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[1/19/2016] JWBL 2016 Victoria Series Home Opener Dates

by on Jan.19, 2016 @ 8:25 am, under Women's Baseball
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The Japan Women's Baseball League (JWBL) announced on January 18 that the 2016 Victoria Series will begin on March 19. The league posted the schedule for the three home openers.

Hyogo Dione

  • March 19, 20
  • Game Start Times: 13:00
  • Venue: Awaji Sano Sports Park Daiichi Stadium
  • Oppnent: Kyoto Flora

Kyoto Flora

  • March 26, 27
  • Game Start Times: 13:00
  • Venue: Wakasa Stadium Kyoto
  • Opponent: Saitama Astraia

Saitama Astraia

  • April 9, 10
  • Game Start Times: 13:00
  • Venue: Kawaguchi Stadium
  • Opponent: Hyogo Dione

Source: official announcement

[12/6/2015] Japan Women’s Baseball League 2015 Awards

by on Dec.06, 2015 @ 11:32 pm, under Women's Baseball
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The Japan Women's Baseball League held an awards ceremony at a hotel in Kyoto on December 5.

Kakutani (MVP) Award

Title Name JPN Name ENG Team Stats
Pitching 植村 美奈子 Uemura, Minako Kyoto 14-5, 4 CG, 2 ShO, 123.1 IP, 2.16 ERA
Hitting 大山 唯 Oyama, Yui Hyogo .407/.479/.500, 27 R, 9 2B, 20 RBI

Pitching Titles

Title Name JPN Name ENG Team
Most Wins (14) 植村 美奈子 Uemura, Minako Kyoto
Best ERA (1.79) 宮原 臣佳 Miyahara, Mika Hyogo
Most Strikeouts (69) 里 綾実 Sato, Ayami Hyogo
Most Innings Pitched (144.0) 里 綾実 Sato, Ayami Hyogo
Most Saves (15) 塩谷 千晶 Shioya, Chiaki Kyoto
Most Holds (6) 谷山 莉奈 Taniyama, Rina Kyoto

Non-Pitching Titles

Title Name JPN Name ENG Team
Leading Hitter (.407) 大山 唯 Oyama, Yui Hyogo
Most Hits (66) 大山 唯 Oyama, Yui Hyogo
Highest On Base Pct (.479) 大山 唯 Oyama, Yui Hyogo
Most Home Runs (2) 池山 あゆ美 Ikeyama, Ayumi Kyoto
Most RBIs (31) 山崎 まり Yamazaki, Mari Saitama
Most GW RBIs (6) 山崎 まり Yamazaki, Mari Saitama
Most Stolen Bases (33) 三浦 伊織 Miura, Iori Kyoto

League Awards

Award Name JPN Name ENG Team
Ota Koji Award 太田 あゆみ Ota, Ayumi Hyogo
Achievement Award 小久保 志乃 Kokubo, Shino Hyogo
Rookie of the Year 寺部 歩美 Terabe, Ayumi Hyogo

Best Nine

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team Stats
P 植村 美奈子 Uemura, Minako Kyoto 14-5, 4 CG, 2 ShO, 123.1 IP, 2.16 ERA
C 寺部 歩美 Terabe, Ayumi Hyogo .345/.411/.457, 29 R, 16 2B, 25 RBI
1B 大山 唯 Oyama, Yui Hyogo .407/.479/.500, 27 R, 9 2B, 20 RBI
2B 小西 つどい Konishi, Tsudoi Kyoto .276/.303/.340, 17 R, 8 2B, 15 RBI
3B 山崎 まり Yamazaki, Mari Saitama .340/.409/.484, 17 R, 6 3B, 31 RBI
SS 厚ヶ瀬 美姫 Atsugase, Miki Hyogo .361/.462/.452, 37 R, 7 2B, 11 RBI
OF 三浦 伊織 Miura, Iori Kyoto .356/.478/.466, 34 R, 10 2B, 12 RBI
OF 三浦 由美子 Miura, Yumiko Saitama .312/.368/.384, 11 R, 5 2B, 16 RBI
OF 三原 遥 Mihara, Haruka Hyogo .293/.380/.369, 19 R, 4 2B, 17 RBI
DH 池山 あゆ美 Ikeyama, Ayumi Kyoto .265/.349/.402, 14 R, 2 HR, 25 RBI

2016 Additions

Pos Name JPN Name ENG DOB Ht T B
P 海老 悠 Ebi, Haruka 1997/07/12 171 R R
P 大串 桃香 Okuji, Momoka 1997/09/19 159 R R
P 松谷 比菜乃 Matsuya, Hinano 1998/02/18 163 R R
P 坂東 瑞紀 Bando, Mizuki 1994/03/15 167 R R
P 笠原 優子 Kasahara, Yuko 1990/09/29 166 R R
C 村松 珠希 Muramatsu, Tamaki 1997/07/17 160 R R
OF 榊原 梨奈 Sakakibara, Rina 1994/03/07 160 R R
OF 加藤 優 Kato, Yu 1995/05/15 167 R L

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Source: official announcement (Awards), official announcement (Additions)

[11/4/2015] Hank Aaron to receive Order of the Rising Sun, Padres to hold baseball clinics in Japan

by on Nov.05, 2015 @ 2:33 am, under MLB, Other

Hank Aaron will be one of eighty-nine foreigners honored this weeks for their various achievements in the community. Aaron will be recognized for his efforts to promote exchanges between youths in the United States and Japan (and around the world) through baseball.

Aaron and Sadaharu Oh began by holding the first World Children's Baseball Fair in Los Angeles in the summer of 1990 as a way to promote the sport around the world by helping children learn the game. The two have continued their efforts by inviting over 200 boys and girls from over twenty nations and regions every year to each fair since 1992. They also established the World Children's Baseball Foundation in August 1992.

Source: official announcement

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MLB Japan announced on November 4 that the San Diego Padres will hold youth baseball clinics in Tokyo on November 18 and Kochi on November 21. Brandon Maurer and Mark Loretta (special assistant, baseball operations) will be making the trip to Japan.

The clinic on November 18 will take place at the Meiji Jingu Gaien indoor facilities in Tokyo. Former MLB players Kazuhisa Ishii and Takashi Saito will be special guests. The clinic on November 21 will take place at the Kochi Tobu Baseball Stadium in Kochi.

Source: Sponichi 11/4/2015, ISM 11/4/2015

[10/11/2015] JWBL: Nippon Series Queen Match 2015 – Kyoto Flora wins championship

by on Oct.11, 2015 @ 11:02 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Queen Match Schedule (Kyoto wins series, 2-1)

Date Time Gm Away Score Home Venue Attendance
10/10 Sat 14:00 1 Saitama Astraia 15-9 Kyota Flora Wakasa Stadium Kyoto 2523
10/11 Sun 13:00 2 Saitama Astraia 0-2 Kyota Flora Wakasa Stadium Kyoto 1012

One win advantage to Kyoto for their first place finishes in the first and second halves of the season.

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[10/7/2015] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Oct.07, 2015 @ 5:59 pm, under MLB
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Victoria Series: Hyogo Dione and Saitama Astraia [October 2,3,4]

by on Oct.05, 2015 @ 6:53 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Victoria Series between Hyogo Dione and Saitama Astraia and a Challenge Match between Kyota Flora and Tohoku Reia.

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October 2 - Koshigaya Stadium - 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 6 2
Saitama Astraia 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 5 3

W: Ayami Sato (28 G, 9-9 2 Sv)
L: Honami Ota (24 G, 7-7, 2 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayumi Terabe = 1-for-3: G4, Ks, BB, 1B2 (squeeze attempt) one RBI. Drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 7th with a squeeze bunt.

Time: 2:15
Attendance: 535

Box Score, Highlight

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October 3 - Koshigaya Stadium - 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 12 1
Saitama Astraia 0 2 2 0 0 0 X 4 4 0

 

W: Risa Nakashima (16 G, 1-1)
Sv: Honami Ota (25 G, 7-7, 3 Sv)
L: Mika Miyahara (10 G, 7-5)

Hero Interview
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Time: 2:12
Attendance: 1003

Box Score, Highlight

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Challenge Match

October 3 - Sendai Stadium - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyota Flora 0 1 4 0 1 2 0 8 11 0
Tohoku Reia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2

 

W: Rina Taniyama (19 G, 2-2, 0 Sv)
Sv: Mai Yamazaki (9 G, 0-0, 2 Sv)
L: Meguna Furuya (6 G, 1-5, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Kae Iwami = 2-for-4: 1B8 one RBI, 1B7 one RBI, G1(DP), F9. Drove in the first run of the game with a single to center in the 2nd.
Yasuko Ozawa = 2-for-3: SH1, 2B7/8 three RBI, 1B7, F7. Collected two hits and three RBI.

Time: 1:48
Attendance: 906

Box Score, Highlight

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October 4 - Kawaguchi Stadium - 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Saitama Astraia 0 0 2 2 0 0 x 4 10 1

W: Risa Nakashima (17 G, 2-1)
L: Yuki Izumi (20 G, 6-8)

Hero Interview
Risa Nakashima = 7.0 IP, 95 NP, 28 BF, 4 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R. Picked up a complete game victory.
Mari Yamazaki = 3-for-4: 1B7, 1B9, 1B7 one RBI, F4. Recorded a modasho.
Yuki Kawabata = 3-for-3: 1B6, 1B9 one RBI, BB, 1B7. Recorded a modasho.

Time: 1:48
Attendance: 1690

Box Score, Highlight

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[10/5/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Oct.05, 2015 @ 6:12 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 10/4 MIA 2
PHI 7
RF-P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .229
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the bottom of the 3rd. Results: K (foul tip), Ks. Took the mound in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2015, Sponichi 10/5/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 10/4 TOR 3
TBR 12
3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .214
Entered the game as a defensive replacement at third base in the bottom of the 7th. Results: 1B7. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2015, Sponichi 10/5/2015.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 10/4 MIA 2
PHI 7
18-11 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
Moved from right to the mound in the bottom of the 8th with Miami down 6-2. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2015, Sponichi 10/5/2015. MLB.tv: Ichiro gets the itch to pitch, Statcast: Ichiro takes the mound, Sweeney's RBI double, Ichiro on his pitching debut. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2015, Sponichi 10/5/2015, Sponichi 10/5/2015, Sponichi 10/5/2015.

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[10/4/2015] Ichiro Suzuki

by on Oct.04, 2015 @ 7:08 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 10/3
Gm 1
MIA 7
PHI 6
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Brian Ellington in the top of the 8th. Reults: G6. Was replaced in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 10/3
Gm 2
MIA 5
PHI 2
RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .230
Batted seventh. Results: F8, F8, F6, L8. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2015.

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[10/2/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Oct.02, 2015 @ 6:42 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 10/1 MIA 1
TBR 4
RF 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .233
Batted ninth. Results: L6, SFo7 one RBI[21], 1B8. Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015, Sponichi 10/2/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 10/1 TOR 4
BAL 6
3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .185
Batted seventh. Results: 1B6, G4 one RBI[2], BB-R[6], Ks. Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2015, Sponichi 10/2/2015.

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