Softball is the same sports as baseball, where a pitcher throw a ball and the batter hits it. Softball is a sport that mainly uses balls, bats and gloves. You will need a helmet, a bass, and many other things when playing a game. Some people wear sunglasses when the sun is strong. It is a sports where you battle for points on the number of times you step on the home base. Softball is about 10 meters shorter than baseball. Unlike baseball, the runners don’t lead. So, you have to keep your feet on the base until the pitcher throw it. Softball is so difficult to hit the ball far that it is shorter to homerun than baseball.
I will introduce three softball players. The first is pitcher Ueno player. Ueno player is the winner of the Peking Olympics. I think the speed of the ball is probably the fastest among the Japanese national team players. The second is pitcher Fujita player. Fujita player is just like Otani, who is currently active in the U.S. major leagues, and is a ‘nitouryuu’ player. She is a great player who can hit a lot of home runs with a pitcher. The last player is Nagasaki player. Nagasaki player, like me, is a left-handed hitter who has the skills and long batting ability to hit a home run. It’s my first time playing softball.
I will introduce the countries that participate in softball at the Olympics. Japan, the United States, Italy, Mexico, Canada, and Australia. Although there are only six countries participating, I think they are strong countries because they represent various regions of the world. I think softball is one of the first events that Japan can win medals in since the Peking Olympics. I wanted to see the softball event at the Olympics, but I lost in the lottery. If I had gotten a ticket, I would have met the Japanese national team players. I think there are many things to learn about the Japanese national team players’play.
I joined the softball club when I was a high school student. When I was in the first grade, I couldn’t play very well due to injuries. In the second grade, I joined the competition and started to play against various strong high school teams. Most of them came out as pinch hitters. I was a left-handed hitter. In the third grade, he played regularly. There were a lot of times when the manager scolded me for making mistakes as much as I could play in a lot of games. I’m glad I had the experience of inter-high in third grade. And I was glad that I was able to appear on the national team as a representative of Saitama. I enjoyed playing softball, so I joined the softball club at university. I’m glad that club activities were not very strict in college.
The softball club consists of about 10 people. The recent practice of the softball team has not been able to practice much since Corona became popular. In the softball club, I practice normal practice such as batting practice and fielding practice. Sometimes, I play practice games. Practice games are often played on the ground of other Universities. Sometimes I win and sometimes I lose. I was second base hitter until Corona became popular. The second batter likes it very much because he hits a lot. I hope that Corona will finish soon and practice again.