Mtanzas, January 18 (RHC) The Cazadores de Artemisa defeated the Crocodiles of Matanzas this Wednesday (6-3) to tie the final game of the II Elite League of Cuban Baseball with one victory for each side.
Pitcher Raymond Figueredo had an excellent performance for the goddess and worked five immaculate innings at the Victoria de Girón Stadium in Yumur.
Offensively, his teammates gave him a five-run lead in the first half of the game, but in the sixth, the Crocodiles rallied and scored a three-run rally. In the inning, they combined to drive in the runs: a double by outfielder Ariel Sánchez that brought two teammates to the plate, and an uncontested single by Yordanis Samón. By the way, Sánchez’s two-pointer put him just three hits away from pick number 2000 in the national series.
Osdanis Rodríguez came to the mound to save Figueredo, who could not get justice. Faced with this situation, the teacher of Artemiseño Yulieski González brought the star Liván Moinelo, who remained “unstoppable” in the postseason, managed to prevent the revolt of the locals, and did not allow them freedom for the rest of the challenge.
Moinelo threw 54 balls at the plate, faced 14 batters, allowed no runs, and struck out five.
The Artemisenses offense was well distributed, and only Frederic Cepeda did not connect on a hit in the game.
Today is the day of the transfer to the 26 de Julio stadium in Artemisa. The Hunters headquarters will host games three, four, and five of the final, which was decided as the best of seven games.