF), official game site (Samurai Japan)

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Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments [4/16/2015]

by on Apr.16, 2015 @ 6:43 pm, under College, High School
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The Japan Student Baseball Association met on Thursday to determine punishments for the following cases:

University

Suspensions

道都大学の部長
Dohto University director
未成年部員の飲酒の報告遅れ
Delayed report on underage drinking
2月28日から3カ月
Three months beginning on February 28

High School

Game Suspensions

東陵(宮城)
Toryo (Miyagi)
部員の暴力
Violence
3月24日から8月21日
From March 24 until August 21
宇部西(山口)
Ube Nishi (Yamaguchi)
部員の窃盗
Stealing
2月10日から1カ月
One month beginning on February 10
新居浜東(愛媛)
Niihama Higashi (Ehime)
部員のいじめ
Bullying
2月28日から7月10日
From February 28 until July 10
藤井寺工科(大阪)
Fujiidera Koka (Osaka)
部員の暴力
Violence
3月16日から3カ月
Three months beginning on March 16
京都国際(京都)
Kyoto Kokusai (Kyoto)

Violence
4月2日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 1

Dismissals

県名、校名非公表の部長
School name, prefecture withheld director
県青少年保護育成条例違反
Violated Prefecture Youth Protection Ordinance

Suspensions

早稲田実(東京)の部長
Waseda Jitsugyo (Tokyo) director
1年生を3月の練習試合に出場させた
Allowed first-year players to play in a practice game in March before their entrance ceremony
5月15日まで1カ月
One month until May 15
藤岡工(群馬)の監督
Fujioka Kogyo (Gunma) manager
暴力と報告遅れ
Violence and delayed report
3月18日から6カ月
Six months beginning on March 18
日新(大阪)の監督
Nissin (Osaka) manager

Violence and delayed report
3月21日から4カ月
Four months beginning on March 21
太田一(茨城)の監督
Ota Daichi (Ibaraki) manager
暴力と暴言、報告遅れ
Violence, strong language, and delayed report
2014年12月19日から4カ月
Four months beginning on December 19, 2014
藤岡工(群馬)の部長
Fujioka Kogyo (Gunma) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
4月8日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 8
尚志学園(北海道)の監督
Shoshi Gakuen (Hokkaido) manager

Delayed report
4月8日から1カ月
One month beginning on April 8
京都国際(京都)の部長
Kyoto Kokusai (Kyoto) director

Delayed report
4月7日から1カ月
One month beginning on April 7
小牧(愛知)の監督
Komaki (Aichi) manager

Delayed report
4月6日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 6
東海大星翔(熊本)のコーチ
Tokaidai Seisho (Kumamoto) coach
酒気帯び運転で交通事故
Driving under the influence, car accident
無期
Indefinite

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Source: Jiji Press 4/16/2015

[4/6/2015] U18 and University Samurai Japan practice games

by on Apr.07, 2015 @ 5:24 am, under College, High School, Samurai Japan
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The NPB announced on April 6 that a team of Ni-gun players will be playing the University Samurai Japan team on June 29. The game will be played at night at Jingu Stadium. There is no make-up day. Lotte Ni-gun manager Michio Aoyama will manage the Ni-gun team.

Source: Sponichi 4/6/2015

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The High School Baseball Federation announced on March 20 that the U18 Samurai Japan team will play the University Samurai Japan team on August 26 at Koshien Stadium. The game is scheduled to start at 6:00pm. Osaka Toin manager Koichi Nishitani will manage the U18 team.

Source: Sponichi 3/21/2015, Daily Sports 3/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/20/2015

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The U18 team will be competing in the U18 Baseball World Cup that begins on August 28. The University team will be competing at the Universiade that begins on July 1.

[3/18/2015] Samurai Japan University Team plays two

by on Mar.19, 2015 @ 4:12 am, under College, Samurai Japan
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Mini-camp for the Samurai Japan university team began on March 17. Two practice games were played on March 18. There are currently thirty-one players on the preliminary roster. Cuts are expected to come after a meeting on March 31. The final roster of twenty-two will be set by May 1.

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Game 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Keio University 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 7
Samurai Japan 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6

Nikkan Sports Play-by-Play

Game 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R
Samurai Japan 0 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
JX-ENEOS 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6

Nikkan Sports Play-by-Play

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Catcher Shingo Usami took a ball off his face during practices on March 17 and suffered fractures in three locations. He is currently getting rest at home.

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Source: Sanspo 3/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/18/2015

[3/9/2015] JABA, JUBF special rules to speed up games

by on Mar.10, 2015 @ 4:58 am, under College, High School, Industrial, NPB

Japan Amateur Baseball Association and the All Japan University Baseball Federation introduced special rules on February 3 to help speed up Industrial League and University League baseball games this year.

  1. Pitchers will be allowed to throw up to five practice pitches.
  2. The pitcher will have up to twelve seconds with no runners and up to twenty seconds with runners to throw the ball after the catcher or other infielder gets the ball from the umpire. If there is no runner on base, the batter will be given a ball. If there are runners, the batter will be given a ball after three failed attempts. The twenty second clock will reset on pick-off throws.
  3. Managers and coaches will have to follow rule 8.06 when visiting pitchers on the mound.
  4. Managers and coaches will be allowed to make three mound visits during one nine inning game. A visit will not be counted as a mound visit when pitchers are changed. Pitchers will automatically be removed from games after three mound visits. Rule 8.06 will be used during extra innings.
  5. If a pitching change is made in the middle of the inning and the manager or coach stays while the new pitcher begins warm-ups, the stay will be counted as one mound visit. The same will apply when pitchers are changed before the start of an inning. Visits will be counted as mound visits during pitching changes if the manager or coach stays when the new pitcher begins warm-ups.
  6. The manager or coach will have to announce a pitching change to the umpire before their fourth mound visit or second mound visit in one inning.
  7. During double-switches, the manager must announce batting order changes to the umpire before they cross the foul line. Double-switches will not be allowed once the manager or coach crosses the foul line.
  8. Mound visits by managers or coaches will be limited to forty-five seconds.
  9. Infielders, including catchers, will be allowed to one mound visit per inning. One infielder will be allowed to visit the mound when the manager or coach visits the mound. This will count as one mound visit by an infielder. The catcher will be allowed to visit the mound after a new pitcher finished throwing warm-ups. This will not be counted as a mound visit by an infielder.
  10. Managers will be allowed to call time and speak to batters, base runners, or coaches up to three times during the game. Managers will be allowed to call time to speak to batters, base runners, or coaches up to one time for every three innings in extra innings. Managers will be allowed to talk to batters, base runners, or coaches during other moments when time is called (for example: opponent manager or coach is visiting the mound, injury on the field, player substitutions) without any penalty, provided they do not delay the game.

Source: official announcement

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The NPB announced a number of rule updates on January 27. Among them:

  • Rule 6.10b - Pitchers can replace designated hitters as a hitter or runner, but that will terminate the designated hitter role for the remainder of the game. A pitcher in the game can become a hitter or runner for the designated hitter.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 1/8/2015

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Umpire licenses will be introduced at the amateur baseball level. There will be four classes: S, 1, 2, 3. Class 1 licenses will be required for high school Koshien Tournaments and various other national tournaments.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/9/2015