Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues Recap: Hernandez Finishes as DWL Hits Leader

Winter Leagues Recap: Hernandez Finishes as DWL Hits Leader
John Dreker

In Australian League action from today, the Adelaide Bite and Perth Heat split a doubleheader. In game one, Adelaide won 5-3, with Stefan Welch being the only Pirates playing in action. He went 1-for-3, with his third home run and he scored two runs. In game two, Perth won big, downing the Bite by a 10-2 score. Sam Kennelly made the start at second base for Perth and went 2-for-5, with two singles, two runs scored and an RBI. His second hit was an RBI single off Pirates pitcher Wilson Lee, who had a rough outing.

Lee came on in the seventh inning with a man on second and two outs. He got the final out on a fly out, then came on for the eighth inning. Lee allowed a single to start the inning, followed by a walk, then a wild pitch. Sam Kennelly then plated the first run with a line drive ...

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Winter Leagues
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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