Thirty-eight year old Ken Kadokura made his debut for the Date Hijirigaoka Hospital Baseball Club team on Sunday: he entered the game in the 5th inning and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits over four innings of work. He faced a total seventeen batters, threw sixty-seven pitches, did not issue any walks, and struck out eight. Kadokura did surrender a two-run homer in the 8th inning. This was his first game since June 2011.
Kadokura was initially slated to pitch the last inning of the game, but after the team fell behind 7-0 in the 2nd inning, the manager decided to bring him in a little earlier.
FYI: Kadokura wore a uniform with the number 14 and the name "Masuda" on it because the team was not able to prepare his uniform in time for the outing (he joined a little late).