Category: Women’s Baseball

[6/28/2016] Samurai Japan Women’s Team July mini-camp dates released

Samurai Japan release dates for the women’s national team (Madonna Japan) mini-camp in July.

Dates

  • July 8 (Fri) – Arrive in Okinawa
  • July 9 (Sat) – Two games against the Urasoe Boys, baseball-related gathering
  • July 10 (Sun) – Practices, meeting

Venues

  • July 9 (Sat) – Ginoza Baseball Stadium
  • July 10 (Sun) – ONNA Akama Ball Park

The first 200 fans will get a free Nogizaka 46 / Madonna Japan poster.

Source: Samurai Japan announcement

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Victoria Series: Kyoto Flora at Hyogo Dione – June 25,26

June 25 at Awaji Sano Stadium 1 – 13:00

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

WP: Mika Konishi (12 G, 4-4)
LP: Yuki Izumi (7 G, 2-1)

Game Time: 1h52m
Attendance: 401

Hero Interview

  • Mika Konishi = 22 BF, 93 NP, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 5 SO, 4 BB, 1 R, 1 ER. She tossed six solid innings for the win.
  • Kaori Akiyama = 1-for-3: Fo3, F9, 1B7 one RBI. She gave her team a 2-1 lead in the sixth with an RBI single to left.

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June 26 at Awaji Sano Stadium 1 – 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyoto Flora 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 3
Hyogo Dione 0 10 3 0 4 2 x 19 20 0

WP: Mizuki Bando (6 G, 2-0)
Sv: Shiho Murata (8 G, 1-1, 1 Sv)
LP: Minako Uemura (12 G, 4-4)

Game Time: 2h17m
Attendance: 702

Hero Interview

  • Mizuki Bando = 23 BF, 84 NP, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 R, 1 ER. She picked up her first win as a starter.
  • Tomomi Nakada = 3-for-5: 2B9, 2B9 three RBI, G4(DP), E4, 2B7/8 one RBI. She collected three hits and four RBI.

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[6/26/2016] Samurai Japan Women’s team first round of cuts

Five players did not make the cut after the Niigata two-day mini-camp over the weekend. Three more players will be cut during another mini-camp in July.

Source: Facebook 6/26/2016

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[6/26/2016] Samurai Japan Women’s team practice game

The Samurai Japan Women’s national team, aka Madonna Japan, played a practice game against the Niigata Young (team of junior high school players) earlier today.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R
Niigata Young 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
Madonna Japan 0 0 2 0 1 2 x 5

Pitchers: Shimizu, Miyu; Yoshii, Moemi; Mori, Wakana; Sato, Ayami
Catchers: Arisaka, Yurika; Iwasaki, Yuki; Funakoshi, Chihiro

Shimizu, Miyu – 3.0 innings, one run

Yuki Kawabata went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI.

Source: Daily Sports 6/26/2016, Facebook 6/26/2016

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[6/25/2016] Samurai Japan Women’s team practice game

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.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R
Madonna Japan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Maebashi Senior 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2

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.

Source: Facebook 6/25/2016Daily Sports 6/25/2016, Sponichi 6/25/2016, Sponichi 6/26/2016

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[6/21/2016] JWBL: Hyogo’s M. Miyahara to Saitama for Y. Miura and M. Bando

The Japan Women’s Baseball League announced today that Hyogo’s Mika Miyahara will be sent to Saitama in return for Yumiko Miura and Mizuki Bando. The players will become available to their new teams on June 25.

Source: JWBL announcement

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Tiara Cup: Gifu Tournament – June 18,19

June 18 at Nagaragawa Baseball Stadium – 11:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Kyoto Flora 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 10 0
Reia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0

WP: Mika Konishi (11 G, 3-4)
LP: Meguna Furuya (3 G, 1-1)

Game Time: 1h51m
Attendance: 1332

Hero Interview

  • Arisa Kanayama = 3-for-4: 1B9 one RBI, 1B9, 1B7, G6. She recorded a modasho and gave Kyoto a 2-1 lead in the second inning.

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June 18 at Nagaragawa Baseball Stadium – 13:40

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

WP: –
LP: –

Game Time: 1h44m
Attendance: 1851

Hero Interview

  • Yuki Kawabata = 0-for-2: G6, BB, F7. Helped her team advance by winning the tie-break lottery.

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June 19 at Nagaragawa Baseball Stadium – 11:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Reia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Hyogo Dione 0 0 4 3 0 0 x 7 8 0

WP: Mika Miyahara (9 G, 3-2)
LP: Haruka Ebi (2 G,0-1)

Game Time: 1h33m
Attendance: 992

Hero Interview

  • Mika Miyahara = 24 BF, 69 NP, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER. She tossed a two-hit shutout.

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June 19 at Nagaragawa Baseball Stadium – 13:30

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

WP: Minako Uemura (11 G, 4-3)
LP: Miku Kayano (8 G, 1-2)

Game Time: –
Attendance: 1114

Hero Interview

  • Minako Uemura = 24 BF, 77 NP, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 0 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER. She recorded a two-hit shutout.
  • Iori Miura = 1-for-3: Ks, BB, 1B1 one RBI, F7. She drove in the first run of the game.

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[6/16/2016] Samurai Japan Women’s Team Mini-Camp Roster

Samurai Japan and the Women’s Baseball Federation of Japan (WBFJ) released a list of twenty-eight players that will be attending a two-day mini camp in Niigata later this month (June 25-26) in preparation for the Seventh WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup in September.

Source: Samurai Japan announcement

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Victoria Series: Kyoto Flora at Saitama Astraia – June 11,12

June 11 at Ageo Baseball Stadium – 13:00

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

WP: Mika Konishi (10 G, 2-4)
Sv: Minami Yano (5 G, 0-1, 2 Sv)
LP: Mai Yamazaki (9 G, 0-1)

Game Time: 2h20m
Attendance: 1045

Hero Interview

  • Mika Konishi = 25 BF, 106 NP, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 SO, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 0 ER. She tossed six solid innings.

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June 12 at Omiya Baseball Stadium – 18:00

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

WP: Minako Uemura (10 G, 3-3)
LP: Yukari Isozaki (8 G, 2-5)

Game Time: 2h06m
Attendance: 1068

Hero Interview

  • Minako Uemura = 28 BF, 118 NP, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 SO, 3 BB, 0 HBP, 0 R, 0 ER. She recorded a six-hit shutout.

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Victoria Series: Saitama Astraia at Hyogo Dione – June 4,5

June 4 at Himeji Baseball Stadium – 19:00

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

WP: Yuki Izumi (5 G, 2-0)
LP: Rina Taniyama (9 G, 2-3)

Game Time: 1h45m
Attendance: 789

Hero Interview

  • Yuki Izumi = 30 BF, 96 NP, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R, 1 ER. She recorded a complete game victory.

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June 5 at Himeji Baseball Stadium – 13:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Saitama Astraia 1 0 0 0 7 0 5 13 16 0
Hyogo Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

WP: Yukari Isozaki (7 G, 2-4)
LP: Mika Miyahara (8 G, 2-2)

Game Time: 2h02m
Attendance: 435

Hero Interview

  • Yukari Isozaki = 24 BF, 86 NP, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER. She tossed a three-hit shutout.
  • Miwa Naraoka = 2-for-5: 2B9 one RBI (100th career hit), G6, 1B7, E5 (fielding), F8. She recorded her 100th career hit.

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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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