...Hiroki Yamada won his first pro game last night. There have been eleven pitchers that have joined teams as an Ikusei player and moved up the ranks to start an Ichi-gun game, but only four have won a game. And only one of those four pitched in the Pacific League. Yamada also won his first game in his third start, one start behind Tetsuya Yamaguchi's mark of two in 2007.
The Hawks have also uploaded an interview with Yamada to their team site.
...The Hawks announced a giveaway with Coca-Cola for game tickets (20 winners), a player autograph event (5 winners), replica uniforms (20 winners), and pink uniforms (20 winners).
...The Hawks will be selling special limited edition player tickets (HAWKS Players メモリアルチケット) for two games on 8/24 and 8/26 (both against the Orix Buffaloes). They also have tickets, for the same two games, that come packaged with t-shirts (HAWKS All Players Tシャツ).
...The Hawks will begin accepting pre-orders for tickets to games in August beginning on 6/27.