There will be a new champion.
A solitary home run by imported Blaine Crim in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Indios de Mayagüez a pass to the final series of the Puerto Rican winter ball after dramatically beating the two-time champion Criollos de Caguas 2-1 in the sixth game of the semifinal series A held at the Cholo García Stadium on this Saturday.
Crim’s hit left the Criollos on the field with one out on the board. Ricardo Gómez, working in a second inning, allowed the decisive hit of the night. The Indians dominated the series 4-2 and will seek their first championship since 2014. The championship series will begin next Tuesday.
Caguas had just tied the game 1-1 at the top of the ninth episode.
The tribe opened the scoring in the fourth inning, when Chaves Young scored from the anteroom, through a wild pitch by José De León that made the Mayagüezan fans who gathered tonight at the Sultana del Oeste stadium enjoy themselves.
However, Caguas countered in the ninth inning with Juan Centeno’s RBI single that equalized the hostilities, after two retired.
Braden Webb scored the win by pitching an inning, where he allowed a run and fanned out a man from Caguas. Ricardo Gómez loaded the backhand by allowing Crim’s drive in the last inning.