Spanning the Globe


Sydney 7, Melbourne 5 in Melbourne.  Jacob Younis was 1-for-3 and was hit by a pitch, scoring once for Sydney.  Todd Van Steensel struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit for Sydney.  Joshua Hendricks pinch-hit and was 0-for-1 for Melbourne.  Sydney leads the best-of-five semi-final series one game to none.  The winner plays Perth in a best-of-five series for the championship.


Action begins this afternoon when Venezuela plays Puerto Rico.  Mexico takes on the Dominican Republic this evening.  All games will be played in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.