Winter league action for Pirates' players and friends on Saturday, including Australian games from Saturday morning....
Estrellas de Oriente 7, Tigres del Licey 5
Five runs in the 8th inning gave the come-from-behind win to Los Estrellas. Los Tigres scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st, aided by a wild pitch and three passed balls by C Dusty Brown, in his second game for Los Estrellas. Los Tigres added another run in the 4th inning. Los Estrellas began their come-back with two runs in the 3rd. With two outs, a walk and three consecutive singles drove in the runs. LF Jake Fox hit the third of the singles, collecting an RBI. Fox singled again in the 6th, but was forced out at second on a subsequent play. Three straight walks began the top of the 8th for Los Estrellas. A single, a fielding error, and a ground out each brought in a run. Brown wrapped up the scoring with a 2-RBI single into left field.
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.