The DSL Pirates1 beat the DSL Mariners today, sweeping the Mariners in two games in the best of three semi-finals series, and advancing to the Dominican Summer League championship. The Pirates will take on the winner of the other semi-finals matchup between the DSL Angels and the DSL Yankees 1.

Left-handed starter Christian Henriquez took the mound for the Pirates, giving up three runs on five hits in six innings, with no walks and six strikeouts. During the regular season, the 20-year-old left-hander had a 3.03 ERA in 59.1 innings in the DSL, with a 37:14 K/BB ratio. He left the game down 3-1, but the Pirates didn't wait long to tie it up.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Pablo Reyes hit a two run homer, tying the game at 3-3. Reyes, an 18-year-old shortstop who turns 19 next we...

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