Rick van den Hurk struck out 10 over six innings to pitch the SoftBank Hawks to their second straight Japan Series championship with a 2-0 Game 6 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday.
The Hawks, who failed to repeat as Pacific League champions but advanced to the season-ending series through the playoffs, became Japan Series champions for the ninth time in franchise history and for fourth time in five years.Read More
TOKOROZAWA, SAITAMA PREF. - RICK VAN DEN HURK JUST KNOWS HOW TO WIN UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHTS.
THE FUKUOKA SOFTBANK HAWKS’ DUTCH RIGHT-HANDER PROVED IT AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT METLIFE DOME, WHEN HE HELPED LEAD THE HAWKS TO A 10-4 VICTORY OVER THE PACIFIC LEAGUE CHAMPION SEIBU LIONS IN GAME 1 OF THE PACIFIC LEAGUE CLIMAX SERIES FINAL STAGE.
THE VICTORY RAN VAN DEN HURK’S POSTSEASON RECORD WITH SOFTBANK TO 4-0 SINCE HE ARRIVED IN JAPAN IN 2015.Read More
FUKUOKA - Rick van den Hurk hurled seven solid innings and Kenta Imamiya drove in the only run on Sunday as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks eked out a 1-0 win against the Orix Buffaloes.
Van den Hurk (10-7) fanned six and retired 21 of his 24 batters without issuing a walk at Yafuoku Dome. The Dutch right-hander earned his 10th win for the seven-inning effort, reaching double digits for the second time since joining the Hawks in 2015.Read More