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2/3/24 : Phillies Winter League Roundup

Reporting on Phillies and former Phillies playing winter league baseball.

Australian Baseball League :

The 2023/2024 Claxton Shield winner will be decided in game three of the best of three series as each team has one win thus far.   The series opened with a classic thirteen inning contest at Perth in which the winning run scored with a walk off game winning double.  Game one was four plus hours long and finished at 11:10 PM local time. The teams left to the airport at 5:00 AM in the morning and played the second game game that night in Adelaide.  The decisive game three of the series will be hosted by Adelaide.

2/3 : Adelaide 6 Perth 3

LHP Braeden Fausnaught picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief (2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 37 pitches - 23 strikes).  Former Phillies minor league RHP Austin Ross threw a perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts.  Rixon Wingrove, Anthony Quirion and Andrick Nava each had singles in the game.  Former Phillies minor leaguer Nick Ward walked, singled and scored a run.

2/2 : Perth 4 Adelaide 3 - 13 innings

Andrick Nava went 3 for 5 with a run scored.  Cade Fergus, Rixon Wingrove and Kendall Simmons each had a hit, Fergus and Wingrove doubled.  Lachlan Wells pitched five innings (3 RBI, 7 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 76 pitches - 53 strikes).

Caribbean Series :

2/2 :  Former Phillies minor league RHP Harold Arauz started and pitched four innings (1 R, 4 H, 4 BB, 2 K’s) for Panama in a 7-3 victory over Curacao.  Former Phillies outfielder Emilio Bonifacio was 2 for 5 (single,triple) with an RBI and two runs scored for the Dominican Republic in a 5-4 win against Nicaragua.

2/1 :  Former Phillies utility player Roger Bernadina went 3 for 4 (two singles and triple) with a walk for Curacao in a 6-5 win over Mexico.  Former Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius tripled and posted three RBIs for Curacao.  Former Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr was 2 for 4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored for Mexico.   Former Phillies RHP Neftali Feliz threw a perfect inning in relief with two strikeouts for the Dominican Republic in a 3-1 loss to Venezuela.  Former Phillies minor league infielder Vimael Machin was 2 for 5 with an RBI for Puerto Rico in a 5-2 win over Nicaragua.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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