Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Navigators tie for lead in Venezuela post-season

A fine start by star Eric Leal and a four-run strike in the third inning was enough to lead Yadier Molina’s Navegantes de Magallanes to a 6-1 win over Leon de Caracas on Saturday to tie Tigres. The round robin that gives two tickets to the finals of the Venezuelan Baseball League.

Leal pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits to earn the win. On offense, Rannell Rosario went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs produced.

In Maracay, Ángel Aguilar hit a two-run homer and Balbino Fuenmayor hit a solo homer to give the Tiburones de la Guira a 3–2 win over Aragua, missing a chance to remain the sole leader in the round-robin round. gave. ,

Tigres de Aragua and Navegantes del Magallanes lead the round robin with 3–2 records, followed by Cardenales de Lara (2–2), Tiburones de la Guayra (2–3) and León del Caracas (2–3). .


Dominican Republic

Emilio Bonifacio with the bases loaded worked to prevent a six-run attack in the fourth inning as Tigres del Licey beat Gigantes del Cibao 7-5 to return to the top of a round-robin round that featured Dominican baseball’s two finalists . League.

In San Pedro de Macoris, Gustavo Núñez hit a two-run double and Lewin Díaz brought two more to the plate as part of a five-run onslaught in the bottom of the eighth inning, with the Estrellas Orientals leading the team 5–1. 0 the Águilas Cibeñas and tied the Tigres del Lice for the round robin lead.

After playing 13 of the 18 scheduled games, Tigres and Estrellas Orientales led with 7–6 records, followed by Águilas and Gigantes with 6–7 records.



Nick Torres went 4 for 5, including a two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning, giving Naranjeros de Hermosillo a 4–3 win over Venados de Mazatlán, putting them one win from the Mexican semifinals. Got away Pacific League.

It was the only match to be held on the day in Mexico, originally scheduled as a rest day due to the teams’ travel, however was replaced by the match played the previous Thursday for security reasons following a wave of violence. Naranjeros and deer had taken over. in the state of Sinaloa as a result of the capture of drug trafficker Ovidio Guzmán.


Puerto Rico

Led by an impressive outing from Ronnie Williams, Indios de Mayagüez defeated defending champions Criollos de Caguas 2–1 in the opening semi-finals of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League.

Williams pitched six shutout innings, allowing only three hits and eight strikeouts, while Danny Ortiz hit a solo home run. An error by first baseman Peter O’Brien allowed Chavez Young to score a run for Mayagüez.

At Carolina, Jonathan Rodríguez hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, and the Gigantes de Carolina relievers managed a 3–2 win over the Cangrejeros de Centuras to take the lead in the start of their semifinal series. Best out of seven.

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