Oct 24, 2015

Hawks' Uchikawa sidelined with broken ribs

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks left fielder and cleanup hitter Seiichi Uchikawa has suffered two broken ribs and will miss the Japan Series, the Pacific League club revealed Saturday. Uchikawa suffered the injury after chasing a foul ball in the field seats at Yafuoku Dome in ...

Hawks rout Lions to extend PL lead

Sep 3, 2015

Hawks rout Lions to extend PL lead

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ace Tadashi Settsu repeatedly pitched his way out of trouble to go seven innings and earn the win in a 10-1 rout of the Seibu Lions on Thursday. Mixing his fastball, sinker and curve, Settsu (9-5) allowed just a run on ...

NPB announces  monthly MVP winners

Aug 8, 2014

NPB announces monthly MVP winners

Hanshin Tigers left-hander Minoru Iwata and Chunichi Dragons veteran outfielder Kazuhiro Wada won the July MVP awards for pitchers and position players, alike, in the Central League on Friday. At 42 years, 1 month, Wada became the oldest to claim the award in either ...

Uchikawa slugs two HRs to propel Hawks past Marines

Apr 19, 2014

Uchikawa slugs two HRs to propel Hawks past Marines

Pacific League batting leader Seiichi Uchikawa homered twice and Kenichi Nakata pitched one-run ball over eight solid innings as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 6-1 on Saturday afternoon. Uchikawa had a two-run blast to left off Yuki Karakawa (0-3) in ...