LVBP: Sharks sink Navigators to swim to the top of the Round Robin (+Videos) | baseball 123
Tiburones de La Guaira is the hot team at the moment of the 2022/2023 Round Robin of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP); This Wednesday the sharks beat the Navegantes del Magallanes in Valencia with a 9×4 board.
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Hitting first is hitting twice, they say, and this occurs with Henry Blanco’s boys, who take the lead on their first offensive chance, with an RBI for Balbino Fuenmayor; Although the locals tie at the bottom of the second, a 3-line shark rally in the fourth will be decisive.
At that moment, 2 outs are made, Alcides Escobar on base for a single and Francisco Arcia for a walk, followed by Ángel Aguilar with a double drive of 1 plus a biangular shot by Ehire Adrianza that brings another 2.
For the fifth they add 2 more; Franklin Barreto opens with a hit, steps on the plate thanks to Danry Vásquez’s biangular shot who also scores with Ángel Reyes’s double off the wood.
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This is a good advantage for the starter, Aldo Montes, to work without much complication for 5 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 clean runs, allowing 1 home run (Renato Núñez), giving up 1 walk and achieving 8 strikeouts.
The Navegantes slowly generated pressure, by scoring 1 in the seventh (Robinson Chirinos’s homer), as well as another in the eighth (also towed by Chirinos), however, their bullpen crashed in the top of the ninth.
There La Guaira ambushes Alexandro Tovalin, who after taking out the eighth, is received by Adrianza’s four-cornered hit, Maikel García league single, scores on a selection play in which Edwin García makes an error, Barreto reaches base to score after indisputable of the “Bullet”.
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Already for his final chance, Magallanes can do nothing against José Quijada who concludes the match.
The laurel goes to Montes (1-0, 6.75), he loses his fellow starter, Félix Doubront (0-1, 6.75), after receiving 7 hits, 4 runs, all deserved, with a walk and strikeout in 3.2 innings.
Now Tiburones have 4 wins in a row, remain with a 5-3 mark and tie for first place with Leones del Caracas.