Saipan players and Japanese Consul Toshio Matsumura, fifth left second row, pose with the baseball pros from Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball after the short clinic at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield last Sunday.
Taishi Ohta, second left, through an interpreter, talks to Saipan players after conducting a clinic with his fellow pros.
Dai Podziewski follows through his swing during a batting drill.
Saipan Baseball League’s Tony Rogolifoi, left, talks to a young player while waiting for the next drill in the clinic.
A Japanese pro
baseball player demonstrates the proper stance when batting.
Japanese Consul Toshio Matsumura encourages a young player to try a drill.
A Japanese pro baseball player throws the ball to a Saipan player during a batting drill.
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