Monday, January 19, 2015

Astros Winter League Recaps

Results for Saturday, January 17, and Sunday, January 18, 2015

*all games are from Sunday unless otherwise noted

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

Adelaide's magic number to clinch the best record in the ABL entering the weekend was 2. They pounded Melbourne 10-3, and the other thing they needed was a Perth loss. Well, they got the Perth loss in the same night as Canberra topped them 7-5, and as a result, Adelaide clinched the top spot in the ABL, and a spot in the ABL Championship Series.

Melbourne 6, Adelaide 4

However, the Bite were foiled in their bid to sweep the Aces as they allowed 1 run apiece in the 6th, 7th, and 9th innings. Chan-Jong Moon finished 1-3 with 2 walks, a run scored, and stole 3 bases (18).

This upcoming weekend, Adelaide will travel to Melbourne for the final series of the regular season.

LIDOM

The Championship Series is underway! Estrellas stormed out of the gates with an 11-2 victory on Saturday.

Sunday: Estrellas 7, Gigantes 3 (Estrellas leads 2-0)

James Hoyt was the 3rd reliever to appear for Gigantes and pitched 1.2 perfect innings, striking out 1.

Game 3 of this series will take place tomorrow at 7:30 Atlantic.

LIGA MEXICANA DEL PACÍFICO

Jalisco 5, Obregón 3 (Jalisco wins series 4-2)

In their first year in Guadalajara, the team formerly known as the Algodoneros de Guasave will be playing for a championship. They'll await the winner of the Mexicali-Culiacán series; they're playing a deciding game 7 tonight.

Leo Heras went 0-2 with a walk.

LIGA DE BÉISBOL PROFESIONAL ROBERTO CLEMENTE

Results from Saturday

Mayagüez 2, Santurce 1 in 11 innings 

Ruben Sosa finished 1-4 and scored the only Santurce run in the 3rd. Mayagüez scored 1 in the bottom of the 9th to tie, and 1 in the 11th to win. Travis Ballew got the loss; he allowed the winning run on 2 hits and walked 3 in 1.1 innings.

Carolina 4, Caguas 0

Carlos Corporán doubled in 3 at-bats and walked for Carolina. Roberto Peña appeared as a.... pinch-runner in the 9th for Caguas.

Sunday: Mayagüez 1, Carolina 0

Corporán went 0-3, while Jobduan Morales had a pinch-hit double in the 8th for Carolina.

The LBPRC Championship Series is set; Santurce will face off against Mayagüez beginning tomorrow.

PROBEIS PANAMA

Panama is on to their championship series as well. Caballos defeated Indios 5-1 on Friday, which set up the final matchup between them and Águilas. Telvin Nash clubbed 2 homers, while Tyler White went 0-2 with a walk. For Indios, Rodrigo Ayarza went 0-3, Jose Montero allowed a hit and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless, and Juan Delis allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 9th.

The Championship Series began yesterday, and it was all Caballos as they romped to a 17-2 win over Indios. Nash went 1-2 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Jack Mayfield had a double in 4 at-bats and scored twice, and Tyler White struck out in his only at-bat.

Game 2 of this series is tonight at 7:00 Eastern.

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