The 3rd game of the “USA vs Japan All-Star Series 2018” took place on 23rd June (Sat) at Fukushima prefecture-owned facility, Azuma Baseball Stadium, the designated competition venue for baseball and softball for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The game attracted more than 7000 people from within and outside the prefecture to watch the intense competition between the Japan Women’s TOP Team (World no. 2) and USA Softball Women’s National Team (World no. 1).

With Ms. Yamada, captain of the team, scoring two points with a homerun and great pitching from the two pitchers, Ms. Ueno and Ms. Fujita, Japan scored victory against USA with 2 – 0. The Japan team had performed excellently well with three consecutive victories.

After the competition, an encouragement dinner was held in Fukushima city. Governor Mr. Uchibori and Mayor Mr. Kohata said words of encouragement to the players as the team will participate in the 2nd Within Japan Enhanced Training Camp at the same stadium from 24 to 27 June and the World Championship in August.