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01/09/2006 Archived Entry: "45th Cuban National League News!"
45th Cuban National League News! by Cubano
CARLOS YANES REACHED 202 VICTORIES; JEISON PACHECO HAD 3 HOMERUNS
Isla de la Juventud Grapefruit Croppers hitters had 14 hits including 3 home runs and 3 doubles and veteran righthy Carlos Yanes got his 202 victory helping Isla de la Juventud beat the Holguín Hounds 15 to 11. Hounds hitter Jeison Pacheco had 3 home runs and 7 RBI.
ALEXEI RODRÍGUEZ PITCHED A SHUTOUT IN A GREAT DUEL AGAINST CUBAN NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER PEDRO LAZO
Righty Alexei Rodríguez allowed 5 hits and veteran Víctor Bejerano had his 4th homer of the season helping the Granma Sorrels win the final game of series 3 to 0 against the Pinar del Rio Cigar Makers. The third game featured a pitchers duel in which Alexei Rodriguez beat Pedro Lazo 3 to 0. Granma won the series 2 to 1.
Rodriguez and lazo allowed 5 hits apiece. In the 7th inning, Yoahannis Cespedes stole home.
MICHEL PINO FEO KEPT THE INDUSTRIALES LIONS IN CHECK
The Ciego de Ávila Tigers had an easy time against the Industriales Lions hitting 12 hits against Lions pitching. Yorelvis Charles had his 9th home run in support of righty Michel Pino Feo who allowed 4 singles in 8 shutout innings.
The Tigers punished Lions pitchers David Álvarez Pompo, Odrisamen Despaigne y Carlos M. Puentes. The Tigers won the series 2 to 1.
ALEXANDER RODRÍGUEZ AND ALEXANDER DIGURNAY COMBINED TO BEAT THE CURRENT PITCHING LEADER YADIEL TORRES
The combination of Rodríguez and Digurnay were enough to beat the Metropolitanos Warriors allowing 5 hits and 1 runs helping the Guantanamo Indians beat the Warriors 2x1. This serie was won by the Indians 2 games to 1. Alexander Digurnay had his leading 7th saves.
TWO CIENFUEGOS SHRIMPS LEFTIES COMBINED TO BEAT LAS TUNAS MAGICIANS
Lefties Yosvani Pérez and Adiel Palma dominated Las Tunas batters and Cienfuegos avoided the sweept by winning 5 to 3. The Shrimps had 12 hits including 3 doubles and were led by Andy Sarduy 4-3 and Jose Abreu 4 -2.
VILLA CLARA CELEBRATED THE 40TH ANIVERSARY OF THEIR AGUSTO CESAR SANDINO STADIUM
The pregame ceremony included a tribute to Villa Clara all time greats.
Villa Clara won the game 8x1 over La Habana Cowboys. In the 1st inning, Ariel Borrero (4-2) had his 3rd Hrs with Adonis García (4-1) and Yorquis La Rosa (3-3) on base. Later in the game, La Rosa hit a homer of his own. The winning pitcher was Vladimir Hernandez and Yolexis Ulacia saved it.
ISMEL JIMÉNEZ HELPED SANTI SPIRITUS ROOSTERS AVOID BEING SWEEPT BY THE CAMAGÜEY CERAMISTS
Ismel Jiménez pitched well enough to earn the win allowing 2 runs on 9 hits. Frederich Cepeda homer and Yuniesli Gourriel, Yunier Mendoza and Eriel Sánchez had an RBI apiece for the Roosters. Camaguey Ceramists won the series 2 to 1.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA BROUGHT THEIR BROOMS TO EL PALMAR DE JUNCO STADIUM, MATANZAS
The current champion, the Santiago de Cuba Wasps swept the Matanzas Cocodriles by winning the final game of the series at the older stadium in Cuba, El Palmar de Junco. The Wasps offense scored 15 runs against 5 Cocodriles runs. The International Mercy Rule was applied because 10 or more runs difference after 7 innings. Albert Carrión recorded the win. The Wasps had 18 hits including 5 doubles and a homer from Pedro Poll of Cocodriles pitchers Yuset Pagés, Carlos Cairo and Daniel Molina.
Cocodrile Yoandy Garlobo (5-2) had a homer and 2 RBIs.
Pinar del Río-Santiago de Cuba; Isla de la Juventud-Guantánamo; La Habana-Camagüey; Industriales vs. Las Tunas; Villa Clara vs. Cienfuegos; Ciego de Ávila-Sancti Spíritus; Holguín-Metropolitanos; Granma vs. Matanzas.
45th Cuban National Serie 2005-2006
Teams W L PCT GB
Isla de la Juventud Grapefruit Croppers 27 12 .692 -
Pinar del Rio Cigar Makers 19 19 .500 7.5
Matanza Cocodriles 16 23 .410 11
Metropolitanos Warriors 8 31 .205 19
Teams W L PCT GB
Industriales Lions 25 14 .641 -
Havana Cowboys 20 19 .513 5
Santi Spiritus Roosters 17 22 .436 8
Cienfuegos Shrimps 16 23 .410 9
Teams W L PCT GB
Las Tunas Magicians 27 12 .692 -
Villa Clara Orange Growers 23 15 .605 3.5
Ciego de Avila Tigers 21 18 .538 6
Camaguey Ceramists 18 21 .462 9
Team W L PCT GB
Granma Sorrels 24 15 .615-
Santiago de Cuba Wasps 21 18 .538 3
Holguin Hounds 15 24 .385 9
Guantanamo Indians 14 25 .359 10