Friday, February 07, 2014

Caribbean Series: Final Four Update - Mexico Eliminates Dominican Republic

Preview Of The Caribbean Final Four

Mexico's quest to repeat as Caribbean champions remains on course.

In semi-final action Thursday evening, the Dominican League's final four entrant, los Tigres de Licey's attempt to win an unprecedented eleventh Caribbean title came to a screeching halt.  Mexico's Naranjeros de Hermosillo gained a 3-2 victory over the Dominicans, and now await the winner of Friday night's showdown between Venezuela's Navegantes de Magallanes and Puerto Rico's Indios de Mayaguez.

The scheduled pitchers listed in Friday's match-up were Daryl Thompson for Venezuela, and Giancarlo Alvarado throwing for Puerto Rico.

Mexico tied D.R at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, then won the game in the ninth on a run scoring base hit, to advance to the championship game scheduled for Saturday.  On the mound, Baltimore's Alfredo Aceves started for Mexico, and was opposed by Atlanta's Yunesky Maya.  The two engaged in a 1-1 duel over six innings.  Aceves pitched seven innings in all, allowing just three hits for the win.  Maya left the game in the sixth, after being struck on the hand by a line drive.


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