Category: Women’s Baseball

[7/22/2017] JWBL All-Star Voting through July 31

The Japan Women’s Baseball League opened their All-Star voting system on July 21 and will be accepting votes through to 23:59 on July 31. Voting is simple: all you have to do is click on the “応援する” pink baseball button located underneath the player images.

JWBL All-Star Ballot

FYI: The JWBL posted a note earlier today about taking the system down temporarily to fix an issue. I just checked the ballot page right now and it seems to be working fine.

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Victoria Series: Saitama Astraia, Hyogo Dione – July 20

July 20 at Kita Kobe Country Sports Park Baseball Field – 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Saitama Astraia 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 4 0
Hyogo Dione 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1

WP: Rine Taniyama (17 G, 4-1)
Sv: Yukari Isozaki (12 G, 4-0, 1 Sv)
LP: Mizuki Bando (9 G, 2-1)

Game Time: 1h54m
Attendance: 227

Hero Interview

  • Haruna Tadano = 1-for-3: G5, 2B7/8 two RBI, G5. She drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the fourth inning.

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Victoria Series: Kyoto Flora, Saitama Astraia – July 16,17

July 16 at Kagauchi Baseball Field – 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyoto Flora 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 5 0
Saitama Astraia 1 2 0 0 0 2 x 5 7 1

WP: Miku Kayano (11 G, 2-1)
LP: Yuko Kasahara (9 G, 1-1)

Game Time: 2h6m
Attendance: 1523

Hero Interview

  • Chihiro Sato = 2-for-3: 1B1, SF9 one RBI, Ks, 3B9 two RBI. She recorded two hits and three RBI.
  • Miku Kayano = 10 BF, 27 NP, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER. She turned in a solid relief performance.

Game Page | Highlights


July 17 at Jingu Stadium – 19:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyoto Flora 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 3
Saitama Astraia 1 5 0 0 4 0 x 10 11 0

WP: Yukari Isozaki (11 G, 4-0)
LP: Mika Konishi (14 G, 6-4)

Game Time: 2h37m
Attendance: 7812

Hero Interview

  • Miwa Naraoka = 2-for-3: E6, 3B7/8 two RBI, BB, 1B7 two RBI. She recorded two hits and four RBI.
  • Yukari Isozaki = 24 BF, 78 NP, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER. She pitched six innings and recorded the win.

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[7/11/2017] JWBL MVP of the Month Awards for June

Pitching

Yukari Isozaki, Saitama Astraia (Third Time)
4 G, 3-0, 20.0 IP, 0.67 ERA

She started three games recorded three victories and two complete games, including a shutout.

Hitting

Miri Iwaya, Saitama Astraia (Second Time)
7 G, 13-for-22, .591 BA, 1 HR, 9 RBI

She led the league in hits, RBI, and slugging percentage. She also hit a home run.

Source: JWBL 7/5/2017

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Victoria Series: Hyogo Dione, Kyoto Flora – July 10

July 10 at Kariya Baseball Field – 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Kyoto Flora 0 0 1 0 2 0 x 3 9 0

WP: Meguna Furuya (10 G, 3-4, 1 Sv)
Sv: Minami Yano (3 G, 0-1, 1 Sv)
LP: Ayami Sato (13 G, 7-2, 2 Sv)

Game Time: 2h37m
Attendance: 412

Hero Interview

  • Meguna Furuya = 24 BF, 73 NP, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER. She recorded a victory in his first game after her transfer on July 4 (from Hyogo to Kyoto).
  • Iori Miura = 1-for-3: F8, F7, 2B7 two RBI. She broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the fifth.

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Victoria Series: Hyogo Dione, Saitama Astraia – July 6

July 6 at Ageo Baseball Stadium – 18:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 2
Saitama Astraia 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 6 0

WP: –
LP: –

Game Time: 2h37m
Attendance: 412

Hero Interview

  • N/A

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Victoria Series: Saitama Astraia, Kyoto Flora – July 1

July 1 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto – 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Saitama Astraia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 6 1
Kyoto Flora 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2x   3 4 2

WP: Mika Konishi (13 G, 6-3)
LP: Mai Yamazaki (15 G, 0-5, 2 Sv)

Game Time: 2h40m
Attendance: 1530

Hero Interview

  • Akane Nakamura = 2-for-4: 1B8 (PO), Ks, G4, 2B7/8 two RBI. She recorded a walk-off two-run double.

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Victoria Series: Saitama Astraia, Hyogo Dione – June 24,25

June 24 at Awaji Sano Daiichi Stadium – 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Saitama Astraia 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 11 0
Hyogo Dione 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 7 14 2

WP: Miku Kayano (8 G, 1-1)
Sv: Mai Yamazaki (14 G, 0-4, 2 Sv)
LP: Yuki Izumi (10 G, 3-2)

Game Time: 3h4m
Attendance: 1390

Hero Interview

  • Miri Iwaya = 3-for-4: 2B9 one RBI, 1B7 one RBI, HR7 one RBI, G6dp, BB. She recorded three hits, including a home run, and three RBI.
  • Miku Kayano = 9 BF, 28 NP, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER. / 0-for-2: G4, G4, SF8 one RBI. Her solid performance out of the bullpen and a sac fly in the ninth helped Saitama secure a win.

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June 25 at Kyocera Dome Osaka – 16:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Saitama Astraia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 0
Hyogo Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1

WP: Yukari Isozaki (8 G, 3-0)
LP: Ayami Sato (11 G, 7-1, 2 Sv)

Game Time: 1h44m
Attendance: 10,530

Hero Interview

  • Yukari Isozaki = 23 BF, 87 NP, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER. She tossed a four-hit shutout that extended Saitama’s winning streak to four.
  • Chihiro Sato = 4-for-4: 1B9, 3B8/9, 1B1 (SB), 1B1. She went 4-for-4.

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Victoria Series: Hyogo Dione, Kyoto Flora – June 20,21

June 20 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto – 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 9 13 0
Kyoto Flora 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 14 2

WP: Ayami Sato (10 G, 7-0, 2 Sv)
LP: Minami Yano (1 G, 0-1)

Game Time: 2h21m
Attendance: 542

Hero Interview

  • Tomomi Nakada = 3-for-3: BB, 2B8/9 one RBI, 1B6, 1B8. She recorded a modasho and drove in the first run of the game.
  • Mari Yamazaki = 2-for-3: G5, HR7 one RBI, SH3, 1B7. She hit her first home run of the season.

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June 21 at Wakasa Stadium Kyoto – 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Hyogo Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Kyoto Flora 0 0 0 1 1 1 x 3 7 1

WP: Mika Konishi (12 G, 5-3)
LP: Meguna Furuya (8 G, 2-4, 1 Sv)

Game Time: 1h29m
Attendance: 364

Hero Interview

  • Mika Konishi = 24 BF, 93 NP, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER. She tossed a one-hit shutout for the win.
  • Tsudoi Konishi = 2-for-2: SH1, 1B7 one RBI, 1B8. She went 2-for-2 and drove in the game-winning run.

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[6/19/2017] Samurai Japan: 1st BFA Women’s Baseball Asian Cup

The 2017 1st BFA Women’s Baseball Asian Cup will take place at the Sai Tso Wan Recreation Grounds in Hong Kong between September 2 and 9. Teams from six countries (Japan, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan) will participate in the tournament. Samurai Japan released the Madonna Japan roster today.

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 90 57 31 2
Yokohama 89 46 40 3
Hanshin 86 46 40 0
Yomiuri 89 41 47 1
Chunichi 91 39 49 3
Yakult 89 30 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 86 47 37 2
Orix 86 38 47 1
Nippon Ham 89 32 57 0
Lotte 87 29 57 1
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