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Softbank Hawks Spring Camp News and Notes: February 16, 2011

by on Feb.16, 2011 @ 8:56 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.


Today's intra-squad game:

The reds beat the whites, 5-2 (8 innings).

Nagisa Arakaki started the game for the reds and threw 2 perfect innings.

Soichi Fujita tossed an inning in relief for the reds and did not allow a run while giving up 2 hits and striking out 2.

Hiroki Yamada made an appearance in relief for the white team and tossed 3 shutout innings and did not give up any hits or walks (one batter did reach base on an error).

Jose Ortiz was the starting DH and batted 8th for the white team.  He hit a double in his first at bat.

Yesterday's intra-squad game:

Nobuhiro Matsuda started at third and batted 3rd for the whites.  He hit a homer to left-center off Teruaki Yoshikawa during his third at bat, marking the second straight year that Matsuda hit the Hawk's first spring camp homer.

Soichiro Tateoka started at second and batted 8th for the reds.  He collected 2 hits and a stolen base.

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Yoshiaki Fujioka was slated to make an appearance in today's intra-squad game, but was kept out of the game with tightness in his right elbow.  Fujioka is basically considered day-to-day.


Jose Ortiz manned left field during BP today.

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Takahiro Mahara face Katsuki Yamazaki and Hiroaki Takaya during BP today and threw 40 pitches while allowing 5 could-be hits.