The main highlight for Koriyama 5 is the match between Rakuten Eagles and Shonan Searex at Koriyama Stadium on the 14th May (Sunday) from 1pm to 4pm. The favourite national sports of the Japanese is baseball. So this is a match not to be missed to witness how fanatical Japanese are towards the game.
14th May (Sunday)
We arrived at the stadium 15 minutes before hit-off. It is fairly packed and there are still scores of people moving in. Outside the stadium, there are stalls selling baseball collectibles and goodies. The Eagles mascot is seen moving around the field edge and leading the team's cheer.
The game began with the Searex going for the batter box first. Are you able to see the ball right in the middle between the pitcher and the batter in the picture below?
The victory goes to the Rakuten Eagles!! Majority of the crowds support the Eagles.
The final score after 9 rounds is 4 - 5. A single home run has been scored by the Eagles in the 3rd round.
Scores of people giving the Eagles a sent-off at the end of the game outside the stadium. Most of these baseball teams have their own personal bus to chauffeur them to the games.