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Victoria Series Eastern Division: Reia, Astraia split series [May 30, 31]

by on Jun.01, 2014 @ 8:59 pm, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on Friday and Saturday.

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May 30 - Kawaguchi Municipal Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Ayami Sato (7 G, 3-2)
L: Nagisa (5 G, 2-3)

Hero Interview
Chihiro Sato = 2-for-3: 3B7/8 one RBI, 2B9 two RBI, G4
Tomomi Nakada = 2-for-3: 1B8-SB, 2B7 one RBI, G4

Time: 1:52
Attendance: 837

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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May 31 - Kawaguchi Municipal Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Risa Nakashima (6 G, 3-2)
L: Yuki Izumi (5 G, 1-3)

Hero Interview
Yuki Kawabata = 2-for-3: G4, SF8 one RBI, 1B8, 2B9 one RBI
Risa Nakashima = 6.0 IP, 99 NP, 29 BF, 7 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 0 R

Time: 1:54
Attendance: 1,024

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 East Astraia 10 5 5 0 .500 -
2 North Reia 10 4 5 1 .444 0.5

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 10 8 2 0 .800 -
2 South Dione 10 2 7 1 .222 5.5

Tiara Cup Saitama Urawa Tournament Champion: West Flora [May 24, 25]

by on May.26, 2014 @ 12:40 am, under Women's Baseball
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Tiara Cup Saitama Urawa Tournament

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May 24 - Saitama Urawa Stadium - 11:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 11 3
North Reia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0

W: Minami Yano (5 G, 5-0)
L: Ayami Sato (4, 2-2)

Hero Interview
Minami Yano = 6 IP, 94 NP, 28 BF, 7 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 1 R
Chiaki Shioya = 2-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBI

Time: 1:53
Attendance: 561

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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May 24 - Saitama Urawa Stadium - 13:40

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

W: Nagisa (4 G, 2-2)
L: Shiho Murata (5 G, 1-1, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Nagisa = 7 IP, 87 NP, 25 BF, 3 H, 4 SO, 1 HBP
Miwa Naraoka = 2-for-3, 1 RBI

Time: 1:24
Attendance: 687

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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May 25 - Saitama Urawa Stadium - 11:00

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

W: --
L: --

Hero Interview
--

Time: --
Attendance: 614

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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May 25 - Saitama Urawa Stadium - 13:30

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

W: Mika Konishi (5 G, 2-0, 2 Sv)
Sv: Chiaki Shioya (3 G, 0-0, 1 Sv)
L: Risa Nakashima (4 G, 2-2)

Hero Interview
Iori Miura = 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI (recorded 100th career RBI in the 3rd inning)
Mika Konishi = 4.1 IP, 64 NP, 20 BF, 4 H, 2 SO, 5 BB, 2 R

Time: 2:00
Attendance: 839

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 East Astraia 8 4 4 0 .500 0
2 North Reia 8 3 4 1 .428 0.5

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 10 8 2 0 .800 -
2 South Dione 10 2 7 1 .222 5.5

[5/24/2014] 6th IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup Schdule

by on May.24, 2014 @ 2:04 pm, under International, Women's Baseball
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Groups

Group A Group B
Japan (1st) United States (2nd)
Australia (3rd) Canada (3rd)
Venezuela (5th) Chinese Taipei (6th)
Hong Kong (13th) The Netherlands (9th)

IBAF rankings in parentheses.

Schedule

Date   Time Home Away Venue
9/1 (Mon) 1st Round 10:00 Canada The Netherlands Ivy Stadium
    13:30 Venezuela Hong Kong Sun Marine Stadium
    14:30 United States Chinese Taipei Ivy Stadium
    19:00 Japan Australia Sun Marine Stadium
9/2 (Tue) 1st Round 11:00 Canada Chinese Taipei Ivy Stadium
    13:30 The Netherlands United States Sun Marine Stadium
    15:30 Australia Venezuela Ivy Stadium
    19:00 Hong Kong Japan Sun Marine Stadium
9/3 (Wed) 1st Round 11:00 Chinese Taipei The Netherlands Ivy Stadium
    13:30 United States Canada Sun Marine Stadium
    15:30 Australia Hong Kong Ivy Stadium
    19:00 Japan Venezuela Sun Marine Stadium
9/4 (Thu)   Rain Day
9/5 (Fri) 2nd Round TBA TBA    
9/6 (Sat) 2nd Round TBA TBA    
9/7 (Sun) Final TBA     Sun Marine Stadium
  3rd Place TBA     Sun Marine Stadium
  5th-8th TBA     Ivy Stadium

Updates made on: 7/20/2014 @ 1:11am

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Source: official announcement

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Victoria Series Western Division: West Flora sweeps series [May 16, 17]

by on May.18, 2014 @ 2:56 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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May 16 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 9 14 2
South Dione 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4

W: Minami Yano (4 G, 4-0)
L: Ayumi Kawaguchi (5, 1-1)

Hero Interview
Iori Miura = 3-for-3, one walk, one double, one triple, three RBI
Minami Yano = 7 IP, 81 NP, 27 BF, 5 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R

Time: 1:51
Attendance: 267

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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May 17 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

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

W: Mika Konishi (4 G, 1-0, 2 Sv)
L: Kaori Akiyama (4 G, 0-4)

Hero Interview
Mika Konishi = 7 IP, 77 NP, 22 BF, 2 H, 3 SO, 1 BB
Kasumi Nakamura = 2-for-3, walk, double, two RBI

Time: 1:44
Attendance: 602

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 6 3 3 0 .500 -
2 East Astraia 6 3 3 0 .500 0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 8 6 2 0 .750 -
2 South Dione 8 2 6 0 ..250 4.0

[5/11/2014] WBFJ: Final preliminary twenty-three player Samurai Japan roster

by on May.11, 2014 @ 9:41 pm, under International, Women's Baseball
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The Women's Baseball Federation of Japan (WBFJ) released their final preliminary roster of twenty-two players (down from thirty-two).

The current roster will attend mini camps in June (Miyazaki) and August (Matsuyama).  The final twenty player roster will be released before the 6th IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup in September.

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  Pos Name JPN Name ENG Affiliation
1 P 里 綾実 Sato, Ayami North Reia (JWBL)
2 P 中島 梨紗 Nakashima, Risa East Astraia (JWBL)
3 P 磯崎 由加里 Isozaki, Yukari Samurai (Club Team)
4 P 新宮 有依 Shingu, Yui Samurai (Club Team)
5 P 田中 朝露 Tanaka, Akino Fukuchiyama Seibu High School
6 P 笹沼 菜奈 Sasanuma, Nana Heisei Kokusai University
7 P 吉井 萌美 Yoshii, Moemi Heisei Kokusai University
8 P 田中 茜 Tanaka, Akane Shobi Gakuen University
26* P 矢野 みなみ Yano, Minami West Flora (JWBL)
9 C 西 朝美 Nishi, Tomomi AFB"TTR"
10 C 中村 茜 Nakamura, Akane West Flora (JWBL)
11 INF 金 由起子 Kon, Yukiko Hornets Ladies (Club Team)
12 INF 平賀 愛莉 Hiraga, Airi Heisei Kokusai University
13 INF 兼子 沙希 Kaneko, Saki Heisei Kokusai University
14 INF 石田 悠紀子 Ishida, Yukiko Shinba (Club Team)
15 INF 出口 彩香 Deguchi, Akaya Shobi Gakuen University
16 INF 六角 彩子 Rokkaku, Ayako Club Team Samurai
17 INF 厚ヶ瀬 美姫 Atsugase, Miki East Astraia (JWBL)
18 INF 川端 友紀 Kawabata, Yuki East Astraia (JWBL)
19 OF 志村 亜貴子 Shimamura, Akiko Asahi Trust (Club Team)
20 OF 三浦 伊織 Miura, Iori West Flora (JWBL)
21 OF 寺部 歩美 Terabe, Ayumi Shobi Gakuen University
22 OF 田中 亜里沙 Tanaka, Arisa Fukuchiyama Seibu High School

* added on June 29

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Source: official announcement

Victoria Series Eastern Division: North Reia, East Astraia split series [May 9, 10]

by on May.11, 2014 @ 3:43 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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May 9 - Kawaguchi Municipal Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Ayami Sato (3 G, 2-1)
L: Nagisa (3 G, 1-2)

Hero Interview
Haruna Tadano = 2-for-3, two RBI
Yui Oyama = 2-for-2, BB, two runs

Time: 1:52
Attendance: 1,028

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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May 10 - Kawaguchi Municipal Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Risa Nakashima (3 G, 2-1)
Sv: Miku Kayano (4 G, 0-0, 1 Sv)
L: Yuki Izumi (3 G, 1-2)

Hero Interview
Risa Nakashima = 6.1 IP, 77 NP, 25 BF, 4 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 2 HBP
Chika Nakahira = 1-for-2, BB, one RBI

Time: 1:54
Attendance: 1,256

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 6 3 3 0 .500 -
2 East Astraia 6 3 3 0 .500 0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 6 4 2 0 .666 -
2 South Dione 6 2 4 0 .333 2.0

Victoria Series Western Division: West Flora, South Dione split series [May 2, 3]

by on May.04, 2014 @ 5:15 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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May 2 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

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

W: Minami Yano (3 G, 3-0)
L: Kaori Akiyama (3 G, 0-3)

Hero Interview: Minami Yano and Akane Nakamura

Time: 1:47
Attendance: 409

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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May 3 - Wakasa Stadium Kyoto - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 0
South Dione 0 3 0 0 1 0 x 4 4 0

W: Shiho Murata (3 G, 1-0, 1 Sv)
L: Ayumi Ikeyama (2 G, 0-1)

Hero Interview: Shiho Murata

Time: 1:55
Attendance: 625

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

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

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 6 4 2 0 .666 -
2 South Dione 6 2 4 0 .333 2.0

[4/29/2014] Six JWBL players invited to try out for Women’s Samurai Japan

by on Apr.30, 2014 @ 1:33 am, under International, Samurai Japan, Women's Baseball
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The Japan Women's Baseball League (JWBL) announced on Monday that six of its players were invited to try out for the Women's Samurai Japan team that will competing at the 6th IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup in September.

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team T B
INF 川端友紀 Kawabata, Yuki East Astraia R L
INF 厚ヶ瀬美姫 Atsugase, Miki East Astraia R L
P/OF 中島梨紗 Nakashima, Risa East Astraia R R
OF 三浦伊織 Miura, Iori West Flora L L
OF/C 中村茜 Nakamura, Akane West Flora R L
P/OF 里綾実 Sato, Ayami North Reia R R

The Women's Samurai Japan team will be playing three exhibition games at the Kantaiheiyo University field in Okayama on May 10 and 11.  The JWBL players are scheduled to participate in the three games.  The two West Flora players will be with the team on May 10 and 11.  The remaining four players will be with the team on May 11.

A total thirty-two candidates are on the preliminary roster.  Twenty are required for the World Cup.

Exhibition Games

  • Game 1 - May 10 @ 13:30 - mixed team from Chugoku and Shikoku
  • Game 2 - May 11 @ 09:00 - mixed team from Kansai
  • Game 3 - May 11 @ 12:30 - mixed team from Kansai

Source: official announcement (JWBL), official announcement (WBFJ), official announcement (Samurai Japan)

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The Tanaka Setsuko Kyoto Kekkon Juku (Marriage School) is teaming up with the Japan Women's Baseball League to organize a baseball-themed konkatsu (an event where people can meet potential marriage partners) for 100 people (fifty men, fifty women).  The konkatsu will take place before a Victoria Series game on June 7, 2014 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto.  Admission will be 7,980 yen per person.  Additional information can be found at the announcement link below.

Source: official announcement

Victoria Series Eastern Division: East Astraia sweeps North Reia [April 24, 25]

by on Apr.26, 2014 @ 4:38 am, under Women's Baseball
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Two Victoria Series Eastern Division games took place on Thursday and Friday.

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April 24 - Saitama Municipal Omiya Stadium - 18:30

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

W: Nagisa (2 G, 2-1)
L: Ayami Sato (2 G, 1-1)

Time: 1:50
Attendance: 374

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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April 25 - Saitama Municipal Omiya Stadium - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
East Astraia 4 0 5 1 2 0 X 12 13 1

W: Risa Nakashima (2 G, 1-1)
L: Yuki Izumi (2 G, 1-1)

Time: 1:59
Attendance: 526

Box Score, Youtube, Highlights

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Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 4 2 2 0 .500 -
2 East Astraia 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 .250 2

[4/22/2014] Hanshin Tigers to provide Kansai Women’s Baseball League with support

by on Apr.22, 2014 @ 1:42 pm, under Women's Baseball
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The Kansai Women's Baseball League (KWBBL) is scheduled for expansion this season, from eight organizations with ten teams to eleven organizations with fifteen teams.  They will also be getting support from the Hanshin Tigers, which includes permission to use team mascot Lucky in their new name, the Lucky League.

The KWBBL is hoping to increase visibility with the support they receive from the Tigers.  Future tie-ups could include a championship series against the Venus League (Kanto region women's baseball league with backing from the Yomiuri Giants), games at Naruohama Stadium, and a Hanshin awards ceremony.

Source: Daily Sports 4/22/2014