The first duel of Tigres del Licey (Dominican Republic) is against Tiburones de La Guaira (Venezuela), one of the duels that have increased in recent years.
Licey is looking to repeat the crown he won in the 2022 Gran Caracas Caribbean Series, while Venezuela is in its first Caribbean tournament since 1986.
This could be the lineup for the Dominican Republic’s opening game against Venezuela, according to reports from Héctor Gómez:
1- Emilio Bonifacio CF
2- Gustavo Núñez SS
3- Robinson Cannon 2B
4- Ramón Hernández 1B
5- Héctor Rodríguez RF
6-Dawel Lugo 3B
7- Yadiel Hernández DH
8- Webster Rivas C
9- Yunior Lake LF
Pitcher: César Valdéz
The Tigers, who extended their historic lead by adding their 24th crown in Dominican baseball, will march to LoanDepot Park in Miami (United States) with the intention of defending the title of champions in the regional event.
The Dominican Republic will be looking to win the tournament for the 23rd time and add a 12th trophy to its collection as a team, both of which are the highest totals in the competition’s history.
In the match, which will be held for the third time (1990 and 1991) on American soil and will be held from February 1 to 9, the Dominican team will face the Criollos de Caguas, from Puerto Rico; La Guaira sharks, from Venezuela; Naranjeros de Hermosillo, from Mexico; Federal of Chiriquí, in Panama; Royal Scorpions, from Curacao, and Gigantes de Rivas, from Nicaragua.
“Last year we did an end-to-end, without any problems and the ones that went through were few, maybe a day of recovery, but this year it’s the opposite,” said the general manager of Tigres , Audo Vicente, referring to. in different situations that the team faces to keep the crown.