Aoi Hamashima, the first female player to be elected to the Giants Junior
Former giant Kentaro Nishimura smiled and said “Yeah!” Aoi Hamashima, who was selected as the first female player in the Yomiuri Giants Junior, was excited by the mound of the winter sky. Even after the match, he didn’t seem to be scared at all, and his feelings were outstanding.
Elementary school baseball tournament “NPB12 baseball team junior tournament KONAMI CUP 2021” that started on the 28th. At Jingu Stadium, we had our first match with the Hanshin Tigers Junior. The Giants Jr. got 3 points in the 2nd inning and 2 more goals in the 3rd inning. It was Mr. Hamashima who went up to the mound with 1-5 and 4 points behind in the 3rd inning, 1st base.
Relief from the middle of an unfamiliar time. “I wasn’t nervous,” despite Nishimura’s worries that “it was a difficult scene.” Immediately after the pitch, two hits scored two points, but four innings after the fourth inning was one hit. Armed with a fastball, he scored 2/3 in the 4th inning with 3 hits and 1 run. The team scored 6 points in the 5th inning, reversing the difference of up to 6 points. Director Nishimura also praised the good relief that led to the victory, saying, “(Hamashima) Aoi and Seki (Kotaro) are the pillars of the pitcher. They pitched more than expected.”