Bass Has A Good Start for Aragua

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Criollos de Caguas� 4,� Senadores de San Juan� 0 — 2B Ramon Vazquez and SS Luis Figueroa each had a hit, as Los Criollos scored a single run in each of 4 innings.� In the 2nd inning, a single, a walk, and an RBI single brought in the run.� Figueroa beat out the relay throw to first base on a grounder (that might have been a double play) in the 3rd inning, then Vazquez’s single moved Figueroa to second base.� Figueroa raced around to score on a grounder force out that was complicated by a throwing error.� Three walks and a sacrifice fly brought in the third run in the 4th inning, then 1B Javier Valentin homered in the 8th inning.

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Toros del Este� 6,� Tigres del Licey� 5� — A busy 9th inning made this game interesting.� Licey got onto the scoreboard first with 2 runs in the 2nd inning, on three singles and a walk.� Los Toros came right back with 4 runs in the top of the 3rd.� A single and a grounder by C Jason Jaramillo gave them a runner on second base.� After a walk, then a strikeout by SS Pedro Ciriaco, a double steal put two runners into scoring position.� Another single brought in two runs, then a 2-run homer gave Los Toros a 4-2 lead.� That was all the scoring until the 9th.� Los Toros began the top of the 9th with a single by Ciriaco, followed by another single and a double steal.� A sacrifice fly plated Ciriaco, and another RBI single gave Los Toros a 6-2 lead.� Licey rallied in the bottom of the inning with two singles and an RBI double for one run, then a sacrifice fly and another single, each driving in a run.� Robinzon Diaz came up as a pinch-hitter for Los Tigres, but he popped out to end the game.

Leones del Escogido� 6,� Aguilas Cibaenas� 5� — Each team had a 3-run inning, but Los Leones added three more one-run innings, while Los Aguilas had only 2 more runs.� Los Leones scored 3 runs in the 2nd on a single, a throwing error, and two doubles.� They added a run in both the 5th and the 6th.� Los Aguilas scored one run in the bottom of the 1st on two singles and a balk, then added another run in the 2nd on a solo home run.� Then Los Aguilas tied the score in the 7th with their 3-run inning.� A single and a walk put two runners on, then pinch-runner Starling Marte took over at second base and Luke Carlin came on to pinch-hit.� Carlin flied out, allowing Marte to advance to third.� A walk loaded the bases, then two singles drove in the three runs to tie the score at 5-5.� Los Leones broke the tie in the top of the 8th with a triple and a fielding error.� Los Aguilas put runners on base in both the 8th and the 9th.� Marte struck out in the 8th.� Carlin walked in the 9th, and was replaced by a pinch-runner, who also was unable to score.

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