Shohei Ohtani Already Dominating For Team Japan At WBC

Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels' two-way star player, has been showcasing his impressive skills on both the mound and at the plate at the World Baseball Classic.

In Japan's opening game of Pool B action against China, Ohtani threw four shutout innings, allowing only one hit while striking out five batters.

He also drove in two runs with a two-run double in the fourth inning and added a single in Japan's four-run eighth inning to help his team secure an 8-1 victory.

Ohtani also hit the two hardest balls of the game and threw the 20 fastest pitches, maxing out at 100 MPH.
Ohtani continued his impressive performance in Japan's second game against South Korea, where he was intentionally walked as Japan scored four runs to take the lead. He then hit an RBI single in the five-run sixth inning and doubled and scored in the two-run fifth.

Overall, Ohtani has gone 4-for-7 with two doubles, three RBIs, and four walks in Japan's two games.

His performances at the World Baseball Classic have certainly lived up to the hype, and it will be exciting to see what he does next on the international stage as Japan looks to secure it's third championship.
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