Managua.- THE CHOICE Colombia beat Cuba 7×4 and leads undefeated, along with Venezuela, the qualifying group B of the pre-world U-23 baseball tournament.
The coffee growers knew how to hold on to points when they fell and came back in the fifth leg against bullpen in Isla, could not preserve the minimum advantage with which the team reached the middle game.
Cuba struck back quickly with three runs in the first inningsbut the opponents scored two in the next one and the score remained that way until the fifth when Caribbean starter José Isaías Grandales (4.0 IP, 4CL, 3K, 4K, 2BB) struck out, leaving two runners in circulation that did not come out.
Rescuers Rafael Perdomo, Alex Guerra and Orisbel Borges survived unstoppable runs in the race that put the coffee growers on top of the scoreboard.
A home run by Andrew Salcedo in the sixth, with one man on the tracks, opened the scoring even further, only to suffer a slight change in the bottom of the seventh, when the Cubans loaded up. the bases, but only scored once.
Colombia’s mentor, Neder Horta, acknowledged that his team played baseball very well and highlighted the men’s team for their behavior on the field.
We know how to stop Cuba, which is a great opponent, and then we made the necessary races to win, explained the helmsman, who is confident of winning one of the two World Cup quotas -assign to section B.
The win that kept the Colombians undefeated in the contest went to reliever Nicolás Maldonado’s career record (2.1IP, 1H, 3K, 3BB), while Grandales took the loss.