Saturday’s winter ball games for Pirates, farmhands, and friends:
Puerto Rican League:
Leones de Ponce 11, Gigantes de Carolina 0
The Ponce pitching staff held Carolina to 5 hits, while their batters blasted away with 15 hits. �Greg Picart pinch-hit in the 8th inning (strikeout) and then played two innings at third base without a fielding opportunity.
Tigres del Licey 7, Azucareros de Este 2
Former Indy Indian (2007) Michael Tejera�picked up the win in his second appearance for Licey. �He came into the game in the 3rd inning, with the score tied. �He allowed two walks in that inning, but left both runners on base, then he gave up a double in the 4th inning. �Tejera was still the pitcher of record when Licey scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning, so he got the win. �Tejera had made 4 starts with Los Caribes in the Venezuelan League earlier this winter season, with a 0-3 record and a 6.05 ERA in 19.1 innings. �C Ronny Paulino singled, doubled, and walked for Licey, and he had a stolen base after the walk. �The double brought in two runs for Licey in the 3rd. �
Today is the final day of the Dominican League’s regular season. �A round robin-style playoff will follow, with Cibao, Este, and Licey qualifying.
Navegantes de Magallanes 7, Aguilas de Zulia 4
2B Luis Rivas doubled to lead off the 2nd inning for Magallanes, but was left on base. �Chris Hernandez pitched a scoreless inning for Zulia in the 9th, allowing one hit and striking out one. �
Tigres de Aragua 4, Tiburones de La Guaira 0
Los Tigres had a total of 13 hits, while holding La Guaira to only 6 hits. �DH Raul Chavez had one of the hits for Aragua, in the 6th inning. �