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[9/16/2015] Kochi Fighting Dogs: Kyuji Fujikawa does not pitch in Tokushima game

by on Sep.17, 2015 @ 6:27 am, under NPB
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Kyuji Fujikawa was available to pitch in the Tokushima game on September 16, but did not make an appearance. Fujikawa was originally slated to start the game, but was scratched after he sprained his left ankle during practices on September 14.

Fujikawa did some running and played catch during pre-game practices on September 16. He threw some pitches in the bullpen in the 6th, but was never called into the game. Scouts from Hanshin, Yakult, Seibu, Orix, and Chunichi were in the stands.

The Kawaga game on September 17 will be the last game of the season for Kochi. Fujikawa will suit up for the game, but it is uncertain if he will be able to pitch.

Source: Daily Sports 9/16/2015, Tokyo Sports 9/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2015

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[9/15/2015] Kochi Fighting Dogs: Fujikawa scratched from start with ankle sprain

by on Sep.15, 2015 @ 9:40 pm, under Independent
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The Kochi Fighting Dogs announced earlier today that Kyuji Fujikawa was scratched from his start on September 16 because he sprained his left ankle during practices on September 14. In turn, Fujikawa will be available on September 16 and 17.

Kochi also posted the following statement from Fujikawa:

I played in Kochi for about three months and I planned to take the mound in appreciation of my time here, but unfortunately, I had to be scratched from my start. I'm sure many of you were looking forward to [my start]. But I feel sorry for those that were looking forward [to my start]. However, I will do my best to get myself ready to pitch even just one inning, so please, everyone, come out to the stadium.

Source: official announcement

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[9/10/2015] Kyuji Fujikawa’s last start with Kochi currently set for September 16

by on Sep.10, 2015 @ 8:36 pm, under Independent
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Kyuji Fujikawa told fans at his blog that his next start with the Kochi Fighting Dogs, currently set for September 16 against Tokushima, would be his last.

From his blog post:

... My next outing will be my last. The game is scheduled to start at 18:00 at Kochi Stadium on [September] 16.

In the three months I've been in Kochi, I was able to enjoy the summer with my wife and kids and I was able to eat a lot of delicious food. I didn't think I could have such a good time while playing baseball. Thank you for the wonderful time!

I am grateful to the Fighting Dogs organization and to everyone involved in the independent league.

These things will be in my thoughts as I do my best in the last game.

I was thinking it would be better to give younger players a chance, but the pitching coach told me it would be okay for my to pitch in the end.

There is no doubt that this will be my last outing with the Kochi Fighting Dogs, so bring your baseball boys and girls out to the game!

The Kochi Fighting Dogs also announced that Fujikawa was going to make his last start on September 16 and that his contract with the team was going to end with the last game of the season.

Source: blog post 9/10/2015 via Nikkan Sports 9/10/2015, official announcement

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[9/7/2015] Sanfo Lassina makes his debut, BC League tryouts in the US, JWBL tryouts in Saitama

by on Sep.08, 2015 @ 9:19 am, under Independent, Women's Baseball
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Sanfo Lassina made his debut with the Kochi Fighting Dogs on September 2. He made an appearance as a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning against the Ehime Mandarin Pirates at Kochi Stadium and struck out on three pitches. He then got the start at third against Ehime at Botchan Stadium on September 4 and grounded out to short in his only trip to the plate in the top of the 3rd and was replaced in the bottom of the inning.

Source: Daily Sports 9/7/2015, September 2 Official Results, September 4 Official Results

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The Route Inn BC League willbe holding tryouts in the United States in Temecula, California on November 7 and 8. The league has been holding tryouts in the US since 2012. They will be working with the Washington Nationals this year. About 100 players are expected to attend.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/7/2015

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The Japan Women's Baseball League (JWBL) will be holding tryouts at Kawaguchi Stadium in Saitama on September 17 and 18.

Day 1:

  • Position players: fifty-meter run, long distance throwing, baes-running, hitting, fielding
  • Pitchers: playing catch, long distance throwing, pitching
  • All players: fielding scrimmage, infield plays, baseball clinic

Day 2:

  • Scrimmage (batting practice scrimmage of intra-squad game)
  • Interview, physical, baseball clinic

This will be the second tryout this year. The first tryout took place in June at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto. About forty participated and three made the cut. Youtube: Day 1, Day 2.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 9/7/2015

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[9/7/2015] Kochi Fighting Dogs: Kyuji Fujikawa tosses a shutout against Kagawa

by on Sep.07, 2015 @ 11:57 pm, under Independent
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Kyuji Fujikawa tossed a three-hit shutout against the Kagawa Olive Guyners on September 7. He faced a thirty-two hitters and struck out eight. He gave up two hits in the 1st inning and one hit in the 8th.

Yakult Swallow and Yokohama Bay Star scouts were at the game.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kagawa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Kochi 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 x 2 4 1

Attendance: 509 | Time: 2h34m | Venue: Kochi Stadium

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Date Opp   Role IP NP BF H SO BB R ER Max Vel Venue Att
06/20 Kagawa X SP 4.0 57 18 5 2 1 1 1 146km/h Kochi 2865
06/27 Ehime X RP 2.0 34 6 0 3 1 0 0 150km/h Kochi 726
07/12 Kagawa X RP 2.0 21 7 1 1 1 0 0 146km/h Kochi 452
08/06 Tokushima   SP 0.0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 146km/h Kochi 767
08/07 Ehime   RP 5.0 73 17 1 12 1 0 0   Kochi 354
08/14 Ehime   SP 5.0 77 19 3 7 1 0 0   Botchan 1608
08/21 Tokushima   SP 6.0 71 22 5 9 0 1 0 147km/h Kochi 1321
08/29 Kagawa   SP* 8.0 121 33 9 11 0 3 2 144km/h Rexxam 1390
09/07 Kagawa   SP* 9.0 131 32 3 8 1 0 0   Kochi 509

* denotes complete game

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Source: official report, Daily Sports 8/29/2015

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[8/29/2015] Kochi Fighting Dogs: Kyuji Fujikawa tosses complete game in loss, fans eleven

by on Aug.30, 2015 @ 3:36 am, under Independent
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Kyuji Fujikawa tossed a complete game against the Kagawa Olive Guyners on August 29. He threw 121 pitches and gave up three runs (two earned) on nine hits, including a solo home run in the 6th. He struck out eleven and walked none. He did hit a batter.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kochi 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Kagawa 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 3 9 0

Attendance: 1390 | Time: 2h20m | Venue: Rexxam Stadium

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Date Opp   Role IP NP BF H SO BB R ER Max Vel Venue Att
06/20 Kagawa X SP 4.0 57 18 5 2 1 1 1 146km/h Kochi 2865
06/27 Ehime X RP 2.0 34 6 0 3 1 0 0 150km/h Kochi 726
07/12 Kagawa X RP 2.0 21 7 1 1 1 0 0 146km/h Kochi 452
08/06 Tokushima   SP 0.0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 146km/h Kochi 767
08/07 Ehime   RP 5.0 73 17 1 12 1 0 0   Kochi 354
08/14 Ehime   SP 5.0 77 19 3 7 1 0 0   Botchan 1608
08/21 Tokushima   SP 6.0 71 22 5 9 0 1 0 147km/h Kochi 1321
08/29 Kagawa   SP* 8.0 121 33 9 11 0 3 2 144km/h Rexxam 1390

* denotes complete game

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Source: official report, Daily Sports 8/29/2015

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[8/25/2015] Sanfo Lassina passes tryout with Kochi Fighting Dogs

by on Aug.26, 2015 @ 2:34 am, under Industrial
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The Kochi Fighting Dogs held a tryout for practice player Sanfo Lassina on August 25, between 14:00 and 15:00 at Yosakoi Dome. The team announced later in the day that the seventeen-year-old infielder passed their tryout by satisfying their requirements. He will be added to their registered roster on August 29. His uniform number will be 34.

Lassina first joined Kochi in July 2013 on a one-month trial. He returned as a practice player in March 2014 and stuck with the team. He is the first player from Burkina Faso to play at a professional level in Japan.

Source: official announcementofficial announcement, Facebook announcement

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[8/22/2015] Kochi Fighting Dogs: Fujikawa strikes out nine over six innings

by on Aug.23, 2015 @ 3:22 am, under Independent
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Kyuji Fujikawa started a game agianst the Tokushima Indigo Socks at Kochi Stadium on August 21. He pitched six full innings and gave up one run (unearned) on five hits.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tokushima 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 5 8 4
Kochi 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 5 2

Attendance: 1321 | Time: 2h58m | Venue: Kochi Stadium

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Date Opp   Role IP NP BF H SO BB R ER Max Vel Venue Att
06/20 Kagawa X SP 4.0 57 18 5 2 1 1 1 146km/h Kochi 2865
06/27 Ehime X RP 2.0 34 6 0 3 1 0 0 150km/h Kochi 726
07/12 Kagawa X RP 2.0 21 7 1 1 1 0 0 146km/h Kochi 452
08/06 Tokushima   SP 0.0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 146km/h Kochi 767
08/07 Ehime   RP 5.0 73 17 1 12 1 0 0   Kochi 354
08/14 Ehime   SP 5.0 77 19 3 7 1 0 0   Botchan 1608
08/21 Tokushima   SP 6.0 71 22 5 9 0 1 0 147km/h Kochi 1321

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Source: official report, Nikkan Sports 8/22/2015

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[8/7/2015] Kochi Fighting Dogs: Fujikawa strikes out twelve in five innings

by on Aug.08, 2015 @ 7:57 am, under Independent
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Kyuji Fujikawa pitched in a game against Ehime on August 7. He entered the game in the 5th inning and proceeded to strike out twelve of the seveteen batters he faced.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Ehime 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
Kochi 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 x 6 11 0

Attendance: 354 | Time: 3h0m | Venue: Kochi Stadium

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Date   Role IP NP BF H SO BB R ER Max Vel Att
06/20 X SP 4.0 57 18 5 2 1 1 1 146km/h 2865
06/27 X RP 2.0 34 6 0 3 1 0 0 150km/h 726
07/12 X RP 2.0 21 7 1 1 1 0 0 146km/h 452
08/06   SP 0.0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 146km/h 767
08/07   RP 5.0 73 17 1 12 1 0 0   354

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Source: official report, Nikkan Sports 8/8/2015

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[8/6/2015] Kochi Fighting Dogs: Fujikawa tossed for throwing dangerous pitch

by on Aug.07, 2015 @ 3:13 am, under Independent
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Kyuji Fujikawa made his first official start for the Kochi Fighting Dogs on August 6 against the Tokushima Indigo Socks. He was ejected for throwing a dangerous pitch to the first batter of the game. He could pitch in another game on August 7.

Scouts from the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes were at the game.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tokushima 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 6 0
Kochi 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 5 10 3

Attendance: 767 | Time: 3h14m | Venue: Kochi Stadium

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(not my video, found it at YouTube)

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Date   Role IP NP BF H SO BB R ER Max Vel Att
06/20 X SP 4.0 57 18 5 2 1 1 1 146km/h 2865
06/27 X RP 2.0 34 6 0 3 1 0 0 150km/h 726
07/12 X RP 2.0 21 7 1 1 1 0 0 146km/h 452
08/06   SP 0.0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 146km/h 767

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Source: official report, Tokyo Sports 8/6/2015, Daily Sports 8/6/2015

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