Yoshida throws a side-arm knuckleball, and is all of five feet tall, 114 lbs. She threw an inning of no-hit baseball during her tryout.
As someone with zero athletic ability (I really do throw like a girl, and badminton is the only "sport" at which I can beat my 9 year old son), I'm so excited about this. I would love nothing more than to see a woman compete successfully against male players.
The article didn't give any detail on her baseball experience thus far, though I'd be interested to hear about it. I'll be keeping a watchful eye on this young potential phenom's progress.