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[10/22/2014] Norichika Aoki

by on Oct.22, 2014 @ 5:17 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 10/21 SFG 7
KCR 1
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Batted second. L1, Ks, G6, G4(DP). Nikkan Sports 10/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/22/2014, Sponichi 10/22/2014, Sponichi 10/22/2014

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Former Rakuten Eagle Casey McGehee was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year by Sporting News Baseball. From MLB.com's Adam McCalvy:

... McGehee's comeback was more literal than most, as he played in Japan in 2013 before returning to Major League Baseball on a one-year deal with the Marlins, for whom he proved a capable run-producer and lineup-stabilizer. Making the most of a career-high 160 games played, McGehee batted .287 with four home runs, 76 RBIs, 29 doubles and 177 hits -- the National League's fourth-highest hit total.

... "When I went over [to Japan] I wasn't necessarily thinking about coming back," he said in September. "I had it in my mind that this is where it was going to be. I had to come to terms with that. When I found out I had a chance to come back, it meant a lot to me. There have been a lot of guys that have went over there and had success that haven't been able to come back, for whatever reason. I knew the chances of that happening weren't very good to begin with. I guess I'm proud of being able to say I went there and was able to come back."

Source: MLB.com 10/21/2014

[10/20/2014] Reia takes final game of season, Astraia wins Division Championship Game

by on Oct.20, 2014 @ 7:02 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on October 18 and 19.

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October 18 - Koshigaya Baseball Stadium - 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 8 1
East Astraia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1

W: Ayami Sato (26 G, 11-9, 1 Sv)
L: Risa Nakashima (22 G, 5-7, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 7.0 IP, 87 NP, 25 BF, 4 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R.
Mari Yamazaki = 2-for-4: 1B9 one RBI-SB (second base), F6, G3, 2B8/9 one RBI.

Time: 2:03
Attendance: 403

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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Eastern Division Championship Game

October 19 - Koshigaya Baseball Stadium - 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
East Astraia 1 1 0 0 3 0 X 5 11 1

Astraia advances to the Queen Finals for the Victoria Series.

W: Risa Nakashima (23 G, 6-7, 1 Sv)
L: Ayami Sato (27 G, 11-10, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
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Time: 1:48
Attendance: 376

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 18 9 9 0 .500 -
2 East Astraia 18 8 10 0 .444 -

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 18 12 6 0 .666 -
2 South Dione 18 7 11 0 .388 5.0

First-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 East Astraia 14 8 6 0 .571 -
2 North Reia 14 5 8 1 .384 2.5

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 14 11 3 0 .785 -
2 South Dione 14 3 10 1 .230 7.5

Victoria Series Eastern Division: Astraia takes all three games [October 14,15]

by on Oct.15, 2014 @ 11:15 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Three Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on October 14 and 15.

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October 14 - Omiya Baseball Stadium - 16:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 1
East Astraia 0 2 0 1 0 0 X 3 12 1

W: Nagisa (21 G, 8-6)
SV: Miku Kayano (13 G, 1-2, 2 Sv)
L: Ayami Sato (23 G, 10-8, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Chika Nakahira = 2-for-2: 1B8 two RBI-SB (second base), 1B7 one RBI, BB.

Time: 2:00
Attendance: 247

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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October 14 - Omiya Baseball Stadium - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
East Astraia 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 2 5 0

W: Risa Nakashima (21 G, 5-6, 1 Sv)
Sv: Miku Kayano (14 G, 1-2, 3 Sv)
L: Yuki Izumi (16 G, 3-7)

Hero Interview
Yuki Kawabata = 2-for-2: BB, 2B9 one RBI, 1B7.
Risa Nakashima = 6.0 IP, 67 NP, 26 BF, 6 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R.

Time: 1:41
Attendance: 465

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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October 15 - Omiya Baseball Stadium - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
East Astraia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   2 9 1
North Reia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0

W: Miku Kayano (15 G, 2-2, 3 Sv)
L: Ayami Sato (25 G, 10-9, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Shiho Imai = 3-for-4: 1B7, Kl, 2B7/8, 2B9 one RBI.

Time: 2:03
Attendance: 331

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 17 8 9 0 .470 -
2 East Astraia 17 8 9 0 .470 -

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 18 12 6 0 .666 -
2 South Dione 18 7 11 0 .388 5.0

[10/12/2014] Norichika Aoki

by on Oct.12, 2014 @ 9:51 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 10/11 KCR 6
BAL 4
RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333
Batted second. 1B7-R[2], L8, G1, BB. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 10/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/12/2014, Sponichi 10/12/2014, Sponichi 10/12/2014

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General

  • Hideki Matsui held a baseball clinic for about thirty Japanese youth baseball players in New York on Saturday. Source: Sponichi 10/12/2014

Victoria Series Western Division: Flora, Dione split series [October 10,11]

by on Oct.11, 2014 @ 11:12 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Western Division games took place on Friday and Saturday.

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October 10 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 1
South Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1

W: Minami Yano (13-2, 0 Sv)
L: Honami Ota (3-5, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Minami Yano = 7.0 IP, 90 NP, 28 BF, 7 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R.
Kasumi Nakamura = 1-for-3: Ks, 2B7/8 one RBI, G5.

Time: 1:41
Attendance: 590

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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October 11 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 9 0
West Flora 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1

W: Mika Miyahara (2-5, 1 Sv)
L: Minako Uemura (7-4, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayumi Kawaguchi = 2-for-4: 1B7 two RBI, Ks, 1B7, Ks.

Time: 1:59
Attendance: 871

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 14 8 6 0 .571 -
2 East Astraia 14 5 3 0 .357 3.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 18 12 6 0 .666 -
2 South Dione 18 7 11 0 .388 5.0

[10/5/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Shunsuke Watanabe

by on Oct.05, 2014 @ 9:11 pm, under MLB
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Toronto Blue Jays

The latest on Munenori Kawasaki, from MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm:

... The decision to outright Kawasaki off the 40-man roster was a mere formality because of a clause in his contract that allowed him to become a free agent at the end of the season.

... "He's eligible for free agency, it's just a clause in his contract," Anthopoulos said. "Just about every Japanese player that comes over now, they're not part of the reserve. You don't get them for six or seven years and go through arbitration unless they're an amateur and so on.

"I think we'll look to bring him back. I think that goes without saying. I haven't talked to him. I don't know what his desires are. I don't think the finances have ever been an issue for him. My understanding is he can make more money in Japan, but he's wanted to play here. We'll see. I don't know what his goals are for the offseason, but at some point we'll sit down with him."

Source: MLB.com 10/4/2014

Lancaster Barnstormers

Shunsuke Watanabe and Yusuke Kajimoto helped the Barnstormers win the Atlantic League Championship.

Kajimoto
Playoffs: 7 G, 8-for-23, 5 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO, .348/.400/.565
Season: 96 G, 105-for 371, 66 R, 16 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 48 BB, 65 SO, .283/.369/.364

Watanabe
Playoffs: 2 G, 2 GS, 1-1, 14.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 13 SO, 1.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP
Season: 36 G, 16 GS, 8-2, 120.1 IP, 97 H, 49 R 45 ER, 33 BB, 91 SO, 3.36 ERA, 1.08 WHIP

Division Series - Game 1: Gailen, Schwinden Lead 'stormers To Win | Game 2: Somerset Centers On Game Two Win | Game 3: Barnstormers Lose Game 3 | Game 4: Kajimoto Sends Series To Game Five | Game 5: Barnstormers Head To Texas For Finals
Championship Series - Game 1: Barnstormers Grab Opener | Game 2: Watanabe Pitches Barnstormers To Edge Of Title Game 3: The Barnstormers Are Champions!

Watanabe (38) plans to attend the winter league in Venezuela. He will also try to get an invite to spring training next year. Source: Sponichi 10/5/2014