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01/23/2006 Archived Entry: ""45TH CUBAN NATIONAL SERIES NEWS""


Industriales Lions vs Camaguey Ceramists

Industriales applied the Mercy Rule to Camagüey by winning 13x2. The Lions had 14 hits and young Frank Montieth won it. Dioelsis Linares (4-2-3), 4 RBIs; Frank C. Morejón (3-0-2), 2 doubles and 3 RBIs). CF Carlos Tabares raised his hitting streak to 21 games when he connected for his 5th HR.

Holguin Hounds vs Matanzas Cocodriles

Yeral Sánchez (3-1-2) and Yordan Manduley (4-0-2) had 4 RBIs helping the Hounds beat Matanzas 5x1. Rookie Aroldis Chapman won the game.

This was the 9th consecutive loss for the Crocodiles. Crocodiles Yoandry Garlobo is the new hitting leader with 415 (144/60).

Santi Spiritus Roosters vs Villa Clara Orange Growers

Visiting Sancti Spíritus beat Villa Clara twice 9x3 and 4x2. The winning pitchers were Noelvis Hernández and Ramón Licor. The losing pitchers were rookies Juan Y. Serrano and Freddy A. Álvarez.

In the first game, Yulieski Gourriel tied Vismay Santos and Yohenis Céspedes with his 13th home run. Eriel Sánchez (8-4) 4 RBIs and Frederich Cepeda (4-3) paced the Roosters offense.

For the Oranges, team Cuba catcher Ariel Pestano had his 6th HR.

Pinar del Rio Cigar Makers vs Guantanamo Indians

Pinar del Río won by the Mercy Rule 11x1 and 5x2 in the doubleheader. Pedro L. Lazo and José R. Melendis were the winning pitchers. The losing pitchers were Eglys Leliebre and Alexander Rodríguez.

Reidel Álvarez, Rafael Valdés and Raidel Hernández combined for 9 of Pinar del Rio 17 hits and 9 RBIs.

Santiago de Cuba Wasps vs Isla de la Juventud Grapefruit Croppers

Santiago de Cuba won the first game 13x7, but lost the second game against the Croppers 7x11.

In the doubleheader, the Wasps had 27 indiscutibles with homers from Manuel Benavides (1), Rolando Meriño (4) and Edilse Silva (3). The Croppers had 17 hits including 2 HRs from Luis Fonseca (5 and 6), Orlis L. Díaz (7) and Juan C. Moreno (1).

Ciego de Avila Tigers vs Cienfuegos Shrimps

Cienfuegos LHP Yasser Pérez allowed 5 hits against Ciego de Ávila becoming the 4th pitcher with 2 shutouts. The final score was 2x0. A home run by Andy Sarduy (3-2) with one man on was the diference in the game. The losing pitcher was Michael Pino Feo.

Metropolitanos Warriors vs Granma Sorrels

Granma beat the Warriors 6x4 thanks to Luis A. Ferrales who doubled 3 runs. For the Warriors, Iratí Chirino and Liván Correa homered.

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