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2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade Schedule and Results: Finals rained out, Japan and Chinese Taipei award Gold

by on Jul.07, 2015 @ 11:14 pm, under College, International, Samurai Japan
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Date Time Group Game Venue Road Score Home Links
07/06 Mon 11:00 B 1 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Mexico 1-9 Chinese Taipei Gwangju
07/06 Mon 12:00 A 2 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field France 2-3 China Gwangju
07/06 Mon 17:00 B 3 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Czech Republic 4-5 United States Gwangju, WUG USA
07/06 Mon 18:00 A 4 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Japan 8-0 Korea Gwangju, Samurai Japan
07/07 Tue 11:00 A 5 Mudeung Baseball Stadium China 0-9 Japan Gwangju, Samurai Japan
07/07 Tue 12:00 B 6 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field United States   Mexico  
07/07 Tue 17:00 A 7 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Korea   France  
07/07 Tue 18:00 B 8 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Czech Republic   Chinese Taipei  
07/08 Wed 11:00 B 9 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Mexico 0-8 Czech Republic Gwangju
07/08 Wed 12:00 B 10 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Chinese Taipei 5-3 United States Gwangju, WUG USA
07/08 Wed 17:00 A 11 Mudeung Baseball Stadium France 0-10 Japan Gwangju, Samurai Japan
07/08 Wed 18:00 A 12 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field China 0-14 Korea Gwangju
07/09 Thu 11:00 B 6 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field United States 7-3 Mexico Gwangju, WUG USA
07/09 Thu 17:00 B 8 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Czech Republic 3-5 Chinese Taipei Gwangju
07/09 Thu 18:00 A 7 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Korea 13-0 France Gwangju
Semifinals
07/10 Fri 11:00 5th-8th 13 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Mexico 4-5 China Gwangju
07/10 Fri 12:00 Semi 14 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field United States 0-8 Japan Gwangju, Samurai Japan, WUG USA
07/10 Fri 17:00 5th-8th 15 Mudeung Baseball Stadium France 8-10 Czech Republic Gwangju
07/10 Fri 18:00 Semi 16 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Korea 0-2 Chinese Taipei Gwangju
Standings Games
07/11 Sat 10:30 7th/8th 17 Mudeung Baseball Stadium France 2-4 Mexico Gwangju
07/11 Sat 16:30 5th/6th 19 Mudeung Baseball Stadium Czech Republic ++ China  
Medals Games
07/11 Sat 13:00 Bronze 18 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field United States 6-14 Korea Gwangju, WUG USA
07/11 Sat 19:00 Gold 20 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field Chinese Taipei ** Japan Samurai Japan

Three games on July 7 were rescheduled to July 9 due to heavy rain.

++ Game was rained out, both China and the Czech Republic finished in 5th place.
** Game was rained out, both Japan and Chinese Taipei were awarded Gold Medals.

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[6/25/2015] Samurai Japan University vs NPB: More details

by on Jun.25, 2015 @ 5:36 pm, under International, NPB, Samurai Japan
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Samurai Japan released a little more information about the upcoming Samurai Japan university team's exhibition game against the NPB on June 29.

Samurai Japan University (First Base) vs NPB (Third Base)
June 29 at Jingu Stadium. Start: 6:30pm. Gates Open: 5:00pm
Same day tickets will be available at the Jingu Stadium ticket office, beginning at 3:00pm.

Ticket Prices

Seat Cost (Yen)
Special Infield Reserved 3,000
Special Infield Reserved, with Replica Uniform 4,500
Special Infield Reserved, with Glove 3,500
Infield Area Reserved 1,500
Infield Area Reserved, with Replica Uniform 3,000
Infield Area Reserved, with Glove 2,000
Family Seat (Five), with Replica Uniform 20,000
Family Seat (Four), with Replica Uniform 16,000
Family Seat (Two), with Replica Uniform 8,000
Balcony Seat (Four), with Replica Uniform 16,000
Non-Reserved 1,000
Non-Reserved, with Replica Uniform 2,500
Non-Reserved, with Glove 1,500

Tickets can still be purchased online, over the phone, or at ticket stores.

Announced Pitcher Change

Lotte announced on June 25 that Eisuke Tanaka will not be able to make his scheduled start for the NPB team and will not be participating in the game due to tightness in his right elbow. The NPB has selected Rakuten's Tomohiro Anraku as their new starter.

Source: Daily Sports 6/25/2015, Daily Sports 6/25/2015

A number of roster changes have been made. See the links at the bottom for more information.

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[6/22/2015] Samurai Japan University Team plays two exhibition games

by on Jun.22, 2015 @ 11:54 pm, under College, International, NPB, Samurai Japan
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The Samurai Japan university team played exhibition games against Industrial League teams on June 20 and 21. The university team is also scheduled to play an exhibition game against the NPB at Jingu Stadium on June 29. Starters for the game were released on June 22: Haruhiro Hamaguchi will get the start for the university team and Eisuke Tanaka for the NPB.

The university team is gearing up for the 2015 Gwangju Universiade (July 6-11) in Korea.

Source: Daily Sports 6/22/2015

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[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).
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[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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[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

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[1/20/2015] Candidates for Samurai Japan’s University Team

by on Jan.20, 2015 @ 11:06 pm, under College, Samurai Japan
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Samurai Japan released a list of candidates for the University Team on Tuesday. The University Team will be competing at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju (July 3-14).

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Univ Yr T/B
P 井口 和朋 Iguchi, Kazutomo Tokyo Nogyo University Hokkaido Okhotsk 4 R/R
P 上原 健太 Uehara, Kenta Meiji University 4 L/L
P 今永 昇太 Imanaga, Shota Komazawa University 4 L/L
P 西村 天裕 Nishimura, Takahiro Teikyo University 4 R/R
P 吉田 侑樹 Yoshida, Yuki Tokai University 4 R/R
P 齋藤 弘志 Saito, Hiroshi Chubu Gakuin University 4 L/L
P 石田 光宏 Ishida, Mitsuhiro Kansai University 4 R/R
P 柳 裕也 Yanagi, Yuya Meiji University 3 R/R
P 田中 正義 Tanaka, Seigi Soka University 3 R/R
P 澤田 圭佑 Sawada, Keisuke Rikkyo University 3 R/L
P 濵口 遥大 Hamaguchi, Haruhiko Kanagawa University 3 L/L
P 高橋 礼 Takahashi Senshu University 2 R/R
P 井手 亮太郎 Ide, Ryotaro Kyushu Sangyo University 2 R/L
C 宇佐見 真吾 Usami, Shingo Josai Kokusai University 4 R/L
C 坂本 誠志郎 Sakamoto, Seishiro Meiji University 4 R/R
C 北村 祥治 Kitamura, Shoji Asia University 4 R/R
INF 茂木 栄五郎 Mogi, Eigoro Waseda University 4 R/L
INF 藤岡 裕大 Fujioka, Yudai Asia University 4 R/L
INF 横尾 俊建 Yokoo, Toshitake Keio University 4 R/R
INF 大城 滉二 Oshiro, Koji Rikkyo University 4 R/R
INF 柴田 竜拓 Shibata, Tatsuhiro Kokugakuin University 4 R/L
INF 山足 達也 Yamaashi, Tatsuya Ritsumeikan University 4 R/R
INF 吉川 尚輝 Yoshikawa, Naoki Chukyo Gakuin University 3 R/L
INF 下石 涼太 Shimoishi, Ryota Tokai University 2 R/L
OF 畔上 翔 Azegami, Sho Hosei University 4 L/L
OF 髙山 俊 Takayama, Shun Meiji University 4 R/L
OF 谷田 成吾 Yada, Seigo Keio University 4 R/L
OF 吉田 正尚 Yoshida, Masataka Aoyama Gakuin University 4 R/L
OF 桝澤 怜 Masuzawa Asia University 4 R/R
OF 佐藤 拓也 Sato,, Takuya Rikkyo University 3 R/L
OF 笹川 晃平 Sasagawa, Kohei Toyo University 3 R/R

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Source: official announcement

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