For Immediate Release:
The Far East Baseball Exchange ()
will welcome Rissho University Baseball Team to Los Angeles from August 5th thru August 10th, 2015 to participate in exhibition games and educational and cultural exchange.
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 31, 2015 - Rissho University is located near Tokyo, and has historically been one of the top collegiate baseball programs in Japan. They will be sending 25 junior student-athletes to Los Angeles to participate in several exhibition games. The games are scheduled as follows:
Saturday August 8th -
Doubleheader vs. East Los Angeles Dodgers, 10am & 1pm
Brookside Jackie Robinson Stadium, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
Sunday August 9th –
Doubleheader vs South Bay Saints, 10am & 1pm
Peninsula High School, 27118 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Rissho will face some top talent.
The East Los Angeles Dodgers ( are an elite summer baseball club that participates in the Orange County Collegiate League. They were established in 1997 and have built their program on pitching and defense. All games are free of charge to attend.
The South Bay Saints () are a summer collegiate baseball team organized by Coach Murphy Su’a, former Head Coach of the Cal State University at Dominguez Hills Toros baseball program. They participate in the California Collegiate League and are assembled with college players throughout the nation that return to Los Angeles during the summer.
For most of the Rissho student-athletes, this will be their first visit to the United States. In addition to the exhibition games, the trip will also fulfill part of their mandated educational requirements. Far East Baseball Exchange has arranged a tour of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) and a tour and classroom visit at the University of Southern California (USC). At JANM, they will learn and appreciate America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. At USC, they will get a campus tour and sit in on a lecture by Dr. Jonathan Sum, PT, Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy and Professor Nicholas Cull of the Public Diplomacy Program.
They will also get the opportunity to do some sightseeing on their brief trip. They will spend a day in the Bay Area and visit with and watch former Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman, the current bench coach of the Houston Astros, as they play the Oakland Athletics. Back in LA, they will tour Dodger Stadium and get an on field visit with Los Angeles Angels Manager Mike Scioscia.
No trip would be complete without a visit to the beach, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, shopping and the opportunity to feast on both World Famous Tommy’s and In-&-Out Burger. This trip was made possible through an arrangement between Rissho University and the Far East Baseball Exchange.
For Immediate Release:
Far East Baseball Exchange in conjunction with LA Korean American Baseball League welcomes Duksoo High School from Seoul, Korea to play exhibition games against various Los Angeles local area high school teams from January 19 – February 10, 2015.
Los Angeles, CA – January 2015 – In Korea, high school baseball is played at a very high level by students who train year round. Only about 60-70 high schools participate in baseball, making the sport highly competitive. Duksoo High School is considered one of the top high school baseball programs in the country.
Duksoo High School will be bring nearly 40 players to Los Angeles and scheduled to play 8 exhibition games during their month-long stay.
Monday January 19 – 10am at Damien High School
Friday January 23 – 1:00pm at Agoura High School
Monday January 26 – 5:00pm vs La Salle at Arcadia County Park
Wednesday January 28 – 3:00pm vs Harvard-Westlake at O'Malley Family Field
Saturday January 31 – 6pm vs Orange Lutheran High at Hart Park
Wednesday February 4 - 2:45pm vs Alemany High School
Saturday February 7 – 10am vs La Canada High School (Doubleheader)
Tuesday February 10 – 6pm at San Dimas High School
*Game dates, time & locations are subject to change. Please check back for updates.
Updated as of: January 16, 2015
Monday, January 19
10am at Damien High School (7 innings)
(Varsity and JV Game)
Damien Street, La Verne
Friday, January 23
1:00 Agoura High School (9 innings)
Monday, January 26
5:00pm Vs La Salle
Arcadia County Park
Wednesday, January 28
3pm vs Harvard-Westlake (Studio City) High School
at O'Malley Family Field
at O'Malley Family Field
2013 #1 Ranked High School Baseball Team in the Nation
#1 Ranked High School Baseball Team in California
2013 CIF Mission League Champions with a 28-4 record
Saturday, January 31
6pm vs Orange Lutheran High at Hart Park (Chapman College Field)
701 S Glassell Street, Orange
4 time CIF Coach of the Year Eric Borba selected to USA Baseball 12U National Team Coach
#22 ranked high school baseball team in California with 19-8 record
Wednesday, February 4
2:45pm vs Alemany High School
Saturday, February 7
10am vs La Canada High School (Doubleheader)
Tuesday, February 10
6pm at San Dimas High School
800 W. Covina Blvd, San Dimas
#36 ranked high school baseball team in California
2013 CIF Valle Vista League Champions with a record of 26-7
8/8 Rissho - 6 ELA Dodgers - 5 W
8/8 Rissho - 10 ELA Dodgers - 3 W
8/9 Rissho - 3 SB Saints - 4 L
8/9 Rissho - 6 SB Saints - 4 W
1/23 Yatap- 6 Bonita- 7 L
1/25 Yatap- 3 UYA - 3 T
1/25 Yatap- 8 UYA - 2 W
1/29 Yatap- 1 Arcadia- 5 L
1/30 Yatap- 0 OLutheran-4 L
2/1 Yatap- 11 Monrovia - 4 W
2/1 Yatap- 9 La Salle - 4 W
2/5 Yatap- 8 Alhambra -2 W
2/11 Yatap - 6 San Dimas-3 W
2/13 Yatap - 4 Cathedral - 2 W
2/15 Yatap - 0 Agoura - 6 L
2/15 Yatap - 6 Agoura - 4 W
2/20 Yatap - 7 St Francis - 6 W
2/22 Yatap - 8 Bishop Amat-5 W
Final YatapHS vs USA Trip Record 9-4-1