The Japanese league of softball was held in various places, and Japanese national team ace Yukiko Ueno of Bic Camera showed a slow and slow pitching with relief and contributed to the victory of the team.
The 15 players who have been nominated for the Softball Tokyo Olympics Japan National Team will participate in the national team training camp starting on the 17th of this month after repeated actual battles with the teams of the Japan League to which they belong.
On the 9th, the last Japanese league match before the Olympics was held at three locations nationwide, of which at the stadium in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, Bic Camera, to which seven people who have been nominated as representatives belong, and Eri Yamada, who is the captain of the representative, Denso played by the players played against each other.
Japan national team pitcher Yamato Fujita started the BicCamera, and although he had no goals in the third inning, he was hit by a two-point timely reversal in the fourth inning with a one-point lead.
Still, pitcher Ueno pitched with the second person on the second and third bases with 2 outs, and suddenly hit Yamada with a powerful fastball to the infield grounder.
After this, pitcher Ueno was hit by a solo home run, but other than that, he pitched like a veteran with slow and fast pitching, limiting three times and one-third innings to only one home run hit.
In the match, BicCamera won 4 to 3 with Japan national team Sayaka Mori hitting the first timely.
Fujita "I was able to pitch in my own way"
BicCamera pitcher Yamato Fujita, who has been appointed as the Japan national team for the Tokyo Olympics in softball, pitched three innings and two-thirds innings ahead of the match against Denso in the Japanese league on the 9th, and scored two goals. ..
At an online press conference after the match, pitcher Fujita recalled, "I made a goal, but I was able to pitch in my own way with an awareness of control."
He said to the Tokyo Olympics, "The Olympics are just around the corner, so I want to build a strong self so as not to be passive."
Ueno "It was a good pitching that I could confirm the points of reflection."
Yukiko Ueno, who has been nominated for the Japan Women's Softball National Team at the Tokyo Olympics and is expected to play an active role as an ace, threw three and one-third innings as a relief in the match against Denso in the Japan League on the 9th, and soloed. I kept it to one home run hit.
At an online press conference after the match, pitcher Ueno commented on the pitching on the 9th, when he pitched three times in a row in the Japanese league. I'm glad I was thrown. "
Then, when asked about the holding of the Tokyo Olympics, he said, "It's not our own judgment, but I think it's our mission to show the power of sports. I want to fight firmly in one race. "
DENSO Kawabata "I'm sorry I can't get results"
Denso's Hitomi Kawabata, who has been appointed as the Japan national team for the Tokyo Olympics in softball, started in the 8th second in the match against Bic Camera in the Japan League on the 9th, but the team lost after a no-hitter in 3 at bats. It was.
At an online press conference after the match, Kawabata cried, "I talked as a team to take advantage of the few chances, but I'm sorry I couldn't get results."
And for the Tokyo Olympics, he said, "The timing is not right at all, so I want to reset once and work on my own issues."
Japan captain Yamada "Pitcher not easy to hit"
Denso's Eri Yamada, who has been nominated for the Japan Women's Softball National Team at the Tokyo Olympics and is the captain, started in the match against Bic Camera in the Japan League on the 9th at the 2nd center and was a no-hitter with 4 at bats.
Regarding the impression of pitcher Ueno of Bic Camera who played at the online press conference after the game, "I was looking forward to the game because I think it is the best pitcher in the world. I thought it was. "
He also touched on becoming a teammate with pitcher Ueno at the Tokyo Olympics, saying, "Because I may be injured, it is important how I can help pitcher Ueno. I want to think about it and be ready for the match. "