Zack Cox (GCL-Surprise) started at third base and batted fourth. 1-for-2 with one walk and one strikeout.
Tony Cruz (Springfield-Surprise) started as designated hitter and batted fifth. 1-for-3 with one two-out RBI and one strikeout.
Surprise finished the 2010 AFL campaign with a 17-12-3 record, 2.5 games out of first place in the West Division.
Saturday's Championship Game:
Javelinas (20-10-2) visits
Mexican Pacific League
Amaury Cazana (Memphis-Culiacan) started in right field and batted fifth. 0-for-5 with one strikeout and one outfield assist.
Emil Brown (Former Memphis-Hermosillo) started in right field and batted fifth. 0-for-3 with one walk and one strikeout.
Joe Thurston (Former St. Louis-Obregon) started at second base and batted fifth. 1-for-3 with one double, two runs, one walk.
Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted sixth. 2-for-3 with one home run, three RBIs, one run, and one walk.
Ricardo Rincon (Former St. Louis-Mexicali) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters. He allowed no hits or runs, for the hold (1). (g/f:0-2)
Alberto Castillo (Former MiLB Signing-Mochis) started and pitched seven innings. He allowed seven hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck seven out. (g/f:8-6)
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Mochis (18-14) visits Obregon (16-16) @ 7:30 PM MST
Dennys Abreu (Former Tennessee-Margarita) started at third base and batted fifth. 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Javier Brito (Former Memphis-Margarita) started at first base and batted seventh. 2-for-4 with one double, three RBIs (two w/two-outs), and grounded into one double play.
Prentice Redman (Former Memphis-Lara) started in centerfield and batted sixth. 1-for-1 with three walks.
Magallanes (18-12) visits Zulia (18-10) @ 7:30 PM VST
Margarita (17-13) visits La Guaira (7-21) @ 7:30 PM VST
Caribes (14-16) visits Lara (15-15) @ TBA
Pablo Ozuna (Former Peoria-Estrellas) started at second base and batted second. 0-for-3 with one sacrifice and assisted in three double plays.
Luis Perdomo (Former Springfield-Aguilas) entered in the fifth and pitched 1.1 innings. He allowed no hits or runs, and one walk for the winning decision (1-1). (g/f:1-2)(ir-s:1-0)
Alberto Castillo (Former St. Louis-Gigantes) started at catcher and batted eighth. 1-for-4 with one stolen base, one caught stealing, and one throwing error.
Timo Perez (Former St. Louis-Licey) started as designated hitter and batted sixth. 2-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts.
Fernando Tatis (Former St. Louis-Escogido) started as designated hitter and batted fourth. 0-for-3 with one run and one walk.
The Yankees signed right-handed pitcher Jose Rafael DePaula according to Sports Illustrated's Melissa Segura. The 20-year old had been suspended for a year for false identity and the Yankees could look to push for his visa to get him into the states as soon as possible.
Licey (11-13) visits Gigantes (10-13) @ 7:30 PM AST
Azucareros (14-9) visits Escogido (12-11) @ 7:30 PM AST
Aguilas (9-15) visits Estrellas (14-9) @ 8:00 PM AST
Puerto Rican League
Miguel Negron (Former Memphis-Mayaguez) entered in the seventh and pitched to two batters. He allowed one hit, no runs, and one intentional walk. (ir-s:1-0)
Kiko Calero (Former St. Louis-Caguas) entered in the sixth and pitched two innings. He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck two out. (g/f:0-3)
Miguel Negron (Former Memphis-Mayaguez) started in centerfield and batted ninth. 0-for-2 at the plate.
Ruben Gotay (Memphis Free Agent-San Juan) started as designated hitter and batted second. 0-for-3 with one run, two walks, and two strikeouts.
Robinson Cancel (Former Memphis-Ponce) started at catcher and batted third. 2-for-3 with one double, one run, and was picked off.
Raul Gonzalez (Former Memphis-Ponce) started in right field and batted fifth. 1-for-3 with one RBI, one sacrifice, and one outfield assist.
Donovan Solano (Memphis-Barranquilla) started at shortstop and batted second. 1-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and two strikeouts.
Chris Swauger (Springfield-Barranquilla) started in left field and moved to first base, batting sixth. 2-for-3 with two doubles and one strikeout.
Daryl Jones (Springfield-Barranquilla) entered late in the game in right field. 0-for-1 at the plate.
Sancti Spiritus has excluded left fielder Frederich Cepeda from their roster for the next season. Cepeda batted .379 this past season and .500 during the 2009 World Baseball Classic. The 30-year old switch-hitter has received praise from Fidel Castro and there has been no explanation for his exclusion. El Nuevo Herald
The Dodgers signed left-handed pitcher Kazuki Nishijima and right-handed pitcher Kazuya Takano: Yakyubaka
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