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Softbank Hawks: Wada tosses 5 shutout innings in practice game

by on Oct.09, 2010 @ 4:15 am, under NPB

Tsuyoshi Wada started a practice game against the Hanwha Eagles on Friday and tossed 5 shutout innings while giving up 3 hits and striking out 9.  Wada told reporters that he felt great and that all his pitches were working for him.  Wada's next start will come during game 2 of the Final Stage of the Climax Series.

Dennis Houlton entered the game in the 5th and gave up 2 runs over 4 innings of work; he also struck out 6.  Said Houlton, "I gave up that home run on a mistake pitch and won't be doing that again.  I'm not longer worried about my leg and plan on going all out in order to win."