Australian Baseball League
Ryan Searle went eight innings to earn his second win in as many starts as Brisbane defeated Melbourne 8-3 in the second game of the doubleheader. The right-hander fanned nine, throwing 109 pitches, 77 for strikes. He allowed three runs on six hits and one walk, two of the runs coming on a homer in the fifth. Searle tossed five shutout innings in his ABL debut on Dec. 7.
Venezuelan Winter League
2B Luis Valbuena continues to put together a solid season in the VWL going 1-3 with an RBI. Valbuena (.323) also walked twice and scrod a run in Lara's 8-7 loss to Magallanes.
Dominican Winter League
Frank Batista worked two scoreless innings but got tagged with a blown save when the tying run scored on a fielder's choice in the eighth. Batista entered the game with runners on second and third and after an intentional walk, got an out before a ground out plated the tying run. He retired the final hitter of the inning and worked a 1-2-3 ninth with a pari of strikeouts. Batista has yet to allow a run in eight games for Aguilas, who beat Escogido 6-5 in 10 innings.
Mexican Pacific Winter League
RF Darnell McDonald went 0-4 with two strikeouts in Obregon's 6-1 loss to Mexicali.
SS Walter Ibarra was 0-3 with a walk in Mazatlan's 2-0 win over Guasave.
Puerto Rican Winter League
No Cubs prospects saw action.