Hachimura signs with powerhouse college program Gonzaga

Nov 25, 2015

Hachimura signs with powerhouse college program Gonzaga

Japanese basketball phenom Rui Hachimura will play for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs next year, head coach Mark Few revealed on the team’s official website. According to the website, the team has signed 17-year-old Hachimura to a national letter of intent. He is one of ...

Japan wins third-place game

Nov 21, 2015

Japan wins third-place game

Samurai Japan disappointed its home crowd in a stunning semifinal loss to South Korea two days previously. But the Premier 12 cohost bounced back with an 11-1 rout of Mexico in the third-place game on Saturday at Tokyo Dome. Japan’s leadoff hitter, Shogo Akiyama, ...

South Korea ready to face Japan in semifinals of Premier 12

Nov 18, 2015

South Korea ready to face Japan in semifinals of Premier 12

The South Korean national team was completely overpowered by Japanese fireballer Shohei Otani in the opening game of the Premier 12 in Sapporo on Nov. 8. The South Koreans don’t plan to let that happen again on Thursday when the Asian archrivals meet in ...

Japan shuts down Puerto Rico to make Premier 12 semifinals

Nov 17, 2015

Japan shuts down Puerto Rico to make Premier 12 semifinals

Samurai Japan is returning home with no problem. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda gave Japan a stellar outing behind its 13-hit offensive effort in a 9-3 victory over Puerto Rico in the Premier 12 quarterfinals at Taoyuan International Stadium on Monday night. Japan, the cohost ...

Venezuelan veteran Garcia still going strong

Nov 16, 2015

Venezuelan veteran Garcia still going strong

On the final day of the preliminary round of the Premier 12 on Sunday, some teams wound up jumping for joy and some left with a bitter taste in their mouths. Venezuela was in the latter group. The South Americans were in a good ...