Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Jin-De Jhang Hits His First Homer in Australia

Jin-De Jhang homered today in Australia. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Jin-De Jhang Hits His First Homer in Australia
John Dreker

It was a slow day for winter ball on Friday due to the entire Dominican league getting rained out. So we start with action in Australia from Saturday instead. Jin-De Jhang caught one game of a doubleheader today and smacked a two-run homer in the first inning. He went 1-for-3 on the day, also drawing a walk and scoring a second run. Jhang had an RBI in his team's opener on Friday. On defense, Jhang threw out the only runner attempting to steal, although he did make a throwing error earlier in that same inning.

Michael Suchy played both games of the doubleheader. Both he and Jhang are on the Sydney Blue Sox. Suchy went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and a stolen base in the opener. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in the second game. Suchy homered in the season opener on ...

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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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