WINTER LEAGUE BEISBOL
Liga Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente
CANGREJEROS de SANTURCE
INDIOS de MAYAGUEZ
Santurce leads series 1-0
I - SAN 4; MAY 0
1/21 - Crabbers Ride Strong Pitching, Defense, and Timely Hitting, to Game One Victory Over Favored Indians.
Hits were hard to come by, but Santurce made the most of theirs in Game One of Puerto Rico's championship series at Mayaguez. Indios starter Jonathan Sanchez surrenders just two hits through six innings pitched. However, the first of which in the top of the third off the bat of Santurce left fielder Rey Fuentes landed over the right field wall for a two-run home run. That's essentially all the Crabbers would need as starter Ivan Maldonado pitches seven scoreless innings, allowing just four scattered hits and a walk, with three strikeouts en route to an opening game victory. Relievers James Pugilese and Fernando Cruz close out the game with an inning each of scoreless, no hit ball, with three strikeouts.
Mayaguez @ Santurce
Hiram Bithorn Stadium
- Cangrejeros de Santurce: charter member since 1939; 14 Puerto Rico league titles; five Serie del Caribe titles.
- Indios de Mayaguez: charter member since 1939; 18 Puerto Rico league titles; two Serie del Caribe titles.
Winner advances to Serie del Caribe 2018-2019,
Host: City of Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
Congratulations Edgar Martinez on being elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.