"Saitama Seibu Lions Ladies" to be launched in April First team with 12 teams 19:28 on January 16
Seibu, a professional baseball team, decided to launch an amateur women's rigid baseball team in April with their own team name in 12 teams.
This will be announced by Seibu at a press conference on the 16th, and the team name will be "Saitama Seibu Lions Ladies", which will be launched in April in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture.
It is the first time to support an amateur women's rigid baseball team named after their own team with 12 teams, and players will play in the same uniform and hat as Seibu.
The director is Hiroshi Shintani, an OB director, and Ayaka Deguchi and Ayako Rokkaku, both of whom have experience in Japan, have decided to join.
Exit player who served as the captain of the Japan National Team at the Adult World Cup, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "Because you can play in the same uniform as professional baseball, it will be a place where children will aim. I want to spread the appeal of women's baseball more and more." did.
The team will continue to practice with support from Seibu, such as providing training places and tools, and dispatching temporary coaches.
In women's rigid baseball, the competition population is increasing, but expanding the number of players is an issue, with about half of the women's professional baseball league players leaving the team last November.
Seibu's president, Haigoi Igo, said, "I think it will lead to the development of women's baseball and decided to support it."