Mexico and Panama qualify for the Super Round of the Pan American Games
22/10/2023 1 Minute Read

Mexico and Panama qualify for the Super Round of the Pan American Games

(Press Release; WBSC AMERICAS BASEBOL).- The teams of Mexico and Panama made their first two games of the tournament count, with two wins in a row they guarantee their ticket to the next round and they will play on the last day against each other for first place .

The Mexican team was the first to beat its rival, relying on its pitchers to blank the Dominican Republic and beat them 1 to 0.

Luis Fernando Miranda was the MVP of the game, leading the way by throwing 5.1 innings of two hits, two walks and six strikeouts. But the relief of Jesús Cruz was also stellar, in 1.2 innings pitched he allowed no runs, with two hits and striking out three.

Randy Romero went 0-for-3, but managed to score the difference run in the game.

Meanwhile, Panama also used its pitching to beat host Chile 6-0. Luis Antonio Ramos pitched four scoreless innings, allowing one hit, with five strikeouts and two walks to take the win. While three other relievers combined to allow one walk with four strikeouts.

Luis Castillo was the most outstanding offensively, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored, while Erasmo Caballero also had two hits in four at-bats, with an RBI and a run scored.

Group A has Panama and Mexico tied with a 2-0 record and they will play for the lead of the group when they face each other, while the Dominican Republic and Chile face each other with a 0-2 record and something has to give.

(Media Department; Guillermo Yáber Llanos)