Winter Leagues 11/18: Farrell Drives in the Winning Run

Friday’s winter league action with Pirates’ players and friends:

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Toros del Este 1, Gigantes del Cibao 11

Matt Hague went 0-1 with a walk before being lifted during the 4th inning for a defensive replacement. He is now batting .308 after 25 games played. Pedro Ciriaco went 0-4 with 3 strikeouts while playing second base. He is now batting .242

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Cardenales de Lara 5, Leones del Caracas 9

Ramon Cabrera went 1-3 with a triple, walk, 2 runs scored and another 2 runs driven in during his teams 9-5 win. Corey Wimberly went 2-5 with a run scored in the leadoff role. He is now hitting .400

Navegantes del Magallanes 1, Caribes de Anzoategui 3

Gorkys Hernandez went 0-1 with 2 strikeouts and a walk during his team’s 3-1 win. He has now played 30 games and is hitting .236 with 11 walks.

Aguilas del Zulia 1, Bravos de Margarita 0

Diego Moreno pitched two scoreless innings, striking out two batters while facing the minimum. Former Pirate Carlos Maldonado went 0-3 and is now hitting .125

Tigres de Arugua 1, Tiburones de La Guaira 5

Ronny Cedeno went 2-3 with a walk and strikeout. Lastings Milledge went 1-2 with a double and 2 walks, he is hitting .327 now. Former Pirates catchers, Hector Gimenez and Raul Chavez each went 0-3 in the loss

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Leones de Ponce 0, Indios de Mayaguez 1

Jeremy Farrell went 1-3 with his 3rd double and drove in his 7th run, the only run of the game coming in the bottom of the 8th inning.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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