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[12/12/2013] The end of the Kansai Independent League (2009-2013)

by on Dec.12, 2013 @ 3:22 pm, under Independent
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The Kansai Independent League will most likely fold.  Two of the three teams, the Hyogo Blue Sandars and 06 Bulls, have already submitted withdrawal notices from the league.  The remaining team, the Kishu Rangers, held a press conference today and told members of the media they were told the other two teams were withdrawing in November.  According league official Takeshi Kimura, a difference in opinion in league operations led to the departures.

The Hyogo Blue Sandars and 06 Bulls are planning to establish a new league with a third team.  The Kishu Rangers are switching gears and will attempt to to become an Industrial League team.

The Kansai Indepent League had problems with stability since its first year in 2009.  Ten different teams had been a part of the league over the years -- it began with three teams in 2009, expanded to five teams in 2011, and then contracted to three teams this year.  The Kishu Rangers were one of the four original teams (it should be noted that Kishu official/manager Takeshi Kimura, aka Takeshi Ishii, was also the league representative).

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/12/2013, Daily Sports 12/12/2013

[11/7/2013] 2013 Kansai Independent League Championships – 06 Bulls crowned champion two years in a row

by on Nov.07, 2013 @ 9:28 pm, under Independent
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First Half

  Team G W L T WPCT GB vs KIS vs HYO vs 06 RS RA
1 Hyogo Blue Sandars 32 18 11 3 .621 - 8-6-2 - 10-5-1 159 138
2 06 Bulls 32 15 15 2 .500 3.5 10-5-1 5-10-1 - 164 135
3 Kishu Rangers 32 11 18 3 .379 7.0 - 6-8-2 5-10-1 123 173

Second Half

  Team G W L T WPCT GB vs KIS vs HYO vs 06 RS RA
1 06 Bulls 29 20 7 2 .741 - 12-3-1 8-4-1   163 86
2 Hyogo Blue Sandars 29 13 14 2 .481 7.0 9-6-1   4-8-1 122 135
3 Kishu Rangers 32 9 21 2 .300 12.5   6-9-1 3-12-1 117 181

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Championship Schedule

Date Time Venue Away Score Home
11/01 Fri 18:00 Kippy Stadium 06 Bulls 7-1 Hyogo Blue Sandars
11/05 Tue 13:00 Kippy Stadium 06 Bulls 5-6 Hyogo Blue Sandars
11/06 Wed 12:00 Toyonaka Rose Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars 1-2 06 Bulls
11/07 Thu 12:30 Hanazono Central Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars 3-4 06 Bulls
11/11 Mon 12:30 Hanazono Central Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars   06 Bulls
11/13 Wed 18:00 Kippy Stadium 06 Bulls   Hyogo Blue Sandars

* 11/13 is a make-up game.

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November 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
06 Bulls 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7
Hyogo Blue Sandars 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Attendance: 63 | Time: 3:40

November 5

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
06 Bulls 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5
Hyogo Blue Sandars 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1x 6

Attendance: 56 | Time: 3:25

November 6

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hyogo Blue Sandars 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
06 Bulls 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 2

Attendance: 83 | Time: 3:22

November 7

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
Hyogo Blue Sandars 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
06 Bulls 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4x 5

Attendance: 102 | Time: 4:08

[10/2/2013] Ashiya Gakuen to offer ten-year program for young aspiring players

by on Oct.03, 2013 @ 2:46 am, under Independent
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Ashiya Gakuen announced they will organize a baseball team at Ashiya Gakuen High School and Junior High School in April 2014 that will not be affiliated with the Japan High School Baseball Federation and will instead be an instructional team under the Kansai Independent League Hyogo Blue Sandars.

Ashiya Gakuen University already has a working relationship with the Blue Sandars.  The addition of the high school and junior high school branches will allow Ashiya Gakuen to provide aspiring players with a ten-year development package.

Players will also have a chance to work with former professionals like Katsuo Hirata and Atsushi Kataoka.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 10/2/2013

Kansai Independent League to play 2013 season with three teams

by on Feb.13, 2013 @ 9:05 pm, under Independent
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Kansai Independent League announced today that the Hyogo Blue Sandars, 06 Bulls, and Kishu Rangers will participate in the 2013 season.  The Yamato Samurai Reds and the Kobe Suns will sit the year out due to financial problems.  Both teams are hoping to return next year.

The first-half of the season will be made up for forty-eight games between March and June (opening day is March 23).  The second-half is scheduled to take place between July and September.

Source: Sanspo 2/13/2013

KANDOK: 2012 League Championships – 06 Bulls are 2012 champions

by on Oct.31, 2012 @ 1:37 am, under Independent
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First Half

  Team G W L T WPCT GB vs Kishu vs Yamato vs Kobe vs Hyogo vs 06 RS RA
1 Hyogo 32 20 9 3 .690 -- 5-3-0 5-2-0 7-0-1 - 3-4-1 171 98
2 06 32 18 10 4 .643 1.5 4-3-1 4-4-0 6-0-2 4-3-1 - 168 131
3 Yamato 32 13 16 3 .448 7.5 4-3-1 - 3-4-1 2-5-0 4-4-0 119 160
4 Kishu 32 13 17 2 .433 8.0 - 3-4-1 4-4-0 3-5-0 3-4-1 148 162
5 Kobe 32 8 20 4 .286 12.0 4-4-0 4-3-1 - 0-7-1 0-6-2 121 182

Second Half

  Team G W L T WPCT GB vs Kishu vs Yamato vs Kobe vs Hyogo vs 06 RS RA
1 Hyogo 32 18 8 6 0.692 -- 4-2-2 4-3-1 6-0-2 - 4-3-1 132 87
2 06 32 17 11 4 0.607 2.0 5-3-0 4-2-2 5-2-1 3-4-1 - 135 93
3 Yamato 32 15 13 4 0.536 4.0 5-2-1 - 5-3-0 3-4-1 2-4-2 121 121
4 Kishu 32 12 16 4 0.429 6.5 - 2-5-1 5-2-1 2-4-2 3-5-0 139 132
5 Kobe 32 7 21 4 0.250 12.0 2-5-1 3-5-0 - 0-6-2 2-5-1 103 201

2012 League Championship

Date Time Venue Home Score Away
11/3 18:00 Kippy Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars 1-2 06 Bulls
11/4 18:00 Kippy Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars 3-12 06 Bulls
11/6 12:00 Hanazono Central Stadium 06 Bulls 2-1 Hyogo Blue Sandars
11/8 18:00 Kippy Stadium Hyogo Blue Sandars   06 Bulls
11/9 Rain Date

Hyogo will have a one win advantage since they won both the First and Second halves.

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November 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
06 Bulls 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Hyogo Blue Sandars 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

November 4

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
06 Bulls 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 12
Hyogo Blue Sandars 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

November 6

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hyogo Blue Sandars 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
06 Bulls 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 2

Eri Yoshida will play out rest of season with Hyogo Blue Sandars

by on Sep.07, 2012 @ 4:31 am, under Independent
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Eri Yoshida will play out the rest of the season with the Hyogo Blue Sandars (Kansai Independent League).  She is expected to finalize a deal with Hyogo some time next week.

Yoshida returned to Japan in late August after a season with the Na Koa Ikaika Maui.  She is still slated to appear with the team for two exhibition games against the Ishikawa Million Stars in Ishikawa on September 10 and 11.

Source: Sponichi 9/6/2012