In playoff action out of the Dominican from last night, Starling Marte went 3-for-4, with two runs scored, a double and a stolen base. Marte's Escogido team took a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-nine championship series with a 8-5 win. He is now hitting .387 in the playoffs after batting .304 during the DWL regular season.
Marte has four playoff homers
In action out of Venezuela, Luis Sanz threw a scoreless inning of relief during his team's 4-1 loss. Sanz needed 13 pitches(eight for strikes) to retire the side in order. He struck out one batter.
In Australian Baseball League action from today, Stefan Welch collected three hits in Adelaide's 9-0 win. He hit a triple and drove in his team-leading 27th run. Former Pirates minor leaguer Quincy Latimore, playing in his 12th game of the ABL season, drove in his 12th run.
Also in Australia, in the U18 National Youth Championships, Sam Kennelly went 2-for-3, with three RBI's, as his team rolled to an 8-0 victory in the bronze medal ...
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.