Rakuten’s Hayakawa starts, Australia’s 18-year-old right-hander Bushell
On the 18th, Japan’s national baseball team “Samurai Japan” will play against Australia in the “Car Next Asian Professional Baseball Championship 2023” (Tokyo Dome). They have already decided to advance to the finals on the 19th. The starting lineups for both teams have been announced.
Outfielder Nakamasa Manami (Nippon-Ham) was selected as No. 4. In the game against Korea Republic on the 17th, he hit a huge solo to the back screen in the 4th inning. Expectations are high for his performance in two consecutive games.
Infielder Yuto Akihiro (Giants) will start at 6th base and 1st base. Infielder Kaito Kozono (Hiroshima) was promoted from No. 2 to No. 3. Three players will be starting for the first time: outfielder Yasuda Fujiwara (Lotte) who is the “number 1 left wing”, infielder Tomoya Noguchi who is the “number 7 and third baseman”, and catcher Yuto Koga (Seibu) who is the “number 8 catcher”. .
In the match against Chinese Taipei on the 16th and against South Korea on the 17th, outfielder Yuki Okabayashi (Chunichi) was the number one pick. Outfielder Shota Morishita (Hanshin), infielder Hidego Maki (DeNA), and infielder Teruaki Sato (Hanshin) entered from No. 3. He played with an almost fixed starting order and won two consecutive games. With a fresh starting lineup, we hope to gain momentum heading into the final match on the 19th.
Pitcher Takahisa Hayakawa (Rakuten) will take the starting mound. He was selected by Samurai Japan in high school and university, and this season, his third year, he pitched in 17 games with 6 wins, 7 losses, and an ERA of 3.44.In the practice match against the Giants on the 10th, he had 1 strikeout in 3 innings, 2 hits, and 1 run. Ta. Pitcher Jack Bushell will be the starting pitcher for Australia. He is 18 years old, born on September 30, 2005, and is a right-hand man with a height of 186 cm and 75 kg.
[List of starting lineup]Nakamasa Manami, who had a great performance the previous day, was selected as number 4…Will we win 3 consecutive games in the “qualifiers”? Starting lineup for the match against Australia