LA GUAIRA, Venezuela – The Navegantes del Magallanes, who finished first in the regular role, maintained their good momentum by deploying a 13-hitting offense en route to an 8-2 victory over the Tigres de Aragua at the start of the Round. Robin of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.
Nellie Rodriguez was 4-2 with a double and three RBIs, Alberth Martinez hit a two-run RBI double and Alberto Gonzalez was 3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs to lead the winners’ attack.
Erick Leal (1-0) scored the victory with a solid work of six innings in which he allowed only one run and four hits, while the reverse went to the record of Jorgan Cavaneiro (0-1), punished with six touchdowns and seven unknowns in just one chapter and two thirds,
At La Guaira, a five-touchdown attack in the fifth inning, and a solid start by Williams Pérez, led the Cardenales de Lara to an 8-3 victory over the Leones del Caracas.
Pérez (1-0) covered five blank episodes throwing a two-hitter ball with three strikeouts to win the game, and José Mujica (0-1) lost it, punished with five touchdowns and six hits in four innings.
Jecksson Flores was 4-2 with two RBIs, Ildemaro Vargas was 4-2 with an RBI and William Contreras was 3-2 with a double and two RBIs to lead the winners’ offense.