Sharks take win over Tigres at LVBP batting festival

Sharks take win over Tigres at LVBP batting festival

The La Guaira Sharks relied on an explosive night on Juan Fernández’s offense and beat the Aragua Tigres 17-11 in a batting festival in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

Both teams combined to hit 31 hits.

Juan Fernández was 4-for-3 with a double, a home run and six RBIs, Luis Aviles Jr. was 5-for-3 with four RBIs and Teodoro Martínez was 5-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Aldry Acosta (2-0) retired 1 2/3 innings without allowing a run to claim victory. The defeated was Dedgar Jiménez (0-1), beaten with seven touchdowns and seven hits in just one inning of work.

Also in La Guaira, the Cardenales de Lara crushed the Navegantes del Magallanes 12-0.

Juniel Querecuto was 4-2 with a double and three RBIs, Ildemaro Vargas was 5-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and Pedro Castellanos was 5-3 with two RBIs.

Luis Carrasco (2-0) retired a perfect tackle and scored the victory. The defeat went to Gabriel García (1-1), after conceding four touchdowns and six hits in three innings.

In Maracaibo, the Anzoátegui Caribs supported a solid start by Mayckol Guaipe with an offensive display of 19 hits and defeated the Águilas del Zulia 10-3.

Guaipe (1-0) completed five blank innings, shooting just three hits to win the game. It was lost by Elvis Araujo (0-2), punished with six touchdowns and nine hits in three and a third innings.

Roberto Chirinos was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and four RBIs, Niuman Romero was 4-2 with two RBIs and Oswaldo Arcia hit a solo home run.

In Porlamar, Margarita’s Braves attacked with four touchdowns in the same first inning, en route to a 5-4 victory over the Caracas Leones.

Breyvic Valera was 3-for-1 with a double and two RBIs, David Rodriguez went 4-2 with an RBI and Luis Castro hit a solo home run.

Kender Villegas won (1-0) with one inning and two-thirds of work, in which he allowed one run and two hits. The setback went to the record of Alex Sanabia (0-1), punished with four touchdowns in just two-thirds of the inning.

The Braves lead the circuit with a 8-4 record, followed by Cardinals (7-4), Lions (6-5), Sharks (6-5), Navigators (5-5), Caribs (5-5), Eagles ( 4-8) and Tigres (3-8).

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