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 doubled for Guasave.

 

Venados de Mazatlan  13,  Algodoneros de Guasave  1

Los Venados pounded Guasave with 18 hits and an 8-run 5th inning.  RF Rogelio Noris doubled in the 5th, driving in one run, then scored on another double.  Mazatlan batters doubled four times and homered in that inning.  The versatile Yurendell de Caster, who played left a...

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