Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 2/2/13
In playoff action from today, the Perth Heat swept a doubleheader, advancing to the Australian Baseball League Finals, which will be held next weekend. Pirates prospect Sam Kennelly, will try to help his team to an ABL title, as they face off against the Canberra Calvary in a best-of-three series starting next Friday. The games will be shown(slightly taped delayed) on the MLB Network, possibly giving Pirates fans a first chance to get to see Kennelly play.  Perth won game one yesterday 4-1, then broke open the second game early, only to have to hold off a late comeback by the Sydney Blue Sox, finally winning by an 8-6 score. Kennelly started at third base in game two and contributed an RBI single, but had a tough game otherwise. He went 1-for-5, with three strikeouts and a ninth inning fielding error, that led to three runs being scored. The Caribbean Series started yesterday, with the best teams from the Winter Leagues in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic squaring off in a round-robin tournament to decide a championship. The rosters have been announced and their are no Pirates players on any of the four teams. The Colombian League Finals wrapped up earlier this week, with the Caimanes defeating the Tigres 3-2 Tuesday night to take the series in six games. While the winning team didn’t have any Pirates players on their roster, the Tigres had two Pirates prospects, Harold Ramirez and Tito Polo. Both saw time off the bench in the series, with Ramirez getting into three games and Polo playing twice. Ramirez had the only AB between the two, going 0-for-1, being used twice as a defensive replacement. Polo was used twice as a pinch-runner, scoring one run. There is also another version of the Caribbean Series going on with teams from four of the lesser Winter leagues in Latin America. The winners from Panama, Colombia, Nicaragua and the Veracruz League in Mexico are also playing a round-robin series. The series is especially big for the leagues in Panama and Colombia, as they have petitioned to enter the Caribbean Series in the future. Through the first day of games, no Pirates players have played yet. The full rosters haven’t been posted yet, so it is unknown at this time, whether or not any Pirates are taking part in this tournament. For future Winter League updates, and Pirates coverage throughout the season, follow me on Twitter @JohnDreker
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bills GM denies report of going ‘rogue’ by cutting Fred Jackson

Mets, Scott Boras clashing over Matt Harvey’s innings limit

TJ Ward on suspension appeal: ‘My last name’s not Brady’

Jerry Jones on Brady ruling: ‘I’m ready for us to play football’

Report: Jim Harbaugh's 'Summer Swarm' tour cost $211K

Three injured when bolt falls from roof of Lucas Oil Stadium

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Utah beats Michigan 24-17, ruins Jim Harbaugh’s debut

Patriots keep Tom Brady excitement close to vest

Wayne happy about Brady verdict: 'That's my quarterback'

Markieff Morris on Twitter: ‘My future will not be in Phoenix’

Jonathan Kraft on asking for draft picks: 'Never say never'

Redskins charge non-season ticket holders $50 to use will call

Under-the-radar MLB rookies on the rise

Pats were prepared to raise Brady banner instead of SB one

Daughter unimpressed by dad playing golf with Tiger Woods

Best and worst surprises of NFL preseason

Tim Tebow shines in Eagles’ final preseason game

Minnesota loses against TCU, but shows it belongs

Trevone Boykin’s Heisman bid off to rocky start against Minnesota

Michigan lost their opener, but showed signs of improvement

Aaron Rodgers on Brady ruling: ‘It’s a good day for the players’

Jim Harbaugh uses Seahawks play card and Seattle loves it

First drive of Jim Harbaugh Era in Michigan ends in interception

Redskins fan who named son after RG3: ‘I don’t regret it at all’

Freshmen to watch in Week 1 of college football

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best, worst surprises of NFL preseason

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker