Caribbean And Australian Series Wraps 2/6

We’re counting down to the opening of spring camps, but a few Pirates’ players and friends have been busy in the Caribbean Series.  This has started as a round robin style tournament, with each team playing two games against each other team. The Dominican Republic team won their first four games, beating Mexico twice, and both Venezuela and Puerto Rico once.  But tonight, the Dominicans (Los Leones del Escogido) were...

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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 1/26 — 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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Winter League Playoffs 1/24 — Homers By Gimenez and Cortes Not Enough

Not too many Pirates’ players and friends left in the mix, as the four Caribbean leagues continue their championship series:   DOMINICAN LEAGUE   (best of 9) Aguilas Cibaenas  1,  Leones del Escogido  0 Los Aguilas earned their first win of the championship series, and took only 2 hits to do it.  In the bottom of the 1st, with two out and a walk, a single by RF Brandon Moss with a fielding error in right field put runners...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/23 — Ledezma Earns A Win

Just two playoff games on Monday evening:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Tiburones de La Guaira  0 The Venezuelan League championship series (best-of-7) opened with a shutout by four Aragua pitchers.  After 6 scoreless innings, with 5 hits, from starter Yusmeiro Petit, Wil Ledezma took over on the mound to begin the 7th.   He gave up a single in that inning, and struck out the first batter of the 8th before being...

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