Havana.- THE ROOSERS of Sancti Spíritus today avoided receiving a cock by beating the leader Industriales 10X2, a result that left them alone in second place in the II Elite League of Cuban Baseball.
The Sancti Spiritus broke a streak of four losses, three of those against the Lions, guided by the work of pitchers José Isaías Grandales (6.0 IP, 3H, 6K, 2BB) and Yanielquis Duardo (3.0 IP, 2CL, 4H, 3K), winner and closer of the match, respectively. On offense, catcher Lázaro Ponce (3-2, 2CI) stood out.
With the success, the Roosters came within a game and a half of the Blues in the standings, the only ones who have accumulated eight victories when the championship is close to completing the first third of the regular calendar.
Artemisa rose to third place in the ranking, after also winning three of the four challenges against Santiago de Cuba, the last one today 12×6 with the leading role at the bat of Luis González, author of two tubeyes and four RBIs.
Reliever Osdany Rodríguez (3.0 IP, 2H, 4K, 1BB) signed the victory with a save for Dorvis Navarro (3.0 IP, 1CL, 4H, 2K).
The Wasps hit three home runs, two by young Leonardo Montero and another by Andrés de la Cruz, who drove three runs each in a losing cause.
The day concluded with the victory of Las Tunas over Matanzas 2×1 to leave the match in embrace with two wins per side. A full turn by Denis Peña in the sixth inning, against the loser Yoanni Yera, decided the score.
Pitchers Yadián Martínez (7.0 IP, 1CL, 4H, 3K, 1BB) and matador Alberto Pablo Civil were in charge of controlling the Crocodiles’ group, who walked the last two innings with three strikeouts included.
This Monday the third subseries of the League concluded, leaving Industriales as the leader with a balance of 8-4 followed by Sancti Spíritus (6-5), Artemisa (6-6), Matanzas (5-6) and Las Tunas and Santiago from Cuba, both with 5-7.
Tuesday will be transfer day and on Wednesday the duels between MTZ-ART, IND-LTU and SCU-SSP will begin.