Sunday, February 5, 2023

Criollo wins Series 6, gains advantage in Puerto Rico

The Criollos de Caguas swept the Cangrejeros de Santurce on Sunday in a doubleheader of matches truncated to seven episodes to string together six wins and affirm their leadership in Puerto Rico’s Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League.

Earlier, Edwin Díaz hit two homers, four runs and went 3 for 3 with seven RBI to lead the Criollos to a 10–5 victory over the Congrejeros.

In the second half of the day, Vimael Machín hit a ground ball to short stop that Rey Fuentes took advantage of to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to seal the Criollos’ 1–0 win over the Cangrejeros.

In Mayagüez, León de Ponce also fielded the local Indians in their doubleheader, a duel between the teams battling for the final ticket.

In the undercard opener, Victor Caritina walked with the bases loaded to drive in a run and Owen Miller drove in another with a sacrifice fly in the same first inning to give the Lions a 2–1 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. did. Indians.

In the second game, Ivan de Jesus Jr. stopped a six-run attack with a two-run double in the third inning, Jesmuel Valentin went 1-for-2 with a two-RBI home run, and Jesse Escara went 1-for-4. Achieved it. with two RBI in Leon’s 7–2 victory over Mayagüez.

Finally, in San Juan, RA12 and the Carolina Giants split honors in a doubleheader.

Earlier in the day, Ricardo Vélez pitched one run with six innings of only four hits and five strikeouts to lead RA12 to a 6–1 victory over the Giants. Ryan Lidge went 2 for 2 with an RBI and Yadiel Rivera went 1 for 3 with an RBI to stand out in the early onslaught.

In the second game of the day, Gabriel Cancel hit a solo shot to break a tie in the top of the seventh inning and give the Giants a 2–1 victory over RA12.

Criollos remains on top with 26-13, followed by Gigantes (22-17), Cangrejeros (22-18), Indias (20-18), Leon (18-20) and RA12 (8-30).


Yoenis Yera pitched a stellar performance and the Charros de Jalisco scored five times in the first inning to record three straight 8–1 victories over the Tomatoes de Culiacan in the Mexican Pacific League.

Yera won the game with one run and six fan outs, pitching seven innings of just three hits, while Julian Ornelas went 4–1 with a triple and three RBI, and Mikel Rivera went 2–1 on offense with two RBI.

In Mexicali, Marcelo Martínez allowed only two hits in six scoreless innings with six fans, while Alonzo Harris batted 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, and Anthony Giansanti with a double and two RBIs. went 1-for-4 with . to lead Aguilas de Mexicali to an 8–2 victory over Yaquis de Ciudad Obregón.

In Navojoa, Aseel Sanchez hit a two-run homer, Olmo Rosario went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and Raiko Santos went 2 for 5 with two RBIs to give the Mayos a 6-game losing streak. Valuable victory. Orange leader of Hermosillo.

In Los Mochis, Wagner Lagrange homered with the bases loaded, Michael Robles added a three-run home run and Justin Dean went 4 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs in a 12-run win for Los Caneros de Los Mochis. scored runs On the Sultans of Monterrey.

In Mazatlán, star Jesse Castillo hit a two-run single and hit a four-run attack in the third inning thanks to an RBI double by Orlando Piña, with the Algodoneros de Guasave defeating the locals 4–2.

In the second round the Naranjeros lead with a 16–8 record, followed by the Canaros (16–6), Algodoneros (13–11), Aguilas (13–11), Yaquis (12–12), Mayos (11–13) ), charros (10–14), tomateros (10–14), sultanas (10–14) and venados (9–15).


Pedro Castellanos led a 19-hit offensive with which the Cardenales de Lara crushed Águilas del Zulia 15–8, losing their tenth consecutive game and on the verge of elimination in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

Castellanos went 4 for 5 with two homers and five RBI, Juniel Quereto went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI, while Odubel Herrera went 1 for 3 with a double and three RBI. led the offense.

At Puerto La Cruz, Isaias Tejeda went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI, Johnny Pereda hit a two-run home run, while Angel Aponte and Alexander Palma added two RBI doubles in the Leones’ win. . del Caracas 8-7 over Caribes de Anzoategui.

In Valencia, Ramon Flores went 3 for 4 with an RBI, Juan Greatrol went 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Luis Castro hit a one-run home run to give Bravos de Margarita a 4–2 win over the Magellan Navigators. Plus added RBI single.

In Caracas, Solomon Bates completed five scoreless innings while allowing just one hit with five fannings, and the Tigres de Aragua defeated the Tiburones de la Guerra 8–5. José Martínez went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI, Eduardo Escobar went 2 for 3 with a two RBI double and Dennis Phipps went 3 for 4 to lead the winners’ offense.

Leones lead the circuit with a 31–18 record, followed by Cardenales (29–19), Tiburones (27–20), Navagentes (25–25), Braves (23–24), Tigres (22–27) , Caribs (19–29) and Eagles (18–32).

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