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Yomiuri Giants 2015 at home Hero Award for June: Hirokazu Ibata

by on Jul.16, 2015 @ 8:31 am, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for June went to Hirokazu Ibata (determined by fan balloting).

June 3, vs Orix: with runners on first and third and one out in the 9th inning, Ibata entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Scott Mathieson. Leslie Anderson stole second to put runners on second and third. Ibata stayed alive by fouling off a 1-2 pitch before poking a walk-off hit past a diving second baseman on the fifth pitch of the at bat. [official announcement - box score]