CAROLINA, Puerto Rico – The Mayagüez Indians put in their favor 2-0, the semifinal series A of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League, by beating the Carolina Giants 7-3 in Saturday action, held in the Roberto Clemente stadium.
A bouquet of four runs by the Mayagüezanos in the opening of the sixth act was enough to take control of the game and later the victory.
With the game tied at three runs per side, Daniel Ortiz and Chavez Young hit outfield singles to accentuate the threat. Then, Bret Rodríguez hit the central forest unscathed, which drove the Mayagüezanos’ fourth race.
Then, Emmanuel Rivera hit a triple clean to right field to extend the lead 6-3. Blaine Crim finished the offensive attack with an RBI single over to the left woods.
Rivera finished the night with three hits on five attempts with two RBIs and one scored.
Dereck Rodríguez scored the victory in relief by pitching an inning, allowing one run. Rubén Ramírez charged with the backhand by throwing one and a third innings giving way to four runs.
In San Juan, a ball ended the marathon second game of semifinal B this Sunday at dawn, with a 1-0 victory for the Cangrejeros de Santurce over the Criollos de Caguas at the Hiram Bithorn stadium.
In this way, the Cangrejeros leveled the series and ended a streak of 25 innings without scoring a run.
The game was decided in the seventeenth inning, after 6:10 hours of play, with a ball delivered by reliever Alex FaGalde to Jan Hernández with congested bases.
There were nine pitchers who shot for the two teams in the match. FaGalde, who carried the backhand, covered 4.1 innings with three hits allowed and two strikeouts delivered. Left-hander Sidney Duprey was the winner for Santurce, with one episode released.
In total, the Criollos hit six hits and the Cangrejeros 13. The locals left 27 runners on base and the visitors 18.