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[8/26/2015] Nippon Taiiku University wins third straight 29th All-Japan University Women’s Rubber Baseball Tournament

by on Aug.27, 2015 @ 3:02 am, under Women's Baseball
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The 29th All-Japan University Women's Rubber Baseball Tournament took place in Toyama between August 21 and 26. Nippon Taiiku University blanked Shigakkan University 7-0 in the finals game on August 26 for their third straight championship (eighteenth overall). Nihon Joshi Taiiku University finished in third place with their 4-3 victory over Mukogawa Joshi University.

Nippon Taiiku University will now go on to participate in the 21st Women's Rubber Baseball Japan Cup that begins on October 4 in Tokyo.

Road to the Championship

  • August 23 against Aichi Iryo Gakuin Tanki University, 21-1
  • August 24 against Tokyo Joshi Taiiku University, 3-2
  • August 25 against Mukogawa Joshi University, 6-1
  • August 26 against Shigakkan University, 7-0

Source: tournament websiteNikkan Sports 8/26/2015

[8/26/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 6:03 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/25 PIT 2
MIA 5
RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .257
Batted second. Results: L9, Fo7, SH2, BB-SB[11]. Reached 10,000 plate appearances in his at bat in the 1st inning. Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015, Sponichi 8/26/2015, Sponichi 8/26/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/25 CHC 8
SFG 5
LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .297
Batted lead-off. Results: G3, Ks, G4, G6f, F7. Nikkan Sports 8/26/2015, Sponichi 8/26/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/25 BUF 3
LHV 9
2B 4 0 0 0 0 2   .255
Batted second. Results: L1(DP), Ks, G4, Ks.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/25 BLU 2
PUL 5
2B 1 1 0 0 3 0   .296
Batted second. Results: BB-R[27], L7, BB, BB.

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[8/25/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Aug.25, 2015 @ 6:20 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/24 PIT 5
MIA 2
RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .259
Batted second. Results: G3, BB, F8, F8. Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015, Sponichi 8/25/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/24 BUF 4
LHV 7
SS 4 0 1 1 1 0   .261
Batted second. Results: BB, G5, G4, E3f, 1B8 one RBI[8].

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/24 OAK 11
SEA 5
77-57 22 4.2 7 7 7 1 4 1 4.29
Started the game. Had a 5-0 lead until he gave up five consecutive hits after recording two outs in the 5th. Was pulled after facing the ninth batter of the inning in the 5th with Seattle down 7-5. Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/25/2015, Sponichi 8/25/2015. MLB.tv: Burns' two-run double, Canha's two-run double, Valencia's two-run homer, A's seven-run inning.

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[8/24/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/23 PHI 2
MIA 0
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Adam Conley in the bottom of the 6th. Replaced by a pitcher in the top of the 7th. Results: G3. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015, Sponichi 8/24/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/23 SFG 2
PIT 5
LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .301
Batted lead-off. Results: G5, L4, Ks, 1B7 one RBI[25], bG5. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015, Sponichi 8/24/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/23 SYR 3
BUF 0
SS 4 0 0 0 0 0   .261
Batted second. Results: L7, G4, F6, L6. Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015, Sponichi 8/24/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh MIA 8/23 BLU 1
PUL 0
2B 4 0 1 0 1 2   .296
Batted second. Results: G4, BB-SB[8], 1B8, Ks, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/23 KCR 8
BOS 6
30-21 8 1.0 6 4 4 1 0 0 3.74
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 6-4. Gave up four runs, blew the save (6) and took the loss (2-6). Nikkan Sports 8/24/2015, Sponichi 8/24/2015. MLB.tv: Bradley Jr. nabs Infante at home, Hosmer's game-tying single, Moustakas' go-ahead double.

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Victoria Series: Kyota Flora and Hyogo Dione [August 21,22,23]

by on Aug.24, 2015 @ 5:50 am, under Women's Baseball
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Victoria Series between Kyota Flora and Hyogo Dione

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August 21 - Sumoto Stadium - 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyota Flora 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Hyogo Dione 0 2 0 0 1 0 x 3 6 0

W: Ayami Sato (20 G, 7-7, 1 Sv)
L: Mika Konishi (11 G, 2-3, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 7.0 IP, 24 BF, 4 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R. Tossed a four-hit shutout.
Ayumi Ota = 1-for-3: 1B7 two RBI, Ku, G5. Drove in the first runs of the game in the 2nd inning.

Time: 1:45
Attendance: 164

Box Score, Highlight

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August 22 - Sumoto Stadium - 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyota Flora 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 1
Hyogo Dione 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1

W: Minako Uemura (18 G, 11-3, 0 Sv)
Sv: Chiaki Shioya (19 G, 1-1, 11 Sv)
L: Mika Miyahara (16 G, 6-2, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayumi Ikeyama = 1-for-2: HBP, F9, 1B7 one RBI. Drove in the go-ahead run in the 6th.

Time: 1:50
Attendance: 142

Box Score, Highlight

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August 23 - Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyota Flora 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
Hyogo Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 1

W: Minami Yano (17 G, 7-6, 0 Sv)
L: Yuki Izumi (16 G, 5-5, 0 Sv)

Hero Interview
Hikari Hashimoto = 1-for-3: G6, 1B9 one RBI, G5. Drove in the first run of the game

Time: 1:51
Attendance: 1148

Box Score, Highlight

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[8/23/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Toru Murata

by on Aug.23, 2015 @ 6:36 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/22 PHI 4
MIA 2
RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .262
Batted second. Results: G1, BB-R[37], G4, G1. Nikkan Sports 8/23/2015, Sponichi 8/23/2015. MLB.tv: Marlins nab Blanco, Ichiro's sliding grab.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/22 SFG 2
PIT 3
LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .303
Batted lead-off. Results: Ks, G5, F8, G3. Nikkan Sports 8/23/2015, Sponichi 8/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/22 SYR 3
BUF 1
2B 4 0 2 1 0 0   .267
Batted second. Results: G3, 1B7, 1B9, G6 one RBI[17]. Nikkan Sports 8/23/2015, Sponichi 8/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh MIA 8/22 ELI 3
PUL 4
2B 3 0 1 0 1 1   .297
Batted fifth. Results: BB, G3, 1B8, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Toru Murata CLE 8/22 COL 2
DUB 5
106-60 24 6.0 4 1 1 3 9 0 2.90
Started the game. Left after six full innings with Columbus up 2-1. He did not factor into the final decision. Nikkan Sports 8/23/2015, Sponichi 8/23/2015.

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[8/22/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Masahiro Tanaka

by on Aug.22, 2015 @ 6:17 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/21 PHI 7
MIA 1
RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .265
Batted second. Results: F9, F8, 1B4, 1B7. Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015, Sponichi 8/22/2015. MLB.tv: Ichiro's juggling act.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/21 SFG 6
PIT 4
LF 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 .307
Batted lead-off. Results: 1B7-R[38], 1B7, F4, 2B8[11], Ks. Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015, Sponichi 8/22/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/21 SYR 0
BUF 9
2B 4 0 2 0 0 0   .262
Batted second. Results: G1b, 1B9, G4, 1B9, G4. Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015, Daily Sports 8/22/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh MIA 8/21 ELI 5
PUL 14
2B 4 2 2 0 0 0   .297
Batted fifth. Results: G3, 1B4-R[25], F8, 1B3-R[26].

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 8/21 CLE 7
NYY 3
107-67 27 6.0 7 4 3 1 3 1 3.61
Started the game. Left the game in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, no out, and New York down 3-1. The runner he left on base later came around to score. He took the loss (9-6). Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015, Sponichi 8/22/2015, Sponichi 8/22/2015. MLB.tv: Tanaka's six-plus frames, Tanaka turns two, Lindor's RBI single, Almonte scores on error, Santana's solo shot, Brantley's RBI single.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 8/21 IOW 8
SLC 12
78-54 19 3.0 9 5 5 1 3 1 4.16
Started the game. Left after three full innings with Iowa up 7-5. Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015, Daily Sports 8/22/2015.

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[8/21/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.21, 2015 @ 6:21 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/20 PHI 7
MIA 9
RF 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 .262
Batted second. Results: 1B9-R[35], L8, G4(DP), G4, 3B8[6]-R[36]. Nikkan Sports 8/21/2015, Sponichi 8/21/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 8/20 SFG 0
PIT 4
LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .302
Batted sixth. Results: BB-SB[13], L7, Ks, 1B7. Nikkan Sports 8/21/2015, Sponichi 8/21/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh MIA 8/20 ELI 2
PUL 4
2B 3 0 1 0 1 1   .292
Batted fifth. Results: Fo7, 1B9, Ks, BB.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/20 KCR 1
BOS 4
10-9 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.12
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 4-1. Picked up the save (2). Nikkan Sports 8/21/2015, Sponichi 8/21/2015. MLB.tv: Tazawa closes the door.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kosuke Tomita TEX 8/20 VAN 6
SPO 3
N/A 6 0.2 3 3 3 1 1 0 5.50
Entered the game in the top of the 6th with Spokane down 3-2. Left the game with a runner on first, two out, and Spokane down 6-2 in the top of the 6th.

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[8/20/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.20, 2015 @ 5:38 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/19 MIA 7
MIL 8
RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right partway through the bottom of the 7th. Results: G4. Nikkan Sports 8/20/2015, Sponichi 8/20/2015.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/19 CLE 4
BOS 6
15-9 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.18
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 6-4. Recorded the save (1). Nikkan Sports 8/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/20/2015, Sponichi 8/20/2015. MLB.tv: Tazawa earns the save.

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[8/19/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Aug.19, 2015 @ 7:40 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 8/18 MIA 9
MIL 6
RF 5 2 4 0 0 0 1 .260
Batted second. Results: 1B6-R[33], L9, 1B8, 1B6-SB[10]-R[34], 2B8[3]. Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015, Sponichi 8/19/2015. MLB.tv: Ichiro's four-hit game.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/18 PUL 10
BRL 1
2B 5 1 2 0 0 3   .291
Batted second. Results: Ks, 3B9[1]-R[24], 1B9, Kl, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/18 SEA 3
TEX 2
99-67 26 7.0 5 2 2 1 6 1 3.74
Started the game. Left after seven full innings with Seattle up 3-2. Got the win (5-2) and pushed his NPB (107) + MLB (43) career win total to 150. Struck out his 500th MLB hitter in the bottom of the 2nd (Mitch Moreland). Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/19/2015, Sponichi 8/19/2015. MLB.tv: Iwakuma's strong performance, Odor's solo shot to center, Wilson's sac fly to center.

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