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Just a quick update today on the goings on throughout the Winter Leagues as the Australian Baseball League got started and tonight the Puerto Rico League gets going as well.
Arizona Fall League
We’ll start down in Arizona, where Mesa got a 8-7 win. Cole DeVries dropped his ERA to 2.70 with three no-hit innings. He walked two and struck out two. Brett Jacobson came in later and threw 1.2 no-hit, no-walk innings. The big hit for the Solar Sox came off the bat of Twins OF Aaron Hicks. He cleared the bases with his third triple of the Fall League to give the team a lead they would hold on to. He went 1-3 with a walk. Brian Dozier was 0-4 and played 2B.
Venezuela Winter League
Yangervis Solarte made his first appearance for Aragua this season. He batted second, played 2B and went 0-4. Joe Benson came in as a defensive replacement after starting the team’s ten previous games.
For Magallenes, Deolis Guerra got all five batters he faced out.
Australian Baseball League
Sydney topped Melbourne 3-2 on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th. For Sydney, 17-year-old Jacob Younis went 0-2 with a walk. He played 2B and batted ninth. For Melbourne, Josh Hendricks played RF and batted ninth. He went 0-3.
Canberra beat Brisbane 6-0. For Brisbane, Rory Rhodes batted clean up and went 1-2 with two walks and a double. He played Left Field.