Three Hits For Cedeno, Two For Jaramillo
Tigres del Licey 4, Toros del Este 2 – Three late-inning rallies gave Los Tigres the win over Los Toros. C Jason Jaramillo got Los Toros’ first run, when he singled to lead off the bottom of the 3rd, moved to third base on a ground out, then scored when his teammate stole second base. Two singles and a throwing error gave Los Toros another run in the 4th. Jaramillo also singled in the 9th, and was replaced with a pinch-runner, but he did not score either. Los Tigres got busy in the 7th. Indy area native LF Jake Fox led off with an infield single, then two more singles loaded the bases. A grounder to Toros’ SS Pedro Ciriaco started a double play, but a run still scored. Another single drove in a second run to tie the score. Two singles and a walk gave Los Tigres the lead in the 8th inning. A walk, a sacrifice bunt, and an RBI single added an insurance run in the 9th. Ciriaco went 0-for-4 for Los Toros, and C Robinzon Diaz went 0-for-3 for Los Tigres.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Venados de Mazatlan 9, Algodoneros de Guasave 4 – Los Venados entered the 9th inning behind by a score of 4-3. The top of the 9th began with a one-out double by 3B Heber Gomez. He was replaced by pinch-runner Rogelios Noris, who tied the score when he scored on a triple. A walk and a hit batter loaded the bases, then two singles and a double drove in 5 more runs. 1B Yurendell de Caster singled in the 8th for Guasave, but was erased in a double play.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Gigantes de Carolina 11, Criollos de Caguas 2 – Los Criollos were held to 6 hits. They used 2 hits to score one run in the 3rd, then 2 more hits plus a walk and a hit batter, to score their other run in the 8th. 3B/SS Luis Figueroa was hitless in 4 at-bats. Los Gigantes posted 13 hits. LF Luis Matos’ 2-run double contributed to the 3-run 1st inning, and he walked and scored again in the 2-run 3rd inning. A 2-run inside-the-park homer and a conventional 2-run homer plus a triple gave Los Gigantes 5 runs in the 4th. Matos again walked and scored in the 6th inning. Benji Gonzalez came in to play second base in the 7th inning for Carolina. He grounded out in his only plate appearance.