The winner will receive a ticket to the Little League World Series. Author: Ibrahim Castillo
BAYAMO, Granma — The Bayamo and Havana del Este baseball teams split this Saturday over Ciudad Monumento’s Manuel Alarcón, and tomorrow they will decide who will become the Cuban Junior League (PL) champion.
The visitors won 7-5 first thing in the morning, in a game that saw them start scoring three goals in the same first inning against Bayamese mainstay Luis Enrique Gurriel, who arrived with a league run of three. victories without defeats. , including a zero run zero game.
Gurriel himself tied in the bottom half of that inning with a long home run that revealed two baserunners.
The hosts, encouraged by the fans, made two attempts in the second act and made it 5–3, but Gabana del Este took advantage of several inaccuracies in the opposition’s defense and scored four times in the third act to increase the score 7–5. . In the aforementioned inning, an East rookie was substituted and ultimately blamed for the failure.
Photo: Ibrahim Castillo
The game ended that way because pitchers Leidian Drake, who came in second to win, and Samuel Palencia of Pequeños Alazanes, didn’t take liberties.
In the second turn, Bayam won 10-4, backed up by a furious 15-hit offensive, almost all against the first Maicon Wiel, who took eight hits in the first chapter and ultimately lost the game.
The victory was officially awarded to pitcher Edgar Torres because he was the one who completed the fourth inning, but in reality it was Fabian Montero who threw 3.2 innings and only allowed two runs, both unearned, although it is true that he was went out of control during the presentation.
Tomorrow, starting at 9:00 am, these teams will meet again, and the winner will receive a ticket to the Little League World Series scheduled for August in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (USA).
Source: Juventud Rebelde