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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: March 27, 2013

by on Mar.27, 2013 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB

Tadashi Settsu is slated to get the opening day start.

Source: Sponichi 3/27/2013

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Brian Falkenborg will be the closer.  Ryota Igarashi will pitch the 8th and Sho Iwasaki the 7th.

Source: Sponichi 3/27/2013

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6th round draft pick Hirofumi Yamanaka's Ni-gun start was rained out today.  He will pitch in Thursday's game.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/27/2013

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The Hawks prayed for a successful season in front of the Taka Kanzenon Daibosatsu today.

Source: Sponichi 3/27/2013

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Masahiko Morifuku spent over thirty minutes signing autographs for the 100 or so fans that waited outside the stadium after Tuesday's Ni-gun game against Chunichi.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/27/2013

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Mizuho Corporate Bank signed a naming rights agreement for the premium seat section behind home plate at YafuOku Dome.  The section has been named Mizuho Premium Seats.

Source: official announcementNikkan Sports 3/27/2013