Saga team making it in Kyushu Regional Sports Meet in Miyazaki Prefecture

The Saga softball team

The Saga gate ball team

June 6, 2011

The 48th Kyushu Regional Sports Meet was held in Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Prefecture on May 22, 2011. The softball team from Saga Prefecture won the championship, and the gate ball team from the same prefecture was in the second place.

The Saga softball team, formed in 2003, was the best one. Eight teams competed in the tournament. The Saga teammates come together from across in the prefecture only once a week for practice. Coach FUKUDA Makoto (51) was pleased, saying "I told the importance of team work, and they answered it."

On the other hand, the Saga gate ball team won the second place again after six years. Eight teams that won the preliminary contest of 14 teams had advanced to the final tournament. The Saga team was defeated against the Oita team by six points in the final.

Captain MAEDA Hidesuke (67) powerfully signed, "If I give the right instruction everyone certainly answers. I want to aim at the victory in the National Sports Meet scheduled to be held in Tokyo in October."

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