On Wednesday night in Mexico, catcher Sebastian Valle returned to action with his new team. He was drafted by Jalisco for the finals on Tuesday. In his first game back, he went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored, as his team lost by an 11-8 score.
In the Dominican, Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-3 with a run scored in his team’s 5-1 win. The Gigantes took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-nine series. On the other side of the field, Gustavo Nunez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He reached base once on a hit-by-pitch.
In Venezuela, Julio Vivas had a tough inning, but limited the damage. He gave up one run on two hits and two walks, while picking up one strikeout. His team lost 6-1 and they are in danger of missing the playoffs with three games left in the round robin tournament.
In Colombia, Andy Vasquez drove in two runs in his team’s 6-4 win, moving them within one victory of the Colombian League title and a trip to the Latin American series.
In Mexico, Sebastian Valle went 0-for-2 with a walk and sacrifice bunt in his team’s 5-0 victory. Valle threw out the only base runner that attempted to steal.
In Venezuela on Thursday, Wilfredo Boscan threw a scoreless inning, allowing one hit, with no walks or strikeouts. He has a 1.93 ERA in the playoffs.
In Colombia, Andy Vasquez and Leones took home the league title with a 13-1 win. They will now move on to the Latin American Series, which starts January 27th in Panama. In the eighth inning, Vasquez drove in two runs, then scored a run, putting the game well out of reach.
In the Dominican, Mel Rojas Jr. went 1-for-2 with a walk in his team’s 1-0 win. The victory pushed the Gigantes within one win of the league title and a trip to the Caribbean Series. Gustavo Nunez, who has been in a recent slump, sat for the first time in the playoffs.
In Australia on Friday, Sam Kennelly started at second base and went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt and run scored. Kennelly reached base on the bunt attempt, then scored a run on an error, giving his team a 4-2 lead and eventual victory. With the win, Kennelly’s team(Perth Heat) clinched a playoff spot for the fifth straight season.