The Stars win and remain strong in first place

SAN PEDRO DE MACORÍS – JEremy Peña drove in three races, Oscar González two and Andy Otero pitched five good innings in the 5-2 victory of the Stars over the Águilas Cibaeñas in a match corresponding to the 2021-2022 autumn-winter baseball tournament held at the Tetelo Vargas Stadium in this city.

The victory allows the Paquidermos (14-9) to remain firm in the first position, one game ahead of the Gigantes del Cibao (13-10), who saw no action yesterday.

The victory was the third against the Eagles in the current campaign against two defeats. It was also the seventh win for Tetelo Vargas in

Otero faced 20 batters, who connected four hits, scored a run, transferred one and struck out five for his second victory of the championship that is dedicated to the memory of General Kalil Haché Malkum and in which the Banreservas Cup is disputed.

Peña drove in a run in the third inning with a single, while in the fourth he produced two more with a double.

While González linked his two races, one in the third and another in the fourth.

The setback fell to Eagles starter Wendolyn Bautista (3-1).

Before the start of the game, a minute of silence was given to the memory of veteran sports writer Tomás Troncoso Cuesta, who died last Monday at the age of 86.

Otero started for the Stars, working five full episodes of four hits, one run, one walk and five strikeouts. It was followed by Leonardo Crawford (1.0), Gerson Montero (0.1), Warner Madrigal (0.2), Luis González (1.0) and Wirfin Obispo (1.0).

For the Eagles, Bautista started, who was on the mound for three innings in which he allowed three hits, four runs, four transfers and an equal number of strikeouts. The leader Félix Fermín replaced him with José Cuas (0.2), Darío Álvarez (0.1), Jesús Liranzo (2.0), Michael Tonkín (1.0) and Arquímedes Caminero (1.0).

The races

At the close of the third inning, the Stars were the first to score with two runs. Oscar González doubled to the left-field wall. Meibrys Viloria scores, with the shot home the ball went backwards. González reached third base. He then scored on a single to Jeremy Peña’s center field.

In the opening of the fourth inning, the Eagles discounted the lead with one run. With players on third and first and two outs, Orlando Calixte grounded down third base, scoring Melky Cabrera.

At the bottom of that inning, those of the “Sultana del Este” took off on the scoreboard with another three laps as a result of a single by Peña to the right field of two and González fails with a slow roll, from third to first base, scoring Junior Lake.

The Eagles tied their second run in the eighth with a single to Yairo Muñoz’s center field.

The Paquidermos sealed the victory with a hit deep into right field by Socrates Brito.

They collide this Friday against Lions

The Stars will face this Friday against the Leones del Escogido at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal Stadium in the Capital from 7:15 at night. The Colombian Reiver Sanmartin is the pitcher designated by the green leader Fernando Tatis for this match.



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