Four professional baseball exhibition games were held.

Nippon Ham 3-2 Hanshin

In the match between Nippon-Ham and Hanshin, Nippon-Ham won 3-2.

Hanshin's second-year pitcher Monbetsu, who is aiming to be in the starting lineup, pitched well in the fourth inning, allowing two hits and one run.

He was powerful with the ball and had four strikeouts.

Teruaki Sato hit a two-base hit over center in the 6th inning.

Nippon-Ham's pitcher Takayuki Kato, who is likely to be in the opening rotation, showed decent pitching with three hits and no runs in the third inning.

Rakuten 3-1 Hiroshima

Rakuten won 3-1 in Hiroshima vs. Rakuten.

For Rakuten, pitcher Shoji pitched well with 2 hits and no runs in 5 innings, with no walks and stable pitch control.

Pitcher Norimoto, who switched to closer, closed out the 9th inning with a 2-run lead.

Hiroshima's opening pitcher, Kuri, pitched four innings with one hit and no runs.

He showed a good performance by using slow and fast pace and getting 5 strikeouts.

Softbank 5-3 DeNA

Softbank vs. DeNA Softbank won 5-3.

For Softbank, Kai hit his first three-run home run in the opening game in the fifth inning.

Pitcher Ozeki, who is aiming to be in the starting lineup, has power with his pitches and pitched well in the third inning, allowing only two hits and no runs.

DeNA's starting pitcher candidate, Higashi, allowed three hits and no runs in the third inning.

Newcomer Ishigami had 4 hits and 1 RBI.

Yakult 6-3 Chunichi

Chunichi vs. Yakult, Yakult won 6-3.

Yakult pitcher Ogawa, who is a candidate for the opening pitcher, used his stable ball control to complete the third inning without allowing a run.

Yamada showed off his progress with two hits and two RBIs.

Chunichi's pitcher Neo had poor control of his pitches, and he pitched 4 1/3 innings, giving up 5 runs.