Nippon Professional Baseball:Williams Pérez dominó a placer los bates de #Águilas con 5 innings completos sin permitir carreras, 5 K y 4 BB. El “as” de #Cardenales respondió cuando más lo necesitaban. #LVBP #SemifinalesLVBP pic.twitter.com/a1Pug1BsNb— Sebastián Villalobos (@sebastian0209) January 18, 2020
Yoshihisa Hirano (former Arizona) is hoping to continue career in MLB: NPB On Reddit Twitter
Mexican Pacific League Semifinals:
Efren Navarro (former Memphis-Culiacan) started in left field and batted fifth. 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs (one w/two-outs), one run, and grounded into one double play.
Culiacan beat Mochis 10-4
LMP Official Site Post Game
No Games Scheduled For Saturday
Dominican League Round Robin:
Rangel Ravelo (St. Louis-Cibaenas) started at first base and batted third. 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run, two walks, and one hit by pitch.
Francisco Pena (former St. Louis-Cibaenas) started at catcher and batted eighth. 1-for-4 at the plate.
Yefri Perez (former MiLB signing-Cibaenas) entered late in the game as a pinch runner, stole one base, and scored one run.
Donovan Solano (former Memphis-Licey) started at third base and batted seventh. 2-for-5 with one double and one hit by pitch.
Cibaenas and Licey tied 5-5, suspended after 10th inning
LIDOM Official Site
Tony Pena (former St. Louis) threw out the first pitch to Friday's game: Cibaenas Official Site
Continuation of Friday's tiebreaker game between Cibaenas and Licey
Venezuelan League Semifinals:
Ildemaro Vargas (former Springfield-Lara) started at second base and batted leadoff. 0-for-5 at the plate.
Williams Perez (Springfield free agent-Lara) started and pitched five innings. He allowed five hits, no runs, four walks, and struck four out. (p-s:89-52)(g/f:6-2)
Vicente Campos (former MiLB signing-Lara) entered in the seventh and pitched one inning. He allowed no hits or runs, and struck one out for the hold (2). (p-s:14-9)(g/f:0-1)
Pedro Rodriguez (former MiLB signing-Lara) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning. He allowed two hits, two earned runs, one home run, and struck one out for the blown save (2) and winning decision (2-0). (p-s:14-10)(g/f:1-0)
Lara beat Zulia 4-2
LVBP Official Site Post Game
No Games Scheduled For Saturday
Puerto Rican League Championship:
Yariel Gonzalez (Springfield-Mayaguez) started at first base and batted eighth. 0-for-3 with one strikeout and assisted in one double play.
Santurce beat Mayaguez 3-0
LBPRC Official Site Post Game
Santurce (2-1) visits Mayaguez (1-2) @ 7:15 PM AST
Australian Baseball League:
Jeremy Martinez (former Memphis-Brisbane) started as designated hitter and batted third. 0-for-1 with one run and one walk.
Brisbane beat Sydney 4-0
Mikey Reynolds (former Springfield-Adelaide) started at shortstop and batted second. 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Jeremy Hazelbaker (former St. Louis-Adelaide) started in right field and batted third. 1-for-5 with one strikeout and one caught stealing.
Shane Robinson (former St. Louis-Melbourne) started in centerfield and batted second. 2-for-5 with one RBI and two runs.
Adelaide beat Melbourne 8-6
Pete Kozma (former St. Louis-Perth) started at shortstop and batted sixth. 1-for-4 with one double, one run, and assisted in one double play.
Perth beat Geelong-Korea 14-2
Adelaide (20-11) visits Melbourne (20-15)
Perth (21-14) visits Geelong-Korea (10-25)
Auckland (19-15) visits Canberra (15-15)
Caribbean Series (February 1, 2020):
The series will be played in honor of the Puerto Rican dream team of 1995: LVBP Official Site
World Baseball Classic (April 1, 2020):
Chen Wei-Yin (former Miami) will pitch for Taiwan: CPBL Stats