Aoyama Gakuin University announced that outfielder Ko Shimozuru will be their new captain.
For the first time since 1984, Aoyama Gakuin will be starting the 2010 season in the 2nd Division. Moving up to the 1st Division will Kokushikan University. The last time Kokushikan played in the 1st Division was back in 1995.
The two teams played a 2-game series last weekend (11/7-8) to see if a swap would take place. Kokushikan took the series by beat Aoyama Gakuin 5-4 in the first game and 1-0 in the second game.