By Robiel Vega / @ robielcuba87
The current champions of the Professional Baseball League of Panama (PROBEIS), the Los Santos Astronauts, left the Chiriquí Federals lying on the lawn of the Roberto Hernández stadium in the city of Las Tablas, a cast led by the stellar former baseball player and Pinar del Río manager Alfonso Urquiola. But since there is no worse wedge than that of the same suit, it was another Cuban, Lisbon’s Lisbán Correa, who was in charge of defining the match.
The Series 60 MVP, he ranked seventh bat and designated hitter and before the clash he was averaging just .080 with only one running back brought to the plate. On the other hand, on the other hand, Santiago Torres from Santiago was placed as waiter and eighth member, and showed an average of .143.
The Astronauts took command in the second inning on a home run from right fielder Edgar Muñoz, in that own inning. Lisban Correa received ticket. Urquiola’s disciples riposted at the top of the fourth and equaled the crash, for an inning later, to take advantage of 3 × 1 per homer with Santiago Torres on board, who had reached base unstoppable to the central, of Allen Córdoba, with « perreo ”included, which almost caused the benches to be emptied.
In the sixth the Federales party continued, when after filling the pads, Santiago Torres hit an unstoppable two-run RBI that put up a 5 × 1 lead that seemed immense given the way Urquiola’s team looked. But those would be the last races of those from Chiriquí in the game.
Until the ninth inning the scoreboard remained unchanged, but the Astronauts did not give up and with a great cluster of four runs, they equaled the shock and sent the game to extrainning. In the rally, Lisbán Correa intervened with a single hitting the third line, to later score the third for his team in the match.
In the bottom of the tenth, under the special rule for those instances, with men in first and second and one out, Lisbán Correa was not daunted and with a maximum count of 3 and 2 he fired a good line to center field that opened the doors of the dish to first baseman Xavier Quiroz with the race that gave victory to some Astronauts who never lowered their arms.
In summary, Lisbán Correa went 4-2, with a walk, a run scored and a RBI; while Santiago Torres also had an excellent offensive game, also 4-2, with a ball, a run scored and a couple of trailers.
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