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Pioneer player's blog chronicles CSUEB baseball team's trip to Japan

Photo of baseball players from CSUEB and FIT exchanging baseball hats.

Baseball players from Cal State East Bay and Fukuoka Institute of Technology exchanged hats during the opening ceremony. (Photo: FIT)

  • August 27, 2013 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay baseball team is in Japan for a week of friendly competition with the Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT). Thirty players, three coaches and nine parents departed on August 22.

From the welcome event - which ended in a dance-off between players - to the first game, the Cal State East Bay campus community can share the team's experience by reading a daily blog posted by Pioneer senior utility player Kenny Uyetake and view photos provided by FIT.

"This team is a special, tight-knit group of players, so it's great that they'll be able to take this trip to Japan together," said Pioneer head coach Bob Ralston. "They'll get to experience a different culture, different language, and different style of baseball. I think going abroad will be a great experience for these young men and their growth as student-athletes." Players held fundraisers in order to relieve some of their travel costs.

Read Baseball Blog: Latest News from CSUEB's Trip to Japan

View photos taken by Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT)


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