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 1/30 — 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 1/28 — 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 1/15 — A Loss For Figueroa

Checking on a few Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league playoff action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  5,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 A 4-run top of the 9th gave Los Tigres the win.  Los Caribes got the scoring started with a solo home run in each of the first two innings.  CF Gorkys Hernandez walked to begin the bottom of the 3rd.  He scored on a single and a sacrifice fly.  Los Tigres scored...

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Winter League Playoffs 1/10 — Another Homer For Moss

Looking at a few Pirates’ players and friends in Tuesday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  2,  Aguilas del Zulia  1 Los Tigres scored first, with one run in the 4th, on a sacrifice fly by LF Jorge Cortes.  Los Aguilas tied the score in the 5th inning, on a double, a single, and a throwing error by 1B Hector Gimenez.  Another error started Los Tigres’ rally in the 7th inning.  A bunt...

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