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Victoria Series Eastern Division: Astraia sweeps series [September 19,20]

by on Sep.21, 2014 @ 11:36 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on Friday and Saturday.

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September 19 - Meiji Jingu - 19:00

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

W: Miwa Naraoka (6 G, 1-0)
L: Ayami Sato (21 G, 9-7, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Miku Kayano = 1-for-4: F8, G6, G6, 2B7; took the mound in the 6th: 3.0 IP, 56 NP, 14 BF, 3 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 0 R.
Yuki Kawabata = 1-for-4: F8, G4, G6, 1B7 one RBI (walk-off).

Time: 2:13
Attendance: 1,088

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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September 20 - Meiji Jingu - 19:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 1 4 0 0 5 0 2 12 17 0
North Reia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1

W: Nagisa (20 G, 7-6)
L: Yuki Izumi (15 G, 3-6)

Hero Interview
Nagisa = 7.0 IP, 106 NP, 27 BF, 7 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 0 R.
Haruka Mihara = 4-for-4: 1B8 one RBI-SB (second base), BB, 1B7, 1B7, 1B8.

Time: 2:18
Attendance: 1,514

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 13 7 6 0 .538 -
2 East Astraia 13 5 8 0 .384 2.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 14 10 4 0 .714 -
2 South Dione 14 5 9 0 .357 5.0

[9/20/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Sep.20, 2014 @ 5:12 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
RF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .280
Batted ninth. 1B8-R[39], BB, F8. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/19 DET 10
KCR 1
RF-LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .284
Batted second. 1B8, G4, 1B7. Made a nice catch in right in the top of the 1st. Moved from right to left in the top of the 6th. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Fourth straight multi-hit game; seventh multi-hit game in last ten games. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .267
Batted seventh. 1B7, L3, L7, Ks. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
100-65 27 6.2 7 3 2 0 7 1 3.77
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and New York up 5-3. Recorded the win. (W, 11-9). Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/19 BOS 5
BAL 3
9-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.87
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with the score tied at three. Picked up the win. (W, 4-3). Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/19 LAD 14
CHC 5
10-5 3 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.25
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Chicago down 14-3. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014

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[9/19/2014] Tsuyoshi Wada, Junichi Tazawa, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 5:04 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/18 TOR 2
NYY 3
2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Batted sixth. G5, G4, 1B9, G1. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/18 LAD 8
CHC 4
80-50 18 5.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 3.22
Started the game. Left after five full innings with Chicago up 4-1. He was not involved in the final decision. Went 0-for-2 at the plate: Kl, F9. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/18 BOS 2
PIT 3
13-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.92
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Boston down 3-1. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

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[9/18/2014] Various news updates from the last week or so

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 4:53 am, under NPB, Other, Samurai Japan

Various news updates:

  • Base Walls were donated to Toyokawa Teno Elementary School in Aichi on September 11 (Chunichi) and Sendai Yumoto Elementary School in Miyagi on September 18 (Rakuten). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014
  • According to Sanspo, the Central League essentially gave the Pacific League two options when it came to the Inter-league schedule: either agree to an eighteen game season or none at all. And while the CL did want to shorten the schedule because of timing issues, they may have also been upset about the PL's relative success during Inter-league play. Source: Sanspo 9/13/2014
  • The NPB and the twelve NPB teams are planning to establish a company to handle the business side of things for Samurai Japan in early November. They have informally decided to name the new company NPB Enterprise. Samurai Japan was left out of the name because the new company will ultimately to take on other projects to promote baseball. Source: Sports Hochi 9/18/2014
  • SEC Carbon (Kyoto) beat Keiyo Ginko (Chiba) 1-0 in the finals game of the 69th Emperor's Cup All Japan Rubber Baseball ENEOS Tournament on Wednesday (September 17). Source: Sponichi 9/18/2014

[9/18/2014] Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.18, 2014 @ 4:48 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/17 NYY 3
TBR 2
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279
Batted eighth. G6, G4, G1, Ks. Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Sponichi 9/18/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/17 CWS 2
KCR 6
RF 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .281
Batted second. 2B9[21], 1B7-R[60], 1B8, BB, G5. Replaced on defense in the top of the 9th. Set franchise record with eleven hits in a three-game series. Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Sponichi 9/18/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/17 TOR 1
BAL 6
3B 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .268
Batted sixth. BB, BB. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014, Sponichi 9/18/2014

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[9/17/2014] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Sep.17, 2014 @ 3:47 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/16 NYY 1
TBR 6
RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .282
Batted seventh. 1B9 one RBI[20], K (foul tip), F6, F7. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/16 CWS 7
KCR 5
DH 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 .277
Batted second. G6, 1B9-R[59], 1B7-SB[16] (second base), 1B8 one RBI[38], 1B8. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/16 TOR 2
BAL 8
2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .268
Batted seventh. BB-SB[1] (second base)-R[28], F8. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 9/16 BOS 0
PIT 4
17-10 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.56
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston down 4-0. Allowed a lead-off double to Neil Walker then struck out the next three hitters in a row. Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014, Sponichi 9/17/2014

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[9/16/2014] Norichika Aoki, Hisashi Iwakuma, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.16, 2014 @ 3:33 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/15 NYY 0
TBR 1
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .283
Batted seventh. F6, G1, 2B9[11], G1. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/15 CWS 3
KCR 4
RF 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 .271
Batted second. BB, 1B5, 1B8, 1B5-R[58], 2B7[20]. Replaced by a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 9th. Made a nice catch in the top of the 3rd. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/15 TOR 2
BAL 5
PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for John Mayberry in the top of the 8th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. L9. Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Sponichi 9/16/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/15 SEA 1
LAA 8
70-47 18 3.1 6 7 7 2 4 1 3.42
Started the game. He took the loss. Left in the bottom of the 4th with runners on first and second, one out, and Seattle down 5-0. Both runners he left on base came around to score after his departure. (L, 14-8). Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2014Sponichi 9/16/2014

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Tiara Cup Kyoto Tournament Champion: North Reia [September 13,14]

by on Sep.15, 2014 @ 5:37 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Tiara Cup Kyoto Tournament

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September 13 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 16:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
South Dione 0 1 0 7 1 0 X 9 15 0

W: Ayumi Kawaguchi (15 G, 4-4)
Sv: Honami Ota (11 G, 2-4, 1 Sv)
L: Nagisa (16 G, 6-6)

Hero Interview
Natsumi Saso = 2-for-3: G4, 1B8 one RBI, 2B7.
Kaori Akiyama = 3-for-3: 1B7/8 one RBI, 2B7/8 one RBI, 1B7 one RBI. Also threw out two base-runners trying to steal second.

Time: 1:45
Attendance: 925

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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September 13 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 2
West Flora 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 3

W: Ayami Sato (19 G, 8-6)
L: Minami Yano (13 G, 11-2)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 7.0 IP, 121 NP, 30 BF, 8 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 2 R.
Yui Oyama = 2-for-3: HBP, G4, 1B8-CS, 2B7 one RBI.

Time: --
Attendance: 1,118

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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September 14 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 16:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 2
West Flora 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 2 5 1

W: Minako Uemura (12 G, 7-2)
Sv: Mika Konishi (10 G, 3-1, 4 Sv)
L: Risa Nakashima (17 G, 4-5, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Iori Miura = 2-for-2: BB-SB, 1B8, 2B7 two RBI.

Time: 2:04
Attendance: 992

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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September 13 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
North Reia 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 11 1
South Dione 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 11 6

W: Ayami Sato (20 G, 9-6)
L: Kaori Akiyama (6 G, 0-5)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 4.0 IP, 66 NP, 18 BF, 4 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 1 R (entered in the 6th). Name MIP for the series.
Chihiro Sato = 1-for-5: 1B7, G4, E1, Ks, F8, SH1 one RBI.

Time: 2:52
Attendance: 1,196

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 11 7 4 0 .636 -
2 East Astraia 11 3 8 0 .272 4.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 14 10 4 0 .714 -
2 South Dione 14 5 9 0 .357 5.0

Tiara Cup Standings

Team G W L T WPCT EA WF SD RW
West Flora 4 3 1 0 .750 - 0-1 1-0 2-0
North Reia 4 2 2 0 .500 1-0 - 1-1 0-1
South Dione 4 2 2 0 .500 0-1 1-1 - 1-0
East Astraia 4 1 3 0 .250 0-2 1-0 0-1 -

[9/15/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.15, 2014 @ 3:09 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/14 NYY 2
BAL 3
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/14 BOS 8
KCR 4
DH 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .265
Batted second. G6, G4, L6, G4, BB. Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/14 TBR 6
TOR 5
2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Entered the game as a defensive replacement at second in the top of the 8th. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/14 NYY 2
BAL 3
94-66 27 7.0 6 1 1 0 5 0 3.81
Started the game. Left after seven inning with the score tied at one. Did not factor into the final decision. He topped 3,000 NPB (1,700.1) + MLB (1304.1) innings pitched when he got Nick Hundley to ground out to third to lead-off the 3rd. Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014, Sponichi 9/15/2014

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[9/14/2014] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.14, 2014 @ 4:21 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/13 NYY 3
BAL 2
RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Entered the game on defense in right in the bottom of the 8th. G5f. Nikkan Sports 9/14/2014, Sponichi 9/14/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/13 BOS 1
KCR 7
DH 4 1 2 1 0 2 2 .267
Batted second. 1B7 one RBI[37]-R[57], Ks, 1B7, Ks. Nikkan Sports 9/14/2014, Sponichi 9/14/2014

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