Baseball U18 World Cup Japan National Team starts training camp Sasaki immediately pitches practice August 22, 19:56
The Japanese national team, who will participate in the World Cup under 18 years old in South Korea starting at the end of this month, started a training camp in Tokyo on the 22nd, and pitcher Iwate and Ofunato High School pitcher Nozomi Sasaki immediately scored 163km at the earliest. I practiced throwing with a bullpen.
The World Cup for baseball players under the age of 18 will be held in Kijan, near Busan, Busan, Korea, from 30th of this month to 8th of next month.
The Japanese national team, which was organized with players who played in national high school baseball in summer, entered the training camp in Tokyo on the 22nd, and 18 people except two such as Ace of Ishikawa and Seiryo High School who fought the final in Koshien Gathered.
Of these, in April, the fastest 163 km was marked, and pitcher Sasaki pitcher, who is expected to be the axis of the pitcher team, received a knock after the catch ball and confirmed linked play.
In the bullpen, he caught a catcher and threw 22 balls from the set position.
In batting practice, Aichi and Toho High School's Yuya Ishikawa, who won the spring senbatsu, showed sharp balls with wooden bats used in the competition.
The Japanese national team will go to Korea where the tournament will be held after a send-off match with the Japanese national team at Jingu Stadium on the 26th of this month.
Director Nagata “I want to be the best in the world”
Director Yuji Nagata, who leads the Asian championship last year, said, “I told the players that they had a passionate feeling and would like to carry the Hinomaru. I want to aim for the best in the world that hasn't been achieved yet. "
Pitcher Sasaki “I want to work hard to be the best member in the world”
Iwate and Ofunato High School pitcher Aki Sasaki said, “I practiced pitching while checking the feel and condition of the ball. The pitch is gradually increasing.” I haven't won the cup yet, so I want to do my best to be the best member in the world. "
Nishi pitcher “I want to be able to contribute to the best in the world”
Pitcher Nishiya of Okayama / Soshi Gakuen said, “I was practicing pitching so that I couldn't lose balance with my strength. I want to do my best to contribute to the world because I have a strong pitching style.” It was.