High School Boys Meet Princess in Hawaii

The Regional High School All-Stars touring Hawaii (see article on August 1) was welcomed by Eri Yoshida, the 19-year-old Japanese pitcher nicknamed the “Knuckle Princess” at Maehara Stadium in Maui on August 13. Yoshida made her debut for the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden League in May, 2010, the first appearance by a woman in American professional baseball since Ila Borders in 2000.

She earned her first victory in North America last week as Na Koa Ikaika Maui defeated Edmonton Capitals 4-1 in an independent North American League game.