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Winterball Whiparound

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Este 1, Cibao 0 in Este (11 innings).  Alexi Casilla was 0-for-5 for Cibao.

Escogido 3, Cibaenas 2 in Cibaenas.  Deibinson Romero made his debut for Escogido, going 1-for-3 and scoring once.

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Caguas 9, Mayaguez 3 in Mayaguez.  Aaron Bates was 3-for-5 for Caguas, scoring twice and driving in two.  Eddie Rosario was used as a substitute for Mayaguez, but did not bat.  Nelvin Fuentes pitched one inning for Mayaguez, allowing a run on two hits.

Ponce 5, Carolina 2 in Carolina.  Angel Morales was used as a pinch-runner for Ponce, stayed in the game, and hit a home run in his only at-bat.  He scored twice and drove in two.  Deinys Suarez started for Ponce and worked five innings, giving up a run on four hits and two walks.

AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

Melbourne 4, Brisbane 3 (10 innings).  Joshua Hendricks was used as a pinch-runner (for ex-Twin Justin Huber) by Melbourne and scored.

Weekly Winterball Whiparound

The good:  Deolis Guerra (Magallanes, Venezuela) is 1-0, 2.08, 1.27 WHIP in 8.2 innings (6 appearances).  Pedro Guerra (Magallanes, Venezuela) is 0-0, 2.92, 0.81 WHIP in 12.1 innings (5 appearances, 2 starts).  Deinys Suarez (Ponce, Puerto Rico) is 0-1, 1.00, 1.22 WHIP in 9 innings (2 starts).  Todd Van Steensel (Sydney, Australia) is 0-0, 0.00, 1.00 in 5 innings (5 appearances).

The average:  Aaron Bates (Caguas, Puerto Rico) is hitting .250/.308/.333 in 12 at-bats.  Joe Benson (Aragua, Venezuela) is hitting .216/.355/.373 in 51 at-bats.  Jairo Perez (Lara, Venezuela) is hitting .231/.375/.269 in 26 at-bats.  Rory Rhodes (Brisbane, Australia) is hitting .214/.389/.286 in 56 at-bats.

The bad:  Alexi Casilla (Cibao, Dominican) is hitting .208/.269/.208 in 24 at-bats.  Estarlin De Los Santos (Cibao, Dominican) is hitting .111/.200/.111 in 9 at-bats.  Joshua Hendricks (Melbourne, Australia) is hitting .167/.286/.167 in 23 at-bats.  Angel Morales (Ponce, Puerto Rico) is hitting .182/.400/.182 in 11 at-bats.  Eddie Rosario (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) is 143/.250/.143 in 7 at-bats.  Ramon Santana (Este, Dominican) is .000/.000/.000 in 7 at-bats.  Rene Tosoni is .195/.283/.195 in 41 at-bats.  Jacob Younis (Sydney, Australia) is .200/.238/.200 in 60 at-bats.  Cesar Ciurcina (Aragua, Venezuela) is 0-0, 5.40, 1.50 in 6.2 innings (5 appearances).

The insignificant:  Oswaldo Arcia (Aragua, Venezuela) is 0-for-2.  Josmil Pinto (Aragua, Venezuela) is 1-for-1.  Dereck Rodriguez (Caguas, Puerto Rico) is 0-for-1.  Nelvin Fuentes (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) is 0-0, 4.50, 1.00 in 2 innings (2 appearances).  Sam Gibbons (Melbourne, Australia) is 0-1, 9.00, 2.25 in 4 innings (3 appearances).  Yorman Landa (La Guaira, Venezuela) is 0-0, 6.75, 2.25 in 2.2 innings (1 start).  Lester Oliveros (Anzoategui, Venezuela) is 0-0, 2.25, 1.75 in 4 innings (5 appearances).  Gonzalo Sanudo (Culiacan, Mexico) is 0-0, 0.00, 1.00 in 1 inning (1 appearance).  Manuel Soliman (Escogido, Dominican) is 0-0, 0.00, 2.00 in 1 inning (1 appearance).  Junior Subero (Carolina, Venezuela) is 0-0, 9.00, 3.00 iin 1 inning (1 appearance).  Esmerling Vasquez (Estrellas, Dominican) has faced two batters, walking one and hitting one.

Winterball Whiparound

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Friday

Cibaenas 10, Cibao 2 in Cibaenas.  Alexi Casilla was 1-for-4 and scored once.  Estarlin De Los Santos was 0-for-4.  Both play for Cibao.

Saturday

Oriente 9, Escogido 5 in Escogido.  Esmarling Vasquez walked the only batter he faced for Oriente, allowing an unearned run.

Cibao 3, Licey 2 in Cibao.  Alexi Casilla was 1-for-5 and scored once.

Sunday

Cibao 8, Cibaenas 4 in Cibao.  Alexi Casilla was 1-for-4, scored once, and drove in one.

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Saturday

Ponce 3, Caguas 2 in Caguas (11 innings).  Aaron Bates was 1-for-4 and scored once for Caguas.  Angel Morales was 1-for-2 with two walks for Ponce.

Mayaguez 7, Carolina 6 in Mayaguez.  Eddie Rosario pinch-ran and scored the winning run for Mayaguez.

Sunday

Ponce 5, Mayaguez 4 in Mayaguez.  Angel Morales was used as a defensive replacement but did not bat.

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Friday

Aragua 9, La Guaira 4 in Aragua.  Cesar Ciurcina surrendered three runs on two hits and a walk in one inning for Aragua.

Saturday

Aragua 9, Magallanes 8 in Aragua (12 innings).  Josmil Pinto was used as a reserve for Aragua and doubled in his only at-bat, coming around to score.  Deolis Guerra gave up two hits in 1.2 scoreless innings for Magallanes.

Sunday

Aragua 10, La Guaira 3 in La Guaira.  Cesar Ciurcina worked 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Anzoategui 4, Zulia 3 in Anzoategui.  Lester Oliveros pitched a perfect inning for Anzoategui.

AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

Saturday

Perth 9, Melbourne 8 in Melbourne.  Joshua Hendricks was 2-for-4 with a walk for Melbourne.

Brisbane 2, Sydney 0 in Brisbane.  Jacob Younis was 0-for-3 for Sydney.

Sunday

Perth 6, Melbourne 1 in Melbourne (Game 1).  Joshua Hendricks was 0-for-3 for Melbourne.

Perth 5, Melbourne 3 (Game 2).  Joshua Hendricks was used as a pinch-runner but did not score.  Sam Gibbons allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk in 3.1 innings for Melbourne.

Brisbane 2, Sydney 1 in Brisbane.  Jacob Younis was 1-for-3.  Todd Van Steensel gave up one hit in a scoreless inning for Sydney.

Winterball Whiparound

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Anzoategui 6, Magallanes 0 in Anzoategui.  Lester Oliveros pitched two-thirds of an inning for Anzoategui, giving up no runs on one hit while striking out one.

Zulia 10, La Guaira 8 in La Guaira.  Yorman Landa made his debut for La Guaira.  He started and allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in 2.2 innings.

AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

Brisbane 10, Sydney 0 (7 innings--rain).  Jacob Younis was 1-for-3 for Sydney.

The Rest of the Story

Who's hot:  Rene Rivera is hitting .417/.462/.417 in 12 at-bats for Licey (Dominican League).

Who's in the middle:  Rory Rhodes is hitting .214/.389/.286 in 42 at-bats for Brisbane (Australian League).

Who's cold:  Jacob Younis is hitting .182/.250/.182 in 33 at-bats for Syndey (Australian League).

Who's barely played:  Aaron Bates is 1-for-3 with a walk for Caguas (Puerto Rican League).  Alexi Casilla is 1-for-7 with a walk for Cibao (Dominican League).  Estarlin De Los Santos is 0-for-2 for Cibao (Dominican League).  Joshua Hendricks is 0-for-5 with a walk for Melbourne (Australian League).  Angel Morales is 1-for-5 for Ponce (Puerto Rican League).  Eddie Rosario is 0-for-1 for Caguas (Puerto Rican League).  Ramon Santana is 0-for-4 for Mayaguez (Puerto Rican League).  Ramon Santana is 0-for-3 for Este (Dominican League).  Nelvin Fuentes is 0-0, 9.00, 2.00 WHIP in 1 inning (1 appearance) for Mayaguez (Puerto Rican League).  Sam Gibbons is 0-1, 27.00, 4.50 WHIP in 0.2 innings (2 appearances) for Melbourne (Australian League).  Gonzalo Sanudo is 0-0, 0.00, 1.00 WHIP in 1 inning (1 appearance) for Culiacan (Mexican League).  Manuel Soliman is 0-0, 0.00, 2.00 WHIP in 1 inning (1 appearance) for Escogido (Dominican League).  Deinys Suarez is 0-0, 0.00, 1.00 WHIP in 4 innings (1 start) for Ponce (Puerto Rican League).

The Rest of the Story

This is what, for now, I'm calling the round-up of Twins players in fall/winter ball who are not in the AFL or the VWL.  I'm not in love with the title, but it'll do until something better comes along.  Today, the only games involving Twins players came from the Australian League.

Perth 7, Adelaide 4 in Perth (Game 1--Scheduled 7 innings).  Allan de San Miguel was 3-for-3 with a double for Perth, scoring once.

Perth 3, Adelaide 2 in Perth (Game 2--Scheduled 7 innings).  Allan de San Miguel was 0-for-2 with a walk.

Brisbane 9, Canberra 6 in Canberra.  Rory Rhodes was 1-for-4 with a walk for Brisbane.

Sydney 2, Melbourne 0 in Sydney (5 innings--rain).  Joshua Hendricks was 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter for Melbourne.  Sam Gibbons surrendered two runs on two hits in a third of an inning, taking the loss.  Jacob Younis was 0-for-1 for Sydney.

Other Winterball Stuff

As the season rolls on, the Twins are getting more players who are not playing in either Venezuela or Arizona.  Here's what they did yesterday:

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Cibao 3, Escogido 1 in Cibao.  Alexi Casilla was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI for Cibao.  Estarlin De Los Santos was 0-for-2 with the same club.

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Carolina 7, Caguas 6 in Caguas.  Aaron Bates was used as a reserve for Caguas but did not bat.

Ponce 4, Mayaguez 1 in Mayaguez.  Angel Morales was 0-for-1 as a reserve for Ponce.  Deinys Suarez started and pitched four shutout innings, giving up four hits, for the same club.

AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

Brisbane 7, Canberra 4 in Canberra (Game 1).  Rory Rhodes was 0-for-4 for Brisbane but walked once and scored twice.

Canberra 5, Brisbane 4 in Canberra (Game 2).  Rory Rhodes was 1-for-4 and scored once.

Sydney 8, Melbourne 6 in Syndey (Game 1).  Jacob Younis was 1-for-3 for Syndey, driving in a run.

Melbourne 13, Syndey 9 in Synden (Game 2).  Joshua Hendricks was 0-for-1 with a walk and a run for Melbourne.   Jacob Younis was 1-for-5 with a run.