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1/5/24 : Phillies Winter League Roundup

Winter league reporting on Phillies and former Phillies playing winter league baseball for games between 1/2 and 1/5/24.

Australian Baseball League :

The brunt of the Phillies league contingent plays for the Adelaide Giants.

1/5 : Adelaide 3 (20-10) Canberra 1 (8-21)

Nick Ward, Anthony Quirion and Rixon Wingrove each singled.  Former Phillies minor league RHP Austin Ross made his season debut by pitching a perfect inning.  RHP Cam Wynne pitched an inning (1 R, 2 H, 1 BB - 18 pitches - 10 strikes).

1/4 : Adelaide 8 (19-10) Canberra 2 (8-20)

Second baseman Kendall Simmons went 2 for 4 with a single, double, run scored and RBI.  Catcher Andrick Nava and first baseman Rixon Wingrove each doubled, Nava posted two RBIs.  Former Phillies minor leaguer Nick Ward was 2 for 4 with a single,home run, walk and two RBIs.  RHP Josh Bortka pitched a scoreless inning in relief ( 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 15 strikes).

Dominican Professional Baseball League :

1/3 : Former Phillies outfielder Emilio Bonifacio was 2 for 4 with a triple, home run and three RBIs for Tigres del Licey in a 9-3 win against Leones del Escogido.  Former Phillies minor league LHP Elniery Garcia started the game for the Tigres.

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League :

1/2 : Former Phillies RHP Ricardo Pinto pitched 5 innings ( 2 R - 1 earned, 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s) for Tiburones de La Guaira in a 8-4 win over Cardenales de Lara.

Puerto Rico Winter League :

1/4 : Ponce and Carolina played a 19 inning game with Carolina finally prevailing 3-2 by scoring a run in the top of the 19th inning 😳.  Former Phillie minor league infielder Jesmuel Valentin was 2 for 7 in the game for Carolina and former Phillies minor league RHP Alexis Rivero pitched two scoreless innings in relief.  The game was the second longest playoff game in league history.

1/3 : Former Phillies RHP Yacksel Rios returned to playoff game action and pitched a scoreless frame for Caguas striking out two batters against Santurce.  Yacksel had shoulder surgery this past July to repair a axillary branch aneurysm in his right shoulder.

Mexico Pacific League :

1/4 : Former Phillies minor league catcher Sebastian Valle went 3 for 4 with two home runs for Charros de Jalisco in a 8-3 playoff game win versus Venados de Mazatlán.

1/2 :  Former Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr went 2 for 2 with two singles for Naranjeros de Hermosillo in a 4-1 loss to Mayos de Navojoa.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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Nicholas Frese
Nicholas Frese

Ok, so where is that beautiful baseball field pictured in this post?

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