Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Pitches Team to Playoffs

Winter Leagues Recap: Johnson Pitches Team to Playoffs
John Dreker

In Australian League action from today, Adelaide defeated Perth by a 5-4 score. Stefan Welch was in the starting lineup for Adelaide, while Sam Kennelly came off the bench for Perth. Welch went 1-for-3, with a walk. He went 2-for-13 in the four game series, with a solo homer in game one. Kennelly, who was playing his second game of the series, came in on defense in the bottom of the sixth. He had been starting at third base in previous weeks, but he went in at second base both times this week. Kennelly went 0-for-2 at the plate and he started a 4-6-3 double play in the seventh inning. Kennelly went 2-for-7 over the weekend, with an RBI single.

In the Dominican last night, Kris Johnson pitched brilliantly in a huge spot. With his team playing a win or go home game for the final playoff s...

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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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