Thursday, March 23, 2023

Lions crowned after a dramatic encounter in Venezuela

Harold Castro hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 11th inning, and León del Caracas posted a dramatic 7–6 victory over Tiburones de la Guerra in a game full of upsets, taking the final series 4–2 and becoming champions. of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

The Lions confirmed themselves as the top winners in Venezuelan baseball for the first time since the 2009–2010 season, adding the 21st championship to their history. With it they won the right to represent Venezuela in the 2023 Caribbean Series, which they will play as locals from February 2 to 10 in Caracas and seek their third title as a team and eighth for the country.

The Tiburones de la Guaira took a 3–0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles by Balbino Fuenmayor and Wilson García, but the Leones responded in the bottom half of the inning with RBI singles by Harold Castro and José Rondón and only a single. came inside a few inches…

A solo shot by Ehire Adrianza increased the Sharks’ lead in the second inning, but in the bottom of the third inning Osvaldo Arcia hit a one-run double and José Rondón hit a two-run homer to make the score 5–4. Lion.

In the seventh, Danry Vazquez hit a two-run home run to put La Guerra ahead 6–5 again, though a shot by Juan Torres in the bottom of the inning scored Juan Infante to tie the game and send him allowed to score for . to extra innings, where Castro defined it with his masterful drive through right field.

José Rondón, 4–3 with a double, a home run and three RBI, as well as Harold Castro, 5–3 with a home run and two RBI, led the winners’ offense.

Silvino Bracho earned the win with a scoreless three-inning relief and Johan Bellisario took the loss after conceding the homer that defined the match without being able to get an out in his relief.

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