Winterball Roundup - 1/17

Luis Mendoza's Obregon club was bounced out of the Mexican Pacific League playoffs after his disastrous start on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action.

Arizona Fall League: Surprise - SEASON OVER
16-16, 2.0 GB


The Rafters finished with a .500 mark, two games behind the division-winning Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League's West Division.

Mexican Pacific League


Obregon's Luis Mendoza had a disastrous start on Sunday, as he yielded three runs on three hits and four walks in just 1.2 innings. Mendoza surrendered a solo home run to Mazatlan centerfielder Ruben Rivera in the second inning.

The 36-year-old Rivera played 107 games in the Mexican League last summer, batting .344 with 32 homers, 90 RBI, and 77 walks. He had an astronomical 1.130 OPS.

Mendoza's Obregon club has been eliminated from the Mexican Pacific League playoffs. They dropped the best-of-seven series to Mazatlan in five games.

Venezuelan Winter League


No Rangers appeared on Sunday.

Dominican Winter League


There were no games on Sunday. The Round Robin semifinal playoffs have ended, and Nelson Cruz's Gigantes del Cibao will face Joaquin Arias' Leones del Escogido in the championship series, which begins on Monday evening.

Puerto Rican Winter League


The first day of the Puerto Rican Winter League playoffs were washed out for the second day in a row on Sunday. Mike Ballard's Caguas club is set to play Carolina in a best-of-seven series.

Aldaberto Flores' Ponce team did not qualify for the postseason.



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