Pirates' players and friends in Sunday's winter league action:
Caribes de Anzoategui 2, Tigres de Aragua 1
Wil Ledezma took the loss as Los Caribes broke a 1-1 tie with a 7th inning home run. Ledezma also gave up a single in the 6th, but promptly picked that runner off base. LF Jorge Cortes had 2 hits in the game, including an RBI single in the 2nd inning to drive in Los Tigres' only run. He also singled in the 7th inning. SS Ronny Cedeno, 1B Hector Gimenez, and CF Jonel Pacheco were all hitless in the game.
Leones del Caracas 5, Cardenales de Lara 4
Ramon Cabrera lined an RBI into center field to drive in a run for Los Leones in the bottom of the 4th inning. Los Leones added one more run, which would turn out to be the winning run in the 6th, on two singles with a sacrifice bunt. Corey Wimberly played both second base and left field, and went 1-for-3 at the plate.
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.