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Yoshida has RBI single in first at-bat

Updated: May 30, 2010, 2:10 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICO, Calif. -- Eri Yoshida bounced off the mound with an ear-to-ear smile, looking every bit like an 18-year-old who had just graduated high school and was enjoying a new country.

It was what she did on the pitcher's mound -- and in the batter's box -- that set Yoshida apart.

Becoming the first woman to pitch professionally in the United States in a decade, Yoshida showed that she and her sidearm knuckler can hang with the men.

The "Knuckle Princess" was unfazed when a former ...

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