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01/26/2005 Archived Entry: "Caribbean Baseball News : Final Series Continues in DR, Venezuela and Puerto Rico"
By Carlos Fragoso
Final Series are tied in Dominican Republic between current champions Licey Tigers and Cibao Eagles,,1-1.
Last night Licey shutout Cibao 3-0, with JUAN CARLOS CRUZ in the mound over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits one of those a double by MIGUEL TEJADA, and relievers FELIX RODRIGUEZ and closer JORGE SOSA completed the work.
RONNIE BELLIARD, provided all they needed to win with a 3 RBI double.
JULIAN TAVAREZ lost for Cibao, and tonight JOSE "MAMBO"LIMA is going for Eagles.
IN VENEZUELA, final series are also tied 2-2 apiece between Caracas Lions and Aragua Tigers, as las night the Lions won 5-3 with JUAN CARLOS OVALLES the winner, in releief to K.RAYBORN.
For Aragua, VICTOR MORENO the loser also in relief to GILBERTO GONZALEZ,and start closer FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ took the save.
Caracas 2B, MICHAEL SANDOVAL had 3 hits game.
For tonight´s game, ANDREW LORRAINE and HORACIO ESTRADA will go to the mound for Caracas and Aragua respectively.
IN PUERTO RICO, Mayaguez beat Carolina 8-3 last night, with BILL PULSIPHER the winner allowing only one run in 6 innings pitched and, J. SANCHEZ the loser.
ORLANDO MERCED´s 3 run HR decided the game for Mayaguez, and ALEX RIOS and R.RIVERA homered for Carolina.
Series are tied also 3-3, in a best of 9 series