Hawks veteran Tsuyoshi Wada gets first win

Japanese Baseball Jul 5, 2020

Hawks veteran Tsuyoshi Wada gets first win

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada held the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters hitless through the sixth inning in an 8-3 Pacific League victory on Saturday. The 39-year-old's mixed up his low-velocity fastball with his changeup, slider and an occasional curve to keep the Fighters completely ...

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 ...