Koichi Kotaka

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Koichi Kotaka (小高幸一)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 154 lb.

Koichi Kotaka was one of Japan's top hurlers in the 2007 Baseball World Cup. He pitched five games in relief for the Bronze Medal winners, allowing no runs in 9 2/3 IP on 9 hits and one walk; he struck out six. Kotaka formed a strong bullpen duo with Kohhei Hasebe. Kotaka got the win against the Spanish national team in a 4-3 near-upset; his other appearances included facing Gold Medal winner Team USA and the Silver Medal winning Cuban national team.