Havana.- DOUBLE victories for Centrales, Portuarios and Tabacaleros marked the day on Saturday in the I Cuban Elite Baseball League.
The milling men, led by Armando Ferrer, beat Farmers leaders at the 5 de Septiembre stadium with scores of 4-0 and 5-0, nothing less than a couple of defeats against the strongest cast in the contest so far. now.
Freddy Asiel Álvarez and Dariel Góngora pitched full games for the Oranges, who now sit second in the table with an 18-16 record, 4.5 off the top. Catcher Andrys Pérez hit a home run that day.
The tobacco boys, led by Alexander Urquiola, smiled at Cafetaleros with scores of 5-3 and 4-0, hanging on the arms of Erlys Casanova and Yunieski García respectively.
In this way, the triad of Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río and Artemisa settled into the third seat of the table with a record of 17-16, five games from first place.
Finally, at the Estadio Latinoamericano, the Portuarios led by Michael González had their best day of the championship, beating Ganaderos twice with tight slates of 3×2 and 4×3.
The first challenge was hosted by reliever Elder Nodal and the second another representative of that role, Mario Batista of Mayabequense, in a nine-inning extrainning. They homered for Westerners Denis Laza and Yasiel Santoya.
What happened this Saturday has “warmed up” the bottom of the table, since now Cafetaleros, Ranchers and Ports have 14 victories each. These sub-series will end this Sunday.