12/4/22 : Winter League Update
Focused on current and former Phillies as well as players with local ties to the Philadelphia area.
Australian Baseball League :
The Adelaide Giants swept four games against the Sydney Blue Sox this week - they have now won 8 in a row.
Game One : Adelaide 7 Sydney 5
Jordan Fowler started on the hill and pitched 4 innings ( 1 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 64 pitches - 46 strikes ). Anthony Quirion went 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs - the homer was a three run shot. Nick Ward ( West Chester U & Unionville HS ) was 2 for 5 out of the lead off spot. Catcher Arturo DeFreitas was 2 for 4.
Game Two & Three : Adelaide swept a DH ( 4-0 & 9-0 )
Nick Ward hit a two run home run in game one of the DH and Anthony Quirion went 2 for 4 with a double.
Starlyn Castillo pitched five scoreless frames in game two ( 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 68 pitches - 41 strikes ). Former Phillies minor leaguer Austin Ross pitched a perfect inning in relief. Rixon Wingrove doubled and had two RBIs. Arturo DeFreitas had three hits. Anthony Quirion was 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs. Nick Ward was 2 for 3 and walked three times.
Game Four : Adelaide 12 Sydney 6
Rixon Wingrove hit a two run home run and walked twice. Jared Carr had two hits including a double - had three RBIs. Josh Tols pitched a perfect inning in relief with two strikeouts.
In other league action for the week former Phillies minor leaguer Mitchell Edwards was 2 for 4 for Canberra against Geelong-Korea in their third series game. RHP Kyle Glogoski pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings for Auckland ( 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 61 pitches - 33 strikes ) against Perth.
Venezuela Winter League :
RHP Carlos Betancourt threw a perfect frame for Aguilas de Zulia on 11/29 ( 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 9 strikes ). He pitched two more perfect innings on 12/1 ( 1 K - 22 pitches - 14 strikes ). Ali Castillo had three hits on Saturday.
RHP Jonathan Petit earned his second win of the year for Tiburones de La Guaira by pitching three hit-less innings ( 2 BB, 0 K’s - 42 pitches - 24 strikes ) against the Bravos de Margarita. He threw two more scoreless frames ( 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 37 pitches - 21 strikes ) against Leones del Caracas on Saturday.
Mexican Winter League :
RHP Manuel Urias pitched two innings for Caneros de los Mochis on Tuesday - 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 38 pitches - 27 strikes