Champion Águilas Cibaeñas, last invited to round robin in the Dominican League

Joe Van Meter responded at the most important moment of the season and, with a commanding start, led the Águilas Cibaeñas to a 5-3 win over the Leones del Escogido on Monday night to clinch last place in the final round robin that will define the finalists of the Dominican Baseball League.

Van Meter (1-0) covered six innings with just four hits and four strikeouts to score the victory. Meanwhile, the setback went to Cristopher Molina’s record (0-1) after allowing three runs and six hits in three innings of performance.

Leody Taveras hit 5-2 with three RBIs and one scored, Luis Valenzuela went 3-1 with one RBI and two runs, and Zoilo Almonte drove in one more with a single to contribute for the defending champions and fit winners, Eagles. undefeated in the last Caribbean Series.

Águilas Cibaeñas join the Gigantes del Cibao, Estrellas Orientales and Tigres del Licey to play the round robin that will begin on December 27 and that, after 18 matches per team, will define the two finalists of the contest.