The Ponce Lions They beat the 8-3 Caguas Creoles at the Yldefonso Sola Morales stadium on Sunday, of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (LBPRC)
It was one of revenge for the Lions, who had been defeated by the Criollos last Friday via a 5-0 shutout at the Francisco “Paquito” Montaner.
The victory was combined with a 10-5 victory for the Carolina Giants Over the Santurce Crab Eaters, persisting a tie for second place in the tournament. Santurce remains ahead with a record of 8-4.
The victory went to Lenny Torres (1-0), after pitching two blank innings in relief work. Luke Farrell (0-2) took the loss after allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and allowed six hits.
Carolina wins in extra innings
On the other hand, the Giants took advantage of pitcher Joel Huertas’ lack of control in the twelfth inning to score a 10-5 victory over Santurce.
The Cangrejeros’ house fell down with the rally of six runs that Carolina achieved in the last inning of the game.
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The setback went to Huertas (0-1), while the victory went to Nathan Torres (1-0).
Wilfredo “Coco” Cordero
Meanwhile, the Mayaguez Indians fell before RA12 with a score of 6-1 in the debut of Wilfredo “Coco” Cordero as leaderin a match held at the Isidoro Garcia stadium.
This is the third consecutive setback for the Mayaguezanos, who now play 3-9 and occupy the last place in the LBPRC.
Meanwhile, Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar’s ninth improves his record to 5-7.
Cordero took charge of the tribe hours before the game and assured that he will be working on the focus of the players in the batter’s box, who have had poor offensive production at the beginning of the season. Not counting the Sunday day, The Indians’ collective batting was .193.
The only run for the Sultana del Oeste team came at the end of the seventh inning, with an RBI single by Danny Ortiz to the right field, pushing Robbie Merced from second base.
Left-hander Miguel Martinez (0-2) took the fall by allowing four runs in three and two-thirds innings. For his part, Roy Geigel (1-1) scored his first victory of the tournament in relief, working for two and a third innings without allowing a score.
The winter league does not have games on the agenda on Monday.
After Santurce, in second place in the table are the Leones and Gigantes with a record of 7-5.
The Criollos occupy third place with a record of 6-6 and, for their part, RA12 and Mayaguez remain in the last two places with a record of 5-7 and 3-9, respectively.