62 National Baseball Series. Author: Roberto Morejon Rodriguez/JIT
On a day of hard hitting, including a fifth super knockout, teams from Pinar del Rio and Santiago de Cuba won their respective bouts and, with Artemisa’s failure, took first place in the 62nd National Baseball Series this Saturday. . to close its sixth private sub-series, according to ACN.
As locals at Captain San Luis Stadium, the Vegueros defeated Ciego de Ávila 8–6 with 14 hits and home runs to Frank Raul Gonzalez and Lázaro Emilio Blanco. Pitcher Jancarlos Garcia’s fourth grin and Orisbel Bourges’ fifth save for the last two strikeouts of the game.
Also in the role of the host, Santiago de Cuba beat Villa Clara with a score of 8: 2. International Yoelkis Gibert led the Os 3–2 with two RBIs. Victory for rescuer Yasser Perez and exile in the first chapter of starter Dani Betancourt.
National runner-up Matanzas disposed of the Artemisa 12×9 as a visitor at the park on 26 July. The Crocodiles landed 17 outstanding strikes on seasoned third man Ariel Sanchez, who once again puts the team in first place.
Southpaw Jovellanos went 3 for 5 with a triple, a home run and four RBIs. Jariel Duque also cleared the ball out and former SoftBank Halcones player Urisbel Gracial went 2 of 3 and leads the hitters (.475). In this match Dayan Garcia of Artemis scored his ninth homer.
After these results, Vegueros and Avispas present the balance of 18-11 and have a one-game advantage over Kokodrilos and Cazadores (17-12).
The tournament’s fifth superknockout was Mayabeque’s run against Cienfuegos (24–3) in six innings with a 21-hit offense, including three home runs from Yasiel González (5–4, six RBIs) and two in favor. Frank Alfonso (age 4-4, seven chartered). Luis Miguel Vasquez’s fourth win despite eight singles and three runs in just five innings.
In the remaining results, La Isla defeated Sancti Spiritus 5-1, Las Tunas 11-9 against Camagüey, Holguin 4-3 against the exponential Monarch Granma and Guantanamo 8-3 against Industriales, whose pitching staff awarded a whopping 12 walks.
Source: Juventud Rebelde