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Ayumi Kataoka thinking about returning to international play

by on Nov.10, 2011 @ 2:35 pm, under Industrial, Women's Baseball
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Ibaraki Golden Golds' manager Ayumi Kataoka (blog) told reporters on Wednesday that she was thinking about returning to international play with the national women's team because she was disappointed at how little interest their was in women's baseball.

"I felt a little disappointed / frustrated after watching Nadeshiko Japan (women's national soccer team) play," said Kataoka.  "If I can help bring more attention to the women's national baseball team by playin, then I want to help. ... I'm going to start by preparing for the March 2012 tryouts."

Kataoka was a member of the women's national baseball team in 2008.  Since then, she has focused her efforts on playing for the Ibaraki Golden Golds (Industrial league).

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Golden Golds: 2010 Charity Match; Ayumi Kataoka named next mgr

by on Oct.26, 2010 @ 10:42 am, under Industrial
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Ibaraki Golden Golds manager, Kinichi Hagimoto, appeared at a press conference on Monday for this year's charity match against the Samurais (a team led by Daisuke Matsuzaka).

Hagitmoto told reporters that he wanted to enjoy the final game of his managerial career and that he wanted Matsuzaka to send him off.

The charity match will take place on 12/12 at Hiratsuka Stadium.  Advance tickets will be available between the 10/25 and 10/28 with regular tickets going on sale on 10/30.  Stadium gates will open at 10am; game start time is set for 12pm.  There will be no make-up game in case of inclement weather.

During the press conference, Hagimoto also mentioned that Ayumi Kataoka was going to become the first female manager in Japan as she'll be taking over for him when he retires after the current season.

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