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Winter League roundup: Upsets aplenty in playoffs

Mexican Pacific League

Los Mochis 10, Hermosillo 3
No. 1 seed Hermosillo took a pounding at the hands of Los Mochis on Sunday in the round-robin playoffs . Belting out 20 hits in the contest, Los Mochis was led by Brian Burgamy, who went 4-for-4 with a double, home runs and three RBIs. Ramon Orantes, Sebastian Valle and Jesus Arredondo each had three hits and an RBI. Box score

Navojoa 9, Mexicali 6
Plenty of early runs in this contest helped Navojoa hold on for the victory over Mexicali in the round-robin playoffs. The biggest inning for Navojoa came in the fourth, when Navojoa had six hits, including two home runs. Jon Weber went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while Carlos Orrantia went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Box score

Venezuelan Winter League

La Guaira 4, Magallanes 3
La Guaira shocked No. 1 seed Magallanes on Sunday in the round-robin playoffs by scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth to come away with the win. The team did it without an extra-base hit, instead choosing to get the three runs on four singles and two sacrifice flies. Rafael Cova got the win, while Edgar Martinez took the loss. Box score

Caribes 5, Caracas 1
Behind a three-run sixth inning, Caribes was able to come away with the victory against Caracas in the round-robin playoffs. Gorkys Hernandez had three hits, yet it was Jackson Melian who truly dominated at the plate. He went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. Box score

Dominican Winter League

Gigantes 6, Escogido 5 (10 innings)
Gigantes scored a giant upset on Sunday against No. 1 seed Escogido in the round-robin playoffs. Josh Whitesell hit a game-winning double to left field in the bottom of the 10th inning, which scored Orioles outfielder Francisco Peguero from first. Box score

Licey 4, Aguilas 1
After scoring 10 runs the previous night, Aguilas was held to just one run on Sunday against Licey in the round-robin playoffs. Eugenio Velez went 3-for-4 for Licey with three RBIs. Ronnier Mustelier also went 2-for-4 with a double. Lorenzo Barcelo took the loss, while Toronto's Esmil Rogers got the win. Box score

Puerto Rican League

Ponce 8, Caguas 5
Ponce upset Caguas on Sunday at home in the round-robin playoffs thanks to some timely hitting in the final three frames. Scoring two runs in the seventh and three runs in the eighth, Ponce cruised to victory. Ivan De Jesus went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBIs. Rene Rivera also went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Box score

Mayaguez 5, Carolina 4
Mayaguez took care of business once again on Sunday against Carolina in the round-robin playoffs. Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon led the way, going 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Randy Ruiz also went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Frankie De La Cruz took the loss, while Tyler Herron picked up the win. Box score

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