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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.

Victoria Series Western Division: Flora sweeps series [July 11,12]

by on Jul.13, 2014 @ 10:48 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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July 11 - Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 1 3 1 4 2 1 12 19 1
South Dione 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 2

W: Minami Yano (8 G, 7-1)
Sv: Ayumi Ikeyama (5 G, 0-1, 1 Sv)
L: Ayumi Kawaguchi (9 G, 1-3)

Hero Interview
Akane Nakamura = 4-for-4: 2B9, 2B9-SB, 1B8 one RBI, 1B9 two RBI, SF9 one RBI
Iori Miura = 4-for-5: G6, 3B8/9 two RBI, 1B7, 1B9 one RBI, 2B7

Time: 2:18
Attendance: 278

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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July 12 - Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
South Dione 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 8 2 1
West Flora 6 5 0 1 0 0 X 12 13 1 0

W: Minako Uemura (6 G. 3-1)
Sv: Chiaki Shioya (5 G, 0-0, 2 Sv)
L: Honami Ota (6 G, 1-2)

Hero Interview
Tsudoi Konishi = 3-for-3: 1B6, BB one RBI, 1B8 one RBI, 1B7
Arisa Kanayama = 3-for-3: 1B7 one RBI, 1B7, 1B8-SB, HBP

Time: 2:14
Attendance: 718

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 2 2 0 0 1.000 -
2 East Astraia 2 0 2 0 .000 2.0

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

Victoria Series Eastern Division: Reia sweeps series [July 4,5]

by on Jul.07, 2014 @ 4:11 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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July 4 - Thirty-Four Sagamihara Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Ayami Sato (12 G, 4-4, 1 Sv)
L: Miku Kayano (8 G, 0-1, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 7.0 IP, 87 NP, 27 BF, 2 H, 3 SO, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R
Chizuru Ishizuka = 1-for-2: F6, 1B8 one RBI (walk-off)

Time: 1:52
Attendance: 479

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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July 5 - Thirty-Four Sagamihara Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Ayami Sato (13 G, 5-4, 1 Sv)
L: Miku Kayano (9 G, 0-2, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Miri Iwaya = 3-for-4: 1B7, 1B8 one RBI, G6, 1B8 one RBI
Ayami Sato = 3.2 IP, 32 NP, 12 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R

Time: 2:23
Attendance: 702

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 2 2 0 0 1.000 -
2 East Astraia 2 0 2 0 .000 2.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora            
2 South Dione            

[6/30/2014] Women’s Samurai Japan played three exhibition games over the weekend

by on Jun.30, 2014 @ 4:04 pm, under Samurai Japan, Women's Baseball
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The Women's Baseball Federation of Japan announced that West Flora's Minami Yano made the final preliminary Samurai Japan roster.  Players for the final roster will be decided on August 7, after a mini camp in Matsuyama, Ehime.

Source: official announcement

See also:

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The women's Samurai Japan baseball team held a mini training camp in Miyazaki over the weekend and played three exhibition games.

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Tiara Cup Himeji Tournament Champion: East Astraia [June 21, 22]

by on Jun.23, 2014 @ 11:14 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Tiara Cup Himeji Tournament

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June 21 - Himeji Baseball Stadium - 11:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
East Astraia 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 9 12 1
West Flora 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 2

W: Risa Nakashima (8 G, 4-3)
L: Minami Yano (7 G, 6-1)

Hero Interview
Risa Nakashima = 4.0 IP, 58 NP, 17 BF, 4 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 1 R
Yuki Kawabata = 3-for-5: Ks, 1B7, 3B8 three RBI, G1, 1B6

Time: 1:57
Attendance: 766

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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June 21 - Himeji Baseball Stadium - 13:30

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

W: Honami Ota (4 G, 1-1)
L: Chizuru Ishizuka (1 G, 0-1)

Hero Interview
Hikaru Kawasaki = 1-for-2: G9, HBP-SB (second base), 2B7 one RBI, SF9 one RBI (walk-off)

Time: 2:10
Attendance: 869

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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June 22 - Himeji Baseball Stadium - 13:00

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

W: Nagisa (8 G, 4-3)
Sv: Risa Nakashima (9 G, 4-3, 1 Sv)
L: Ayumi Kawaguchi (8 G, 1-2)

Hero Interview
Nagisa = 5.0 IP, 50 NP, 17 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R
Miku Kayano = 1-for-1: 1B6-SB (second base), SF8 one RBI

Time: 1:20
Attendance: 753

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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June 22 - Himeji Baseball Stadium - 14:55

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 10 10 1
North Reia 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 12 4

W: Mika Konishi (6 G, 3-0, 2 Sv)
L: Ayami Sato (11 G, 3-4, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Chiaki Shioya = 1-for-3: SH1, G6, F8, 1B7 two RBI

Time: 2:23
Attendance: 824

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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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

Tiara Cup Standings

Team G W L T WPCT EA WF SD RW
East Astraia 4 3 1 0 .750 * 1-1-0 2-0-0 0-0-0
West Flora 4 3 1 0 .750 1-1-0 * 0-0-0 2-0-0
South Dione 4 1 2 1 .333 0-2-0 0-0-0 * 1-0-1
North Reia 4 0 3 1 .000 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-1-1 *

[6/20/2014] Women’s Samurai Japan to hold mini camp in Miyazaki later this month

by on Jun.20, 2014 @ 1:24 pm, under Samurai Japan, Women's Baseball
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Samurai Japan announced that the women's team will be holding a mini camp at Sun Marine Stadium in Miyazaki later this month.  They will also be playing three exhibition games.

Schedule

  • June 27 - Visit with various Miyazaki officials
  • June 28 - Exhibition Game 1 vs Kyushu Team at 13:00, Exhibition Game 2 vs Japan Women's Baseball League Team at 17:00
  • June 29 - Exhibition Game 3 vs Japan Women's Baseball League 22U Team at 11:00

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Victoria Series Eastern Division: Astraia, Reia split series with shutouts [June 14]

by on Jun.14, 2014 @ 11:23 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on Saturday.

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June 13 - Omiya Park Baseball Stadium - 18:30

Canceled due to rain.

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June 14 - Omiya Park Baseball Stadium - 16:00

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

W: Nagisa (6 G, 3-3)
L: Ayami Sato (8 G, 3-3)

Hero Interview
Nagisa = 7.0 IP, 24 BF, 3 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 0 R

Time: 1:31
Attendance: 378

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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June 14 - Omiya Park 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 0
North Reia 0 1 1 0 0 0 X 2 3 2

W: Yuki Izumi (6 G, 2-3)
Sv: Ayami Sato (9 G, 3-3, 1 Sv)
L: Risa Nakashima (7 G, 3-3)

Hero Interview
Ayami Sato = 2.1 IP, 8 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R
Haruna Tadano = 1-for-1: SF8 one RBI, Kl

Time: 1:31
Attendance: 731

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 East Astraia 12 6 6 0 .500 -
2 North Reia 12 5 6 1 .454 0.5

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 12 10 2 0 .833 -
2 South Dione 12 2 9 1 .181 7.5