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[11/7/2013] 2013 Kansai Independent League Championships – 06 Bulls crowned champion two years in a row

by on Nov.07, 2013 @ 9:28 pm, under Independent
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First Half

  Team G W L T WPCT GB vs KIS vs HYO vs 06 RS RA
1 Hyogo Blue Sandars 32 18 11 3 .621 - 8-6-2 - 10-5-1 159 138
2 06 Bulls 32 15 15 2 .500 3.5 10-5-1 5-10-1 - 164 135
3 Kishu Rangers 32 11 18 3 .379 7.0 - 6-8-2 5-10-1 123 173

Second Half

  Team G W L T WPCT GB vs KIS vs HYO vs 06 RS RA
1 06 Bulls 29 20 7 2 .741 - 12-3-1 8-4-1   163 86
2 Hyogo Blue Sandars 29 13 14 2 .481 7.0 9-6-1   4-8-1 122 135
3 Kishu Rangers 32 9 21 2 .300 12.5   6-9-1 3-12-1 117 181

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Championship Schedule

Date Time Venue Away Score Home
11/01 Fri 18:00 Kippy Stadium 06 Bulls 7-1 Hyogo Blue Sandars
11/05 Tue 13:00 Kippy Stadium 06 Bulls 5-6 Hyogo Blue Sandars
11/06 Wed 12:00 Toyonaka Rose Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars 1-2 06 Bulls
11/07 Thu 12:30 Hanazono Central Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars 3-4 06 Bulls
11/11 Mon 12:30 Hanazono Central Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars   06 Bulls
11/13 Wed 18:00 Kippy Stadium 06 Bulls   Hyogo Blue Sandars

* 11/13 is a make-up game.

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November 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
06 Bulls 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7
Hyogo Blue Sandars 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Attendance: 63 | Time: 3:40

November 5

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
06 Bulls 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5
Hyogo Blue Sandars 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1x 6

Attendance: 56 | Time: 3:25

November 6

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hyogo Blue Sandars 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
06 Bulls 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 2

Attendance: 83 | Time: 3:22

November 7

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
Hyogo Blue Sandars 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
06 Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4x 5

Attendance: 102 | Time: 4:08

Hitachi Independent Leagues Grand Championship 2013 – Ishikawa takes series, 3-1

by on Oct.13, 2013 @ 11:40 pm, under Independent
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Hitachi Independent Leagues Grand Championship 2013

Date Time Venue Home Score Away Attendance Official
10/19 Sat 18:15 Kanazawa Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 1-2 Tokushima 912 IL, BC 
10/20 Sun 18:15 Kanazawa Baseball Stadium Ishikawa RAIN Tokushima    
10/21 Mon 18:15 Kanazawa Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 7-3 Tokushima 504 IL, BC
10/22 Tue 18:15 Kanazawa Baseball Stadium Make-up Day
10/26 Sat 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Tokushima 2-5 Ishikawa 795 IL, BC
10/27 Sun 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Tokushima 2-4 Ishikawa 715 IL, BC
10/28 Mon 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Tokushima   Ishikawa    
10/29 Tue 18:00 JA Bank Agri Anan Stadium Make-up Day
10/30 Wed 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Make-up Day
10/31 Thu 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Make-up Day

Source: Island League Announcement, BC League Announcement

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[10/7/2013] Shikoku Island League Phoenix League Roster

by on Oct.07, 2013 @ 9:34 pm, under Independent
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Phoenix League Roster

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team
P 西川 雅人 Nishikawa, Masato Ehime
P 岩崎 哲也 Iwasaki, Tetsuya Ehime
P 中村 太紀 Nakamura, Taiki Ehime
P 伴  和馬 Ban, Kazuma Ehime
P 金森 敬之 Kanamori, Takayuki Ehime
P 小林 憲幸 Kobayashi, Noriyuki Ehime
P 井川 博文 Igawa, Hirofumi Kochi
P グルジョン Grullon, Juan Kochi
P 雄晴 Yamasaki, Yusei Kochi
P ゲレロ Guerrero, Wilfreiser Kochi
C 鶴田 都貴 Tsuruta, Hiroki Ehime
C 夏山 翔太 Natsuyama, Shota Kochi
C 屋宜宣一郎 Yagi, Senichiro Kochi
INF 藤長 賢司 Fujinaga, Kenji Ehime
INF 髙橋 佑介 Takahashi, Yusuke Ehime
INF 村上 祐基 Murakami, Yuki Kochi
INF 今中 尭大 Imanaka, Takahiro Kochi
INF バティスタ Batista, Deivy Kochi
INF 曽我翔太朗 Soga, Shotaro Kochi
INF 山下 和則 Yamashita, Kazunori Kochi
OF 髙田 泰輔 Takada, Taisuke Ehime
OF 庄司龍之介 Shoji, Ryunosuke Ehime
OF 大井 裕喜 Oi, Hiroki Ehime
OF 河田 直人 Kawada, Naoto Kochi

Source: official announcement

[10/2/2013] Ashiya Gakuen to offer ten-year program for young aspiring players

by on Oct.03, 2013 @ 2:46 am, under Independent
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Ashiya Gakuen announced they will organize a baseball team at Ashiya Gakuen High School and Junior High School in April 2014 that will not be affiliated with the Japan High School Baseball Federation and will instead be an instructional team under the Kansai Independent League Hyogo Blue Sandars.

Ashiya Gakuen University already has a working relationship with the Blue Sandars.  The addition of the high school and junior high school branches will allow Ashiya Gakuen to provide aspiring players with a ten-year development package.

Players will also have a chance to work with former professionals like Katsuo Hirata and Atsushi Kataoka.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 10/2/2013

[9/29/2013] BC League, Island League postseason play

by on Sep.30, 2013 @ 3:50 am, under Independent
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For those looking for information on Independent League postseason play, please see the links below:

[9/25/2013] BC League Final Standings, Playoff Schedule

Island League: Tokushima and Kagawa advance to Championship Series

Also, I'd like to apologize to Steve Hammond for failing to mention that he was starting Game 1 of the BC League playoffs for the Ishikawa Million Stars on Saturday.  He actually sent me an e-mail on Thursday to let me know and I completely phased and lost track of time.  Sorry Steve!

Incidentally, Ishikawa lost the game 1-0.  I managed to track down Steve's line from the game: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 12 SO, 3 HBP/BB, 1 ER.  Steve, if you see this and notice an error in the stats, or if there is something more you'd like to add, please let me know.

BC League Final Standings, Playoff Schedule; Ishikawa wins BC League Championship

by on Sep.26, 2013 @ 7:44 pm, under Independent
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First Half

Joshinestu Region

  G W L T WPCT GB vs NII vs GUN vs SHI vs TOY vs ISH vs FUK
1 Niigata 36 26 9 1 .743 - - 7-4-1 11-1-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 4-0-0
2 Gunma 36 16 18 2 .471 9.5 4-7-1 - 7-5-0 3-1-0 1-3-0 1-2-1
3 Shinano 36 13 22 1 .371 3.5 1-11-0 5-7-0 - 2-2-0 2-1-1 3-1-0

Hokuriku Region

  G W L T WPCT GB vs ISH vs TOY vs FUK vs GUN vs NII vs SHI
1 Ishikawa 36 19 14 3 .576 - - 4-8-0 9-1-2 3-1-0 2-2-0 1-2-1
2 Toyama 36 20 15 1 .571 0.0 8-4-0 - 7-4-1 1-3-0 2-2-0 2-2-0
3 Fukui 36 8 24 4 .250 10.5 1-9-2 4-7-1 - 2-1-1 0-4-0 1-3-0

Second Half

Joshinestu Region

  G W L T WPCT GB vs NII vs SHI vs GUN vs TOY vs ISH vs FUK vs HAW vs MAU
1 Niigata 36 26 7 3 .788 - - 8-3-0 7-2-2 4-0-0 4-0-0 2-1-1 1-0-0 0-1-0
2 Shinano 36 18 18 0 .500 9.5 3-8-0 - 6-5-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 3-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
3 Gunma 36 15 19 2 .441 2.0 2-7-2 5-6-0 - 3-1-0 2-2-0 1-3-0 1-0-0 1-0-0

Hokuriku Region

  G W L T WPCT GB vs FUK vs TOY vs ISH vs GUN vs NII vs SHI vs HAW vs MAU
1 Fukui 36 17 16 3 .515 - - 6-4-1 6-5-0 3-1-0 1-2-1 1-3-0 0-0-1 0-1-0
2 Toyama 36 15 20 1 .429 3.0 4-6-1 - 6-5-0 1-3-0 0-4-0 2-2-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
3 Ishikawa 36 15 21 0 .417 0.5 5-6-0 5-6-0 - 2-2-0 0-4-0 2-2-0 1-0-0 0-1-0

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Shikoku Island League plus: Tokushima sweeps Kawaga in Championship Series

by on Sep.16, 2013 @ 1:48 am, under Independent
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First Half

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA vs
IS
vs
OG
vs
MP
vs
FD
vs
IL
1 Kagawa OG 40 22 14 4 .611 - 159 128 7-4-1 - 7-4-1 7-4-1 1-2-1
2 Tokushima IS 40 20 17 3 .541 2.5 149 138 - 4-7-1 7-4-1 5-6-1 4-0-0
3 Ehime MP 40 19 18 3 .514 1.0 154 130 4-7-1 4-7-1 - 9-2-1 2-2-0
4 Kochi FD 40 14 23 3 .378 5.0 114 162 6-5-1 4-7-1 2-9-1 - 2-2-0

Second Half

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA vs
IS
vs
OG
vs
MP
vs
FD
vs
IL
1 Tokushima IS 40 24 9 7 0.727 - 186 141 - 7-2-3 5-4-3 9-2-1 3-1-0
2 Ehime MP 40 23 13 4 0.639 2.5 169 129 4-5-3 9-3-0 - 8-3-1 2-2-0
3 Kagawa OG 40 16 21 3 0.432 7.5 173 172 2-7-3 - 3-9-0 9-3-0 2-2-0
4 Kochi FD 40 9 26 5 0.257 6 129 199 2-9-1 3-9-0 3-8-1 - 1-0-3

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Championship Series

Date Time Venue Home Score Away Official
9/28 18:00 Rexxam Stadium Kagawa 1-5 Tokushima link
9/29 18:00 Rexxam Stadium Kagawa 0-2 Tokushima link
10/5 18:00 Oronamin C Stadium Tokushima 8-0 Kagawa link
10/6 18:00 Oronamin C Stadium Tokushima   Kagawa  
10/7 18:00 Oronamin C Stadium Tokushima   Kagawa  

Make-up dates for Kagawa: 9/30, 10/1
Make-up dates for Tokushima: 10/8, 10/9, 10/10

Awards

MVP: Masanori Otani (Tokushima) - 3 G, 7-for-15, 4 RBI
Best Pitcher: Naohiro Yamaguchi (Tokushima) - 1 G, 1-0, 6.2 IP, 0 ER
Fighting Spirit: Kodai Sakurai (Kagawa) - 3 G, 4-for-12