Yusuke Nomura

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Yusuke Nomura (野村 祐輔)

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Yusuke Nomura has pitched in Nippon Pro Baseball.

He was a college pitcher when he helped Japan win the Gold Medal at the 2009 Asian Championship. He led the final round with 10 strikeouts. He struck out over 300 batters during his college career. In the 2010 World University Championship, he tossed five shutout innings for Japan, fanning 11 and allowing one hit and no walks.

He was the first-round pick of the Hiroshima Carp in the 2011 draft. He made his Nippon Pro Baseball debut on April 1, 2012. He turned in a fine start against the Chunichi Dragons, allowing one run in six innings but was losing a 1-0 duel to veteran Masahiro Yamamoto (who was pitching professionally before Nomura was even born). Nomura was yanked in the 7th for pinch-hitter Tomonori Maeda.

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