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Seibu Lions: Wakui struck in the head by a batted ball during pre-game BP

by on Apr.08, 2010 @ 5:59 pm, under NPB

=== April 9, 2010 4:42am JST

...Hideaki Wakui's test results came back negative for any problems.  As of now he's still set to start Friday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.

=== 5:59pm JST

...Hideaki Wakui was struck in the head by a batted ball during pre-game batting practice on Thursday.  He appeared to be ok but will get checked out at a hospital in Tokorozawa.  Wakui is slated to pitch on Friday against the Chiba Lotte Marines.

...Yusei Kikuchi pitched against Industrial League Nippon Express on Thursday.  He went three innings and gave up 1 run.  While Kikuchi did not allow any hits, he did walk 6 batters (out of a total 15 he faced); he also hit one.  He topped out at 139km/h.

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