Starting today, 12 teams will compete in one of the top professional league around the world: the Japan Women’s Softball League (JWSL).

After canceling the first half of the 2020 season in March, the Japan Women’s Softball League (JWSL) finally starts today. The 12 teams will battle for the title of National Champion. On the weekend of November 7-8, the top 5 teams will play the finals at Paloma Mizuho Baseball Stadium in Nagoya, Japan.

The teams taking part in the championship are Bic Camera Bee Queen, Toyota Motor Red Terriers, Denso Bright Pegasus, Toda Medics, Hitachi Sundiva, Iyo Bank Vertz, Honda Reverta, Toyota Shokki Shining Vega, Taiyo Yuden Solfille, SG Holdings Galaxy Stars, Shionogi Popon Gals, and the Nippon Seiko Brave Bearies.

Ace pitcher Veronika Pecková will be playing for the Toyota Motor Red Terriers, which first game is scheduled for the 6th of September at 13:00 local time. The Toyota Motor Red Terriers will face the defending champions BicCamera Takasaki Bee Queen.

Veronika Pecková is the only European taking part in the prestigious Japan Women’s Softball League, together with top players from Australia, Mexico, and the USA.
Veronika is a young European talent, ace pitcher for the Czech National Team, and the Czech club Žraloci Ledenice. Before playing in Japan, she played in Taiwan and in New Zealand.

/ Elda Ghilardi