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Soichiro Amaya hits first Hiroshima inside-the-park home run since 1992

by on Aug.26, 2012 @ 4:37 pm, under NPB
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With a runner on second and two out in the bottom of the 7th, Soichiro Amaya hit a 2-2 pitch from Naoto Tsuru to left that rolled all the way to the wall (outfielders were playing shallow) and allowed him to collect the Carp's first inside-the-park home run since September 4, 1992.

The last NPB inside-the-park home run: Kensuke Uchimura on September 24, 2011.

Source: Sponichi 8/26/2012

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Hiroshima Carp: January 20, 2012

by on Jan.20, 2012 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB
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According to Daily Sports, Kenjiro Nomura is thinking about giving 1st round draft pick Yusuke Nomura a practice game start on 2/14 (vs Hanshin).  He also thinks Nomura will do fine during spring camp and will be able to make his way into the starting rotation.

Nikkan Sports points out that an exhibition game start on 2/18 (vs Yomiuri) is also a possible.

2nd round draft pick Ryosuke Kikuchi and 4th round draft pick Shohei Habu will also likely start at Ichi-gun spring camp.

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Shota Dobayashi has managed to gain five kilograms this winter and now weighs 84kg.

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Nomura is hoping that one of the following three players figures out a way to step up in order provide the team with more consistency over the course of an entire season: Takahiro Iwamoto, Soichiro Amaya, and Yoshihiro Maru.

The three, in addition to Ryuhei Matsuyama and 4th round draft pick Habu could compete for one of three available outfield spots (Jun Hirose and Nick Stavinoha will probably get the other two)

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The 2011 draft class took a battery of fitness tests today.

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Hiroshima Carp to recreate Akamatsu and Amaya’s fencing climbing catches

by on Nov.14, 2010 @ 8:42 pm, under NPB
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The Hirsoshima Carp are apparently thinking of recreating the fence climbing catches Soichiro Amaya and Masato Akamatsu made during the season using figurines.

The Hiroshima Carp actually have two Amaya figures out past the outfield stands at Mazda Stadium and plan on setting up something similar for the two catches Amaya and Akamatsu made this year (not sure if this means the old figures will go or not).

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Hiroshima Carp News and Notes: November 9, 2010

by on Nov.09, 2010 @ 5:11 pm, under NPB
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Kenta Maeda is hoping he'll have a chance to pitch in the same rotation with Hiroki Kuroda next year.

Said Maeda, "I only had a chance to play along side [Kuroda] for one year but [if he returns] he'll definitely be a big help.  It would be an honor to play with him again."

Kenjiro Nomura tempered his hopes and said, "We still don't know what he'll do.  And if he returns, other clubs will get involved and we should as well."

Incidentally, Maeda will be using the rest of the year to "recharge his batteries" for the 2011 season -- that means no bullpen sessions, or throwing hard.

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Soichiro Amaya is apparently planning on having a new mouth guard made for the 2011 season.  Amaya started using a mouth guard on 8/27 in order to squeeze out every bit of power possible.  He also saw his batting average rise as he went 30-for-92 (.326) after getting the mouth guard.

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2010 Sayonara Awards

by on Oct.26, 2010 @ 9:51 pm, under NPB
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The Central League and Pacific League announced their selections for the 2010 Sayonara Awards (winners will also receive 2M yen).

Central League - Soichiro Amaya (Hiroshima Carp), for his walks-off 3-run homer in the 11th against the Yomiuri Giants on 8/27.

Pacific League - Hiroki Kokubo (Softbank Hawks), for his walk-off 2-run homer in the 11th against the Seibu Lions on 9/18.

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