It has been decided that pitcher Mitsunari Takahashi of professional baseball Seibu will serve as the opening pitcher for the second consecutive year in the opening game on the 25th of next month.

This was announced by Seibu director Hatsuhiko Tsuji on the 18th.

In the eighth year, pitcher Takahashi pitched in 27 games, including 11 wins, which was the first pitcher to serve as the opening pitcher and became the team's top pitcher, with 11 wins and 9 losses and an earned run average of 3.78.

Pitcher Takahashi is working on improving the form, such as changing the number of foot lifts from last year's two-step motion to one at the current camp, and continues his adjustments with the aim of simply throwing a powerful ball. I am.

Seibu's opening match will be held on the 25th of next month, and will face Orix, who won the league last season, at Berna Dome in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, which will change its name from the 1st of next month.

Pitcher Takahashi commented, "I feel that the first ball of the Berna Dome is me. I have a feeling that I'm off to a good start, and I want to win the season opener with the Berna Dome."