=== 9:23pm JST
...After going 2-for-3 on Saturday against the Chiba Lotte Marines, Soichiro Amaya is now 6-for-12 over 4 exhibition games.
=== 3/6/2010 2:15pm JST
...Notes from Friday's game against an industrial league team full of players from Hiroshima:
Yuki Saito tossed three shutout innings while giving up 2 hits.
Yoshihiro Maru hurt his right thumb while trying to steal second base in the 6th inning He went to a hospital in Hiroshima after the game and required seven stitches. The stitches won't come out for about a week. Maru will begin rehab-training on the 6th at San-gun.
Hayato Shoji made his debut. He entered the game in the 7th as a defensive replacement. In the 8th, with runners on first and second and no out, he collected his first "pro" hit and RBI.
Takaaki Matsumoto started at second and picked up two hits and a stolen base.
Hiroshima beat the industrial league team, 9-0.