Global Baseball: Swiss prospect Dominic Scheffler is training in Japan

Global Baseball: Swiss prospect Dominic Scheffler is training in Japan
20/05/2021
On weekends, the Swiss prospect said he is training with his high school team in Japan from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dominic Scheffler earned best pitcher honours playing for the Zurich Barracudas in the Swiss Baseball second division in 2020. His resume includes being selected to the Swiss U-18 and U-23 National Teams. The Swiss prospect is now playing in Japan on an exchange programme, attending Sakura Prefectural High School in Chiba.

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"My average day during the winter starts at 6:15. I need over one hour to get to school, and the first class is at 8," Scheffler, according to the Swiss Baseball Softball Federation website.

"I get on the baseball field for practice at around 4.30 pm. We stay on the field normally until 7.30. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, practice time has been shortened to 90 minutes. Then, during the weekend, we train from 7 am until 2 pm."

Monday would be the only day without baseball for Schleffler, unless some of the sessions are cancelled during the weekend.

"The level of baseball here is pretty high. My school is amongst the top 20 in the Prefecture. Most of the players perform as if they were in the U-23 age bracket, but they are all U-18."