=== 4:00pm JST
Sanspo is reporting that Kikuchi threw 33 pitches and that 9 of them were sliders (7 of which were balls).
=== 3/18/2010 1:47pm JST
Kikuchi topped out at 144km/h.
=== 3/17/2010 7:07pm JST
Yusei Kikuchi tossed two innings in relief in an Ikusei League game against the Yakult Swallows on Wednesday. Kikuchi threw a total 32 pitches, gave up 2 hits and struck out one.
Inning recap (via Nikkan Sports):
Ryo Yoshimoto flied out to right.
Tomofumi Aso struck out swinging.
Genki Nitta singled to right.
Yuki Mizuno flied out to center.
Ryosuke Morioka grounded out to the pitcher.
Jun Matsui walked.
Tsuyoshi Ueda singled to right.
Maike Magario lined out to second.