Manager Hideki Kuriyama to remain with Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 2, 2019

Manager Hideki Kuriyama to remain with Fighters

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters agreed to a one-year contract with manager Hideki Kuriyama after the Pacific League club finished the 2019 season with a disappointing fifth-place finish. Next year will be Kuriyama's ninth season with the Sapporo-based club, making the 58-year-old's stint in the ...

Kotaro Kiyomiya lifts Fighters over Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 16, 2019

Kotaro Kiyomiya lifts Fighters over Hawks

Kotaro Kiyomiya broke an eighth-inning tie with a bases-loaded RBI single on Sunday, lifting the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 7-5 Pacific League win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. The second-year slugger knocked a high 0-2 fork ball through the infield, driving in two ...

Lions grab victory over Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 28, 2019

Lions grab victory over Fighters

Takeya Nakamura homered twice and drove in five runs, while a costly error by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters paved the way for the Seibu Lions' 10-8 victory on Wednesday afternoon. In a game that was called on account of darkness with no outs in ...