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PL News and Notes: Yuya Ishii (HAM) picks up a victory with just 1 pitch

by on Aug.09, 2011 @ 1:26 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks are looking for elementary school baseball players to take part in their Junior Team at the NPB 12 Team Junior Tournament ENEOS CUP 2011.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomohisa Otani threw about 50 pitches in the bullpen during practice today at QVC Marine.  His next start will likely come on the 10th vs Softbank.


Chiba Lotte Marines Cup 2011 will be taking place between 8/18 and 8/21 (tournament for four middle school baseball leagues in Chiba).

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuya Ishii recorded his first victory in 3 years last night on just 1 pitch.

Recording a victory on just one pitch has now been accomplished by 31 pitchers, 15 in the PL and 16 in the CL.


Bobby Keppel's wife gave birth to the couple's third child, a healthy baby boy weighing 3,985 grams, on the 7th at 7:53am.

Rakuten Eagles

With the support from Met Life Arico, the Eagles invited about 50 kids from 4 teams, based out of Minami Sanriku, to Kleenex Stadium today and provided them with new team uniforms.