Mexico in the final of the Central American Games, waiting for Cuba or Venezuela
01/07/2023 2 Minute Read

Mexico in the final of the Central American Games, waiting for Cuba or Venezuela

(Press Release; WBSC-AMERICAS BASEBALL).- Mexico settled in the final of the Central American Games and the Dominican Republic will compete for bronze, both await the conclusion of the postponed game between Venezuela and Cuba to know their rivals.

Venezuela and Cuba must complete their duel suspended due to rain when the islanders were winning 2-0 in the second inning, the winner will play the final versus Mexico and the loser will play for the bronze against the Dominican Republic.

Friday's day left this scenario, it began with a come from behind victory by Venezuela walking of El Salvador by a score 4 to 3.

For Venezuela Eduardo Paredes won his first game of the tournament by working two scoreless innings in which he barely allowed an unearned run, with a walk. Offensively, Anderson Meléndez scored two runs, Yoandry Rea and Junnel Ledezma each drove in one.

Meanwhile, Cuba got fully involved in the fight for the medals by beating Nicaragua 8 to 2 and thus leaving them out.

For Cuba, Dayan García stood out offensively by going 4-for-4 with one run scored and three RBIs, as well as Roel Santos who went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

The Dominican Republic needed just six innings to knock out Curacao 10-0 and secure their spot in the bronze medal game.

Luis Valenzuela stood out offensively for the Dominicans, who went 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. José Molina shone on the mound, walking away with the victory by allowing seven hits in 5.1 innings of work with two walks and five strikeouts.

Finally, Mexico also knocked out, in this case, Venezuela in five innings by a score of 11 to 1 to register their name in the final.

Jesús Ávila shone offensively for the Central Americans, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, while Wilmer Ríos dominated on the mound, allowing five hits and one earned run with two strikeouts in five innings.

On Saturday at 10am Cuba and Venezuela must complete their postponed duel, the winner will face Mexico for the gold medal at 4:30pm and the loser will play the Dominican Republic for the bronze medal at 1:30pm.