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Yokohama Bay Stars: Tsutsugo hits two doubles against Fighters

by on Feb.23, 2010 @ 9:03 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 2/24/2010 1:02am JST

...Additional notes from Tuesday's practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters:

Shigeru Kaga pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Kazuya Takamiya tossed a shutout inning in relief and struck out 2.

Yuki Takamori started a first and batted third.  He hit a solo homer in the 5th.

=== 2/23/2010 9:03pm JST

...Notes from Tuesday's practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters:

Hitoshi Fujie gave up 9 runs over 2 innings of work.

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo started at third and batted fourth.  He hit doubles in two consecutive at bats: one off Bob Keppel in his second at bat and one off Buddy Carlyle in his third at bat.

The Bay Stars gave up 12 runs on 19 hits and lost to the Fighters, 12-4.

...Former Bay Star turned MMA fighter, Katsuaki Furuki, was a special guest at Bay Stars' camp on Tuesday.

...Takao Obana wants every hitter that steps into the batter's box to be thinking on of three things: getingt on base, moving runners up, or driving runners in.  He also wants his players to realize that there are plenty of creative ways to try and score run, like "forcing" a pitcher to balk, or swinging the bat when a runner is trying to steal second.

...Shigeru Kaga threw 61 pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his appearance in Tuesday's practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.