Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-21-18: Cardinals Signed 19-Year Old Venezuelan RHP Josue Ramirez; Randy Ruiz Singles & Hits A Solo Home Run; Rafael Ortega Singles, Walks, & Drives In One Run

Josue Ramirez - International Signing From Venezuela

Cuban League Championship:

Las Tunas beat Granma 6-5 in game one: Diario de Cuba

Mexican Pacific League Championship:

Randy Arozarena (Springfield-Navojoa) started in left field and batted second.  0-for-3 with one strikeout.

Culiacan beat Navojoa 4-0
LMP Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Game:
Culiacan (1-0) visits Navojoa (0-1) @ 5:00 PM MT

Venezuelan League Championship:

Rafael Ortega (former Memphis-Caribes) started in centerfield and batted leadoff.  1-for-3 with one two-out RBI, one run, and one walk.

Ildemaro Vargas (former Springfield-Lara) started at second base and batted leadoff.  1-for-5 at the plate.
Rangel Ravelo (Memphis-Lara) started at first base and batted third.  0-for-3 with two walks (one intentional).

Caribes beat Lara 4-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game

Nestor Molina (MiLB signing-Lara) is scheduled to start the fourth game: LVBP Official Site

Freddy Garcia (Monterrey free agent-Caribes) will become the second oldest pitcher in LVBP history to start in the finals and talks about keeping Ildemaro Vargas (former Springfield-Lara) off the bases: Meridiano

St. Louis signed 19-year old Venezuelan RHP Josue Ramirez (picture above) on October 25, 2017 and assigned to short-season Dominican Summer League.

Sunday's Game:
Caribes (1-0) visits Lara (0-1) @ 5:00 PM VET

Dominican League Round Robin:

Raul Valdes (former St. Louis-Cibao) started and pitched five innings.  He allowed four hits, two earned runs, two home runs, one walk, and struck three out for the losing decision (0-3).  (g/f:4-5)

Cibaenas beat Cibao 2-0
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Licey) started at third base and batted second.  2-for-3 with one run.

Escogido beat Licey 12-4
LIDOM Official Site Post Game

No Games Scheduled For Sunday

Colombian League Championship:

Sincelejo beat Monteria 5-0: LCBP Official Site

Sunday's Game:
Sincelejo (2-2) visits Monteria (2-2) @ 5:00 PM - Gueddy Guerra (former VSL) is scheduled to start for Monteria

Puerto Rican League:

Hector Hernandez (former Palm Beach-Santurce) started and pitched 4.1 innings.  He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck two out.  (g/f:6-2)

Randy Ruiz (former MiLB signing-Mayaguez) started as designated hitter and batted fourth.  2-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and one run.
Yariel Gonzalez (State College-Mayaguez) started in left field and moved to third base, batting fifth.  1-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout.
Tyler Herron (former Springfield-Mayaguez) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the winning decision (2-0).  (ir-s:2-0)

Mayaguez beat Santurce 6-4
LBPRC Official Site Post Game

Sunday's Games:
Santurce (8-7) visits Carolina (5-10) for a doubleheader beginning @ 1:00 PM AST
Caguas (10-5) visits Mayaguez (7-8) for a doubleheader beginning @ 1:00 PM AST

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