Hawks stage late rally to beat Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 20, 2018

Hawks stage late rally to beat Fighters

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks broke an eighth-inning tie to claim a 9-7 win against the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in the only Pacific League game on Thursday. Fukuoka's Akira Nakamura delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth to put his team ahead 8-7. Hawks starter Shota ...

Hawks go up 3-2 on Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 21, 2017

Hawks go up 3-2 on Eagles

Seiichi Uchikawa and Akira Nakamura homered for the second straight day as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks moved within reach of the Japan Series by beating the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4-3 on Saturday afternoon. The Game 4 win in the Pacific League Climax Series' six-game ...

Nakamura's sayonara single keeps Japan unbeaten

Baseball Nov 16, 2015

Nakamura's sayonara single keeps Japan unbeaten

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Samurai Japan, which had already secured a quarterfinal berth and first place in Group B at the Premier 12, ended the preliminary stage with an unbeaten record after a 6-5 win over Venezuela at Taoyuan International Stadium on Sunday night. Late substitute Akira Nakamura sliced ...