The Baseball Club of Amherst College, where our founder Joseph Neesima studied, will visit Japan from August 4 to 15.
It will be Amherst Baseball Club’s first visit to Doshisha in the 140 years of exchanges between the two institutions. The visit is aimed at deepening friendly relations between the two baseball clubs as well as both institutions, and also offers an opportunity for Amherst students to gain a greater understanding of Japanese culture and baseball.
Exchange events will take place from August 5 to 11, which include joint training sessions and a friendly baseball game at the Kyotanabe Campus Hardball Baseball Field, as well as a welcome party and a farewell luncheon. We hope that, through these events, the students of both baseball clubs will be familiarized with baseball cultures in Japan and the US, which will help to further strengthen the ties between Doshisha University and Amherst College.
A 9-inning international friendly baseball game is scheduled to be held as follows, with the best players of both teams taking to the field.
|Date||August 11 (Mon.) 12:00 to about 14:30|
|Place||Doshisha University Hardball Baseball Field (Kyotanabe Campus).|
|Organizer||Doshisha University Hardball Baseball Club |
- A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by the Mayor of Kyotanabe City, Mr. Akezo
Ishii, who competed in the national high school baseball tournament at Koshien as a high school student.
- Admission free
- Advance application not necessary
After the exchange events with Doshisha’s Baseball Club, the Amherst Baseball Club plans to watch the 96th Japan High School Baseball Tournament at Koshien Stadium, as well as a Japanese professional baseball game. They will also visit the Tohoku region for exchange through baseball with junior high schools in the areas affected by the 2011 tsunami.