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Yokohama Shoka Dai’s first year pitcher tossing a no-hitter

by on May.09, 2010 @ 10:44 am, under College

Yokohama Shoka Dai's first year pitcher Shinichi Takeda (Taketa? - 武田真一) tossed a no-hitter during his first start on Saturday against Kanagawa Koka Dai.  Using his fastball, curve, and slider, he tossed a total 122 pitches and faced a total 31 batters; his fastball hovered around the 140km/h mark.  Takeda struck out 8 batters, recorded 10 ground ball outs, 6 outfield fly ball outs, and 3 infield fly ball outs.