Armed with veteran starter Freddie Cabrera, the Carolina Giants They defeated on Saturday RA12by a score of 4-2, in the continuation of the 2023-2024 season of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (LBPRC).
Furthermore, during the day, the Santurce Crab Eaters and the Caguas Creoles.
Cabrera scored his second win of the season after allowing two runs in seven innings worked for Carolina. Cabrera (2-1) allowed four hits, struck out five and hit one pitch.
The Giants attacked RA12 starter Omar Sanchez early when they scored two runs on him in the bottom of the first inning. Sanchez opened the game with a hit to Bryan Torres. Torres was followed by Edrick Felix and Johnathan Rodriguez with hits that put the score, 1-0, in favor of the locals. Felix and Rodriguez stole the base before Adeiny Hechevarria sacrificed himself with a fly ball to bring in one more line for 2-0.
Carolina extended its lead in the bottom of the third inning, after two outs, when Brian Navarrete hit a double that could not be handled by Bladimir Restituyo in center field to bring Rodriguez and Hechevarria to the plate.
The defeat was for Sanchez (0-1), after allowing the Giants’ four runs in two and two-thirds innings. Orlando Rodriguez earned the first save of the season.
Young looks with Santurce
On the other hand, led by a solid pitching performance by Christian Young, the Santurce Crab Eaters they once again whitewashed the Ponce Lionsthis time 2-0.
With an excellent job on the mound of five blank chapters, Young scored his second victory of the tournament and led the Santurcinos to his eighth win of the campaign. Young did not allow the Southern team to score, retired five Lions by striking out, walked one and allowed one hit.
The loss for the Southern team represents its third consecutive shutout, putting its record at 6-5. The offensive work of the Poncenos was reduced to three hits.
Pedro Echemendia carried the setback in five innings of work, in which he allowed six hits, two runs, one walk and fanned three batters.
Second in a row for the Criollos
Finally, the Caguas Creoles They defended their home by defeating, 2-0, the Mayaguez Indians at the Yldefonso Sola Morales stadium.
The first of their two runs was scored in the seventh inning, due to an error in the defense of shortstop Jeremy Rivera on a hit by Ismael Salgado. Later, in the eighth inning, they scored their second run on a double by Johneshwy Fargas.
Fargas was the best hitter for the Criollos after going 3-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base. Vimael Machin went 1-for-3. For the Indians, Danny Ortiz and Anthony Garcia went 1 for 3.
Jorge Benitez (1-0) took the victory after only giving way to one hit in two innings worked.
After Saturday’s LBPRC matchday, the Cangrejeros remain at the top of the league with a record of 8-3. On the other hand, a tie persists between the Criollos, the Gigantes and the Leones, after the three teams reached a record of 6-5. For their part, the Indians remain in last place in the standings with a 3-8 record.
The winter league continues on Sunday when Carolina visits Santurce, Ponce visits Caguas and RA12 visits Mayaguez. All games start at 4:10 p.m.