In Australian Baseball League action from today, Stefan Welch belted two home runs, leading Adelaide to a 4-3 victory during the last week of the ABL regular season. Welch homered to lead off the bottom of the second inning, giving Adelaide an early 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the eighth inning, he came up with the score tied 2-2 and Quincy Latimore on first base. Welch hit the second pitch for a two-run homer, giving his team a lead the would hold on to in the ninth for the win. For Welch, he is now third in the league in both homers with seven and in RBI's with thirty. Adelaide has three games left in their season.
Welch leads Adelaide in homers and RBI's
Zac Fuesser isn't on the weekend roster this week, ending his ABL season. It was a successful campaign for the lefty, who spent the 2012 season with the West Virginia Power. Fuesser made 11 starts, going 4-4, 3.61 in 57.1 innings, with 57 strikeouts. Along with Welch, he represented the Pirates in the ABL all-star game played l...
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.