Winter Leagues 11/19: Ciriaco Picks Up Two Hits

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

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Toros del Este 3, Tigres del Licey 2

Matt Hague went 1-3 with a single, walk and a strikeout. He is now hitting .309 although he also committed his 8th error of the season. Pedro Ciriaco played left field and went 2-3 with two singles. He was replaced on defense in the 9th inning.

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Aguilas del Zulia 3, Leones del Caracas 0

Ramon Cabrera went 0-3 with an error in his team’s 3-0 loss. Leones picked up just one hit in the game, a 4th inning single. Corey Wimberly went 0-4 in the leadoff role, he is now 2-9 on the season, playing just two games so far.

 

Tigres de Arugua 13,  Caribes de Anzoategui 2

Gorkys Hernandez went 1-3 with a double and strikeout in his team’s 13-2 loss. He is now hitting .240 in 31 games. Ronny Cedeno went 0-4 with a walk, run scored and three strikeouts . Former Pirate Lastings Milledge had a big game in the win, going 2-3 with 3 runs scored, a triple, a walk and two RBI’s. Another former Pirate on Tigres, Hector Gimenez, went 1-3, two runs scored, and RBI and a walk.

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Criollos de Caguas 3, Indios de Mayaguez 2

Jeremy Farrell went 0-3  with a walk in his team’s 3-2 loss. He has now played 12 games and has a line of  .227/.300/.364

MEXICAN LEAGUE

Jovany Lopez, who pitched in both the VSL and DSL this year for the Pirates, retired the only batter he faced for Venados de Mazatlan. The LHP came in to face a lefty in the 7th inning with a man on 2B and one out and his team down 4-1. Lopez has a 5.14 ERA in 11 appearances.

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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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