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Softbank Hawks: Tsuyoshi Wada throws 55 pitches on Saturday

by on Feb.14, 2010 @ 2:19 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 10:58pm JST

...Tadashi Settsu threw about 50 pitches during a bullpen session on Sunday.  He will like pitch in an intra-squad game on the 16th.

...Saturday's intra-squad practice game notes:

Toshiya Sugiuchi started and tossed 2 shutout innings and struck out 3 batters; he gave up no hits.

Motohiro Yoshikawa hit a home run off Yoshiaki Fujioka in the 3rd inning.

Nobuhiro Matsuda hit a triple and a home run.

Yuya Hasegawa did not record a hit.

=== 2/14/2010 2:19pm JST

...Brian Falkenborg threw 24 pitches during BP on Sunday.  He faced Yusuke Kosai and gave up 2 could-be hits on 11 swings.  He also threw 11 for balls.

...The Hawks have a lot of players that can play the outfield: Hiroshi Shibahara, Hitoshi Tamura, Kenta Nakanishi, Yuya Hasegawa, Tomoaki Egawa, Kosai, and Akira Nakamura.  All seven are currently vying for one of three spots in the outfield.  And that doesn't include  Jose Ortiz and Nobuhiko Matsunaka.

...Tsuyoshi Wada held a bullpen session on Saturday and threw 55 pitches.  He also started throwing some off-speed pitches while playing catch.  No word on when he might play in a practice game.

...Sho Iwasaki faced 10 batters during a simulated game on Saturday and gave up 2 hits.

...Shota Ohba managed to hit 144km/h on the radar gun during his simulated game on Saturday.

...Kenta Imamiya took part in his second consecutive day of situational fielding practice at Ichi-gun camp on Saturday.  He was also hit by a pitch on the left elbow during a Ni-gun simulated game but was fine.

...24,000 fans showed up to camp on Saturday (most so far this year).