=== 12/22/2010 1:01am JST
Tetsuya Utsumi started and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits over 3 innings of work.
Shun Tono tossed 3 shutout innings in relief and struck out 5.
Kyohei Tsuchimoto pitched a shutout inning in relief and struck out 1 batter.
Hisayoshi Chono started in left and batted 8th. He picked up a hit off Yoshiaki Fujioka in the 5th and has now hit in 5 straight practice games.
The Hawks beat the Giants, 3-2.
...Notes from Sunday's Ni-gun practice game against Korea University:
Junpei Ono started the game and threw 3 shutout innings. He gave up a hit, a walk, and struck out a batter.
Masumi Hoshino gave up a run on a hit over 2 innings of work. He also struck out 2.
The Giants beat Korea University, 2-1.
=== 2/21/2010 6:10pm JST
...Daisuke Ochi threw 60 pitches (including his fork and slider) during a bullpen session on Sunday.
...After Saturday's practice game against the Hiroshima Carp, Yoshinobu Takahashi took about 200 swings during soft toss BP.
...Takahiko Nomaguchi is going with a shorter stride this year (from 6 feet lengths to 5 feet lengths). During the game on Saturday, Nomaguchi had trouble establishing a set stride with runners on base and ended up losing control of his pitches.
...Tetsuya Utsumi threw 55 pitches during a bullpen session on Saturday. Utsumi appeared to have some difficulty keeping his curve and cutter down in the strikezone.
...Additional notes from Saturday's practice game against the Hiroshima Carp:
Hisayoshi Chono started in left and batted 8th. He picked up single in the 2nd, his first hit against a non-Giants' team during a practice game.
...Ohta took some extra fielding practice after the game. He worked on his throws to first and second base.