Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 5, 2015

Prodigy Anraku sparkles in Eagles debut

Right-hander Tomohiro Anraku, whose huge pitch counts as a high school ace earned him international notice, worked six scoreless innings in his first-team debut on Monday. The 18-year-old Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles rookie walked five batters, while allowing just two hits in a 6-1 win ...

Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 23, 2014

Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters grabbed the negotiating rights to Waseda University ace Kohei Arihara, the most sought-after player in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles walked off with the nation's most coveted high school pitcher, Tomohiro Anraku. This ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 27, 2013

Schoolboy hurler Anraku books Koshien return

High school pitcher Tomohiro Anraku, whose extreme pitch counts this spring drew worldwide attention, pitched Saibi High School into the upcoming National High School Baseball Championship with a 5-2 complete game victory on Saturday in the Ehime Prefecture's final. Anraku, who threw 772 pitches over ...