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Softbank Hawks: March 10, 2012

by on Mar.10, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Hideki Okajima threw forty-three pitches during batting practice and allowed three could be hits.  It was his second batting practice outing since signing with the team. [Nikkan Sports]


Hideki Okajima is scheduled to make an appearance against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Tuesday (March 13).


Hiroki Kokubo told reporters after Friday's exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants that it was a little difficult enjoying their six-run outburst in the 2nd inning because his former teammate, Toshiya Sugiuchi, was on the mound.

"I felt a little awkward about our team scoring so many runs.  I am sure feelings like that will go away after a few years, but we played together for such a long time," said Kokubo.


The Hawks announced on Friday that their San-gun roster will play thirty-two games against the Shikoku Island League plus this year.  The team that finishes with the best record will be rewarded 1M yen.