Category: Industrial

[12/22/2017] Hiroshi Katayama joins Musashi Heat (BC League)

The Musashi Heat Bears announced on December 7 that they reached an agreement with former Rakuten Eagle Hiroshi Katayama. He will join the team as a player/coach.

Source: Musashi Heat 12/7/2017

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[12/21/2017] Hisashi Takeda returns to Nippon Tsuun as player/coach

Nippon Tsuun held a press conference today to announce that thirty-nine-year-old Hisashi Takeda will be returning to their the Industrial League team in 2018 as a player/coach. He was assigned the uniform number 54.

Takeda first joined Nippon Tsuun in 2001, after he graduated from Komazawa University. He turned pro when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2002 draft by the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Source: Sponichi 12/21/2017, Daily Sports 12/21/2017, Nippon Tsuun 11/27/2017

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[11/14/2017] Kyushu to have one fewer rep in Inter-City Tournament

The Japan Amateur Baseball Association announced a couple changes in the number of representatives they allow per region for the Inter-City Tournament, effective beginning in 2018.

  • the Kyushu region will have one fewer representative, shifting from three to two
  • the Tokyo and Minami Kanto regions will have an extra representative: Tokyo will remain at four and Minami Kanto will shift from two to three

The changes were made based on recent performance data.

Source: Sponichi 11/14/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2017

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[11/12/2017] Toyota wins 43rd Industrial League Championship

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 7 1
日本生命
Nihon Seimei
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0

Toyota Jidosha beat Nihon Seimei 3-1 earlier today and won the 43rd Industrial League Chmpionship.

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[11/3/2017] Yuta Nishimura tosses perfect game

JR Higshi Nihon Tohoku’s Yuta Nishimura tossed a perfect game against Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Hirohata at Kyocera Dome on November 3.

  • ninety pitches
  • five strikeouts
  • ten infield ground outs
  • three infield line outs
  • two infield fly outs
  • seven outfield fly outs

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2017, Sponichi 11/3/2017

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28th BFA Asian Baseball Championship Schedule And Results

28th BFA Asian Baseball Championship Schedule And Results

Eight teams. Two groups. China (Group B) dropped out due to administrative and scheduling reasons.

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43rd Industrial League Championships Schedule

First Round
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
1 2017/11/02 Thu 11:00 明治安田生命
Meiji Yasuda Seimei
5-3 和歌山箕島球友会
Wakayama Minoshima Kyuyukai
2     14:30 ホンダ
Honda
0-2 王 子
Oji
3     18:00 三菱重工神戸・高砂
Mitsubishi Juko Kobe Takasago
4-1 フェデックス
FedEx
4 2017/11/03 Fri 11:00 JR西日本
JR Nishi Nihon
2-4 NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
5     14:30 JR九州
JR Kyushu
2-3 新日鉄住金かずさマジック
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic
6     18:00 JR東日本東北
JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku
2-0 新日鉄住金広畑
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Hirohata
7 2017/11/04 Sat 11:00 JX-ENEOS
JX-ENEOS
2-4 日本生命
Nihon Seimei
8     14:30 日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
7-5 沖縄電力
Okinawa Denryoku
9     18:00 JR北海道クラブ
JR Hokkaido Club
0-2 日立製作所
Hitachi Seisakusho
10 2017/11/05 Sun 14:30 大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
5-1 三菱自動車岡崎
Mitsubishi Jidosha Okazaki
11     18:00 東京ガス
Tokyo Gas
1-0 NTT西日本
NTT Nishi Nihon
12 2017/11/06 Mon 09:00 日本製紙石巻
Nippon Seishi Ishinomaki
2-4 トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
13     12:00 JR四国
JR Shikoku
0-3 東 芝
Toshiba
14     15:00 JR東日本
JR Higashi Nihon
1-4 三菱重工広島
Mitsubishi Juko Hiroshima
15     18:00 ヤマハ
Yamaha
1-4 パナソニック
Panasonic
16 2017/11/07 Tue 11:00 新日鉄住金鹿島
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima
1-3 日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
Second Round
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
17 2017/11/07 Tue 14:30 JR東日本東北
JR Higashi Nihon Tohoku
1-5 明治安田生命
Meiji Yasuda Seimei
18     18:00 NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
3-2 王 子
Oji
19 2017/11/08 Wed 11:00 トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
3-2 東京ガス
Tokyo Gas
20     14:30 三菱重工神戸・高砂
Mitsubishi Juko Kobe Takasago
2-4 東 芝
Toshiba
21     18:00 日本生命
Nihon Seimei
3-2 大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
22 2017/11/09 Thu 11:00 新日鉄住金かずさマジック
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic
8-6 三菱重工広島
Mitsubishi Juko Hiroshima
23     14:30 日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
1-0 日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
24     18:00 パナソニック
Panasonic
7-0 日立製作所
Hitachi Seisakusho
Quarterfinals
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
25 2017/11/10 Fri 09:00 明治安田生命
Meiji Yasuda Seimei
1-7 NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
26     12:00 トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
9-5 東 芝
Toshiba
27     15:00 日本生命
Nihon Seimei
3-0 新日鉄住金かずさマジック
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic
28     18:00 日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
4-2 パナソニック
Panasonic
Semifinals
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
29 2017/11/11 Sat 14:30 NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
0-2 トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
30     18:00 日本生命
Nihon Seimei
1-0 日本新薬
Nippon Shinyaku
Finals
Gm Date Time First Base Score Third Base
31 2017/11/12 Sun 15:00 トヨタ自動車
Toyota Jidosha
3-1 日本生命
Nihon Seimei

 

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[8/28/2017] 28th BFA Asian Baseball Championship Samurai Japan Roster

Samurai Japan released the roster that will be competing at the 28th BFA Asian Baseball Championship between October 2 and 8 in Taiwan.

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[8/2/2017] Samurai Japan: Amateur Team Preliminary Roster

Samurai Japan released their latest list of candidates for their amateur team (thirty-three players). The team will be playing in the 28th BFA Asian Baseball Championship in October. The final roster will have room for twenty-four players.

Source: Samurai Japan 8/2/2017

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[7/25/2017] 88th Inter-City Tournament: Day 12 (Finals)

Game 1 – 18:06

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NTT東日本
NTT Higashi Nihon
0 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 3 10 11 1
日本通運
Nippon Tsuun
1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 1

Official Box Score

  • Kazuya Shimokawa started at second and batted lead-off. He went 2-for-5: strikeout looking in the first inning, ground out to second in the third, single to right in the fifth, three-run home run to center in the seventh, strikeout looking in the ninth.
  • Kazuki Echizen got the start in right and batted fifth. He went 1-for-4: two-run home run to left in the second inning, fly out to right in the fourth, strikeout swinging in the sixth, strikeout swinging in the eighth.
  • Ryota Ito started in center and batted ninth. He went 2-for-3: solo home run to right in the third inning, failed sac bunt attempt in the fifth, walk in the seventh, two-run double to right in the ninth.

Awards

Players

  • Hashido-sho (MVP) Fukuda, Shuhei (NTT Higashi Nihon)
  • Kuji-sho (Fighting Spirit) Kitagawa, Rio (Nippon Tsuun)
  • Wakajishi-sho (Rookie) Takahashi, Shun (Nippon Tsuun); Hori, Makoto (NTT Higashi Nihon); Komuro, Wakumi (JR Higashi Nihon)
  • Juidasha-sho (Leading Hittter) Fukuda, Shuhei (NTT Higashi Nihon): 5 G, 11-for-20, 24 PA, .550
  • Dageki-sho (Hitting) Kino, Junya (NTT Higashi Nihon)
  • Ono-sho (Merit) Abe, Ryosuke (Nippon Tsuun)

Cheering

  • Best Cheering Team NTT Higashi Nihon
  • Outstanding Cheering Team Toshiba
  • Kanto-sho (Fighting Spirit) JR Nishi Nihon

See also:

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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