• Team USA Rolls Over Dominicans; Mercer Hit Twice

    Team USA began their experience in the Pan Am games with a definitive 20-2 win over the Dominican Republic this afternoon.  The US got onto the scoreboard with a solo homer by lead-off batter CF Jordan Danks (White Sox) in the top of the 1st, and another run quickly followed.  Team USA...

  • Winter Leagues 10/19 – Two Hits For Each Marte

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in Winter League action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Toros del Este  5 A bottom-of-the-9th rally by Los Toros was not enough to catch Los Gigantes.  A single, a fielding error, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs for Los Toros.   A...

  • Winter Leagues 10/18 – Hits For Hague

    Pirates' players and friends in action in the Winter Leagues on Tuesday: VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Bravos de Margarita  1 Former Pirate LF Lastings Milledge singled and scored in Aragua's 2-run 6th inning.  He also singled and stole second base in the 4th.  Los Tigres' outfield was all former Pirates'...

  • Winter Leagues 10/17

    The Venezuelan and Mexican Pacific Leagues had a scheduled day off on Monday.  The Dominican League had just one game going. The Puerto Rican and Australian winter leagues (well, summer for the Aussies) begin in a few more weeks. Team USA is on a short break before continuing with the Pan Am...

  • Winter Leagues 10/16 – Three Inside-The-Park Homers In One Game?

    Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in the Winter Leagues   MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Venados de Mazatlan  7,  Algodoneros de Guasave  5 Guasave took an early lead with a 4-run bottom of the 1st inning, which included a 3-run inside-the-park home run by 3B Marshall McDougall.  Not to be outdone, Mazatlan's...

  • Winter Leagues 10/14-15 — Hague Hits, Hernandez Gets Hit

    Catching up with the Pirates' players and friends in the winter leagues: MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Algodoneros de Guasave  7,  Venados de Mazatlan  4 A 6-run 3rd inning gave Guasave a lead they would not give up on Friday, despite a 3-run 8th by Los Venados.  There were two homers in the 3rd...

  • World Cup Ends With Rain Out For Team USA

    Rain and poor field conditions forced the International Baseball Federation to cancel the World Cup Tournament's Bronze Medal game this afternoon in Panama.  Team USA and Team Canada were tied with 4-3 records after Round Two.  The Federation declared both teams tied for third place in the final standings, though they have...

  • Team USA Defeats South Korea And Venezuela; Mercer Homers

    USA  3,  South Korea  1 Three US pitchers combined to hold South Korea to just one run on 4 hits this afternoon in World Cub/Pan Am tournament Second Round play.  Matt Shoemaker (Angels) made the start for the US and hurled 5 shutout innings.  He allowed just a double over the first...

  • Winter Leagues 10/13

    Pirates' players and friends in winter league play:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  4,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 Los Tiburones had a 4-0 lead going in to the bottom of the 5th, after a solo homer in the 3rd and 3 more runs on 5 singles in the 4th.  Los...

  • Team USA Beats Australia In Pitching Duel

    USA  2,  Australia  1 US starter Drew Smyly (Tigers) and Australian starter Clayton Tanner dueled through 5 scoreless innings this afternoon in World Cup/Pan Am tournament play.  Tanner allowed Team USA 4 hits scattered over the first 5 innings, while Smyly gave the Australians 4 hits in return.  Australia had 2 batters...

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