LIDOM: Tigres del Licey eliminate the national and Caribbean champions

The blues destroyed the pitching of the Águilas Cibaeñas to maintain their hopes of reaching the Final Series and in the process, eliminate the current monarchs

In a rainy game that had to be stopped for about an hour due to weather conditions, the Licey Tigers achieved one of the most important victories of the 2021-22 season, by eliminating the reigning Dominican and Caribbean winter baseball champions, Cibaeñas Eagles.

Yermin Mercedes He was the great hero of the game, starting a four-run rally in the seventh inning with an important base-loaded hit and then, during the eighth inning, he hit a home run across the left field of Quisqueya Stadium, driving in two more runs.

With a score of eight runs against two, the Licey Tigers they placed their record at seven wins and eight losses, remaining two games away from the first position in the table, where they are tied Cibao Giants Y Oriental Stars with nine games won and six lost.

With the victory of tigers, they will now face sudden death games, depending on the results of the other match of each day. In a few words, the Licey is obliged to win and if Cibao Giants can take advantage of the game, along with a victory for the stars in front of the Cibaeñas Eagles, the Round Robin LIDOM would come to an end with the teams from San Francisco and San Pedro going on to meet in the final series.

With the removal of the Cibaeñas Eagles, the Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic (LIDOM) will have a new champion for the ninth consecutive season, the last two-time champion being Lions of the Chosen between the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.