Winter League Playoffs 1/30 — Escogido Wins Dominican Championship

The Dominican League is the last to wrap up their Championship series.  They and the winners from the other three Caribbean leagues will begin the Caribbean Series on Feb 2nd.  The Dominican Republic is the host team for 2012.   Leones del Escogido  6,  Aguilas Cibaenas  5 A hard-fought game, going down to the wire, just like the series.  Los Aguilas took the lead with a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning.  They scored one run in the...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/29 — Gimenez Leads Aragua To Caribbean Series

The Winter Leagues continue to wrap things up….   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  3,  Tiburones de La Guaira  1 1B Hector Gimenez had another big day, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, to lead Los Tigres to the win.  That gives them the win of the championship series, and takes them to the Caribbean Series, which begins on Feb 2nd.  Los Tigres scored in just one inning, the 3rd, when  RF Jorge Cortes led off with...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — 4 RBI For Gimenez; Bite Eliminated In Australia

Looking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Saturday’s winter league playoff games:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  5,  Aguilas Cibaenas  2 Los Leones again took the lead in this best-of-9 series, with this win over Los Aguilas.  Los Leones now lead 4 games to 3, and need one more win to take the championship.  Los Aguilas were first onto the scoreboard with 2 runs in the top of the 1st.  After a single and...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/28 — Dominican And Venezuelan Series Tied

Not too many Pirates’ players and friends left in the playoff mix, as winter league action winds down:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE    (best of 7) Tiburones de La Guaira  9,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Los Tiburones evened up the championship series again, at 2 games each, taking a big bite out of Los Tigres.  Los Tigres managed only 6 hits with one walk.  The only hit that made a difference was CF Jorge Cortes’ 8th inning solo...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/26 — Moss, Cortes, and Anderson Homer, Mildren Goes 9

The Mexican Pacific and Puerto Rican Leagues are just waiting for the Caribbean Series (which begins on Feb 2nd), while the Venezuelan and Dominican Leagues are still in their championship series.   Just a few Pirates’ players and friends are still in action:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE    (best of 9 series) Aguilas Cibaenas  8,  Leones del Escogido  5 Four runs in the top of the 9th gave Los Aguilas the come-from-behind win,...

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