Lions' Kikuchi delivers heat in intrasquad contest

Feb 18, 2016

Lions' Kikuchi delivers heat in intrasquad contest

Seibu Lions lefty Yusei Kikuchi unleashed some high-velocity fastballs on Thursday when he touched 154 kph (95 mph) in an intrasquad game. The 24-year-old Kikuchi allowed two hits and a run in three innings at the Lions spring training camp. “I threw some good ...

Premier 12 begins with Japan-South Korea clash

Nov 7, 2015

Premier 12 begins with Japan-South Korea clash

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One day before the inaugural Premier 12 debuts, Japan national baseball team manager Hiroki Kokubo and South Korea skipper Kim In-sik addressed the media at a Sapporo hotel on Saturday evening. “As it’s finally beginning, we’re thrilled,” Kokubo said. “It’s the first tournament, but ...