Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Jul 3, 2014

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Sho Iwasaki combined on a seven-hit shutout with three relievers, Yuki Yanagita homered and drove in a pair of runs, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks routed the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-0 on Thursday night in Fukuoka. Iwasaki (2-0) allowed four hits, struck out four ...

Mejia leads charge as Lions rally past Hawks

Jun 28, 2014

Mejia leads charge as Lions rally past Hawks

Ernesto Mejia belted a pair of home runs and drove in three runs as the Seibu Lions beat the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 8-6 on Saturday afternoon for their second straight win since the restart of league play. Before a crowd of 31,447 at Seibu ...

Hawks bring down Giants to take interleague lead

Jun 21, 2014

Hawks bring down Giants to take interleague lead

Fukuoka Softbank left-hander Kazuyuki Hoashi held the damage to one run over seven sharp innings in a pitching duel against Yomiuri right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano in the Hawks’ 3-1 victory over the Giants on Saturday afternoon. With their third consecutive victory, the Hawks took over ...

Hawks stay in hunt for fifth interleague title

Jun 19, 2014

Hawks stay in hunt for fifth interleague title

Tadashi Settsu pitched out of early trouble to go seven innings on Thursday as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks defeated the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7-2 to remain alive in their bid for their fifth interleague title. Settsu (5-2) allowed two runs on seven hits and ...

Matsuda, Hawks clobber Carp

Jun 7, 2014

Matsuda, Hawks clobber Carp

Nobuhiro Matsuda came a homer shy of the cycle and drove in four runs, Kenichi Nakata allowed just two runs over 7-1/3 quality innings and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks walloped the Hiroshima Carp 16-5 on Saturday afternoon. The Central League-leading Carp lost their fourth ...