Santo Domingo, January 4th. (EFE) by Estrellas Orientales and Águilas Cibaeñas.
Tigers 3-4 tigers
Luis Barrera hit a two-run RBI single to lead off a four-run fourth inning for Tigres del Licey to defeat Águilas Cibaeñas 3-4 this Wednesday in the semifinals of the Dominican Winter Baseball Tournament.
Sergio Alcantara and Emilio Bonifacio hit three consecutive one-RBI singles to join Barrera on the fourth inning offense, as Ramon Hernandez and Mil Rojas Jr. got to the plate once each, in the game at Cibao Stadium, in Santiago (North)
Brooks Hall (1-1) pitched 6.1 innings of three hits, one run and three strikeouts to earn his first semifinal win with the Tigers.
Jairo Asensio (5) allowed a tying double at second base, but recovered and made it into the fifth inning to make a save for the team led by Jose Offerman.
Zoilo Almonte, Brett Sullivan, and Johan Camargo each lead off a run, and Juan Lagares added a run that scored him for the Eagles.
Cuban Yunski Maia (1-2) couldn’t put away the Cats’ batters and was tagged out for four runs in 3.2 innings pitched to lose the game.
Stars 1-4 giants
Luis Liberato hit a two-run RBI single in the 11th inning and Yamaiko Navarro produced two more runs in that episode as Gigantes del Cibao defeated Estrellas Orientales 1-4 on Wednesday in the postseason of the Dominican Baseball Championship.
With two RBIs, Navarro is the semifinals leader in RBIs, with 11 total.
Cuban Henry Urrutia drove his car in a race to contribute to the success of the Giants at the Titelo Vargas Stadium, in San Pedro de Macoris (East).
The savior Emmanuel Ramirez (3-0) tied with the Cuban Ruinis Elías, from Aguilas Cibinas, at the top of the semi-final wins, when he achieved his third victory, after giving 1.2 scoreless rounds.
All-Star Fernando Rodney (4) caught the ball and kicked two home runs in the ninth for a save.
Veteran Robinson Cano led off Danny Santana with the only run of the game for the Stars.
Stephen Tarpley (1-1) was the underdog for the Greens after giving up two runs in two-thirds of the inning.
There are no games scheduled for Thursday in the Dominican Baseball Semifinals.
Cibao Giants 11 6-5.
Lacey Tigers 11 6-5.
The Vultures of Cibinius 11 5-6
Eastern stars 11 5-6.
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