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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: February 23, 2013

by on Feb.23, 2013 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

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  • 1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama: bullpen, fifty-two pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

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Kazuyuki Hoashi is scheduled to start Sunday's exhibition game against Seibu.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama is scheduled to pitch on Sunday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

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Shota Takeda is a candidate to start on opening day, if both Tadashi Settsu and Kenji Otonari are not able to after returning from the WBC.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

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Naoki Shirane hit a walk-off single during a Ni-gun practice game against Tokyo Gas on the Friday.

With runners on second and third and two out in the 9th, he swung at a pitch and hit a broken-bat grounder through the left side to give the Ni-gun Hawks a walk-off victory.

Shirane managed to drop his weight from 104 to eighty-six kilograms.  He also dropped his fat percentage from twenty-five to twenty percent.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2013

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Yao-Hsun Yang (30) and a thirty-two-year-old woman from Taiwan held an engagement ceremony at a hotel in Taipei on Friday.

Source: Sponichi 2/23/2013