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Photo Journal: Spring in their step

Young baseball players march onto the field at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, during the opening ceremony for the 90th National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament, commonly known as "Senbatsu," on March 23, 2018. A total of 36 teams are competing in the tournament this year. Rio Shinpo, captain of Setouchi High School baseball team from Hiroshima Prefecture, made the fair play pledge, saying, "We will do our best while playing hard so that we can impress people." The tournament is scheduled to run through April 4. (Mainichi)

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