The Samurai Japan Women’s national team, aka Madonna Japan, played a practice game against the Maebashi Little Senior Baseball Club (team made up of junior high school students) earlier today at Niigata Shirone Baseball Stadium.
Pitchers: Tanaka, Akino; Araki, Mirai; Kurosaki, Kana; Yoshida, Eri; Sasanuma, Nana
Catchers: Terabe, Ayumi; Funakoshi, Chihiro
Tanaka, Akino – 2.2 innings, one run
Araki, Mirai – 1.1 innings, no runs
Kurosaki, Kana – 1.0 innings, no runs, two hits
Yoshida, Eri – 2.0 innings, one run, one hit (twenty-one pitches, one knuckleball)
Sasanuma, Nana – 1.0 innings, no runs
Yuki Kawabata got the start at second and batted fifth. She went 1-for-3.
Madonna Japan’s lone run scored on a walk with the bases loaded.