Homers For Milledge, Ryan, and Cruz


Leones de Ponce  5,  Criollos de Caguas  2  —  
RJ Rodriguez earned his second playoff save with a scoreless 9th inning for Ponce.  Los Leones scored one run in the 1st, then added 4 runs in the 4th inning for a 5-0 lead.  Los Criollos scratched out a run in the 6th and another in the 7th, with SS Luis Figueroa picking up an RBI single.  3B Ramon Vazquez went 0-for-3 with a walk.  

Tomateros de Culiacan  3,  Algodoneros de Guasave  2 —  
Los Tomateros scored two runs in the bottom of the 1st with a double and a single, then SS Luis Cruz homered in the 4th inning to gove Culiacan a 3-0 lead.  Cruz also singled in the 6th.  Guasave picked up a run with a solo homer in the top of the 6th, and added another on an RBI ground out in the 9th.  1B Yurendell de Caster was hitless for Guasave.  

The Canberra Cavalry/Brisbane Bandits game has been postponed, due to the horrible weather conditions in Brisbane.  The Bandits have not yet announced what they will be able to do about the remaining 3 games in the series.  UPDATE:  The whole series has been cancelled.  The RNA Showgrounds, where the Bandits play, is being used as an evacuation center, and Bandits’ personnel are going to be helping out with the community support at that location over the weekend.  In addition, the Australian Baseball League has pledged $1 from every ticket sold at their other games this weekend to go to the flood relief work.  

Sydney Blue Sox  5,  Adelaide Bite  4  —  The Bite scored in the early innings, with one run in the 2nd, one run in the 4th, and 2 runs in the 5th — on a double, a triple, and a wild pitch.  The Blue Sox put runners on base in the early innings, but did not start scoring until the 7th, when they started catching up with 3 runs on 3 singles and a double.  Sydney tied the score with a run on a single and a double in the 8th.  They earned the walk-of win in the bottom of the 9th, with a single, a ground out to first that allowed the runner to advance to second base, then an RBI single.  Quincy Latimore is not on the Bite’s roster for this series, and he may have returned to the US.

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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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