Freddy Aziel has won 120 victories in his career. Author: Carolina Vilches Monzon
This Wednesday, Las Tunas unleashed the punch and didn’t stop until they landed 22 punches to give Ciego de Avila a 20-1 knockout and storm the top of the LXII National Baseball Series, which lowered the curtain on its third private sub-series.
After visiting Jose Ramón Cepero Stadium, the Leñadores resorted to their mighty pole at the ready and hit a whopping five home runs in seven innings, two of which trailed first baseman Yoswani Alarcon, who drove five times. The rest of the home runs were the work of his brother Yordanis, Leonis Figueiredo, and Andres Remon.
National team player Carlos Juan Viera won, throwing six comfortable innings with three hits and four strikeouts. With this win, Las Tunas are now at 9-5 (one game suspended) and are halfway ahead of Pinar del Río, Matanzas and Sancti Spiritus (9-6), who resigned their clashes this Wednesday.
Los Vegueros lost 1–6 in their own home to exponential Monarch Granma, who had a great pitch from left-hander Leandro Martinez who barely allowed them three hits in 6.2 innings. The Alazanes had home runs from shortstop Julian Milan (4–3, one trailer), Alekskemer Sánchez, and number five Guillermo Aviles.
Meanwhile, the national runners-up Crocodiles with 12 runners on the courts could not keep up with the onslaught of the Camaguey Bulls and lost 4–10. Catcher Hubert Sanchez excelled in the battle for the winners, winning 2-of-5 with a double, a home run and five drives. Second win for right-hander Jose Ramon Rodriguez.
And the Spiritus Roosters lost 3:12 at home to Guantanamo in José Antonio Huelga Park. For the Indians, Palmas Madero is at the ready for outfielder and fourth hitter Robert Luis Delgado, who went 3 of 6 and drove four times.
In other results Industriales knocked out La Isla 14-0, Villa Clara defeated Artemisa 6-4, Cienfuegos Holguin 9-3 and Santiago de Cuba Mayabeque 13-9. The loss to the Hurricanes saw seasoned Denis Laza hit two home runs and six RBIs.
Source: Juventud Rebelde