They played a doubleheader in Australia on Saturday. Playoff action continued on in Puerto Rico and Colombia.
Sammy Siani went 0-for-3 in game one of the doubleheader, which Sydney lost 5-1. He went 1-for-4 with his tenth double and a run scored in game two, which was a 4-0 victory. He is now hitting .291/.353/.546 in 39 games, with one game left on the schedule.
Jase Bowen went 0-for-3 in game one. He went 2-for-3 with his sixth double, a run, an RBI and a walk in game two. He’s batting .268/.329/.417 in 35 games.
Ernny Ordonez went 1-for-3 in game one. He went 1-for-4 with a single, run scored and an RBI in game two. He’s now hitting .295/.338/.388 in 39 games.
Dylan Shockley went 1-for-3 in game one. He went 1-for-2 with a walk and run scored in game two. He’s now hitting .220/.331/.358 in 36 games.
Jesus Castillo went 0-for-3 in game one. He did not play in the second game. He has a .142/.230/.168 slash line in 34 games.
Chavez Young went 0-for-3 with a HBP and a run scored in his team’s 7-3 victory, which tied (2-2) the best-of-seven finals. He is 5-for-15 with seven runs scored in the four games.
Josh Palacios went 0-for-3 with a HBP, run scored and an RBI. He is 2-for-15 with three RBIs in the series. He’s teammates with Young.
Francisco Acuna went 0-for-4 in his team’s 6-4 victory, giving them a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. He is 3-for-15 with a double, two RBIs and a walk in the first four games of the finals.
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