The Criollos de Caguas’ seven-game winning streak came to an end this Thursday, when they fell with a 5-0 shutout against the Carolina Giants at the Roberto Clemente Walker Stadium in the continuation of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League.
Caguas now occupies second place in winter baseball at 15-8 after the Cangrejeros de Santurce beat the Indios de Mayaguez 2-1 to retake the lead in the tournament. Carolina is third at 14-9.
Three Giants pitchers were in charge of tying up the Criollos’ bats, with just one hit allowed.
Miller Hogan was the winning pitcher, with six innings and six strikeouts. Caguas’ first and only hit came from Miguel Pabon, with a single after one out at the top of the sixth inning.
The Giants planted the flag from the first inning with a three-run bouquet, the product of singles by Adeiny Hechavarria and Brian Navarreto.
In the sixth act, they added two more scores, thanks to a double by Edrick Felix. Luke Farrell allowed Carolina’s first three runs in four innings to take the loss. He had seven hits and struck out five.
The Criollos will have their next match this Friday, when they visit the Leones de Ponce at the Francisco ‘Paquito’ Montaner Stadium at 7:45 pm