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[11/3/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Nov.04, 2013 @ 2:34 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • 6th round draft pick Akihiro Hakumura pitched in a game against Waseda University on Sunday.  He entered the game in the 8th with the bases loaded and one out.  He allowed one inherited runner to score before getting out of the inning.  He retired the side in order in the 9th.  He faced six hitters, threw twenty pitches, gave up one hit, walked/hit none, and struck out none. [Nikkan Sports 11/3/2013]

Orix Buffaloes

  • 1st round draft pick Kazumasa Yoshida pitched in an Industrial League Tournament game against Tokyo Gas on Sunday.  He entered the game in the 9th with a runner on second, one out, and JR Higashi Nihon down 3-0.  He allowed the inherited run to score on a double to left before ending the game.  He faced three hitters and struck out one.  His team dropped the game 4-0. [Sponichi 11/3/2013]
  • 2nd round draft pick Daiki Tomei pitched in an Industrial League Tournament game against Nippon Tsuun on Sunday.  He entered the game in the 9th with a runner on second, two out, and the score tied at three.  He managed to get out of the inning without allowing the inherited runner to score.  He then tossed two shutout innings and got the win when his team, Fuji Jukogyo scored a run in the bottom of the 11th.  In 2.1 innings of work, Tomei face nine hitters, allowed two hits, did not walk/hit a batter, and struck out two.  Fuji Jukogyo 4, Nippon Tsuun 3. [Sponichi 11/3/2013]

Hiroshima Carp

  • 3rd round draft pick Kosuke Tanaka played in an Industrial League Tournament game against Tokyo Gas on Sunday.  Started at short and batted second.  He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.  His team, JR Higashi Nihon, dropped the game 4-0. [Nikkan Sports 11/3/2013]

Hanshin Tigers

  • 3rd round draft pick Naomasa Yokawa plans to continue using a Hirokazu Ibata model glove after he turns pro.  He has been using the same model glove since high school. [Sponichi 11/3/2013]