Cardinals Winter Leagues Notebook: 02/05/11

Former MiLB Julio Manon earns his second save of the Caribbean Series and ex-Cardinal Kiko Calero drops both his batters for the hold as Azucareros slips by Caguas. Former Memphis reliever Hugo Castellanos gets both his batters as Obregon beats Caribes. David Welch pitches a no-hitter in the ABL playoffs. Former Cardinal Ronnie Belliard lands with a new team for 2011.

Former Cardinals - 2011 Spring Training

 

Ron Belliard (Former St. Louis-Licey) signed a minor league deal with the Yankees: ESPN Deportes

 


 2011 Caribbean Series Hosted By Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

 

Iker Franco (Former Springfield-Obregon) started at catcher and batted sixth.  1-for-3 with one intentional walk and allowed one stolen base.

Dan Serafini (Former Memphis-Obregon) entered in the sixth and pitched to one batter, walking him. (ir-s:2-0)

Hugo Castellanos (Former Memphis-Obregon) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out. (g/f:1-0)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Obregon beat Caribes 7-3

ESPN Deportes Post Game

 

Julio Manon (Former Johnson City-Azucareros) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit and no runs for the save (2). (p-s:3-3)(g/f:2-1)

 

Robinson Cancel (Former Memphis-Caguas) started at first base and batted sixth. 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and assisted in two double plays.

Kiko Calero (Former St. Louis-Caguas) entered in the eighth and pitched to two batters. He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (1). (p-s:4-4)(g/f:0-1)(ir-s:1-0)

 

Azucareros beat Caguas 4-3

ESPN Deportes Post Game

 

Notes:

The Caribbean Confederation had a meeting with MLB regarding the agreement between the two that is not being followed. The concern is players being pulled by MLB organizations.  Licey Official Site

 

Saturday's Games:

Obregon (2-1) visits Azucareros (2-1) @ 3:00 PM EST

Caguas (1-2) visits Caribes (1-2) @ 7:30 PM EST

 

 

Nicaraguan Championship League

 

Begins play on February 25th: Link

 

 

Australian Baseball League

 

David Welch (Sydney) started and pitched nine innings.  He allowed no hits or runs, three walks, and struck ten out for the inning decision (1-0). (g/f:5-10)

 

Sydney beat Adelaide 8-0

ABL Official Site Post Game

 

 

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