SWEEP Tigers, Hurricanes and Wasps, Lumberjacks took revenge against Elephants. National Series Summary

By Robiel Vega/@robielcuba87

On a day of low temperatures throughout the island of Cuba, the fifth date of the 61 National Series was played, where there were very good pitch performances and very close and disputed matches. Three broomsticks passed, starring Ciego, Santiago and Mayabeque, while the Las Tunas did take it out on the Elephants.

Wasps filled Captain San Luis with zeros

Yosvani Torres and Calos Font engaged in a nice pitching duel for six innings but once again the offensive shortcomings of the Vuelta Bajajeros came to the fore. Santiago de Cuba did what was necessary, first by Marcos Fonseca’s Sacrifice Fly in the top of the fifth, dirty on Torres’ count; and two innings later, off reliever Yoandy Cruz, Yoelkis Guibert homered with the bases clear to extend the lead.

Carlos Font pitched eight luxury innings, with a couple of hits allowed, two walks and three strikeouts; a performance that, combined with the effective relief of Luis Fonseca in the ninth, allowed the indomitable to complete their second consecutive defeat of the green-legged team. Three hits per side was the offensive expense and defense was played with a couple of errors for each team. For Font it was his second victory without defeat, the setback was for Torres (1-1); while Fonseca saved his second game of the series.

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Hurricanes keep blowing and they don’t want to lose

Hurricanes and Gallos fought tooth and nail for victory and engaged in a duel that turned out to be a real cachumbambé. The Sancti Spiritus scored first at the top of the second; helped by the first two errors of the mayebequenses in the series; but in the bottom of that inning, they discounted thanks to a single by Jonah Colomina.

An inning later Dennis Laza tied the match with his 99th home run in the national series, but the Gallos put the distance back with three in the fifth, a tie that lasted very little because with a single by Yasniel González and a double by Alexander Pozo they put the boards on the blackboard.

Simple tug of the veteran of a thousand battles, Yunier Mendoza, put the yayaberos ahead, but the Hurricanes were not in the mood to let themselves fall and with a five-run rally, two of them towed by Javier Carabeo, they imposed their superiority, which it was confirmed one entry later, when Miguel Camacho hit his first home run in the National Series.

In this way the Hurricanes maintain their undefeated in four games; the success went to the account of Mario Batista; while reliever José Luis Braña from Sancti Spiritus came out through the narrow door again, with his second consecutive loss. This was Mayabeque’s 17th victory in 37 games against Yayabo’s in domestic campaigns.

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The Tigers did not believe in the swamp and passed the broom in the Victoria de Girón

Another very close duel took place at the Crocodile Palace between Yander Guevara and Noervys Entenza. The locals scored first in the bottom of the same first inning, when they combined a double by Aníbal Medina, a single by Ariel Sánchez and hitting for a double play by Jefferson Delgado who, although he did not drive in, did allow the cellophane to break.

They were able to widen the advantage in the fifth episode, with a leading role for Jefferson Delgado who with a hard and uncomfortable rolling brought Eduardo Blanco from third, but just as it happened the previous day, the Yumurino relief broke down and in the eighth, the Tigres manufactured cluster of four with a joint effort by Yuddiel González and Abdel Civil, with RBI singles and the second home run of the season by Alfredo Fádraga that drove in two runs.

The temperature rose in the ninth, when Raúl González and reliever Yanier Blanco exchanged words once he was retired with men on first and second and although the locals threatened in the bottom of the last inning, Avilanian closer Yosvany Ávalos put his arm in and saved for the second consecutive day, to reach three in the campaign.

The success went to the star Yander Guevara (2-0), while the loser was Yoel Suárez (1-1). As a curious fact, the particular historical duel between both teams is equal to 79 victories per side.

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Danel Castro gave victory to Las Tunas… once again!

On September 5, the Pearl of the South was once again the scene of a formidable encounter, although unlike the Saturday duel, this had a leading role in pitching. The starters Carlos Juan Viera and Luis Serpa managed to dominate at key moments but once again, the tireless and inexhaustible Danel Castro did his thing again at zero hour.

With a three-run cluster in the eighth episode, in which Danel Castro was once again the protagonist with a two-run towing shot and another single by Yosvani Alarcón, when the game was tied at one, it was enough for the Leñadores to take revenge on some Elephants that gave away more than 10 tickets for the second consecutive day, in total the Las Tunas received 24 tickets in the entire particular series.

In the top of the ninth they widened the scoreboard with a towing shot by Andrés Quiala, who brought in Yudier Rondón from second, who had reached base on a walk. The southerners threatened in the ninth by loading the bases, but Yoidel Castañeda from Holguín came to the rescue of Yosbel Alarcón, ultimately the winner, and put in his arm to score the save, his first of the season. The defeat ran to the account of Alex Daniel Pérez. For the Lumberjacks it was success 79 against the Elephants with 88 losses.

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In the rest of the games: Villa Clara again defeated the Toros by KO in the seventh with a score of 12×2; the current champions, the Alazanes, defeated the Leones de la capital by the minimum, 2×1, Artemisa defeated the Indios 3×0 and the Piratas defeated the Cubs 3×0.

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SWEEP Tigers, Hurricanes and Wasps, Lumberjacks took revenge against Elephants. National Series Summary