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January 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Winter League Roundup: January 21-27


The Winter Leagues wrapped up their playoffs this week as the squads taking part in the Caribbean Series were set. In the Australian League, the regular season came to a close as the playoffs are set to begin this week.

Dominican Winter League

Mauro Gomez went 0 for 9 in the final two games of the Dominican League Championship. Mauro's team, Escogido, defeated Aguilas 5-0 to take home the Dominican League crown. Escogido will be one of four teams in the Caribbean Series starting on Friday. 

Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico) Baseball League

Jose De La Torre (pictured) made two appearances out of the bullpen this week for Caguas. On Wednesday, De La Torre tossed 1 2/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out one. In the series clincher on Friday, De La Torre pitched a clean eighth inning as Caguas beat Mayaguez to win the championship four games to two.

Jason Urquidez made his lone appearance in Game Five of the Puerto Rican Championship for Mayaguez, hurling 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief and striking out two.
Henry Ramos went 1 for 4 in game four and did not appear in the final two games of the series.

Mexican Pacific League


Marco Duarte and Oscar Villarreal did not play this week as Mexicali clinched the Mexican Pacific League Championship last week. The team will move on to play in the Caribbean Series. 

Australian Baseball League

Boss Moanaroa went 0 for 7 with a run scored as the Australian League's regular season came to a close. Moanaroa's team, the Sydney Blue Sox, are set to take on the Perth Heat in the first round of the playoffs.  

Photo Credit: Jose De La Torre by Kelly O'Connor


 
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