Santiago de Cuba leads on a record Sunday (+ Table of positions)

The Santiago de Cuba team defeated Matanzas today and kept the siege of Mayabeque, still the leader of the Cuban baseball championship in the best average wins and losses.

On the day that each team’s twelfth subseries began, leaving a new home run leader and a season’s superknockout record, Mayabeque’s leader was unable to play against Las Tunas due to transport delays to that city. in the eastern part of the country. .

On the other hand, the Santiago Wasps took the opportunity to close the gap from the leader after defeating the Matanzas Crocodiles 5-1, who, despite the setback, are still in third position in the championship.

Santiago’s team is one win and one loss more than the top team, but technically they have three points less on average, which determines the order, according to the official rules of the series.

In the Latin American stadium, what was expected to be a controversial game was the eighth superknockout of the season with Industriales’ 18-1 win over Pinar del Río in five innings.

The Lions had a prominent place at bat thanks to Alberto Calderon on a perfect 3-3 day with five men vying for the rubber.

Although only three of the Blues’ 13 hits from the capital were off-base hits, two doubles and a triple, Vegueros’ serve contributed to the disproportionate score by providing 10 walks.

Eight games decided by superknockout in the current campaign is a record, while the Industriales are recognized as the group with the most participants in such clashes (13) with a balance of six wins and seven losses.

Holguin remained in the playoff qualifying area after beating Artemisa 5-3; Individually, Michel Cabrera signed his ninth save of the tournament, and Edilse Silva hit his 199th career home run.

In that game, Artemis’ Dayan Garcia hit his 15th home run of the season, with which he single-handedly hit home runs and became one of the 100 in the National Series.

The day ended with Guantanamo triumphing over Ciego de Ávila by knockout (10-0), Sancti Spiritus defeated Villa Clara in an extra-inning (10-5), Camaguey crushed Isla de la Juventud (5-0) and the champion Granma retained his winning pace, although he is still out of the classification, getting rid of Cienfuegos (11-3).

At the end of the day, Mayabeque leads the table with a balance of 31-22, accompanied by Santiago de Cuba (32-23), Matanzas (31-24), Artemis (29-23), Las Tunas (27-24). ), Sancti Spiritus (28-25), Holguin (28-26) and Pinar del Rio (27-26) round out the qualifying positions.

Followed by Ciego de Avila (26-26), Villa Clara (27-27), Industriales (27-28), La Isla (26-28), Granma (26-29), Camagüey (25-31) , Cienfuegos (21-34) and the basement is still occupied by Guantanamo (19-34).

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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