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[9/1/2014] BC League, Island League announced IPBL Japan

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 2:20 am, under Independent
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The Route Inn Baseball Challenge League and the Shikoku Island League plus held a press conference on Monday to announce the establishment of The Japan Association of Independent Professional Baseball League (IPBL Japan).  IPBL Japan will be the official contact for independent leagues in Japan.

Chairman: Makoto Kagiyama (Shikoku Island League plus CEO)
Vice Chairman: Tetsuji Murayama (Route Inn Baseball Challenge League Representative)
Executive Director: Yasuomi Iijima (Shinano Grandserows Executive Vice President)
Managing Director: Takanori Kozaki (Shikoku Island League plus Director/Kagawa Olive Guyners Acting Owner)

Source: BC League announcement, Island League announcement

[8/29/2014] Island League, BC League to establish Japan Independent Baseball League Organization

by on Aug.30, 2014 @ 1:00 am, under Independent
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The Shikoku Island League plus and the Route Inn Baseball Challenge League will jointly establish the Japan Independent Baseball League Organization (一般社団法人日本独立リーグ野球機構).  Shikoku Island League plus CEO Makoto Kagiyama will be named president of the new organization.  A press conference is scheduled for September 1 in Tokyo.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/30/2014

[8/9/2014] BC League, Shikoku Island League plus to hold tryouts in the United States

by on Aug.10, 2014 @ 2:23 am, under Independent
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The BC League and the Shikoku Island League plus announced on Friday that they will be holding tryouts in the United States later this year in the fall.  This will be the third year the independent leagues in Japan have held tryouts in the US.

The tryouts will take place in two locations: San Diego, California over a three-day period beginning on October 31 and Fort Myers, Florida over a two-day period beginning on November 5.

Source: Sponichi 8/9/2014

[6/28/2014] Gunma clinches BCL’s Joshinetsu, Tokushima clinches first-half Island League

by on Jun.29, 2014 @ 1:43 am, under Independent
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The BC League's Gunma Diamond Pegasus clinched first place in the Joshinetsu Division on Saturday with a 21-11-3 record.

Source: official announcement

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The Tokushima Indigo Socks clinched first place for the first-half of the Shikoku Island League plus season on Saturday with a 22-14-4 record.  The Kagawa Olive Guyners have the same record, but they went 5-6-1 in head-to-head games against Tokushima.

Source: official announcement

[3/1/2014] Shikoku Island League plus looking to expand scouting presence in United States

by on Mar.01, 2014 @ 8:38 am, under Independent
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According to a Kyodo News report, the Shikoku Island League plus has signed business partnerships with two as of yet unnamed club teams based out of Southern California.  The league is ultimately interested in operating a baseball team in the United States during the summer next year to help them find new talent.

Source: Sponichi 3/1/2014

[12/17/2013] Former Buffalo Yokoyama signs with Ehime; Gunma player arrested on assault charges

by on Dec.18, 2013 @ 1:07 am, under Independent
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The Shikoku Island League plus' Ehime Mandarin Pirates announced that they signed former Orix Buffalo Tetsuya Yokoyama (29).

Source: official announcememnt

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Gunma Police arrested Hisanori Yamamoto (22) on Tuesday on suspicions of assault.  Yamamoto is a player in the Gunma Diamond Pegasus ( BC League) organization.

According to reports, Yamamoto called a twenty-year-old man out to a Pachinko parking lot on December 9 at around 11:00am and struck him in the face.  The man suffered minor injuries.

In speaking to the police, Yamamoto admitted to the charges and said the man's attitude upset him.  The events came to light after the man filed a report with police on the 16th.

Source: Sponichi 12/17/2013

Hitachi Independent Leagues Grand Championship 2013 – Ishikawa takes series, 3-1

by on Oct.13, 2013 @ 11:40 pm, under Independent
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Hitachi Independent Leagues Grand Championship 2013

Date Time Venue Home Score Away Attendance Official
10/19 Sat 18:15 Kanazawa Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 1-2 Tokushima 912 IL, BC 
10/20 Sun 18:15 Kanazawa Baseball Stadium Ishikawa RAIN Tokushima    
10/21 Mon 18:15 Kanazawa Baseball Stadium Ishikawa 7-3 Tokushima 504 IL, BC
10/22 Tue 18:15 Kanazawa Baseball Stadium Make-up Day
10/26 Sat 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Tokushima 2-5 Ishikawa 795 IL, BC
10/27 Sun 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Tokushima 2-4 Ishikawa 715 IL, BC
10/28 Mon 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Tokushima   Ishikawa    
10/29 Tue 18:00 JA Bank Agri Anan Stadium Make-up Day
10/30 Wed 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Make-up Day
10/31 Thu 17:00 JA Bank Tokushima Stadium Make-up Day

Source: Island League Announcement, BC League Announcement

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