Eri Yoshida made an appearance at the 2009 Kansai Independent All-Star Game on Sunday.
With 862 fans watching on, Yoshida entered the game in the 9th and gave up a run on 2 hits; she faced a total 5 batters.
The Akashi / Kobe All -Stars beat the Osaka / Kishu All Stars, 11-3.
(I'll update this post if I can find more information about her outing.)
Yoshida entered the game in the 8th and gave up a hit in a scoreless inning of relief. She faced the minimum 3 batters as she got the second batter she faced to ground into a double play.
1 IP, 3 BF, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 R, 0 ER
She went 5 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits, 3 walks, and struck out none. She threw 75 pitches and faced 21 batters.
Yoshida was perfect threw 3 innings but began to lose steam in the 4th. In the 5th innings, with runners on second and third and 2 out, she gave up an inside-the-park home run.
The Osaka Gold Villicanes ended up beating the Kobe 9 Cruise, 8-0.
Interim manager Shinichi Murakami was impressed by Yoshida's outing and said that she may have earned herself another start on the 30th vs the Kishu Rangers.
Eri Yoshida appeared in her 9th game on Sunday and tossed a scoreless inning against the Kishu Rangers at Shiroyama Park Baseball Stadium in Hyogo Prefecture.
Yoshida faced three batters and retired them all: fly out to center, strike out, ground out to catcher
Kishu went on to beat the Kobe, 5-3.
Her updated season totals:
Eri Yoshida made her 8th official appearance of the year in a game against the Kishu Rangers on Saturday (9/5). She appeared in relief in the 8th inning and tossed 1 inning while giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks.
The Kobe 9 Cruise ended up losing to the Kishu Rangers, 9-4.
I'm still looking for more information about the start and will provide her updated season totals when they are available.
=== Update 9/7 @ 1:38am JST
Based on what I could gather, this is what he current season totals should look like:
Eri Yoshida made her 7th appearance of the season on Sunday against the Akashi Red Soldiers at Skymark Stadium.
She was the fourth pitcher on record for the Kobe 9 Cruise and entered the game in the 9th. She faced two batters, getting the first to foul out to first and hitting the second.
The Kobe 9 Cruise beat the Red Soldiers, 7-5.
Eri Yoshida made her 6th appearance of the season for the Kobe 9 Cruise against the Osaka Gold Villicanes on Thursday. She entered the game to start the bottom of the 8th and walked 2 batters in .1 innings of work; she recorded the out after picking off the first batter she walked.
The Osaka Gold Villicanes beat the Kobe 9 Cruise, 2-1.
Eri Yoshida made her 5th appearance on Friday night in the 8th inning against the Kishu Rangers. She tossed a scoreless inning and gave up 1 hit. The Rangers won the game, 8-1.
After the game, Yoshida said she was happy to pitch and that she was grateful for the chance.
The Kobe 9 Cruise must be feeling relieved that Yoshida decided to return. She has a pretty large following and losing her really would have hurt the club.
Eri Yoshida made her fourth appearance on Sunday against the Osaka Gold Villicanes. She entered the game in the 8th with 2 outs and surrendered her first hit, a double. Yoshida then hit and walked the next two batters to load the bases. But she settled down and got the number 5 hitter to fly out to second.
2009 stats: 0-1, 2.0 IP, 12 BF, 1 H, 3 K, 2 BB, 3 HBP, 1 WP, 1 R
Eri Yoshida made a 1 inning appearance against the Akashi Red Soldiers on Friday in the 9th with the score tied 2-2. She struggled with her control and hit two batters and at one point had runners on first and third with 2 out. But a wild pitch allowed the runner at third to score, giving the Red Soldiers a 3-2 lead. She struck out the 5th batter she faced with a her patented knuckleball and has now a struck out a batter in each of her three appearances.
2009 stats: 0-1, 1.2 IP, 8 BF, 3 K, BB, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 R
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