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December 2, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Fall/Winter League Roundup: Willis heats up in Australia, Corcino homers


We continue our weekly roundups of the Fall and Winter Leagues, highlighting performances from players in the Red Sox organization. Coverage will continue every Monday into January. For the full list of Red Sox prospects participating in these leagues, check out our Fall & Winter Leagues page, which will be updated continuously through January. This week's roundup covers the period of November 25 to December 1.

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Dominican Baseball League
Marco Hernandez was the lone Red Sox representative to make an appearance for his club this week in the Dominican. The infielder made a pinch-hitting appearance where he struck out but did not appear in the field. Jhon Nunez, Domingo Tapia, and Joan Martinez each failed to make an appearance for their respective clubs.

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Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (Puerto Rico)
It was a busy week for Red Sox position players in Puerto Rico, as only Matthew Lugo did not appear for his team. Sam Travis was the most active player on the week, collecting four hits in 13 at-bats and striking out only once. Edgar Corcino bounced back from a quiet opening game by launching his first home run of the season as part of a 3-for-7, 3 RBI week. For Mayaguez, Alan Marrero continued his slow start to the campaign with another hitless week and has now failed to reach base in 19 plate appearances. His teammate Jeremy Rivera (pictured) fared much better, however, reaching base four times (three singles, one walk) and driving in a pair of runners. Jantzen Witte also had a solid showing for Santurce this week, reaching base three times with a single and a pair of walks. Gregorio Reyes did not make an appearance on the mound for Manati. 

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Mexican Pacific League
It was a tough outing for Hector Velasquez, who made his second straight start for Navojoa. The right-hander failed to make it out of the first inning as he surrendered four hits and five runs (only one earned). The only positive take away from the frustrating outing was that Velasquez struck out both batters he was able to put away. Konner Wade did not make an appearance this week as he continued to be listed on the reserve roster.

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Australian Baseball League
Following up on his strong first start in a Melbourne Aces uniform, Colin Willis put in an excellent performance at the plate this week. The outfielder made nine appearances at the dish and collected four hits (including a double) and a pair of walks while driving in three. Willis is now posting a .500 average, good for first in the ABL.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Rivera by Kelly O'Connor

 
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