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Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

/ | Aug 11, 2018

Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls

by Ed Odeven

Passion is something that younger and older generations can both detect immediately. After all, it's either there or it isn't. When elementary school students encouraged Kei Hirata to return to cheerleading overseas, their support inspired her. She decided to pursue her passion once again. Now, almost a ...

Fighters use late six-run rally to edge Marines

/ Aug 1, 2018

Fighters use late six-run rally to edge Marines

Yuki Ariyoshi pitched seven solid innings Wednesday but the Chiba Lotte Marines' bullpen gave up seven runs and allowed the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to stage a late rally for an 8-7 sayonara victory. Ariyoshi, the Marines' fifth pick in the 2016 draft, scattered four ...

Marines youngster Tomohito Sakai grounds Hawks

/ Jul 1, 2018

Marines youngster Tomohito Sakai grounds Hawks

Tomohito Sakai allowed a run in seven innings, pitching the Chiba Lotte Marines to a 4-1 Pacific League win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Sunday. The 25-year-old right-hander located his fastball and flashed good command of his slider and splitter to confound the Hawks' ...