In a match that made history, the Colombian ninth won the gold medal of the 2021 Junior Pan American Games Baseball tournament after defeat the Dominican Republic by 6 runs to 3 in the final match played this Thursday in the Édgar Renteria Park in Barranquilla.
The meeting began with a clear dominance of the Caribbeans, who went up on the board from the first inning and maintained their superiority through the second and third innings. But, the national team reacted and leveled the score in the top of the fourth inning, when Leandro emiliani got the ball out of the park with two runners on the pads to tie the scoreboard 3 for 3.
Since then, the Colombian ninth took a breath and began to follow the rhythm of the Dominicans, resulting in another great moment of the match in the top of the sixth inning, when Colombia took advantage by scoring a run in the legs of Carlos Arroyo: 4-3.
The triumph came in the opening of the seventh inning when the squad scored two more runs to close the match with a score of 6 to 3. The work of the reliever, Luis Moreno, it was vital since had four hits in the game, playing the game against the rival pitcher, Dianyer Florentino, also in relief plan, which could not contain the Colombian batter.
With the triumph of the national ninth, the podium was completed with the Dominican Republic in silver and Cuba, the squad that defeated Venezuela by a resounding 9-1 in the Édgar Renteria Park in Barranquilla.
The national balance in the 2021 Junior Pan American Games is outstanding, occupying the first box at the close of the day on December 2 with 116 medals, 44 gold, 28 silver, 44 bronze.
In second place, Brazil reached 115 medals, with 43 gold, 32 silver and 40 bronze; closes the podium, the representation of Mexico with a total of 124, 35 gold, 62 silver and 27 bronze.
Those selected from the United States and Cuba occupy the 4th and 5th place of the medal with 80 and 51 medals, respectively. The North American delegation added 35 gold, 25 silver and 20 bronze, while Cuba 23 gold, 15 silver and 31 bronze.
The schedule for this December 3 is as follows:
– Women’s rowing category WX1 with the Colombian athlete Deisy Yulieth Mosquera in second place, at 7:00 am at Lake Calima, Darién.
– Women’s walk 20,000 meters with the representation of the Colombian Laura Cristina Chalarca Mojica, who will start in the seventh box, at 7:00 am at the Pascual Guerrero stadium.
– Fencing foil category will have the Colombian Miguel Angel Grajales Mena, who will face Shea Martin, at 9:00 am in the qualifying phase of all against all in the Pacific Events Center.
The Junior Pan American Games take place in Cali, the capital of Valle del Cauca, with 3,600 athletes from 40 countries between the ages of 14 and 23 that will compete in 22 disciplines in the city as well as in the sub-branches of Palmira, Yumbo, Jamundí, Buga and Barranquilla.
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Colombia won the gold medal in baseball at the Junior Pan American Games in Barranquilla