Hamman Earns A Save In Venezuela

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Criolles de Caguas� 6,� Indios de Mayaguez� 5 — Another hit-fest, though not many runs scored.� Caguas posted 15 hits, including 3 by SS Luis Figueroa and 2 by 3B Ramon Vazquez.� Caguas scored 2 runs in the 1st, with a single by Figueroa and a double by Vasquez, and both came around to score.� In the 4th, Caguas scored 4 runs, and both Figueroa and Vaquez walked in the inning then both scored again.

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Aguilas Cibaenas� 6,� Gigantes del Cibao� 3� — Los Gigantes had a 2-run homer in the 2nd and then another run in the 4th, but Los Aguilas caught up in the 7th, and went on to score 3 runs in the 8th to take the win.� Starling Marte had a pinch-hit appearance in that 8th inning and dropped down a sacrifice bunt, which was then misplayed by the opposing pitcher.� He came around to score the 3rd run of the inning.� Luke Carlin took over behind the plate for the final inning.� Mike Dubee came in from the bullpen to pitch the bottom of the 7th for Los Gigantes.�� He hit a batter and gave up a sacrifice bunt, and then was relieved by former Pirate Juan Perez, who gave up an RBI double (run charged to Dubee) before ending the inning.� Perez was charged with the blown save.

MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE

Mayos de Navojoa� 5,� Venados de Mazatlan� 0� — RF Rogelios Noris singled and doubled for Los Venados, who were shut out today.� He doubled to lead off the 3rd, walked in the 5th, and singled in the 7th, but each time was left on base.� Navojoa scored a pair of runs in the 2nd, then single runs in the 3rd, 4th, and 8th innings.

Yaquis de Obregon� 7,� Caneros de los Mochis� 5 — Each team posted 10 hits in the game, but Mochis could not overcome making 3 errors.� CF Jeff Salazar continued his hot hitting with 2 doubles, leading off both the 1st and 3rd innings, and coming around to score both times.� He also reached on a fielding error in the 4-run 7th inning, and scored again.

Author: Nancy Zinni

Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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