Eri Yoshida is like many girls her age. She has an affinity for torn blue jeans, loves music and giggles uncontrollably, sometimes for no reason at all. The 18-year-old Japanese teen also throws a pretty mean knuckleball. Yoshida was introduced on Friday as a member of the Chico Outlaws, a minor league team that plays in the independent Golden Baseball League, based in California. The press conference came less than two weeks after Yoshida graduated from high school and only a few hours after she landed in San Francisco on a flight from Tokyo. Yoshida already owns the distinction of being the first female to be drafted by a pro team in Japan, selected in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by the Kobe 9 Cruise.