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Victoria Series Western Division: Flora sweeps another series [August 22,23]

by on Aug.25, 2014 @ 2:04 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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August 22 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

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

W: Minako Uemura (10 G, 6-1)
L: Mika Miyahara (11, 1-5)

Hero Interview
Minako Uemura = 7.0 IP, 103 NP, 28 BF, 5 H, 4 SO, 0 BB, 1 R.
Akane Nakamura = 1-for-2: G1, SF8 one RBI, 3B8/9 two RBI.

Time: 1:51
Attendance: 739

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 23 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 10 0
South Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1

W: Minami Yano (12 G, 11-1)
L: Ayumi Kawaguchi (13 G, 2-4)

Hero Interview
Minami Yano = 7.0 IP, 23 BF, 5 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R.
Saho Taguchi = 1-for-3: F9, 1B7 two RBI, F8.

Time: 1:34
Attendance: 601

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 8 4 4 0 .500 -
2 East Astraia 8 3 5 0 .375 1.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 10 9 1 0 .900 -
2 South Dione 10 2 8 0 .200 7.0

Tiara Cup Sendai Tournament Champion: West Flora [August 16,17,18]

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 2:30 am, under Women's Baseball
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Tiara Cup Sendai Tournament

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August 16 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 11:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 8 9 1
East Astraia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

W: Minako Uemura (9 G, 5-1)
Sv: Mika Konishi (8 G, 3-0, 3 Sv)
L: Nagisa (14, 5-4)

Hero Interview
Mika Konishi = 2.0 IP, 16 NP, 6 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R / 1-for-2: BB, F7, 3B9 two RBI, HBP

Time: 1:54
Attendance: 532

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 16 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 13:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 4 1 0 1 1 0 3 10 14 2
North Reia 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 8 0

W: Ayumi Kawaguchi (12 G, 2-3)
L: Yuki Izumi (12 G, 3-5)

Hero Interview
Hikaru Kawasaki = 3-for-4: 1B7, 1B9, Ks, BB, 3B8/9 two RBI
Ayumi Kawaguchi = 6.0 IP, 77 NP, 24 BF, 3 H, 1 SO, 1 BB

Time: 2:05
Attendance: 709

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 17 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 11:00

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

W: Nagisa (15 G, 6-4)
L: Ayami Sato (17 G, 6-6, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Miku Kayano = 1-for-3: F8, G6, 1B7 two RBI

Time: 1:40
Attendance: 587

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 17 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 13:30

Canceled due to rain.

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August 18 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Minami Yano (11 G, 10-1)
L: Mika Miyahara (10 G, 1-4)

Hero Interview
Chiaki Shioya = 1-for-2: G5, 1B7 one RBI
Minami Yano = 7.0 IP, 84 NP, 26 BF, 2 H, 5 SO, 0 BB, 0 R

Time: 1:20
Attendance: 261

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 8 4 4 0 .500 -
2 East Astraia 8 3 5 0 .375 1.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 8 7 1 0 .875 -
2 South Dione 8 22 6 0 .250 5.0

Tiara Cup Second-Half Standings

Team G W L T WPCT WF EA SD NR
West Flora 2 2 0 0 1.000 - 1-0 1-0 0-0
East Astraia 2 1 1 0 .500 0-1 - 0-0 1-0
South Dione 2 1 1 0 .500 0-1 0-0 - 1-0
North Reia 2 0 2 0 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 -

[8/16/2014] Tokushima Mixed Team takes NPB Girls Tournament 2014

by on Aug.17, 2014 @ 3:36 am, under Women's Baseball
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The 2014 NPB Girls Tournament took place between August 12 and 16 at six different venues in Tokyo.  Thirty-six teams from thirty-five prefectural and city governments, made up of between ten and thirty elementary school-aged girls, competed in the tournament this year (up six from last year).  A mixed team from Tokushima beat the Fukushima East Angels 3-2 in the finals game on Saturday.

Additional information about the tournament can be found at the official NPB site.

[8/12/2014] Chiba Marine Stars take 25th All-Japan Women’s Rubber Baseball General Division Tournament

by on Aug.13, 2014 @ 3:42 am, under Women's Baseball
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The Chiba Marine Stars beat the  Dullers 3-1 on Tuesday to take the 25th All-Japan Women's Rubber Baseball General Division Tournament.

The Marine Stars made it to the finals by beating the Vickies 4-2 in the 1st round, the Sapporo Break 2-0 in the 2nd round, the All Flowers 3-2 in the quarterfinals, and the Akashishi Baseball Team 6-0 in the semifinals.  It was the Marine Stars fifth championship, first in two years.

The Marine Stars Young won the 12th All-Japan Women's Rubber Baseball Youth Division Tournament with their 2-1 victory over the All Keikyu on Tuesday.

The Marine Stars Young beat the All Hyogo Junior 10-3, the Beens 2-0, and the Orioles Ladies 1-0.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/13/2014

Victoria Series Eastern Division: Reia blanks Astraia twice [August 9,11]

by on Aug.12, 2014 @ 12:47 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on Saturday and Monday.

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August 9 - Hachioji Municipal Baseball Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Yuki Izumi (11 G, 3-4)
L: Nami Okumura (3 G, 0-1)

Hero Interview
Yuki Izumi = 7.0 IP, 111 NP, 28 BF, 3 H, 2 SO, 4 BB, 0 R.
Shino Kokubo = 2-for-3: 3B8/9 three RBI, 1B9 one RBI, G5.

Time: 1:45
Attendance: 593

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 10 - Hachioji Municipal Baseball Stadium - 18:30

RAINED OUT

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August 11 - Hachioji Municipal Baseball Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Ayami Sato (15 G, 6-5, 1 Sv)
L: Risa Nakashima (12 G, 4-4, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 7.0 IP, 105 NP, 28 BF, 5 H, 5 SO, 3 BB, 0 R.
Chizuru Ishizuka = 1-for-2: 1B8-SB (second base), BB one RBI, Fo7, SF8 one RBI.

Time: 2:12
Attendance: 432

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 6 4 2 0 .666 -
2 East Astraia 6 2 4 0 .333 2.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 6 5 1 0 .833 -
2 South Dione 6 1 5 0 .166 4.0

[8/9/2014] Samurai Japan: Final Women’s National Team Roster Released

by on Aug.10, 2014 @ 12:51 am, under International, Samurai Japan, Women's Baseball
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The Women's Baseball Federation of Japan (WBFJ) released the final roster that will be competing at the 6th Women's Baseball World Cup later this year.

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  Pos Name JPN Name ENG Affiliation DOB Ht T/B
18 P 里 綾実 Sato, Ayami North Reia (JWBL) 1989/12/21 166 R/R
11 P 中島 梨紗 Nakashima, Risa East Astraia (JWBL) 1986/12/27 163 R/R
16 P 磯崎 由加里 Isozaki, Yukari Samurai (Club Team) 1991/07/26 162 R/R
10 P 新宮 有依 Shingu, Yui Samurai (Club Team) 1991/04/19 165 R/L
77 P 笹沼 菜奈 Sasanuma, Nana Heisei Kokusai University 1996/01/26 165 L/L
15 P 吉井 萌美 Yoshii, Moemi Heisei Kokusai University 1993/08/12 158 L/L
26 P 矢野 みなみ Yano, Minami West Flora (JWBL) 1989/02/26 168 R/R
2 C 西 朝美 Nishi, Tomomi AFB TTR 1988/01/02 167 R/R
12 C 中村 茜 Nakamura, Akane West Flora (JWBL) 1989/12/21 159 R/L
55 INF 金 由起子 Kon, Yukiko Hornets Ladies (Club Team) 1977/09/20 168 R/R
86 INF 平賀 愛莉 Hiraga, Airi Heisei Kokusai University 1995/11/23 153 R/R
96 INF 兼子 沙希 Kaneko, Saki Heisei Kokusai University 1992/07/14 156 R/R
13 INF 石田 悠紀子 Ishida, Yukiko Shinba (Club Team) 1991/04/16 158 R/B
6 INF 出口 彩香 Deguchi, Akaya Shobi Gakuen University 1992/07/15 162 R/R
36 INF 六角 彩子 Rokkaku, Ayako Club Team Samurai 1991/10/24 157 R/R
1 INF 厚ヶ瀬 美姫 Atsugase, Miki East Astraia (JWBL) 1991/02/12 160 R/L
23 INF 川端 友紀 Kawabata, Yuki East Astraia (JWBL) 1989/05/12 170 R/L
8* OF 志村 亜貴子 Shimamura, Akiko Asahi Trust (Club Team) 1982/11/09 160 R/R
3 OF 三浦 伊織 Miura, Iori West Flora (JWBL) 1992/03/11 160 L/L
21 OF 寺部 歩美 Terabe, Ayumi Shobi Gakuen University 1992/11/25 165 R/R

* Team Captain

Source: official announcement

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Victoria Series Western Division: Flora sweeps series [August 1,2]

by on Aug.03, 2014 @ 1:12 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Western Division games took place on Friday and Saturday.

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August 1 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 8 2
South Dione 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 6 0

W: Minami Yano (10 G, 9-1)
L: Honami Ota (8 G, 1-4)

Hero Interview
Minami Yano = 7.0 IP, 111 NP, 30 BF, 6 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 2 R.
Tsudoi Konishi = 1-for-4: G6, Fo2, 1B7 one RBI, L6.

Time: 1:51
Attendance: 642

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 2 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 2
West Flora 2 3 0 0 2 0 X 7 11 0

W: Minako Uemura (8 G, 4-1)
L: Mika Miyahara (9 G, 1-3)

Hero Interview
Minako Uemura = 7.0 IP, 97 NP, 29 BF, 7 H, 3 SO, 3 BB, 1 R
Iori Miura = 2-for-4: F6, 2B7/8 two RBI, G6, G6

Time: 2:00
Attendance: 1,038

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 East Astraia 4 2 2 0 .500 -
2 North Reia 4 2 2 0 .500 0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 6 5 1 0 .833 -
2 South Dione 6 1 5 0 .166 4.0

Victoria Series Western Division: Dione, Flora split series [July 26,27]

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 11:27 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Western Division games took place on Saturday and Sunday.

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July 26 - Fukuchiyama Municipal Baseball Field - 14:00

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

W: Minami Yano (9 G, 8-1)
L: Honami Ota (7 G, 1-3)

Hero Interview
Minami Yano = 7.0 IP, 75 NP, 25 BF, 4 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 R.

Time: 1:34
Attendance: 353

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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July 27 - Fukuchiyama Municipal Baseball Field - 14:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 8 1
South Dione 0 0 0 0 1 0 4X 5 6 0

W: Mika Miyahara (1-2, 0 S)
L: Chiaki Shioya (0-1, 2 S)

Hero Interview
Kaori Akiyama = 1-for-2 (entered the game in the 5th as a pinch-hitter): 1B8 one RBI, FC4 one RBI
Hikaru Kawasaki = 1-for-4: G6, G6, G5, 1B7 (helped score the game-ending run in the bottom of the 7th)

Time: 2:02
Attendance: 540

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 East Astraia 4 2 2 0 .500 -
2 North Reia 4 2 2 0 .500 0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 4 3 1 0 .750 -
2 South Dione 4 1 3 0 .280 2.0

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

by on Jul.21, 2014 @ 12:38 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on Saturday and Sunday.

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July 19 - Urawa Stadium - 13:00

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

W: Miku Kayano (10 G, 1-2, 1 Sv)
L: Ayami Sato (14 G, 5-5, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Miku Kayano = 1.0 IP, 11 NP, 3 BF, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R; also recorded walk-off hit.
Ai Kumazaki = 1-for-1: 2B8/9 one RBI (tied game at one).

Time: 1:39
Attendance: 377

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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July 20 - Urawa Stadium - 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 10 15 1
North Reia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

W: Nagisa (11 G, 5-3)
L: Yuki Izumi (10 G, 2-4)

Hero Interview
Miki Atsugase = 4-for-5: 1B7, 1B7, 2B8/9, 1B8 one RBI, Kl.
Miwa Naraoka = 2-for-5: F4, L1, 2B8 two RBI, 1B7/8 two RBI, F8.
Nagisa = 6.0 IP, 67 NP, 20 BF, 2 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R.

Time: 1:59
Attendance: 512

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 East Astraia 4 2 2 0 .500 -
2 North Reia 4 2 2 0 .500 0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 2 2 0 0 1.000 -
2 South Dione 2 0 2 0 .000 2.0

[7/19/2014] Madonna Japan looks to crowd funding to help pay for expenses

by on Jul.20, 2014 @ 1:49 am, under International, Women's Baseball
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Madonna Japan has turned to WESYM in hopes of finding supporters that are interested in helping to offset some of the expenses that will go into winning their fourth straight World Cup Tournament.  The project is a direct type and they have set their goal at three million seeds.  As of July 20, 1:45am, nine supporters have contributed 26,000 seeds.  The project will end on November 1, 2014 at 0:00 (JST).

Expenses include:

  • scouting reports for their own players
  • overhead costs for their mini-camp in August
  • practice equipment
  • venue rental costs
  • overhead costs during the World Cup in September
  • scouting reports for opposing teams

Presents

  • 500 seeds = A thank you letter from Madonna Japan
  • 3,000 seeds = Above plus a thank you video from Madonna Japan, your name on a supporter's board
  • 5,000 seeds = Above plus a mention on the Women's Baseball Federation of Japan website
  • 10,000 seeds = Above plus a commemorative Madonna Japan newspaper and a team photo
  • 30,000 seeds = Above plus a photo book
  • 50,000 seeds = Above plus a game-used baseball and a set of photos for all twenty players
  • 100,000 seeds = Above plus an official baseball signed by all twenty players
  • 150,000 seeds = Above plus a replica uniform signed by all twenty players
  • 300,000 seeds = Above plus a special appearance by several players (only appearance cost is covered, other costs, like travel expenses and lodging, are not)

You can find more information (in Japanese) at their WEYSM page: http://wesym.com/ja/projects/madonnajapan.