Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 01/30/11

Tyler Greene collects one hit as Aragua forces game seven in LVBP championship. Former MiLB Iker Franco doubles and hit a solo homer and ex-MiLB Hugo Castellanos retires his only batter to help lead Obregon to LMP championship win. Raul Valdes, Ricky Martinez, and So Taguchi notes.



Panama will host the 2011 Baseball World Cup beginning in late September: Mister Baseball 



Mexican Pacific League Championship


Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted fourth.  2-for-3 with one double, one home run, one RBI, one run, and one walk.

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon) entered in the eighth and pitched a third of an inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. 


Obregon beat Guasave 5-2

LMP Official Site Post Game

Obregon wins series taking four of seven games from Guasave



Venezuelan League Championship


Tyler Greene (St. Louis-Aragua) started at shortstop and batted eighth.  1-for-4 at the plate.

Orber Moreno (Former Memphis-Aragua) entered in the fifth and pitched two innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (1-0). (g/f:1-2)


Renyel Pinto (Former Memphis-Caribes) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck one out. (g/f:0-2)


Aragua beat Caribes 4-1


Sunday's Game:

Aragua visits Caribes @ 8:30 PM VST



Dominican League Championship


Azucareros swept Estrellas in four games


Raul Valdes (MiLB Signing), Julio Manon (Former Johnson City), and Alberto Rosario (Former St. Louis) are listed on the active roster for Azucareros traveling to Puerto Rico for the Caribbean Series: Azucareros Official Site



Puerto Rican League Championship


Caguas took four of seven games over Ponce


Reynaldo Navarro (Royals-Caguas) was named MVP of the championship: Primera Hora



Los Correcaminos de Toa Alta took four of seven games from Jueyros de Maunabo to win the Coliceba championship.  Juan Gonzalez (Former MiLB Signing) played for Maunabo.



Nicaraguan League 


Ricky Martinez (GCL-Chinandega) was not the first choice to open game five: La Prensa



2011 Caribbean Series


Opens February 2nd:

Azucareros vs. Obregon

Winner between Aragua and Caribes vs. Caguas



Japan League


So Taguchi (Former St. Louis) will be in Orix spring camp: Yakyubaka



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