Ballard's team was eliminated
After Friday and Saturday's games, all four teams have now punched their ticket to the 2010 Serie del Caribe in Venezuela. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the weekend's winterball action.
Arizona Fall League: Surprise - SEASON OVER
16-16, 2.0 GB
The Rafters finished with a .500 mark, two games behind the division-winning Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League’s West Division.
Mexican Pacific League
Hermosillo won the LMP Serie Final in seven games. No Rangers appeared in the series. The Naranjeros advance to the Serie del Caribe.
Venezuelan Winter League
Caracas cruised by Magallanes, 7-2, to take the Venezuelan championship and advance to the Serie del Caribe, which will be played in Venezuela.
The Rangers have given right-hander Guillermo Moscoso permission to pitch in the Caribbean Series, and he is expected to start either game two or three.
Dominican Winter League
The Leones del Escogido clinched its 13th Dominican National Championship with a 5-2 road victory at Cibao in Thursday’s deciding game nine.
Puerto Rican Winter League
Mayaguez locked up the Puerto Rican title with an 8-6, 11-inning victory over Caguas.
Criollos left-hander Mike Ballard appeared in relief, and he gave up one run on four hits in 2.1 innings. He walked zero and struck out two.
With Ballard’s club being eliminated from the postseason, it appears that Guillermo Moscoso (Caracas) and Joaquin Arias (Escogido) will be the only Rangers participating in the Serie del Caribe.
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