Hawks end Eagles' unbeaten run with rout

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 5, 2017

Hawks end Eagles' unbeaten run with rout

A day after suffering their first loss of the season, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks returned the favor, beating the previously unbeaten Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 15-4 in the Pacific League on Wednesday afternoon. Yuya Hasegawa, making his first start of the season for the Hawks, ...

Otani, Fighters shut down Hawks in Game 1

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 12, 2016

Otani, Fighters shut down Hawks in Game 1

Shohei Otani threw seven scoreless innings to lead the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 6-0 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage on Wednesday. Before 36,633 at Sapporo Dome, Otani allowed one hit, walked ...

Hawks' Takeda collects 11th victory of season

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 2, 2016

Hawks' Takeda collects 11th victory of season

Shota Takeda allowed two runs in eight innings as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions 6-2 on Tuesday. Takeda (11-4) gave up four hits, while striking out seven and walking one. Lefty Masahiko Morifuku and right-hander Robert Suarez worked the ninth ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 7, 2015

Lions' Akiyama nabs monthly accolade

Seibu Lions leadoff hitter Shogo Akiyama, who is in pursuit of Japan's single-season hits record, won his second Player of the Month Award on Tuesday, when the monthly honor roll was announced. Three first-time honorees joined Akiyama, who collected his first monthly award in April, ...