Friday's Winter League action for Pirates' players and friends:
Tigres del Licey 5, Leones del Escogido 0
3B Andy Marte had one of Los Leones' 6 hits -- a single in the 2nd inning, when Los Leones loaded the bases, but left all three runners stranded. That was the closest Escogido came to scoring in the game. Licey scored 2 runs in both the 2nd and 6th innings, and one more in the 8th.
Estrellas de Oriente 11, Toros del Este 1
Los Toros were held to just 5 hits, and 3 of those were by LF Esteban German. Their only run came in the 4th inning, on a solo homer. 1B Matt Hague went 0-for-3 for Los Toros. Los Estrellas batters poured it on with 12 hits, and took advantage of 3 Toros' errors. They scored a run in the 3rd on a walk, and two throwing errors on a stolen base. Then they nearly scored again when three walks loaded the bases, but a ground out ended that inning. New Pirate 1B Jake Fox had one of those walks, but was o...
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.