I think I am going to cry. Please make note of her idol in the article. Can you even stand it? Still trying to figure out what a sidearm knuckleball pitch looks like.
Also, from JapanToday.com:
With a side-armed knuckleball in the core of her arsenal of pitches, Yoshida took part in a tryout held earlier this month and passed with flying colors. The right-hander held male batters hitless for one inning in the final tryout and her successful outing helped her become one of the 33 players picked in the draft. The four-team Kansai independent league also features the Osaka Gold Villicanes, Akashi Red Soldiers and Kishu Rangers.
I think I'm going to start a fan club right now!