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[8/9/2014] Samurai Japan: Final Women’s National Team Roster Released

by on Aug.10, 2014 @ 12:51 am, under International, Samurai Japan, Women's Baseball
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The Women's Baseball Federation of Japan (WBFJ) released the final roster that will be competing at the 6th Women's Baseball World Cup later this year.

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  Pos Name JPN Name ENG Affiliation DOB Ht T/B
18 P 里 綾実 Sato, Ayami North Reia (JWBL) 1989/12/21 166 R/R
11 P 中島 梨紗 Nakashima, Risa East Astraia (JWBL) 1986/12/27 163 R/R
16 P 磯崎 由加里 Isozaki, Yukari Samurai (Club Team) 1991/07/26 162 R/R
10 P 新宮 有依 Shingu, Yui Samurai (Club Team) 1991/04/19 165 R/L
77 P 笹沼 菜奈 Sasanuma, Nana Heisei Kokusai University 1996/01/26 165 L/L
15 P 吉井 萌美 Yoshii, Moemi Heisei Kokusai University 1993/08/12 158 L/L
26 P 矢野 みなみ Yano, Minami West Flora (JWBL) 1989/02/26 168 R/R
2 C 西 朝美 Nishi, Tomomi AFB TTR 1988/01/02 167 R/R
12 C 中村 茜 Nakamura, Akane West Flora (JWBL) 1989/12/21 159 R/L
55 INF 金 由起子 Kon, Yukiko Hornets Ladies (Club Team) 1977/09/20 168 R/R
86 INF 平賀 愛莉 Hiraga, Airi Heisei Kokusai University 1995/11/23 153 R/R
96 INF 兼子 沙希 Kaneko, Saki Heisei Kokusai University 1992/07/14 156 R/R
13 INF 石田 悠紀子 Ishida, Yukiko Shinba (Club Team) 1991/04/16 158 R/B
6 INF 出口 彩香 Deguchi, Akaya Shobi Gakuen University 1992/07/15 162 R/R
36 INF 六角 彩子 Rokkaku, Ayako Club Team Samurai 1991/10/24 157 R/R
1 INF 厚ヶ瀬 美姫 Atsugase, Miki East Astraia (JWBL) 1991/02/12 160 R/L
23 INF 川端 友紀 Kawabata, Yuki East Astraia (JWBL) 1989/05/12 170 R/L
8* OF 志村 亜貴子 Shimamura, Akiko Asahi Trust (Club Team) 1982/11/09 160 R/R
3 OF 三浦 伊織 Miura, Iori West Flora (JWBL) 1992/03/11 160 L/L
21 OF 寺部 歩美 Terabe, Ayumi Shobi Gakuen University 1992/11/25 165 R/R

* Team Captain

Source: official announcement

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[7/19/2014] Madonna Japan looks to crowd funding to help pay for expenses

by on Jul.20, 2014 @ 1:49 am, under International, Women's Baseball
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Madonna Japan has turned to WESYM in hopes of finding supporters that are interested in helping to offset some of the expenses that will go into winning their fourth straight World Cup Tournament.  The project is a direct type and they have set their goal at three million seeds.  As of July 20, 1:45am, nine supporters have contributed 26,000 seeds.  The project will end on November 1, 2014 at 0:00 (JST).

Expenses include:

  • scouting reports for their own players
  • overhead costs for their mini-camp in August
  • practice equipment
  • venue rental costs
  • overhead costs during the World Cup in September
  • scouting reports for opposing teams

Presents

  • 500 seeds = A thank you letter from Madonna Japan
  • 3,000 seeds = Above plus a thank you video from Madonna Japan, your name on a supporter's board
  • 5,000 seeds = Above plus a mention on the Women's Baseball Federation of Japan website
  • 10,000 seeds = Above plus a commemorative Madonna Japan newspaper and a team photo
  • 30,000 seeds = Above plus a photo book
  • 50,000 seeds = Above plus a game-used baseball and a set of photos for all twenty players
  • 100,000 seeds = Above plus an official baseball signed by all twenty players
  • 150,000 seeds = Above plus a replica uniform signed by all twenty players
  • 300,000 seeds = Above plus a special appearance by several players (only appearance cost is covered, other costs, like travel expenses and lodging, are not)

You can find more information (in Japanese) at their WEYSM page: http://wesym.com/ja/projects/madonnajapan.

[5/24/2014] 6th IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup Schdule

by on May.24, 2014 @ 2:04 pm, under International, Women's Baseball
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Groups

Group A Group B
Japan (1st) United States (2nd)
Australia (3rd) Canada (3rd)
Venezuela (5th) Chinese Taipei (6th)
Hong Kong (13th) The Netherlands (9th)

IBAF rankings in parentheses.

Schedule

Date   Time Home Away Venue
9/1 (Mon) 1st Round 10:00 Canada The Netherlands Ivy Stadium
    13:30 Venezuela Hong Kong Sun Marine Stadium
    14:30 United States Chinese Taipei Ivy Stadium
    19:00 Japan Australia Sun Marine Stadium
9/2 (Tue) 1st Round 11:00 Canada Chinese Taipei Ivy Stadium
    13:30 The Netherlands United States Sun Marine Stadium
    15:30 Australia Venezuela Ivy Stadium
    19:00 Hong Kong Japan Sun Marine Stadium
9/3 (Wed) 1st Round 11:00 Chinese Taipei The Netherlands Ivy Stadium
    13:30 United States Canada Sun Marine Stadium
    15:30 Australia Hong Kong Ivy Stadium
    19:00 Japan Venezuela Sun Marine Stadium
9/4 (Thu)   Rain Day
9/5 (Fri) 2nd Round TBA TBA    
9/6 (Sat) 2nd Round TBA TBA    
9/7 (Sun) Final TBA     Sun Marine Stadium
  3rd Place TBA     Sun Marine Stadium
  5th-8th TBA     Ivy Stadium

Updates made on: 7/20/2014 @ 1:11am

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Source: official announcement

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[5/11/2014] WBFJ: Final preliminary twenty-three player Samurai Japan roster

by on May.11, 2014 @ 9:41 pm, under International, Women's Baseball
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The Women's Baseball Federation of Japan (WBFJ) released their final preliminary roster of twenty-two players (down from thirty-two).

The current roster will attend mini camps in June (Miyazaki) and August (Matsuyama).  The final twenty player roster will be released before the 6th IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup in September.

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  Pos Name JPN Name ENG Affiliation
1 P 里 綾実 Sato, Ayami North Reia (JWBL)
2 P 中島 梨紗 Nakashima, Risa East Astraia (JWBL)
3 P 磯崎 由加里 Isozaki, Yukari Samurai (Club Team)
4 P 新宮 有依 Shingu, Yui Samurai (Club Team)
5 P 田中 朝露 Tanaka, Akino Fukuchiyama Seibu High School
6 P 笹沼 菜奈 Sasanuma, Nana Heisei Kokusai University
7 P 吉井 萌美 Yoshii, Moemi Heisei Kokusai University
8 P 田中 茜 Tanaka, Akane Shobi Gakuen University
26* P 矢野 みなみ Yano, Minami West Flora (JWBL)
9 C 西 朝美 Nishi, Tomomi AFB"TTR"
10 C 中村 茜 Nakamura, Akane West Flora (JWBL)
11 INF 金 由起子 Kon, Yukiko Hornets Ladies (Club Team)
12 INF 平賀 愛莉 Hiraga, Airi Heisei Kokusai University
13 INF 兼子 沙希 Kaneko, Saki Heisei Kokusai University
14 INF 石田 悠紀子 Ishida, Yukiko Shinba (Club Team)
15 INF 出口 彩香 Deguchi, Akaya Shobi Gakuen University
16 INF 六角 彩子 Rokkaku, Ayako Club Team Samurai
17 INF 厚ヶ瀬 美姫 Atsugase, Miki East Astraia (JWBL)
18 INF 川端 友紀 Kawabata, Yuki East Astraia (JWBL)
19 OF 志村 亜貴子 Shimamura, Akiko Asahi Trust (Club Team)
20 OF 三浦 伊織 Miura, Iori West Flora (JWBL)
21 OF 寺部 歩美 Terabe, Ayumi Shobi Gakuen University
22 OF 田中 亜里沙 Tanaka, Arisa Fukuchiyama Seibu High School

* added on June 29

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Source: official announcement

[10/24/2013] WBAJ: 6th Women’s Baseball World Cup to take place in Miyazaki

by on Oct.24, 2013 @ 2:25 pm, under Women's Baseball
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The Women's Baseball Association of Japan (WBAJ) announced on Wednesday that the 6th Women's Baseball World Cup will take place in Miyazaki next year, between September 1 and 7.  Games will take place at Sun Marine Miyazaki and Ivy Stadium.  Teams from eight countries, including Japan, are expected to participate in the tournament.

Player candidate meetings for Japan's team will take place during meetings on November 30 and December 1.

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Past Tournaments

Year   Host Country Teams Gold Silver Bronze
2004 1 Edmonton, Canada 5 United States Japan Canada
2006 2 Taipei, Taiwan 7 United States Japan Canada
2008 3 Matsuyama, Japan 8 Japan Canada United States
2010 4 Maracay, Venezuela 11 Japan Australia United States
2012 5 Edmonton, Canada 8 Japan United States Canada
2014 6 Miyazaki, Japan        

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Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013, Sponichi 10/24/2013

Sponichi to host public viewing if Madonna Japan reaches finals at Women’s World Cup

by on Aug.17, 2012 @ 2:53 pm, under Women's Baseball
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If Madonna Japan reaches the finals at the IBAF 5th Women's Baseball World Cub, Sponichi will host a public viewing at Sponichi Plaza Osaka on August 20 at 8am.  Footage taken from the plaza will also be streamed over Ustream.  Source: Sponichi 8/17/2012

For those interested, you can see footage of Japan's previous games via Youtube.

Japan's game against Canada, on August 18 at 10:20am will also be streamed via Youtube.

WBAJ releases final roster for 5th Women’s Baseball World Cup

by on Jul.22, 2012 @ 8:59 pm, under Women's Baseball
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The Women's Baseball Association of Japan (WBAJ) released the final twenty-player roster that will be competing at the 5th Women's Baseball World Cup.

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National Women's Team (twenty players)

Pos Name (JPN) Name (ENG) Team
P 新宮 有依 Shingu, Yui Heisei International University
P 中島 梨紗 Nakajima, Risa Samurai (Club Team)
P 吉井 萌美 Yoshii, Moemi Heisei International University
P 磯崎由加里 Isozaki, Yukari Shobi University
P 里  綾実 Sato, Ayami Fukuchiyama Seibi HS Coach
P 小西 美加 Konishi, Mika Osaka Brabee Honeys (GPBL)
C 西  朝美 Nishi, Tomomi Asahi Trust (Club Team)
INF 中野 菜摘 Nakano, Natsuimi Shobi University
INF 新井 純子 Arai, Junko Shobi University
INF 出口 彩香 Degushi, Ayaka Shobi University
INF 川端 友紀 Kawabata, Yuki Kyoto Asto Dreams (GPBL)
INF 田中 幸夏 Tanaka, Sachika Hyogo Swing Smileys (GPBL)
INF 六角 彩子 Rokkaku, Ayako Samurai (Club Team)
INF 大山  唯 Oyama, Yui Shobi University
INF 金 由起子 Kon, Yukiko Hornets Ladies (Club Team)
OF 三浦 伊織 Miura, Iori Kyoto Asto Dreams (GPBL)
OF 志村亜貴子 Shimura, Akiko Asahi Trust (Club Team)
OF 中村  茜 Nakamura, Akane Hyogo Swing Smileys (GPBL)
OF 直井 友紀 Naoi, Yuki Samurai (Club Team)
OF 萱野 未久 Kayano, Miku Sirius (Club Team)

Japan Women’s National Team practice game rained out; GPBL players added to roster

by on Apr.22, 2012 @ 10:11 pm, under Women's Baseball
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The third practice game between a team of mixed Girls Professional Baseball League (GPBL) players and the Japan Women's National Preliminary Team was rained out today.

The following six GPBL players were added to the preliminary roster, based on performances from the two games played on Saturday:

The preliminary roster now contains a total thirty players.  The roster will be pared down to twenty for the 5th Women's Baseball World Cup (August 10-19).

Hirotami Kojima to manage national team at 2012 Asian Baseball Championship

by on Apr.13, 2012 @ 12:25 am, under International, Women's Baseball
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The Baseball Federation of Japan announced on Thursday that Hirotami Kojima will manage the national team that will be competing at the 2012 Asian Baseball Championship (November 28-December 2, Taiwan).

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The Women's Baseball Association Japan announced that the female national team (the one that will be competing at the Women's Baseball World Cup in August) will be playing two exhibition games against a mixed Girls Professional Baseball League team on April 21 and 22 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto.  Players from the GPBL will also be scouted for the national team.

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The NPB's Samurai Japan steering committee met for the first time on Tuesday in Tokyo and  discussed a number of issues, including the possibility of scheduling international exhibition games in the fall.

IBAF posts 5th Women’s Baseball World Cup — Japan wins third consecutive title

by on Mar.22, 2012 @ 12:21 am, under Women's Baseball
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The IBAF posted the schedule for the 5th Women's Baseball World Cup (via Nikkan Sports).

UPDATE 8/11 @ 12:59am - Changes were announced by the IBAF on August 10.  From the official site:

Due to the delayed arrival of Team Venezuela because of visa problems, their opening match against Japan at Telus Field will be re-scheduled from Friday, August 10, 3pm to Wednesday, August 15, 11am. Venezuela now is expected to enter the competition on Saturday, August 11 against host Canada.

There are additional changes to the original schedule. Game #2 between Cuba and Australia on Friday, August 10 will be moved from John Fry Park to Telus Field and from 2 to 3pm local time. On Saturday all four games will be played at Telus Field. At 10am in game #5 Chinese Taipei faces Cuba, at 1.30pm in game #6 the Netherlands take on Japan, at 4.30pm in game #7 Australia plays against the United States and at 8pm in game #8 Venezuela squares off with Canada.

You can view the official schedule here.

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First Round
Game Date Time Home Score Away Venue Notes
1 8/10
(Fri)
11:00 USA 10-0 Netherlands Telus Field  
2 14:00
15:00
Cuba 4-12 Australia John Fry Park
Telus Field 
 
3 15:00 Venezuela   Japan Telus Field  
  19:00 Opening Ceremony Telus Field  
4 20:30 Canada 12-2 China Taipei Telus Field  
5 8/11
(Sat)
11:00
10:00
China Taipei 6-3 Cuba Telus Field  
6 14:00
13:30
Netherlands 0-21 Japan John Fry Park
Telus Field
 
7 15:00
16:30
Australia 8-11 USA Telus Field  
8 19:30
20:00
Venezuela 2-14 Canada Telus Field  
9 8/12
(Sun)
11:00 China Taipei 17-3 Netherlands Telus Field  
10 14:00 Cuba 5-11 Venezuela John Fry Park  
11 15:00 Canada 5-4 Australia Telus Field  
12 19:30 USA 5-2 Japan Telus Field  
13 8/13
(Mon)
11:00 Japan 10-0 Cuba Telus Field  
14 14:00 China Taipei 4-2 Venezuela John Fry Park  
15 15:00 Australia 13-11 Netherlands Telus Field  
16 19:30 USA 9-15 Canada Telus Field  
17 8/14
(Tues)
11:00 Australia   Venezuela Telus Field Rained out
18 14:00 Cuba   USA John Fry Park Rained out
19 15:00
17:00
Japan 11-1 China Taipei Telus Field Re-scheduled
due to rain
20 19:30
20:00
Netherlands 2-19 Canada Telus Field Re-scheduled
due to rain
  8/15
(Wed)
Rest/Rain Day
3 15:00
10:00
Venezuela 0-3 Japan Telus Field++ Re-scheduled
due to rain
17 13:00 Australia 20-1 Venezuela Telus Field Re-scheduled
due to rain
18 13:00 Cuba 1-9 USA John Fry Park Re-scheduled
due to rain
21 8/16
(Thurs)
11:00 Venezuela 14-6 Netherlands Telus Field  
22 14:00 USA 13-3 China Taipei John Fry Park  
23 15:00 Japan 10-0 Australia Telus Field  
24 19:30 Canada 12-2 Cuba Telus Field  
25 8/17
(Fri)
11:00 Australia 11-0 China Taipei Telus Field  
26 14:00 Venezuela 5-1 USA John Fry Park  
27 15:00 Netherlands 5-13 Cuba Telus Field  
28 19:30 Japan 9-7 Canada Telus Field  
Semifinals
Game Date Time Home Score Away Venue Notes
29 8/18
(Sat)
11:00 Chinese Taipei 7-5 Netherlands Telus Field  
30 14:00 Venezuela 9-6 Cuba John Fry Park  
31 15:00 Japan 5-1 Australia Telus Field +
32 19:30 Canada 4-17 USA Telus Field  
Finals
Game Date Time Home Score Away Venue Notes
33 8/19
(Sun)
10:00 Cuba 8-10 Netherlands Telus Field 7th-8th place
34 13:00 Chinese Taipei 1-6 Venezuela John Fry Park 5th-6th place
35 13:00 Canada 17-13 Australia Telus Field 3rd-4th place
36 17:00 Japan 3-0 USA Telus Field Finals

+ Game time can be changed to evening if Canada is in top 4

++ Subject to change

NOTE: Score links lead to IBAF site.

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First Round Standings

Pos Team GP W L WPCT
1 Japan 7 6 1 857
2 Canada 7 6 1 857
3 U.S.A. 7 5 2 714
4 Australia 7 4 3 571
5 Chinese Taipei 7 3 4 429
6 Venezuela 7 3 4 429
7 Cuba 7 1 6 143
8 Netherlands 7 0 7 0

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August 11 - Game 6

  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Japan 9 0 1 2 9 21 18 0
Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3

Youtube Footage | Box Score

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August 12 - Game 12

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Japan 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0
USA 1 0 0 3 1 0 x 5 10 0

Youtube Footage | Box Score

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August 13 - Game 13

  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Japan 4 0 1 1 4 10 13 0

Youtube Footage | Box Score

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August 14 - Game 19

  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 3
Japan 5 0 0 5 1 11 12 1

Youtube Footage | Box Score

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August 15 - Game 3

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Japan 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 1
Venezuela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Youtube Footage | Box Score

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August 16 - Game 23

  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
Japan 3 5 0 0 1 1 10 7 0

Youtube Footage | Box Score

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August 17 - Game 28

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Canada 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 7 15 0
Japan 2 2 1 4 0 0 x 9 9 1

Youtube Footage | Box Score

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August 18 - Semifinals

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Australia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
Japan 0 0 3 0 2 0 x 5 8 0

Youtube Footage | Box Score

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August 19 - Finals

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Australia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
Japan 0 0 3 0 2 0 x 5 8 0

Youtube Footage (block in Japan) | Box Score

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Final Standings

  1. Japan
  2. USA
  3. Canada
  4. Australia
  5. Venezuela
  6. Chinese Taipei
  7. Netherlands
  8. Cuba

Individual Awards

Leading Hitter: Tamara Holmes (USA)
Pitcher Best ERA: Lauren McGrath (AUS)
Pitcher Win-Loss Average: Yukaria Isozaki (JPN)
Most Runs Batted In: Yukiko Kon (JPN)
Most Home Runs: Nicole Luchansky (CAN)
Most Stolen Bases: Bronwyn Gell (AUS)
Most Runs Scored: Shae Lillywhite (AUS)
Outstanding Defensive Player: Ayako Rokkaku (JPN)
Most Valuable Player: Yukari Isozaki (JPN)

All Star Team

Best Starting Pitcher: Yukari Isozaki (JPN)
Best Relief Pitcher: Ayami Sato (JPN)
Catcher: Stephanie Savoie (CAN)
First Base: Kate Psota (CAN)
Second Base: Nicole Luchansky (CAN)
Third Base: Christina Kreppold (AUS)
Shortstop: Ayaka Deguchi (JPN)
Outfield: Iori Miura (JPN)
Outfield: Jenna Flannigan (CAN)
Outfield: Hsiao Mei Chen (TPE)
Designated Hitter: Tamara Holmes (USA)

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