Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 11/8/14

Not too many Pirates’ players and friends left in the mix, as the four Caribbean leagues continue their championship series:


DOMINICAN LEAGUE   (best of 9)

Aguilas Cibaenas  1,  Leones del Escogido  0

Los Aguilas earned their first win of the championship series, and took only 2 hits to do it.  In the bottom of the 1st, with two out and a walk, a single by RF Brandon Moss with a fielding error in right field put runners on the corners.  Then an RBI single drove in the runner from third for the only run of the game.  Los Aguilas had runners on base due to walks in the 3rd and 7th innings, but that’s all.  Los Leones posted only 4 hits.  They went down in order for the first 4 innings, then scattered their 4 hits over the next 3 innings, and finished the game with their last 6 batters retired in order too.  Escogido leads the series 3 games to 1.


PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE    (best of 9)

Criollos de Caguas  6,  Indios de Mayaguez  5

Los Criollos got a little closer to even in this series, with a win to put the series at 4-3.  Los Indios took the early lead with a run in the 1st, and a solo home run in the 2nd.  They scored 2 more runs in the 3rd with a single, an error, a walk, and a 2-run RBI single.  Los Criollos tied the game with 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th.  Three consecutive singles opened the inning and loaded the bases with Criollos.  A single into right field drove in one run, leaving the bases still loaded.  SS Luis Figueroa doubled, clearing the bases for a 4-4 tie.  Los Indios broke the tie quickly with a run on a single and two wild pitches in the top of the 5th.  That lead held until the bottom of the 9th, when Los Criollos tied the score again with a single, a walk, and an RBI double.  The game sailed into extras, and in the bottom of the 11th, Los Criollos took the win with a single, a bunt, and an RBI walk-off single.


VENEZUELAN LEAGUE    (best of 7)

Tiburones del La Guaira  4,  Tigres de Aragua  2

Los Tiburones took a 2-0 lead in the series, despite solo home runs by Los Tigres’ 1B Hector Gimenez and RF Jorge Cortes.  Los Tigres posted 8 hits and walked 5 times, but Gimenez’s homer in the 6th and Cortes’ in the 9th were the only runs they scored — 10 runners were left on base.  Los Tiburones began the game with 2 runs in the top of the 1st, and added one run in the 5th.  A home run off Aragua reliever Romulo Sanchez gave Los Tiburones their final run in the 7th.  Wil Ledezma took over for Sanchez on the mound to finish the 7th inning with two outs.  He came back out to begin the 8th, beginning with a double, but had that runner thrown out trying to steal third.  After a strikeout, Ledezma was relieved.



Yaquis de Obregon 5,  Algodoneros de Guasave  1….  5th inning

A late start in a more western time zone…  if Los Yaquis win this one, they will have a 3-0 lead in the series.

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