Baseball Tournament among 10 University Planning Labs
Tokyo Tech made a mixed team from TSU’s Fukuda lab, Asakura lab, Muromachi lab, and Yai lab, and 12 people participated. I participated from the Fukuda lab.
We lost miserably…
We were no match for the other universities.
Last year’s baseball tournament had been cancelled due to rain, so everyone except for Mr. Kurokawa, an M2 student at Muromachi Lab, was participating in the tournament for the first time. However, the morning knocking by the other universities (in the first place, what? I was like, “What? ), I realized how naive I was.
In the offense, the opposing team controls a straight ball of about 100km/h(?). Even if the ball flew in front of the opposing team’s pitchers who controlled 100km/h (?) straight pitches, the well-trained (apparently, other universities had practiced a lot) and solid opposing defenders did not make mistakes. On defense, our defenders, who had no experience in baseball, dragged the pitcher down, and we couldn’t get outs very often.
As a result, we finished last in the tournament with a record of 0-5, and will be next year’s organizer. I apologize for increasing the workload of next year’s M1 so much…
I was an amateur baseball player, having played only with a plastic bat and a rubber ball during recess in high school, although I often watched professional baseball games. I wonder why ballplayers all over the country swing that thing day in and day out and don’t get injured… I joined the hardball club at university and played tennis with a lot of energy, so I was able to play infield defense without any problems. I was completely like Yamato in the Hanshin era (laughs).
However, in the world of competition, especially in sports competitions for the general public, I cannot allow myself to end up with nothing to show for it. I’m quite frustrated with my inadequacy right now. There is one year until the next tournament. By next year, I would like to have enough strength to swing a metal bat, learn how to swing a bat a little more, and practice so that I can hit a ball around 100 km/h at the batting center.
When you get hit, you hit back, double payback!
Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Kawasaki of the Muromachi Lab M1 who served as a liaison, and to everyone at Tokyo University of Science who managed the conference as the secretary school this year. Thank you very much.