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Mar '11 28

Recaps: FC Barcelona moves into 1st after Sweep over CB Sant Boi

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CD Pamplona – Halcones de Vigo 0-5, 5-2

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CD Pamplona and Halcones de Vigo split their doubleheader this weekend. In game one Jose Angel Navas (W 2-3) had a wild game, allowing five hits and nine walks in nine innings, but kept Pamplona from the board to lead Halcones to a 5-0 shutout. He struck out ten. Marco Marques hit a solo homerun and crossed the plate twice. Alexis Fumero (L 1-4) took the loss after nine innings, five hits, five runs (3 ER), four bb and eleven Ks.

In the second match Gabriel Guerrero went 3-for-4 with a homerun, a double and three RBI to lead CD to a 5-2 win. Marco Marques homered again for Vigo. Alberto Casanellas (W 1-2) issued ten hits, two runs and two bb in 6 1/3 frames. Jose Delio Cabral (L 0-1) surrendered four hits, five runs (4 ER) and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.

FC Barcelona – CB Sant Boi 6-5, 3-1

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The FC Barcelona finally found a way to beat CB Sant Boi in the Spanish Division de Honor. After losing all four games last season Barca picked up the sweep last weekend and moved into sole possession of first place in the standings. In game one Jesus Golindano delivered a two-run, two-out in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 win. A RBI single by Marc Carrillo in the top of the same frame had put Sant Boi in front. CB actually led 3-0 and 4-2 earlier in the game. Jason Friedman (FCB) allowed four hits, three runs (2 ER) and four walks in 3 2/3 innings. Eliezer Garcia (BOI) gave up five hits, four runs and six bb in 6 2/3 innings. Jorge Balboa (W 3-0) got the win, Ruben Fente (L 0-1) the loss.

In game two on Sunday Ricardo Hernandez (W 4-0) issued just two hits, a run and two walks in nine dominant innings to lead Barcelona to a 3-1 victory. He struck out seven in the 104-pitch complete game. Oscar Angulo, Jesus Golindano and Pau Sancho scored for the FCB, Daniel Sanchez for CB. Lowin Sacramento (L 3-2) was charged with five hits, three runs and five walks in six innings. Sant Boi dropped to fourth place in the standings with a 6-4 record. They suffered just three losses all of last year en route to the championship.

Astros Valencia – Tenerife Marlins Puerto Cruz 8-1, 9-14

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In a duel between two 7-1 teams the Astros Valencia and the Tenerife Marlins Puerto Cruz remain tied in the standings following a split. In game one Trevor Caughey (W 3-0) dominated the Marlins with nine strikeouts in seven innings in an 8-1 Astros win. He gave up just one run on eight hits. Bobby Carrington again pitched out of the bullpen to close it out. Sandel Cuevas went 2-for-3 with two homeruns and five RBI. Yoel Hernandez (L 2-2) surrendered eight runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. He collected seven Ks.

In the second game Puerto Cruz avoided the sweep thanks to a monster game by Richard Montiel. He hit a three-run homerun during a five-run rally in the second and a grand slam in another five-run surge in the eighth. Overall he had eight RBI in a 16-9 win. Whitney Robinson Pierce homered for the Astros and drove in four. Otherwise it was an ugly game, as a total of eleven errors led to 14 unearned runs. Miguel Rizo (W 3-0) allowed twelve hits, nine runs (7 ER) and two bb in nine innings. Pedro Luis Peraza (L 1-1) gave up six hits, seven runs (1 ER) and a walk in two innings. Pedro Pablo Belmonte gave up seven more runs in seven innings of relief, six of them were unearned.

San Inazio Bilbao – Sevilla Red Sox 9-1, 14-2 (7)

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San Inazio Bilbao easily dispatched the Sevilla Red Sox for their second sweep of the season. In game one Bilbao scored six runs in the fourth en route to a 9-1 win. Javier Flores drove in two. Jose Romero (W 3-2) struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings, allowing two hits, a run and two walks. Diego Torres (L 0-1) issued five hits, seven runs (2 ER) and five bb in four innings.

In the second game San Inazio put runs on the board in each of the first five frames, including a seven-run rally in the fourth. Ruben Cabrera went a perfect 5-for-5 with three RBI. Kelvin Marianucci homered and drove in three. Alberto Magallon (W 1-3) received his first win of the season after five innings, four hits, two unearned runs and a walk. Emili Lopez (L 0-3) surrendered eleven hits, 13 runs (10 ER) and three bb in 3 1/3 innings.

CB Viladecans – Baseball Navarra 2-1 (11), 9-3

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The biggest surprise of the weekend is probably the two victories by CB Viladecans over the favored Baseball Navarra. In game one Viladecans scored on an error in the bottom of the eleventh in a 2-1 win. Earlier Carlos Luis Amaro (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO) and Marc Jodar (W 1-0, 5 IP, 1 H, 8 SO) had combined for 16 strikeouts in eleven strong innings. Juan Jose Lopez (NAV) had issued six hits, an unearned run and four bb in seven innings. Hector Perozo (L 0-2) took the loss.

In the second game CB scored six runs in the first two frames on their way to a 9-3 win. Again the pitching staff laid the groundwork. Gabriel Kalev Camino (W 1-1) allowed just one hit and two walks in five scoreless innings, striking out seven. Denny Nino drove in three. Andres Casado (L 2-1) issued eleven hits, eight runs (6 ER) and three bb in 4 1/3 innings.


# Team W L R+ R- .pct GB Streak
1 FC Barcelona 33 3 241 79 .916 0 W6
2 Sant Boi 26 10 249 127 .722 7 W2
3 Marlins Puerto Cruz 24 12 236 102 .666 9 L4
4 Astros 24 12 223 116 .666 9 L2
5 C.B. Viladecans 24 12 187 114 .666 9 W8
6 San Inazio 15 21 189 147 .416 18 L6
7 Halcones de Vigo 13 23 158 225 .361 20 W4
8 Béisbol Navarra 12 24 186 196 .333 21 W2
9 C.D. Pamplona 8 28 123 284 .222 25 L2
10 Sevilla Red Sox 1 35 56 458 .027 32 L22

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