Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft

Oct 23, 2014

Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters grabbed the negotiating rights to Waseda University ace Kohei Arihara, the most sought-after player in Nippon Professional Baseball’s amateur draft on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles walked off with the nation’s most coveted high school pitcher, Tomohiro Anraku. ...

Jul 27, 2013

Schoolboy hurler Anraku books Koshien return

High school pitcher Tomohiro Anraku, whose extreme pitch counts this spring drew worldwide attention, pitched Saibi High School into the upcoming National High School Baseball Championship with a 5-2 complete game victory on Saturday in the Ehime Prefecture’s final. Anraku, who threw 772 pitches ...