In playoff action out of the Dominican last night, Alex Valdez was the only Pirates player to get his name in the boxscore. He went 1-for-4, with a run scored, as his team pulled out a rare victory in the round-robin playoff tournament. Valdez was batting second all season for Estrelles, but last night the struggling second baseman batted ninth. His team moved to 4-11 in the playoffs.
In action out of Venezuela, Darren Ford was again on the bench to start the game. For the second time in a row, he finished the game as a defensive replacement in left field without getting a plate appearance. Ford is hitless in the playoffs and has started just three of his team’s ten games.
From the U18 National Youth Championship in Australia, Sam Kennelly went 1-for-4, with two runs scored and an RBI double. His team is 6-0 so far in the tournament, thanks in part to his steady defense at shortstop and a .500 average(11-for-22) with nine RBI’s.
Also from the same tournament, Nick Hutchings got his ...