Venezuela and Mexico remain undefeated in the Central American Games in San Salvador
26/06/2023 2 Minute Read

Venezuela and Mexico remain undefeated in the Central American Games in San Salvador

(Press Release; WBSC-AMERICAS BASEBALL).- The second day of the baseball tournament of the Central American and Caribbean Games ended with Venezuela and Mexico at the top of the standings, both remain undefeated.

The victory of the Venezuelan team was 5-2 against the Dominican Republic, that result keeps them undefeated, now with a 2-0 mark and solid at the top of the Opening Round general table.

Oscar Abreu got the victory by working a scoreless inning in relief, Wuilder Rodríguez threw two scoreless innings in which he gave up a walk and struck out two, while Eduardo Paredes saved his second game of the tournament pitching an inning in which he allowed one hit with a strikeout.

Cuba scored its first victory by beating Curaçao 4-2 and leveling the personal record of both teams at 1-1.

For the Cubans offensively, Roel Santos stood out, who went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Yoelkis Guibert went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Dayan García scored a run as he hit 1-for-4.

Nicaragua also got its first victory to level its record 1-1 by beating Puerto Rico 3-1, they fall to 0-2 in the tournament.

For Nicaragua, the pitchers stood out, Leonardo Crawford pitched 5.1 innings in which he allowed two hits, with one earned run, two walks and five strikeouts to score the victory. Fidencio Flores recorded the save by throwing 1.2 innings allowing two hits and striking out two.

Finally, Mexico shutout host El Salvador 4-0 to also remain undefeated and tie the top of the overall table with Venezuela, while the hosts fall to 0-2.

For Mexico, Faustino Carrera recorded the victory by throwing six innings, in which he allowed two hits, walked one and struck out six. While Luis Gutiérrez threw a scoreless inning, giving up two hits, with one walk and striking out three.

The tournament continues on Monday with Puerto Rico visiting the Dominican Republic at 9:30am, followed by Curacao hosting Mexico at 1pm. In the afternoon duels, Venezuela visits Cuba at 4:30 pm and closes El Salvador receiving Nicaragua at 8 pm.