Winter Wonderland: Games of January 20

LARA

LARA 11, ARAGUA 2 IN LARA (GAME 7)

Already leading 2-1, Lara scored five in the fourth to take control of the game.  Osman Marval hit a two-run double and Carlos Rivero hit a two-run homer in the inning.  Ildemaro Vargas was 5-for-6 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.  Yordanys Linares was 4-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three runs.  Gorkys Hernandez was 2-for-3 with two walks.  Cesar Puello was 2-for-4 with a walk.  Jecksson Flores was 2-for-5.  Marval was 2-for-6 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.  Rivero was 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two runs, and three RBIs.  Ex-Twin Williams Perez pitched five innings, giving up one run on one hit and two walks and striking out two.

Record:  Lara wins the best-of-seven series 4-3.  They move on to the Venezuelan League championship series against Anzoategui.

Next game:  It appears that the league championship series begins tonight.

MAYAGUEZ

Mayaguez begins the Puerto Rican League championship series at Caguas tonight.

MELBOURNE

No game scheduled.  Melbourne is scheduled to host Brisbane this afternoon.  Melbourne is 11-5, in first place in the Australian League, one game ahead of Adelaide.

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