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[10/24/2013] WBAJ: 6th Women’s Baseball World Cup to take place in Miyazaki

by on Oct.24, 2013 @ 2:25 pm, under Women's Baseball
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The Women's Baseball Association of Japan (WBAJ) announced on Wednesday that the 6th Women's Baseball World Cup will take place in Miyazaki next year, between September 1 and 7.  Games will take place at Sun Marine Miyazaki and Ivy Stadium.  Teams from eight countries, including Japan, are expected to participate in the tournament.

Player candidate meetings for Japan's team will take place during meetings on November 30 and December 1.

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Past Tournaments

Year   Host Country Teams Gold Silver Bronze
2004 1 Edmonton, Canada 5 United States Japan Canada
2006 2 Taipei, Taiwan 7 United States Japan Canada
2008 3 Matsuyama, Japan 8 Japan Canada United States
2010 4 Maracay, Venezuela 11 Japan Australia United States
2012 5 Edmonton, Canada 8 Japan United States Canada
2014 6 Miyazaki, Japan        

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Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013, Sponichi 10/24/2013

JWBL: Kanagawa Sagamihara Tiara Cup – East Astraia takes home final Tiara Cup

by on Oct.14, 2013 @ 1:42 am, under Women's Baseball
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East Astraia picked up their eighth Tiara Cup by beating West Flora 6-5 in the Finals game on Sunday. North Reia ended in third with a 6-1 victory over South Dione.

Risa Nakashima (AST) was given the JTB Award for her relief work during the Finals game -- she entered the game in the bottom of the 4th with Astraia 5-0 and gave her team a chance to make it back into the game with three shutout innings of work.

The MIP Award went to Astraia's Honami Ota. She tossed a complete game against South Dione on Saturday (she allowed one run on one hit over seven innings of work) and picked up a save on Sunday by tossing a perfect 7th.

Maya Kawaho (AST) was given an award for breaking a 5-5 tie with an RBI single to center in the top of the 7th.

Other:

A retirement ceremony was held for players retiring after the season: Dione's Chie Niihara, Flora's Yu Kawamoto, Astraia's Maya Kawaho and Minori Okuda, and Reia's Shiho Masuda.

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October 12 - Game 1 - 11:00

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

Flora advanced after winning the tie-break drawing.

W: --
L: --

Time: 1:38
Attendance: 348

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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October 12 - Game 2 - 13:30

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

Astraia advanced after winning the tie-break drawing.

W: --
L: --

Time: 1:21
Attendance: 385

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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October 13 - Game 1 - 11:01

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Reia 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 11 0
Dione 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

W: Kei Arai (13 G, 3-5, 0 Sv)
Sv: Yuki Izumi (15 G, 1-2, 1 Sv)
L: Minako Uemura (16 G, 4-4, 1 Sv)

Time: 1:50
Attendance: 508

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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October 13 - Game 2 - 13:40

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

W: Risa Nakashima (27 G, 4-7, 8 Sv)
Sv: Honami Ota (22 G, 12-0, 1 Sv)
L: Minami Yano (26 G, 8-8, 3 Sv)

Time: --
Attendance: 579

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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Tiara Cup Standings

Standings Vs Records Totals
  Teams G W L T WPCT Cups EA WF SD NR RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 East Astraia 38 24 9 5 .727 8 *** 6-5-2 7-4-2 11-0-1 138 87 0 46 .278 1.79
2 West Flora 38 20 13 5 .606 7 5-6-2 *** 7-5-0 8-2-3 145 96 0 52 .294 1.95
3 South Dione 38 16 20 2 .444 4 4-7-2 5-7-0 *** 7-6-0 98 122 0 43 .254 2.84
4 North Reia 38 8 26 4 .235 0 0-11-1 2-8-3 6-7-0 *** 94 179 0 31 .274 3.96

[10/6/2013] Nippon Taiiku University takes 19th Annual Women’s Rubber Baseball Japan Cup

by on Oct.06, 2013 @ 11:14 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Nippon Taiiku University (Nittai) blanked All Hyogo 3-0 today and won the 19th Annual Women's Rubber Baseball Japan Cup. It was their fifth Cup in tournament history, first since 2011. Nippon Taiiku's Mari Koike was selected tournament MVP.

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Final Score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
All Hyogo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nittai 1 0 0 0 0 2 x 3

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Source: Nikkan Sports 10/6/2013

JWBL: East Astraia wins seventh Tiara Cup with Toyohashi Aichi Tournament victory

by on Oct.06, 2013 @ 9:20 pm, under Women's Baseball
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East Astraia doubled up South Dione 2-1 and recorded their seventh Tiara Cup. With only one more Tiara Cup tournament left to play, Astraia secured the last spot to the Tiara Cup Championship.

West Flora finished in third with 5-1 victory over North Reia.

Minori Okuda (AST) was presented the MIP Award for the game-winning hit she recorded in the Finals game against South Dione -- RBI double to left in the 4th inning that put Astraia up 2-1. The JTB Award went to Nagisa (AST) for her performance in the Finals game: W, 7.0+ IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 ER.

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October 5 - Game 1 - 11:06

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Reia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Dione 0 0 2 1 0 0 x 3 6 1

W: Shiori Komiya (13 G, 1-0, 0 Sv)
Sv: Shiho Murata (16 G, 0-7, 1 Sv)
L: Ayami Sato (26 G, 6-10, 1 Sv)

Time: 1:43
Attendance: 616

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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October 5 - Game 2 - 13:35

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

Astraia advanced after winning the tie-break drawing.

W: --
L: --

Time: 1:28
Attendance: 757

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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October 6 - Game 1 - 11:00

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

W: Misaki Nakagawa (14 G, 4-1, 0 Sv)
Sv: Minami Yano (24 G, 8-7, 3 Sv)
L: Kei Arai (12 G, 2-5, 0 Sv)

Time: 1:49
Attendance: 820

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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October 6 - Game 2 - 13:35

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

W: Nagisa (20 G, 9-4, 2 Sv)
Sv: Risa Nakashima (26 G, 3-7, 8 Sv)
L: Mika Miyahara (29 G, 11-8, 5 Sv)

Time: 1:46
Attendance: 970

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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Tiara Cup Standings

Standings Vs Records Totals
  Teams G W L T WPCT Cups EA WF SD NR RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 East Astraia 36 23 9 4 .719 7 *** 5-5-2 7-4-1 11-0-1 136 81 0 45 .282 1.89
2 West Flora 36 20 12 4 .625 7 5-5-2 *** 7-5-0 8-2-2 144 90 0 50 .299 1.91
3 South Dione 36 16 19 1 .457 4 4-7-1 5-7-0 *** 7-5-0 96 115 0 41 .261 2.81
4 North Reia 36 7 26 3 .212 0 0-11-1 2-8-2 5-7-0 *** 88 178 0 28 .271 4.17

JWBL: West Flora takes Kanagawa Sagamihara Tiara Cup, secures spot at championship

by on Sep.30, 2013 @ 3:02 am, under Women's Baseball
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West Flora blanked South Dione 7-0 in the Finals of the Kanagawa Sagamihara Tiara Cup on Sunday. With two more Tiara Cup Tournaments remaining, West Flora secured one of two spots to the Tiara Cup Championship in November.

East Astraia took third with their 3-1 victory over North Reia.

The MIP Award went to Minami Yano (FLO) for her complete game shutout over South Dione on Sunday. Ikuyo Matsumoto (FLO) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Finals game against South Dione and was given the JTB Award.

Other Notes:

  • Honami Ota (AST) extended her winning streak to twelve games this season and has yet to record a loss.
  • Maya Kawaho (AST) recorded her 100th career RBI in the 4th inning of Saturday's game against West Flora.

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September 28 - Game 1 - 11:01

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Reia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 2
Dione 0 1 0 0 0 4 x 5 8 1

W: Mika Miyahara (27 G, 11-6, 5 Sv)
L: Ayami Sato (25 G, 6-9, 1 Sv)

Time: 1:43
Attendance: 452

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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September 28 - Game 2 - 13:30

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

Flora advanced after winning the tie-break drawing.

W: --
L: --

Time: --
Attendance: 514

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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September 29 - Game 1 - 11:01

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

W: Honami Ota (19 G, 12-0, 0 Sv)
Sv: Risa Nakashima (25 G, 3-7, 7 Sv)
L: Kei Arai (11 G, 2-4, 0 Sv)

Time: 1:31
Attendance: 719

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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September 29 - Game 2 - 13:26

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Flora 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 7 13 1
Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3

W: Minami Yano (23 G, 8-7, 2 Sv)
L: Mika Miyahara (28 G, 11-7, 5 Sv)

Time: --
Attendance: 775

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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Tiara Cup Standings

Standings Vs Records Totals
  Teams G W L T WPCT Cups WF EA SD NR RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 West Flora 34 19 12 3 .613 7 *** 5-5-1 7-5-0 7-2-2 138 88 0 49 .303 2.00
2 East Astraia 34 22 9 3 .710 6 5-5-1 *** 6-4-1 11-0-1 133 79 0 45 .284 1.95
3 South Dione 34 15 18 1 .455 4 5-7-0 4-6-1 *** 6-5-0 92 112 0 39 .260 2.90
4 North Reia 34 7 24 3 .226 0 2-7-2 0-11-1 5-6-0 *** 86 170 0 27 .279 4.23

JWBL: West Flora wins Higashi Osaka Tiara Cup Tournament

by on Sep.25, 2013 @ 2:50 am, under Women's Baseball
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The Higashi Osaka Tournament was finalized today with West Flora beating North Reia in the finals 12-4.  East Astraia finished in third with their 3-1 victory over South Dione.

Minami Yano (FLO) won the MIP Award for tossing a seven-inning shutout against East Astraia.  The JTB Award went to Ayami Sato (REI) for her game against South Dione -- she tossed six shutout innings and went 1-for-2 with an RBI (she drove in the first run of the game in the 2nd inning).

Iori Miura (FLO) recorded her 200th career hit in the 2nd inning of Sunday's game against West Reia.

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May 12 - Game 1 - 11:01

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Reia 0 1 0 0 0 1 x 2 5 0

W: Ayami Sato (7 G, 3-1, 0 Sv)
Sv: Miri Iwaya (5 G, 1-2, 1 Sv)
L: Shiho Murata (4 G, 0-1, 0 Sv)

Time: 1:28
Attendance: 519

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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May 12 - Game 2 - 13:06

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Astraia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Flora 2 0 0 0 2 0 x 4 9 1

W: Minami Yano (5 G, 2-2, 0 Sv)
L: Nagisa (6 G, 3-1, 0 Sv)

Time: 1:43
Attendance: 708

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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September 24 - Game 1 - 11:00

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

W: Honami Ota (18 G, 11-0, 0 Sv)
Sv: Risa Nakashima (23 G, 3-7, 6 Sv)
L: Shiho Murata (14 G, 0-7, 0 Sv)

Time: 1:34
Attendance: 135

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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September 24 - Game 2 - 13:20

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Reia 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 8 3
Flora 1 6 2 2 1 0 x 12 12 1

W: Minami Yano (22 G, 7-7, 2 Sv)
L: Kei Arai (10 G, 2-3, 0 Sv)

Time: --
Attendance: 510

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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Tiara Cup Standings

Standings Vs Records Totals
  Teams G W L T WPCT Cups EA WF SD NR RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 East Astraia 32 21 9 2 .700 6 *** 5-5-0 6-4-1 10-0-1 127 75 0 41 .286 1.94
2 West Flora 32 18 12 2 .600 6 5-5-0 *** 6-5-0 7-2-2 128 85 0 46 .300 2.07
3 South Dione 32 14 17 1 .452 4 4-6-1 5-6-0 *** 5-5-0 87 103 0 37 .259 2.93
4 North Reia 32 7 22 3 .241 0 0-10-1 2-7-2 5-5-0 *** 82 162 0 27 .281 4.30

JWBL: Astraia wins third straight Tiara Cup Tournament with 10-2 victory over Reia

by on Sep.23, 2013 @ 4:16 am, under Women's Baseball
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East Astraia routed North Reia 10-2 on Sunday and won the Okayama, Kurashiki Tiara Cup Tournament. Maya Kawaho (EA) collected three hits and drove in four against Reia and took home the MIP award. She is just one RBI away from 100 over her career. Honami Ota was the winning pitcher for Astraia and extended her winning streak to ten from the start of the season.

South Dione finished in third by beating West Flora 5-3.

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September 21 - Game 1 - 11:05

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Flora 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Astraia 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 1 6 2

W: Nagisa (18 G, 8-4, 2 Sv)
L: Minami Yano (21 G, 6-7, 2 Sv)

Time: 1:28
Attendance: 655

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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September 21 - Game 2 - 13:21

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Dione 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
Reia 0 1 0 0 0 0 2x 3 7 0

W: Ayami Sato (23 G, 6-8, 1 Sv)
L: Mika Miyahara (25 G, 10-6, 4 Sv)

Time: --
Attendance: 703

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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September 22 - Game 1 - 11:00

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

W: Yuma Nakagawa (7 G, 1-2, 0 Sv)
Sv: Mika Miyahara (26 G, 10-6, 5 Sv)
L: Chiaki Shioya (14 G, 0-1, 5 Sv)

Time: --
Attendance: 592

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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September 22 - Game 2 - 13:40

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Astraia 4 0 5 0 1 0 0 10 12 1
Reia 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 1

W: Honami Ota (17 G, 10-0, 0 Sv)
Sv: Risa Nakashima (22 G, 3-7, 5 Sv)
L: Midori Tanaka (10 G, 1-5, 0 Sv)

Time: 1:57
Attendance: 679

Box Score - YouTube - Highlights

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Tiara Cup Standings

Standings Vs Records Totals
  Teams G W L T WPCT Cups EA WF SD NR RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 East Astraia 31 20 9 2 .690 6 *** 5-5-0 5-4-1 10-0-1 124 74 0 40 .286 1.98
2 West Flora 31 17 12 2 .586 5 5-5-0 *** 6-5-0 6-2-2 116 81 0 44 .296 2.07
3 South Dione 31 14 16 1 .467 4 4-5-1 5-6-0 *** 5-5-0 86 100 0 35 .260 2.93
4 North Reia 31 7 21 3 .250 0 0-10-1 2-6-2 5-5-0 *** 79 150 0 26 .281 4.15

[9/16/2013] Victoria Series: All East takes games four and five

by on Sep.17, 2013 @ 12:59 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series games took place over the three-day weekend.  The All East won both games and now carry a one game lead over the All West.

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September 14 - Game 4 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 19:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
All East 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 7 12 1
All West 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 2

W: Ayami Sato (22 G, 5-8, 1 Sv)
Sv: Nagisa (16 G, 7-4, 1 Sv)
L: Mika Miyahara (23 Gm 10-5, 4 Sv)

Time: 2:16
Attendance: 2,136

JTB Awards

Ayami Sato (AE) - Won fifth game of the year
Chika Nakahira (AE) - Went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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September 16 - Game 5 - Jingu Stadium - 19:07

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
All West 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 7 1
All East 0 0 0 4 2 0 x 6 7 2

W: Risa Nakashima (21 G, 3-7, 4 Sv)
Sv: Nagisa (17 G, 7-4, 2 Sv)
L: Minami Yano (20 Gm 6-6, 2 Sv)

Time: 1:55
Attendance: 788

JTB Awards

Aya Takizawa (AE) - Drove in the game-winning run in the 5th.

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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Standings

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 All East 5 3 2 0 .600 -
2 All West 5 2 3 0 .400 1.0

[9/15/2013] Kansai Women’s Baseball League kicks off

by on Sep.16, 2013 @ 2:27 am, under Women's Baseball

The Kansai Women's Baseball League began its inaugural season on Saturday with three games.

Fukuchiyama Seibi HS A 6 - Kyoto Ryoyo HS A 0

Fukuchiyama Seibi HS B 3 - Kyoto Ryoyo HS B 0

Fukuchiyama Seibi HS B 4 - Kyoto Gaidai Nishi HS 2

As mentioned in an earlier post, the league is made up of ten teams split into two groups.  They are as follows:

Group A (High School and up)

  • Fukuchiyama Seibi HS A
  • Kyoto Ryoyo HS A
  • Osaka Taiiku Uni
  • Osaka Bless
  • Riseisha Rectovenus

Group B (High School and down)

  • Fukuchiyama Seibi HS B
  • Kyoto Ryoyo HS B
  • Kyoto Gaidai Nishi HS
  • Pure Angel
  • Tamba Girls

Source: Daily Sports 9/14/2013

[8/27/2013] Kansai Women’s Baseball League to start with ten teams

by on Aug.28, 2013 @ 5:19 am, under Women's Baseball

According to Daily Sports, a women's baseball league will be established in Kansai next month.  The new league will be made up of ten teams.  The teams will be split into two groups of five: one group will be made up of players in high school and above and the other will be made up of players in junior high and high school.  Games will be played between September 14 and November 16.

Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2013