The Hawks met eighteen Fukushima kids that visited Miyazaki camp on Sunday. The kids had a chance to watch players workout during practices and meet them for autographs and photos. This is part of NPO EarthWalkers' Fukushima Kids, They are coming to Miyazaki camp! Camp project.
5th round draft pick Shinya Kayama needed just two warm-up pitches in the bullpen before making an emergency entrance during an exhibition game against the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday -- he entered the game after Hiroyuki Kawahara was ejected from the game for throwing a dangerous pitch.