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Alumni Update – Fall and Winter Leagues (Through Games of 11/15/15)

Premier 12 Tournament:
Canada (5-1):
Brock Kjeldgaard: 6 games; 0HR, 4RBI; .417/.611/.583
Taylor Green: 2 games; 0HR, RBI; .200/.200/.200
Phillipe Aumont: 3 games, 1-1, 2.08ERA; 4.1IP; 4BB, 3K

Netherlands (3-3):
Wladimir Balentien: 6 games; 0HR, 3rbi; .227/.333/.318
Kalian Sams: 6 games; HR, 3RBI; .450/.577/.750
Shawn Zarraga: 5 games; HR, 7RBI; .200/.278/.400

Mexico (3-3):
Brandon Macias: 6 games; 0HR, RBI; .211/.273/.211
Martin Viramontes: 2 games, 1-0. 0.00; IP, 2BB, 0K

Canada made it through Pool play of the Premier 12 tournament unbeaten.  But, they lost 4-3 to Mexico in a quarterfinal game.  Mexico scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to erase a 3-1 lead for Canada.

This is kind of amazing:

The three-run rally gave Mexico the win and put it into the semifinals in a major world baseball championship for the first time since 1965.

The Dutch team was 3-2 in Pool Play.  They lost 6-1 to Team USA in the quarterfinals.

USA v. Mexico and South Korea v. Japan in Friday’s semifinals.

Arizona Fall League:
Surprise Saguaros (16-10):
Michael Reed: 11 games; 0HR, 2RBI; .211/.388/.237
Yadiel Rivera: 18 games; HR, 11RBI; .323/.400/.452
Jacob Barnes: 7 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 9.2IP; 2BB, 13K
Damien Magnifico: 8 games; 0-0, 3 Saves, 8.10ERA; 6.2IP; 5BB, 11K

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (5-9):
Craig Anderson: 3 games, 3 starts; 0-1, 6.59ERA; 13.2IP; BB, 4K

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:
Aguilas Cibaenas (9-16):
Juan Sandoval: 8 games, 2-0, 5.63ERA; 8.0IP, 3BB, 5K

Gigantes del Cibao (13-12):
Carlos Peguero: 5 game; HR, 4RBI; .200/.304/.350
Carlos Triunfel: 11 games; HR, 5RBI; .235/.250/.382
Ryan Rowland-Smith: 1 game; 0-0, 0.00; 1.2IP; BB, K

Leones del Escogido (12-10):
Edward Paredes: 8 games; 1-0, 1.69ERA; 5.1IP; 4BB, 8K
Rafael Soriano: 10 games; 0-0, 5 Saves, 1.80ERA; 10.0IP; 0BB, 7K
Jorge Sosa: 8 games; 0-1, 3.86ERA; 7.0IP; BB, 5K

Tigres del Licey (13-11):
Jason Rogers: 22 games; HR, 11RBI; .267/.315/.349

Toros del Este (11-12):
Luis Ortega: 1 game, 0-0, 0.00ERA; 0.1IP; BB, 0K

Liga Mexicana del Pacifico:
Charros de Jalisco (16-16):
Alex Liddi: 32 games; 5HR, 25RBI; .352/.378/.568

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico):
Cangrejeros de Santurce (4-8):
Omar Garcia: 3 games
Rene Rivera: 1 game; 0HR, 0RBI, .250/.250/.250

Criollos de Caguas (9-4):
Efrain Nieves: 3 games, 3 starts, 0-0, 3.38ERA; 16.0IP; 6BB, 6K

Gigantes de Carolina (5-7):
Jeff Dominguez: 12 games; HR, 4RBI; .354/.407/.479
JC Romero 5 games; 0-0, Save; 4.15ERA; 4.1IP; 2BB, 2K

Indios de Mayaguez (6-5):
Joshua Torres: 1 game, 0-0, 0.00ERA; BB, 2K

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:
Aguilas del Zulia (15-17):
Eric Marzec: 9 games, 5 starts; 2-3, 4.50ERA; 26.0IP; 7BB, 15K
Gian Rizzo: 9 games; 0-0, 2.53ERA; 10.2IP; 2BB, 10K

Cardenales de Lara (17-15):
Cesar Jimenez: 1 game; 0-0, 0.00; 1.0IP; BB, 3K
Jose Jimenez: 10 games; 0-0, 6.23ERA; 4.1IP; 2BB, 4K

Navegantes del Magallanes (17-15):
Carlos Maldonado: 9 games; 0HR, 2RBI; .308/.444/.308

Tigres de Aragua (19-13):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 7 games, 7 starts; 4-2, 1.80ERA; 40.0IP; 8BB, 26K
Renee Cortez: 14 games; 0-3, 4.26ERA; 12.2IP; 6BB, 10K
Brent Suter: 5 games, 5 starts; 1-1, 4.35ERA; 20.2IP; 11BB, 14K

Rattler Alumni Update – Fall and Winter Leagues – (Through Games of 11/8/15)

The Arizona Fall League held its Fall Stars Game on Saturday night with the West defeating the East 8-3.

There were three Rattlers on the victorious West squad:  Yadiel Rivera (0-for-4, K) and Jacob Barnes (IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K), and Damien Magnifico (IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K).

According to this Jim Callis article, Magnifico was one of seven players in the game to stand out from the rest:

Damien Magnifico, RHP, Brewers. He matched [Giants pitching prospect Ray] Black for the most efficient inning, requiring just eight pitches in a perfect third. He averaged 97.7 mph with his fastball and whiffed Clint Frazier, the Indians’ No. 2 prospect, on three consecutive sliders. Magnifico thrived after becoming a full-time reliever this year and will surface in Milwaukee quickly if he throws strikes as easily as he did in the Fall Stars Game.

Damien Magnifico as a Timber Rattler in 2013.

Damien Magnifico as a Timber Rattler in 2013.

Arizona Fall League:
Surprise Saguaros (13-8):
Michael Reed: 11 games; 0HR, 2RBI; .211/.388/.237
Yadiel Rivera: 13 games; HR, 10RBI; .340/.426/.511
Jacob Barnes: 6 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 7.2IP; 2BB, 11K
Damien Magnifico: 6 games; 0-0, 2 Saves, 1.69ERA; 5.1IP; 3BB, 8K

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (5-7):
Craig Anderson: 2 games, 2 starts; 0-1, 5.56ERA; 11.1IP; BB, 4K

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:
Aguilas Cibaenas (6-12):
Juan Sandoval: 7 games, 2-0, 6.14ERA; 712IP, 2BB, 5K

Gigantes del Cibao (8-10):
Carlos Peguero: 1 game; 1-for-4, HR, RBI
Carlos Triunfel: 10 games; 0HR, 4RBI; .233/.250/.300
Ryan Rowland-Smith: 1 game; 0-0, 0.00; 1.2IP; BB, K

Leones del Escogido (9-7):
Edward Paredes: 5 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 2.2IP; 3BB, 4K
Rafael Soriano: 7 games; 0-0, 3 Saves, 2.57ERA; 7.0IP; 0BB, 4K
Jorge Sosa: 6 games; 0-0, 3.18ERA; 5.2IP; 0BB, 5K

Tigres del Licey (11-6):
Jason Rogers: 16 games; HR, 10RBI; .277/.309/.385

Toros del Este (7-10):
Luis Ortega: 1 game, 0-0, 0.00ERA; 0.1IP; BB, 0K

Liga Mexicana del Pacifico:
Charros de Jalisco (12-14):
Alex Liddi: 26 games; 4HR, 24RBI; .382/.411/.618

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico):
Cangrejeros de Santurce (3-4):
Omar Garcia: 2 games

Criollos de Caguas (6-2):
Efrain Nieves: 2 games, 2 starts, 0-0, 4.50ERA; 10.0IP; 3BB, 4K

Gigantes de Carolina (2-5):
Jeff Dominguez: 7 games; HR, 4RBI; .483/.515/.621
JC Romero 4 games; 0-0, Save; 4.91ERA; 3.2IP; BB, 2K

Indios de Mayaguez (3-3):
Joshua Torres: 1 game, 0-0, 0.00ERA; BB, 2K

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:
Aguilas del Zulia (13-14):
Eric Marzec: 8 games, 5 starts; 2-3, 4.56ERA; 23.2IP; 6BB, 15K
Gian Rizzo: 8 games; 0-0, 2.79ERA; 9.2IP; 2BB, 10K

Cardenales de Lara (13-14):
Jose Jimenez: 8 games; 0-0, 7.36ERA; 3.2IP; BB, 4K

Navegantes del Magallanes (15-12):
Carlos Maldonado: 6 games; 0HR, RBI; .375/.500/.375

Tigres de Aragua (14-12):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 6 games, 6 starts; 3-2, 2.18ERA; 33.0IP; 7BB, 23K
Renee Cortez: 13 games; 0-3, 5.59ERA; 11.2IP; 6BB, 10K
Brent Suter: 5 games, 5 starts; 1-1, 4.35ERA; 20.2IP; 11BB, 14K

Rattler Alumni Update – Fall and Winter Leagues – (Through Games of 11/1/15)

Welcome to the new look of Rattler Radio.  The caricature in the new logo reminds me of a Crow T. Robot line in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 host segment*.

“For those of you who don’t know, a caricaturist is an artist that makes anyone he draws look like Jack Soo.”

Before getting to the Winter League Update.  Here’s a look at the completed field renovation project.

November 2 2015 Field photo

That looks outstanding!

Arizona Fall League:
Surprise Saguaros (9-7):
Michael Reed: 11 games; 0HR, 2RBI; .211/.388/.237
Yadiel Rivera: 9 games; HR, 10RBI; .433/.541/.667
Jacob Barnes: 4 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 5.2IP; 2BB, 8K
Damien Magnifico: 5 games; 0-0, Save, 2.08ERA; 4.1IP; 3BB, 7K

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (4-4):
Craig Anderson: 1 game, 1 start; 0-0, 1.17ERA; 7.2IP; 0BB, 2K

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:
Aguilas Cibaenas (4-9):
Juan Sandoval: 4 games, 1-0, 9.82ERA; 3.2IP, 2BB, 2K

Gigantes del Cibao (5-8):
Carlos Triunfel: 9 games; 0HR, 4RBI; .222/.241/.396

Leones del Escogido (8-4):
Edward Paredes: 5 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 2.2IP; 3BB, 4K
Rafael Soriano: 6 games; 0-0, 3 Saves, 3.00ERA; 6.0IP; 0BB, 4K
Jorge Sosa: 6 games; 0-0, 3.18ERA; 5.2IP; 0BB, 5K

Tigres del Licey (7-6):
Jason Rogers: 12 games; HR, 8RBI; .250/.294/.354

Toros del Este (6-7):
Luis Ortega: 1 game, 0-0, 0.00ERA; 0.1IP; BB, 0K

Liga Mexicana del Pacifico:
Charros de Jalisco (11-9):
Alex Liddi: 20 games; 4HR, 22RBI; .403/.437/.688

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico):
Cangrejeros de Santurce (0-2):
Omar Garcia: 1 game

Criollos de Caguas (2-1):
Efrain Nieves: 1 game, 1 start, 0-0, 7.20ERA; 5.0IP; 0BB, 2K

Gigantes de Carolina (2-1):
Jeff Dominguez: 3 games; 0HR, 2RBI; .462/.429/.462
JC Romero 2 games; 0-0, Save; 0.00ERA; 2.0IP; 0BB, 2K

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:
Aguilas del Zulia (10-11):
Eric Marzec: 6 games, 3 starts; 2-2, 4.20ERA; 15.0IP; 2BB, 12K
Gian Rizzo: 8 games; 0-0, 2.79ERA; 9.2IP; 2BB, 10K

Cardenales de Lara (11-10):
Jose Jimenez: 6 games; 0-0, 11.57ERA; 2.1IP; BB, 2K

Navegantes del Magallanes (11-10):
Carlos Maldonado: 4 games; 0HR, RBI; .500/.571/.500

Tigres de Aragua (12-9):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 5 games, 5 starts; 2-2, 1.93ERA; 28.0IP; 6BB, 21K
Renee Cortez: 11 games; 0-3, 5.59ERA; 9.2IP; 3BB, 8K
Brent Suter: 4 games, 4 starts; 1-1, 5.17ERA; 15.2IP; 6BB, 11K

*-The Magic Sword (Episode 411)

Rattler Alumni Update (10/26/15) – Fall and Winter Leagues

The Arizona Fall League and Australian Baseball League along with the Dominican, Mexican, and Venezuelan Leagues have started and there are plenty of former Timber Rattlers playing some winter ball.  The Puerto Rican League will be starting on October 30.  There are several Rattler Alumni on tentative rosters for teams in that league.  They will be added to the report for next week.

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Screenshot Suter

Arizona Fall League:
Surprise Saguaros (7-3):
Michael Reed: 7 games; 0HR, 2RBI; .185/.333/.222
Yadiel Rivera: 5 games; HR, 10RBI; .500/.542/.818
Jacob Barnes: 2 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 3.0IP; 0BB, 4K
Damien Magnifico: 3 games; 0-0, Save, 3.86ERA; 2.1IP; BB, 3K

Australian Baseball League:
Sydney Blue Sox (2-2):
LHP Craig Anderson: On the reserve roster

Liga de Beisbol Dominicano:
Aguilas Cibaenas (1-6):
Juan Sandoval: 2 games, 1-0, 10.80ERA; 1.2IP, BB, 2K

Gigantes del Cibao (3-4):
Carlos Triunfel: 6 games; 0HR, 4RBI; .250/.273/.350

Leones del Escogido (4-4):
Edward Paredes: 2 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 0.2IP; 3BB, K
Rafael Soriano: 3 games; 0-0, Save, 0.00ERA; 3.0IP; 0BB, K
Jorge Sosa: 3 games; 0-0, 0.00ERA; 3.0IP; 0BB, 2K

Tigres del Licey (5-1):
Jason Rogers: 5 games; HR, 5RBI; .200/.238/.400

Liga Mexicana del Pacifico:
Charros de Jalisco (8-6):
Alex Liddi: 14 games; 0HR, 10RBO; .333/.367/.463

Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional:
Aguilas del Zulia (7-9):
Eric Marzec: 5 games, 3 starts; 1-2, 4.85ERA; 13.0IP; BB, 11K
Gian Rizzo: 6 games; 0-0, 2.3ERA; 7.2IP; 2BB, 9K

Cardenales de Lara (8-8):
Jose Jimenez: 5 games; 0-0, 20.25ERA; 1.1IP; BB, K

Navegantes del Magallanes (7-8):
Carlos Maldonado: 4 games; 0HR, RBI; .500/..571/.500

Tigres de Aragua (7-7):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx: 3 games, 3 starts; 2-1, 2.25ERA; 16.0IP; 5BB, 11K
Renee Cortez: 8 games; 0-3, 7.71ERA; 7.0IP; 2BB, 6K
Brent Suter: 3 games, 3 starts; 1-1, 6.17ERA; 11.2IP; 4BB, 7K

 

Here is a YouTube episode of Nacion Tigrera en Pretemporada which features interviews of ex-Rattlers Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Brent Suter.

Wrapping up the Winter Leagues – Caribbean Series

Rattler Radio completes a look at Timber Rattlers Alumni in the Winter Leagues.  Australia was Monday.  Liga de Beisbol Dominicano was Tuesday.  Wednesday was a trip to Puerto Rico for stats from Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente. Thursday we looked at Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional.

Today is a peek at the 2015 Caribbean Series which was held in Puerto Rico.

Venezuela went 4-0 in Round Robin play, but lost to Cuba in the semifinals.  The Cubans would defeat Mexico 3-2 in the Championship Game to claim the title.

Puerto Rico (1-3):
Rene Rivera (’03): 4 games, .188/.188/.250, 0HR, RBI
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 2 games, 0-for-3, 0HR, 0RBI
Hiram Burgos (’10, ’13): 2 games, 0-0, 0.00ERA, 2.1IP, 2BB, 3K
Joel Pineiro (’98): 1 game, 1 start, 0-0, 3.00ERA, 6.0IP, 0BB, K

Venezuela (4-1):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 5 games, .188/.188/.188, 0HR, RBI

Venezuela's second baseman Orlando Arcia, right, throws to first base as second baseman Alexi Amarista watches during a Caribbean Series baseball game against Mexico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Venezuela’s second baseman Orlando Arcia, right, throws to first base as second baseman Alexi Amarista watches during a Caribbean Series baseball game against Mexico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Alumni Birthdays for the Weekend:
February 20:
JB Tucker (’06) – 33
Pedro Liriano (’01) – 38
Tony Menendez (’85) – 50
Ken Murphy (’67, ’68) – 71
Roberto Tano (’58) – 79
Bill Ecklund (’51) – Would have been 85
Mel Gallup (’51) – Would have been 85

February 21:
Ruben Pujols (’88) – 47
Joe Paglino (’82) – 55

February 22:
Carlos Peguero (’07) – 28
John Sullivan (’06) – 33
JJ Putz (’00) – 38
Luis Mallea (’88) – 49
Gary Schaefer (’66) – 74

Wrapping up the Winter Leagues – Venezuela

Rattler Radio continues to look at Timber Rattlers Alumni in the Winter Leagues.  Australia was Monday.  Liga de Beisbol Dominicano was Tuesday.  Wednesday was a trip to Puerto Rico for stats from Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente.

Today, Liga Venezuela Beisbol Profesional.

Caribes de Anzoategui (with ex-Rattler Orlando Arcia) finished the regular season with the best record at 39-24.  They also made it through Round Robin playoffs into the Championship Series where they defeated Navegantes del Magallanes 4-1 in the best-of-seven Finals.

Photo Credit: Caribes website

Photo Credit: Caribes website

Regular Season:

Venezuela:
Aguilas del Zulia (35-28, 3rd):
Eric Marzec (’11): 9 games, 7 starts, 2-1, 2.68ERA, 37.0IP, 3BB, 24K

Bravos de Margarita (23-39, 8th):
Tyler Cravy (’12): 6 games, 6 starts, 0-4, 5.04ERA, 25.0IP, 6BB, 20K
Greg Holle (’11): 15 games, 0-2, 1 Save, 4.91ERA, 11.0IP, 7BB,2K
Andy Moye (’12): 2 games, 1 start, 0-0, 6.75ERA, 1.1IP, 2BB, 0K

Cardenales de Lara (29-35, 6th):
Luis Valbuena (’06): 20 games, .247/.321/.534, 5HR, 16RBI
Jose Escalona (’08): 5 games, 0-0, 8.44ERA, 5.1IP, 3BB, 4K
Cesar Jimenez (’03): 17 games, 10 starts, 3-5, 3.53ERA, 51.0IP, 12BB, 47K

Caribes de Anzoategui (39-24, 1st):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 55 games, .265/.335/.445, 7HR, 28RBI

Photo Credit: Ann Mollica

Orlando Arcia as a Rattler in 2013.

Navegantes del Magallanes (32-31, 4th):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 18 games, .167/.310/.292, 1HR, 7RBI

Carlos Maldonado with Magallanes. Photo Credit: HERE

Carlos Maldonado with Magallanes. Photo Credit: HERE

Tigres de Aragua (35-27, 2nd):
Renee Cortez (’03): 27 games, 3-1, Save, 1.37ERA, 26.1IP, 12BB, 7K

Playoffs:

Caribes de Anzoategui (15-6):
Orlando Arcia (’13): 9 games, .250/.250/.375, HR, 6RBI

Navegantes del Magallanes (11-10):
Carlos Maldonado (’99): 2 games, 0-for-4, 0HR, 0RBI

Tiburones de La Guaira (5-11):
Joe Dunigan (’08): 3 games, 0-for-3

Tigres de Aragua (8-8):
Renee Cortez (’03): 9 games, 0-1, 4.91ERA, 7.1IP, 3BB, 2K

Alumni Birthdays for February 19:
Bob Umdenstock (’79) – 56

1979 Card

1979 Card

Wrapping up the Winter Leagues – Puerto Rico

Rattler Radio continues to look at Timber Rattlers Alumni in the Winter Leagues.  Australia was Monday.  Liga de Beisbol Dominicano was Tuesday.  Today a trip to Puerto Rico for stats from Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente.

Criollos de Caguas finished with the best record during the regular season at 25-14, but they did not make it through the round robin to the Championship Series.  Cangrejeros de Santurce – with former Rattlers Rene Rivera, Yadiel Rivera, and Joel Pineiro) would win the league be defeating Indios de Mayaguez 4-2 in the best-of-seven Finals.

Photo Courtesy of ligapr.com

Photo Courtesy of ligapr.com.

REGULAR SEASON:

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (19-19, 3rd):
Omar Garcia (’14): 11 games, .091/.167/.091, 0HR, 0RBI
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 36 games, .250/.313/.367, 2HR, 20RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 11 games, 11 starts, 2-4, 4.42ERA, 57.0IP, 11BB, 32K

Criollos de Caguas (25-14, 1st):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 9 games, 8 starts, 3-1, 3.70ERA, 41.1IP, 15BB, 20K

Gigantes de Carolina (19-20, 4th):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 38 games, .219/.275/.313, 2HR, 10RBI
JC Ramirez (’08): 12 games, 0-1, 2.93ERA, 15.1IP, 3BB, 16K

Indios de Mayaguez (22-16, 2nd):
Martin Maldonado (’09): 12 games, .167/.311/.222, 0HR, 4RBI
Hiram Burgos (’10): 2 games, 2 starts, 0-0, 3.60ERA, 5.0IP, BB, 6K
Jorge Lopez (’13): 6 games, 6 starts, 1-1, 1.73ERA, 26.0IP, 8BB, 25K

Senadores de San Juan (12-28, 5th):
Joe Dunigan (’08): 17 games, .231/.271/.508; 5HR, 10RBI
Rene Rivera (’03): 23 games, .275/.313/.429, 2HR, 6RBI

PLAYOFFS:

Puerto Rico:
Cangrejeros de Santurce (12-6):
Rene Rivera (’03): 16 games, .290/.306/.522, 3HR, 11RBI
Yadiel Rivera (’12): 11 games, .292/.293/.375, 0HR, 0RBI
Joel Pineiro (’98): 5 games, 5 starts, 3-0, 1.80ERA, 30.0IP, 7BB, 15K

Criollos de Caguas (2-10):
Efrain Nieves (’10): 3 games, 1 start, 0-0, 3.00ERA, 6.0IP, 3BB, 3K

Gigantes de Carolina (7-6):
Jeff Dominguez (’06): 13 games, .310/.388/.524, 2HR, 8RBI

Indios de Mayaguez (10-9):
Johan Limonta (’06): 13 games, .125/.176/.125, 0HR, RBI
Martin Maldonado (’09): 18 games, .345/.433/.431, 0HR, 4RBI
Hiram Burgos (’10): 4 games, 0-0, 1.80ERA, 5.0IP, BB, 7K

Alumni Birthdays for February 18:
David Asher (’06) – 32
Donnie Schmidt (’99) – 40
Shawn Estes (’93, ’94, ’95) – 42
Bob Fallon (’80) – 55
Joe Tipton (’41) – Would have been 93
George “Zip” Zabel (‘1913) – Would have been 124

Shawn Estes as an Appleton Fox in 1993.

Shawn Estes as an Appleton Fox in 1993.

 

 

Joe Tipton

Joe Tipton

Zip Zabel

Zip Zabel

Wrapping up the Winter Leagues – Dominican Republic

Time to look back at Timber Rattlers Alumni in the Winter Leagues.  Yesterday, it was Australia.  Today, a quick peek at the Liga de Beisbol Dominicano.

Gigantes del Cibao won the league plyoffs.  They tied Estrellas de Oriente with a 10-6 record in the four-team round robin.  Cibao would win the best-of-nine Championship Series 5-3 over Oriente.

Regular Season:

Aguilas Cibaenas (30-20, 2nd):
Edward Paredes (’08): 13 games, 1 start, 0-2, 6.43ERA, 7.0IP, 2BB, 6K
Juan Sandoval (’03): 18 games, 0-0, 4.76ERA, 17.0IP, 10BB, 15K

Estrellas de Oriente (32-18, 1st):
Juan Diaz (’08): 31 games, .245/.294/.309, 0HR, 12RBI
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 7 games, 6 starts, 2-1, 3.55ERA, 25.1IP, 8BB, 12K

Gigantes del Cibao (28-22, 3rd):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 31 games, .271/.428/.542, 8HR, 20RBI

Tigres del Licey (19-31, 5th):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 20 games, .196/.241/.216, 0HR, 5RBI

Toros del Este (24-26, 4th):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 6 games, 5 starts, 1-3, 4.43ERA, 22.1IP, 4BB, 20K

Austin Bibens-Dirkx as a Rattler. (Photo Credit: Joel Dinda)

Austin Bibens-Dirkx as a Rattler. (Photo Credit: Joel Dinda)

PLAYOFFS:

Aguilas Cibaenas (7-9):
Carlos Triunfel (’07): 11 games, .238/.238/.286; 0HR, 3RBI
Juan Sandoval (’03): 2 games, 0-0, 0.1IP, 3H, R, ER, IBB, 0K

Estrellas de Oriente (13-11):
Juan Diaz (’08): 4 games, .267/.267/.333, 0HR, RBI
Hunter Morris (’10): 2 games, 0-for-5
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 1 game, 1 start, 0-1, 5.0IP, 5H, 3R, 0BB, 7K

Gigantes del Cibao (15-9):
Carlos Peguero (’07): 18 games, .231/.301/.446, 4HR, 12RBI

Toros del Este (5-11):
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’06): 5 games, 3 starts, 1-1, 17.1IP, 15H, 3R, 4BB, 12K

Alumni Birthdays for February 17:
Maverick Lasker (’09, ’10, ’11, ’12): 25
Bob Scott (’61) – 77

Maverick Lasker in 2011.

Maverick Lasker in 2011.

Wrapping up the Winter Leagues – Australia

Time to look back at Timber Rattlers Alumni in the Winter Leagues.  Today, a quick peek at the Australian Baseball League.

The ABL ended last week with Perth winning the championship.  Video of the Claxton Shield presentation here.

Regular Season:
Melbourne Aces (15-31):
Kyle Heckathorn (’10): 3 games, 0-2, 8.10ERA, 3.1IP, 4BB, 3K

Perth Heat (28-20):
Chad Robinson (’10): 15 games, 2-3, 2 saves, 2.11ERA, 21.1IP, 10BB, 26K

Sydney Blue Sox (22-24):
Craig Anderson (’00): 12 games, 12 starts, 5-6, 3.59ERA, 3CG, 2SHO, 77.2IP, 14BB, 60K

Playoffs:
Perth:
Chad Robinson: 2 games, 0-0, 0.00ERA, IP, 3BB, K

Chad Robinson in 2010.

Chad Robinson in 2010.

Sydney:
Craig Anderson: 1 game, 1 start, 6.0IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, No decision

Alumni Birthdays for February 16:
Justin Dunning (’99) – 38
Geovany Miranda (’91) – 45
Ron Scruggs (’86) – 52
Jerry Hairston (’71) – 63

They spelled Miranda’s first name wrong…twice!
miranda1990
Miranda

Meanwhile in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Series is taking place in Puerto Rico right now.  Taking a look at the rosters finds plenty of former Timber Rattlers playing…especially for the host team:

Puerto Rico:
Hiram Burgos
Joel Pineiro
Rene Rivera
Yadiel Rivera, who shows off his uniform in this tweet from earlier in the week.

Venezuela:
Orlando Arcia

Through the first three days, Puerto Rico is 0-3.  Venezuela is 3-0.

Alumni Birthdays for February 6:
Terry Serrano (’08) – 28
Carlos George (’10, ’11, ’12) – 26
Chad Thompson (’12, ’14) – 24
JB Brown (’80) – 58
Jackie Smith (’77, ’78) – 60
Leslie Hayes (1913) – Would have been 123

 

Chad Thompson with the Timber Rattlers in 2012.

Chad Thompson with the Timber Rattlers in 2012.

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