On May 5th, popular child actress Ashida Mana had the honor of throwing the opening pitch between the Hanshin Tigers and the Yomiuri Giants at the Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo.
The pumped up Mana appeared in a cute pink uniform and was guided to the mound by Hanshin’s mascot. Of course she was allowed to throw from a shorter distance than from the pitcher’s mound and she threw a nice yet short straight ball with all her strength. It ended up rolling into the catcher’s mitt rather than flying, but that didn’t stop the audience from giving the charming young actress a nice round of applause.
After the important mission, she commented, “I was nervous. The big stadium, it was so exciting. I’m glad I was able to throw straightforward.”
You can check out her performance below!