The Ehime Mandarin Pirates won the 2015 Island League Championship. The series went a full five games against the Kagawa Olive Guyners with Ehime taking the final game 5-0.
Tag: Island League
The Shikoku Island League announced that they will participating in an Inter-league Exhibition Series with the Can-Am League next month. A team of All-Stars will fly out to the United States in June to play a seventeen-game schedule.
Japan Independent League Grand Championship
|10/04||18:00||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium||Tokushima (Island League)||3-1||Gunma (BC League)||976||BCL, IL|
|10/05||18:00||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium||Tokushima (Island League)||8-8||Gunma (BC League)||525||BCL, IL|
|10/06||18:00||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium||Rain Date|
|10/07||18:00||JA Bank Tokushima Stadium||Rain Date|
|10/11||18:00||Maebashi Baseball Stadium||Gunma (BC League)||12-5||Tokushima (Island League)||1,250||BCL, IL|
|10/12||18:00||Maebashi Baseball Stadium||Gunma (BC League)||2-5||Tokushima (Island League)||1,007||BCL, IL|
|Maebashi Baseball Stadium||Gunma (BC League)||3-6||Tokushima (Island League)||472||BCL, IL|
|10/14||18:00||Maebashi Baseball Stadium||Rain Date|
|10/15||18:00||Maebashi Baseball Stadium||Rain Date|
|10/16||18:00||Maebashi Baseball Stadium||Rain Date|
[9/20/2014] Shikoku Island League Final Standings, Playoff Schedule; Tokushima wins Championship Series
Shikoku Island League Final Standings, Playoff Schedule
Playoff schedules will be updated with results.
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)
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
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
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
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
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
The Shikoku Island League plus' Ehime Mandarin Pirates announced that they signed former Orix Buffalo Tetsuya Yokoyama (29).
Source: official announcememnt
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