Pedro Echemendia handcuffs Mayagüez bats in shutout. (+Winter League Report)

Pedro Echemendia tossed a gem in Ponce’s 1-0 shutout of Mayagüez. The right-hander from Ciego de Ávila, Cuba also fanned eight hitters to carry the Leones on his back to a win. In 9⅓ innings pitched in the circuit the hurler has only allowed two earned runs over that span and sports a shiny 1.93 ERA in the LBPRC.

In the LIDOM Dairon Blanco knocked in a run and scored a run in four trips to the plate to do his part in the Estrellas Orientales blanking of the Toros del Este 2-0. The speedy outfielder is now hitting .273 on the and has also stolen a base on the campaign.

In México Yadir Drake went yard for the first time on the season, drove in two runs and scored another to be the difference in Guasave’s 2-1 win over Jalisco. The slugger who is hitting .354 is quietly having a wonderful start to the season. Yoelquis Guibert also helped the cause with two hits and a run scored in four at-bats. The native of Santiago de Cuba, who is hitting .327 has been a pleasant surprise for the Algodoneros this season.

Cuban action on the day:


Dairon Blanco (EO) 4-1,RBI,R

Henry Urrutia (GC) 4-1,RBI

Yadiel Hernández (AC) 4-1,RBI,R

César Prieto (AC) 3-1,RBI,R

Liga ARCO:

Lázaro Blanco (MAZ) 2.0IP,5H,4ER,BB

Félix Pérez (JAL) 4-0

Yoelquis Guibert (GUA) 4-2,2B,R

Yadir Drake (GUA) 4-2,2B,2RBI,R

Peter O’Brien (CUL) 2-1,2B*

Maikel Serrano (OBR) 4-2

Yoel Yanqui (LAR) 5-1,3B,RBI,R


JC Escarra (PON) 3-0*

Yanquiel Fernández (PON) 3-0

Pedro Echemendia (PON) 6.0IP,H,0ER, 8K

Adeiny Hechavarria (CAR) 4-2

Orlando Rodríguez (CAR) 0.1IP,0H,0ER

Albert Almora (SAN) 4-1*

Orlando Martínez (SAN) 2-0

Adrian Del Castillo (SAN) 2-0*


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