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 CF  Ruben Rivera led off the top of the 2nd with his own inside-the-park home run.  A double and a single...

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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 for Guasave and two in the 8th for Mazatlan.  LF Rogelio Noris went 0-for-3 with a walk.  Former Pirate LF Yurendell de Caster singled and...

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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 Caribes scratched out one run in the 5th, on a single, a stolen base, and a wild pitch.  They rallied again in the 6th, beginning with a lead-off double by CF...

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Winter League Update 10/12 : Noris’ Grand Slam

Looking at Pirates’ players and friends in winter league play…. MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Venados de Mazatlan  16,  Tomateros de Culiacan  2 Culiacan had the early lead with 2 runs in the 2nd inning.  Former Pirate LF Luis Cruz walked and scored in that inning.  But it was all Mazatlan after that.  A sacrifice fly and a 2-run homer gave Los Venados a 3-2 lead in the 3rd.  All was quiet until the 7th, when two walks and a...

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Caribbean Leagues Getting Started

The Caribbean League seasons are getting underway, and there are many Pirates and former Pirates on the rosters. The Mexican Pacific League opened their season on Tuesday night.  OF Rogelios Noris, who spent the 2011 American season with the West Virginia Power, is again playing for his hometown Venados de Mazatlan.  Los Venados opened their season with a 5-1 loss to Los Tomateros de Culiacan.  Noris went 1-for-3 with a single in the...

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