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Winter Wonderland: Games of January 26

LARA

ANZOATEGUI 8, LARA 7 AT ANZOATEGUI (10 INNINGS)

Lara had leads of 3-0 and 6-5.  Anzoategui had leads of 4-3, 5-4, and 7-6.  In other words, it was what they call a see-saw game.  Gorkys Hernandez had an RBI single in the ninth to tie it 7-7.  In the tenth, however, Cristhian Pedroza scored from first on a single to right by Niuman Romero to win it for Anzoategui.  It was actually a ground ball down the right field line that should have been a double, but Romero was apparently so confident that Pedroza would score that he stopped at first base.  At any rate, it won the game and the series for Anzoategui.

For Lara, Osman Marval was 2-for-4 with a double and two walks.  Ildemaro Vargas was 2-for-5 with a double, a walk, and two runs.  Hernandez was 2-for-5.  Carlos Rivero was 1-for-6 with a three-run homer.  Nestor Molina started put pitched just 2.2 innings.  He allowed four runs on six hits and a walk and struck out none.

Record:  Lara loses the Venezuelan League Championship series 0-4.

MELBOURNE

No game scheduled.  Melbourne is scheduled to play at Brisbane this afternoon.  Melbourne is 13-7, in first place in the Australian League, 1.5 games ahead of Perth.

Winter Wonderland: Games of January 23 and January 24

LARA

Saturday

ANZOATEGUI 1, LARA 0 IN LARA (11 INNINGS)

Happily, this great game was not decided with the "runner on second" rule.  In the eleventh, Ali Castillo singled, went to second on a ground out, and scored on a Luis Sardinas single for the game's only run.  Lara loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the eleventh, but a double play ended the game.  Lara had just three hits.  Raul Rivero pitched six shutout innings, giving up three hits and no walks and striking out four.

Sunday

ANZOATEGUI 9, LARA 6 AT ANZOATEGUI

Anzoategui scored four in the fifth and four in the sixth to take a 9-3 lead.  Rafael Ortega hit a three-run triple in the sixth.  Carlos Rivero was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Ildemaro Vargas was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs.  Cesar Hernandez was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Jecksson Flores was 2-for-5 with a double.  Henry Centeno started for Lara.  He pitched 4.2 innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks and striking out two.

Record:  Lara trails the best-of-seven series 0-3.

Next game:  Lara is at Anzoategui on Tuesday.

MAYAGUEZ

Saturday

CAGUAS 7, MAYAGUEZ 3 AT CAGUAS

Caguas scored two in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and Jarren Duran hit a three-run homer in the eighth to put the game out of reach.  Henry Ramos was 2-for-3 with a walk for Mayaguez.  Jack Lopez was 2-for-5.  Luis Medina struck out six in 5.1 innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk.

Sunday

CAGUAS 7, MAYAGUEZ 6 AT MAYAGUEZ

Mayaguez scored four in the seventh to take a 6-5 lead, but Caguas scored two in the ninth to win it.  Two hit batsmen were followed by RBI singles by Victor Caratini and Vimael Machin for the tying and lead runs.  Jeremy Rivera was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs to lead Mayaguez.  Nick Travieso started and pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks and striking out three.

Record:  Mayaguez loses the best-of-seven series to Puerto Rican League Champion Caguas, 0-4.

MELBOURNE

Saturday

BRISBANE 6, MELBOURNE 5 AT MELBOURNE

It was 4-4 through four.  Brisbane scored single runs in the fifth and eighth to go up 6-4.  Melbourne got one in the ninth but did not get the tying run on base.  Blake Gailen was 3-for-5 with a home run (his third) and a double.  Chris Burke was 1-for-5 with a home run, his second.  Ex-Twin Sam Gibbons pitched 4.2 innings of relief, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks and striking out three.  Ex-Twin Delmon Young pitched the ninth, giving up two walks but not allowing a run.

Sunday

MELBOURNE 4, BRISBANE 1 AT MELBOURNE

It was 1-1 through five.  Melbourne scored single runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth to win it.  Jarryd Dale was 2-for-2 with a walk.  Kyle Perkins was 2-for-3 with two doubles.  Jack Enciondo started and pitched 2.2 innings, giving up one run on two hits and four walks and striking out four.

Stats:  Delmon Young was 1-for-3 and is batting .412.  Damek Tomscha was 1-for-4 and is batting .324.  Darryl George was 0-for-4 and is batting .301.  Josh Tols retired all four men he faced and has an ERA of 2.53.  Jon Kennedy pitched two shutout innings and has an ERA of 2.03.  Drew Anderson pitched two shutout innings and has an ERA of zero.

Record:  Melbourne is 13-7, in first place in the Australian League, one game ahead of Perth.

Next game:  Melbourne's next scheduled game is Wednesday afternoon at Brisbane.

Winter Wonderland: Games of January 21 and 22

LARA

Thursday

No game scheduled.

Friday

ANZOATEGUI 6, LARA 0 AT LARA

It was scoreless through five, but Anzoategui scored two in each of innings six through eight.  Jecksson Flores was 3-for-4 to lead Lara.  Yordanys Linares was 2-for-4.  Lara had seven hits and drew six walks, but they could not score.  Ex-Twin Logan Darnell pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks and striking out two.  Willians Astudillo was 1-for-5 with a double for Anzoategui.

Record:  Anzoategui leads the best-of-seven series 1-0.

Next game:  Lara hosts Anzoategui again tonight.

MAYAGUEZ

Thursday

CAGUAS 4, MAYAGUEZ 0 AT CAGUAS

Yadier Molina hit a two-run triple in the first and later scored on a ground out, giving Caguas a 3-0 lead.  Mayaguez had just two hits.  Hector Hernandez pitched seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits and four walks and striking out four.

Molina had played for Manati in the first round of the playoffs.  Now he's with Caguas.  I'm not sure how that works.

Friday

CAGUAS 7, MAYAGUEZ 5 AT MAYAGUEZ

Caguas scored two in the sixth to take a 7-2 lead.  Mayaguez had the tying run up to bat when the game ended.  Jeremy Rivera was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs for Mayaguez.  Jack Lopez was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Joel Huertas started and pitched 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on one hit and three walks.  The teams combined to use fifteen pitchers, with Mayaguez using eight.

Record:  Mayaguez trails the best-of-seven series 0-2.

Next game:  Mayaguez is at Caguas tonight.

MELBOURNE

Thursday

MELBOURNE 4, BRISBANE 3 AT MELBOURNE

Blake Gailen's RBI double broke a 3-3 tie.  Ex-Twin Delmon Young was 3-for-4 with a walk.  Jake Romanski was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Blake Flynn started and pitched 5.2 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks and striking out five.

Friday

BRISBANE 3, MELBOURNE 2 AT MELBOURNE

Dermon Fritsch singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth, breaking a 2-2 tie.  Colin Willis was 3-for-3 for Melbourne.  Damek Tomscha was 2-for-4.  Tyler Beardsley pitched 5.1 innings, giving up one run on two hits and three walks and striking out four.

Stats:  Ex-Twin Delmon Young was 1-for-4 and is batting .443.  Darryl George was 1-for-4 and is batting .333.  Jack Barrie was 0-for-3 and is batting .333.  Tomscha is batting .328.  Willis is batting .316.  Beardsley has an ERA of 2.84.  Jon Kennedy gave up an unearned run in two-thirds of an inning and has an ERA of 2.38.

Record:  Melbourne is 12-6, in first place in the Australian League, one game ahead of Adelaide.

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.

Winter Wonderland: Games of January 19

LARA

ARAGUA 7, LARA 1 IN LARA (GAME 6)

Already leading 2-1, Aragua scored four in the seventh to put the game out of reach.  Henry Alejandro Rodriguez hit a grand slam to produce the four runs.  Cesar Hernandez was 2-for-4 to lead Lara.  Nestor Molina pitched 5.2 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks and striking out three.

Record:  Lara and Aragua are tied 3-3 in the best of seven series.

Next game:  Lara hosts Aragua tonight in the deciding game of the semi-final series.

MAYAGUEZ

MAYAGUEZ 3, MANATI 2 AT MAYAGUEZ (GAME 4)

Having scored fifty runs in their last two games, Mayaguez got just three in this one, but it was enough.  It was a seven-inning game, because if Manati had won they were going to play a doubleheader.  Jose Sermo hit a two-run homer in the fifth to give Manati a 2-1 lead, but Henry Ramos hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to put Mayaguez in the lead to stay.  Ramos was 2-for-3 and had all three of the Mayaguez RBIs.  Emmanuel Rivera was 2-for-3.  Nick Travieso pitched six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks and striking out three.

Record:  Mayaguez sweeps the best-of-seven series 4-0.

Next game:  Mayaguez will open the Puerto Rican League championship series at Caguas Saturday night.

MELBOURNE

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

Winter Wonderland: Games of January 18

GIGANTES

AGUILAS 7, GIGANTES 4 AT GIGANTES

The Aguilas scored five runs in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie.  Luis Juarez homered to break the tie and Jonathan Villar contributed a two-run double.  For the Gigantes, Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-2 with a triple and two walks, scoring twice.  Kelvin Gutierrez was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.  Jose Siri was 2-for-5 with a double.  Chris Ellis pitched six innings, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk and striking out two.

Record:  The Gigantes lose the Dominican League Championship series to the Aguilas, three games to four.

LARA

ARAGUA 6, LARA 4 AT ARAGUA

Aragua scored three in the first and three in the seventh to build a 6-1 lead.  Lara got the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but no more.  For Lara, Gorkys Hernandez was 2-for-4 and Ildemaro Vargas was 2-for-5 with a double.  Ex-Twin Rene Reyes was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer.  Henry Centeno started but pitched just 1.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks and striking out two.

Record:  Lara leads the best-of-seven series three games to two.

Next game:  Lara hosts Aragua tonight.

MAYAGUEZ

MAYAGUEZ 20, MANATI 7 AT MANATI

After scoring thirty runs Sunday, Mayaguez slacked off to just twenty on Monday.  It was 3-2 after two and 9-7 after five, but Mayaguez then scored eight in the sixth and single runs in each of the last three innings.  Ex-Twin Kennys Vargas was 5-for-6 with a home run, a double, three runs, and five RBIs.  Emmanuel Rivera was 4-for-7 with two home runs and three runs.  Jeremy Rivera was 4-for-5 with a home run, a triple, two runs, and four RBIs.  David Vidal was 2-for-5 with a home run and three runs.  Christian Colon was 2-for-5 with two doubles, a walk, two runs, and three RBIs.  Xavier Fernandez was 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs.  Ivan De Jesus was 2-for-7 with a three-run homer and a double.  Luis Medina started and pitched 3.1 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and no walks and striking out two.  Yadier Molina, who was the DH for Manati, pitched the last inning for them.

Record:  Mayaguez leads the best-of-seven series 3-0.

Next game:  The schedule shows that Mayaguez and Manati will play a doubleheader today.  The second game, of course, is "if necessary".

MELBOURNE

No game scheduled.  Their next game is Thursday afternoon, when they host Brisbane.  Melbourne is 11-5, in first place in the Australian League, one game ahead of Adelaide.

Winter Wonderland: Games of January 16 and 17

GIGANTES

Saturday

AGUILAS 9, GIGANTES 3 AT GIGANTES (GAME 5)

The Aguilas scored five in the eighth to break a 3-3 tie.  They had four singles, two walks, and a hit batsman in the inning.  Ronald Guzman led the Gigantes, going 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and two RBIs.  Moises Sierra was 2-for-4 with a double.  Kelvin Gutierrez was 1-for-4 with a home run.  Dustin Crenshaw started for the Gigantes, pitching five innings and giving up two runs on four hits and two walks and striking out one.

Sunday

AGUILAS 6, GIGANTES 5 AT AGUILAS (GAME 6)

The Aguilas built a 6-1 lead, then held on as the Gigantes scored four in the ninth.  Richard Urena was 2-for-2 with two walks for the Gigantes.  Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-4.  Jose Siri was 1-for-5 with a three-run homer.  Ronald Guzman was 1-for-4 with a home run.  Starter Scott Harkin lasted just 3.1 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and no walks and striking out one.

Record:  The Dominican League Championship Series is tied 3-3.

Next game:  The Gigantes will host the championship-deciding game tonight.

LARA

Saturday

No game.

Sunday

LARA 8, ARAGUA 4 IN ARAGUA (GAME 4)

Lara scored three in the seventh to take a 4-2 lead and put it out of reach with three more in the ninth.  Gorkys Hernandez hit a three-run homer in the seventh to give Lara the lead.  Hernandez was 3-for-5 for the game.  Raul Rivero struck out eight in six innings, giving up six hits and two walks.

Record:  Lara leads the best-of-seven semi-final series 3-1.

Next game:  Lara is at Aragua tonight.

MAYAGUEZ

Saturday

No game.

Sunday

MAYAGUEZ 30, MANATI 8 AT MANATI

Mayaguez was finally cleared to play, and they apparently had a lot of runs stored up from the break.  It was 4-2 through four, but Mayaguez scored five in the fifth, nine in the sixth, nine in the eighth, and three in the ninth.  Emmanuel Rivera was 4-for-5 with two home runs, two doubles, three runs, and ten RBIs.  Jeremy Rivera was 4-for-6 with a home run, four runs, and three RBIs.  Ex-Twin Kennys Vargas was 4-for-7 with two home runs, a double, three runs, and five RBIs.  Ex-Twin Danny Ortiz was 4-for-7 with a double, three runs, and two RBIs.  Christian Colon was 3-for-7 with three runs.  Ivan De Jesus was 2-for-2 with six walks, five runs, and four RBIs.  Hector Hernandez pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks and striking out one.

Record:  Mayaguez leads the best-of-seven semi-final series 2-0.

Next game:  Mayaguez hosts Manati tonight.

MELBOURNE

Saturday

No game.

Sunday

MELBOURNE 3, CANBERRA 1 IN MELBOURNE (7 1/2 INNINGS)

Ex-Twin Delmon Young's two-run single in the first gave Melbourne all the runs they would need.  Gift Ngoepe was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs.  Damek Tomscha was 2-for-4.  It was a bullpen game--Daniel McGrath started and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and no walks and striking out none.

Record:  Melbourne is 11-5, in first place in the Australian League, 1.5 games ahead of Adelaide.

Next game:  Melbourne will host Brisbane Thursday afternoon.

Winter Wonderland: Games of January 15

GIGANTES

GIGANTES 5, AGUILAS 0 AT AGUILAS (GAME 4)

The Gigantes scored three in the fourth and two in the fifth, led by three home runs.  Ronald Guzman was 4-for-5 with a double.  Juan Francisco was 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk.  Peter O'Brien was 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, and two RBIs.  Jose Siri was 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk.  Richelson Pena pitched seven shutout innings, giving up three hits and two walks and striking out four.

Record:  The Gigantes have taken a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Next game:  The Gigantes host the Aguilas tonight.

LARA

LARA 19, ARAGUA 10 AT ARAGUA (GAME 3)

Lara scored six in the second to go up 6-1.  Aragua scored six in the fifth to lead 9-6.  Aragua led 10-8 through eight, but Lara scored eleven runs in the ninth to win it.  They had two doubles, five singles, four walks, and two hit batsmen in the inning.  Carlos Rivero was 3-for-5 with a double.  Yordanys Linares was 3-for-6 with a double, three runs, and three RBIs.  Osman Marval was 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs.  Lara had just twelve hits, but drew twelve walks.  The teams combined to use nineteen pitchers, eleven of them by Aragua.

Record:  Lara leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.

Next game:  Lara is at Aragua Sunday night.

MAYAGUEZ

Nothing new to report.  The last word on the league website is from January 13, which says they are waiting for the Puerto Rico Department of Health to determine whether the series with Manati can continue.

MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE 2, CANBERRA 0 IN MELBOURNE

Kyle Perkins homered in the fifth and Jack Barrie had an RBI single in the sixth for the game's only runs.  Ex-Twin Delmon Young was 3-for-4.  Damek Tomscha was 2-for-4.  Perkins was 1-for-3 with a home run.  Tyler Beardsley struck out seven in six shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk.

Stats:  Barrie was 1-for-3 and is batting .500.  Young is batting .449.  Darryl George was 1-for-4 and is batting. 349.  Tomscha is batting .308.  Jon Kennedy struck out four in 1.2 scoreless innings and has an ERA of 2.53.

Record:  Melbourne is 10-5, in first place in the Australian League, 1.5 games ahead of Adelaide.

Next game:  Melbourne again hosts Canberra tonight.

Winter Wonderland: Games of January 14

GIGANTES

No game scheduled.  The Gigantes are at the Aguilas tonight.  The Gigantes lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

LARA

ARAGUA 5, LARA 4 AT LARA

Lara led 4-3 after eight, but Aragua loaded the bases on three singles and an error scored the tying and go-ahead runs.  Carlos Rivero was 3-for-4.  Ildemaro Vargas was 2-for-5.  Cesar Hernandez was 2-for-5.  Gorkys Hernandez was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.  Yordanys Linares was 1-for-4 with a home run.  Nestor Molina pitched five innings, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks and striking out four.

Record:  Lara and Aragua are tied in their best-of-seven series 1-1.  Lara is at Aragua tonight.

MAYAGUEZ

Nothing new to report.  The league still waits for the Puerto Rico Department of Health to decide whether the series can continue.

MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE 4, CANBERRA 3 AT MELBOURNE

Jack Barrie homered in the fourth to break a 2-2 tie.  Chris Burke homered in the seventh for an insurance run and they needed it, as Canberra scored in the ninth on a pair of errors, a walk, and a passed ball.  They had runners on second and third when the game ended.  Barrie was 2-for-3 and had two home runs and three RBIs in the game.  Gunnar Kines pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks and striking out four.

Record:  Melbourne is 9-5, in second place in the Australian League, technically a half game ahead of Adelaide (5-2).

Next game:  Melbourne again hosts Canberra this afternoon.

Winter Wonderland: Games of January 13

GIGANTES

AGUILAS 6, GIGANTES 3 AT GIGANTES (GAME 3)

The Aguilas led 4-0 before the Gigantes scored three in the seventh.  In the eighth, however, Francisco Pena hit a two-run homer to seal the win for the Aguilas.  For the Gigantes, Peter O'Brien was 1-for-3 with a home run and Juan Francisco was 1-for-4 with a home run.  Chris Ellis pitched 4.2 innings, giving up two runs on three hits and four walks and striking out two.

Record:  The Gigantes lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

Next game:  The Gigantes are at the Aguilas on Friday.

LARA</h4?

LARA 7, ARAGUA 6 IN LARA (GAME 1)

Aragua scored three in the top of the eighth to take a 6-4 lead, but Lara came back with three in the bottom of the eighth to go up 7-6.  Cesar Hernandez' two-run single brought home the tying and go-ahead runs.  Ildemaro Vargas was 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, and three runs.  Hernandez was 2-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs.  Osman Marval was 2-for-3 with a walk.  Carlos Rivero was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs.  Ex-Twin Logan Darnell pitched five innings, giving up three runs on six hits and no walks and striking out one.

Record:  Lara leads the best-of-seven series 1-0.

Next game:  Lara host Aragua tonight.

MAYAGUEZ

The series with Manati remains in limbo.  I'm using Google Translate on the league website, which is sometimes tricky, but here's what I think is going on.  It appears that Manati has been cleared to play, but Mayaguez has not yet.  The clearance to play is up to the Puerto Rico Department of Health.  If they give the go-ahead for Mayaguez to play, the series will resume on Sunday.  if they don't, Manati will move on to play Caguas, the winner of the other semi-final series, in the finals.

MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE 9, CANBERRA 7 AT MELBOURNE

Melbourne built a 9-0 lead after six, then held on as Canberra scored two in the seventh and five in the ninth.  The tying run was up to bat when the game ended.  Ex-Twin Delmon Young was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.  Darryl George was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs.  Blake Gailen was 2-for-4 with a home run (his second), a walk and three RBIs.  Jarryd Dale was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and three RBIs.  Jack Barrie was 2-for-4.  Brian Flynn struck out seven in seven innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk.

Stats:  Barrie is batting .500.  Young is batting .429.  George is batting .382.  Damek Tomscha was 1-for-4 and is batting .311.  Gailen is batting .306.  Flynn has an ERA of 0.89.  Drew Anderson struck out the only man he faced and has an ERA of zero.

Record:  Melbourne is 8-5, in second place in the Australian League, but technically a half game ahead of first-place Adelaide (4-2).