Milledge and Tabata Homer, Ciriaco Has 3 Hits

Senadores de San Juan  13,  Criollos de Caguas  3  —  
Los Criollos put up 11 hits, but they managed only 3 runs, while Los Senadores scored in 6 of their 9 innings.  SS Luis Figueroa and 3B Ramon Vazquez were both hitless in the game.   

Toros del Este  7,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2  —  Pedro Ciriaco
did not start, but came into the game to pinch-hit and play shortstop in the 3rd inning, and he made the most of his opportunity.  He singled and scored on a triple as Los Toros posted 3 runs in the 3rd.  He also singled in the 4th, but was left on base.  Then in the 6th, Ciriaco hit an RBI single and then came around to score one of 4 Toros’ runs.  

Estrellas de Oriente  6,  Tigres del Licey  0  —  Los Tigres were held to just 3 hits and they committed 3 errors, giving Los Estrellas plenty of scoring opportunities.  C Dusty Brown went 0-for-3 with a walk in the 8th inning rally for Los Estrellas.  DH Ronny Paulino had one of Los Tigres’ hits.

Algodoneros de Guasave  3,  Venados de Mazatlan  0  —  
Los Venados were held to just 3 hits in this shutout.  Rogelios Noris came into the game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th, but struck out.  He remained in the game to play left field, where he made the last out in the bottom of the 8th.  Guasave’s first run was a solo homer in the bottom of the 2nd by former Pirate farmhand 1B Yurendell de Caster.  De Caster also singled in the 4th, driving in a run, then came around to score on another RBI single.  

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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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