Baseball U18 World Cup kicks off Japan's first game 4 vs 2 wins over Spain on August 30 at 16:49
The World Cup for Baseball under 18 opened in Korea on the 30th, and Japan, aiming for the first victory, won a 4-2 win over Spain in the first match of the first league.
The World Cup for baseball players under the age of 18 will be held in Kijang, near Busan, Korea, where 12 countries and regions will participate.
In the game that became the first match of the first league, Japan played against Spain, and it was a difficult development where two points were preempted four times.
Even so, in the 8th, Toho High School and Yuya Ishikawa scored the same timely, and succeeded in the next two-point timely base of Tokai University Sagami High School's Endo Naru.
Nineshino High School pitcher Hayato Iizuka held the goal in the 9th, and won 4-4.
Japan will play South Africa on the 31st in the second match of the primary league.
In order to avoid troubles caused by the deterioration of Japan-Korea relations, the WBSC = World Baseball Softball Federation, which hosts the tournament, requested the host country's Korean side to strengthen the security of the Japanese team.
For this reason, the Japanese team's bus arrived at the venue, led by a police car, and the players moved with the police officers when they headed for the stadium from the parking lot.
Tie-up timely Ishikawa “It was good to win the first game”
No. 4 Aichi and Toho High School player Ishikawa Yuya, who hit the same time in the 8th time, said, “I was driven by the previous batting and was losing aggressively. I swung because the 8th batting was a chance. I'm glad I won the important first game, and I want to win the next game. "
Final 2 points timely Endo "The first game is not defeated"
No. 5 of Tokai University Sagami High School, who hit the final two-time time-to-base in the 8th, said, “I was conscious of hitting a lower ball and was able to hit it because the ball came there. “It ’s a battle that we ca n’t lose.
Director Nagata "Effects with a short bat"
“I was waving a higher ball, so I did n’t have any effect because I was waving a higher ball. The effect came out by holding the bat short from 6th, and connected it 8 times in a row. I'm grateful to the players. "