CB Viladecans – Halcones de Vigo 5-4, 7-5
CB Viladecans improved to 18-12 in 2011 with wins of 5-4 and 7-5 over Halcones de Vigo last weekend in the Spanish Division de Honor. With the sweep they are comfortably in fifth in the standings and could make a late-season run towards fourth place. Halcones dropped to 9-21 and eighth.
CD Pamplona – CB Sant Boi 2-4, 1-16
CB Sant Boi swept a doubleheader against CD Pamplona at Burlada. In game one Ruben Fente (W 1-2) went the distance to lead CB to a 4-2 victory. Gabriel Guerrero hit a solo homerun for Pamplona. Rafael Rivas scored twice for the guests from Catalonia. Alexis Fumero (L 4-11) kept his team in the game, issuing eight hits, three runs (1 ER) and no walks in eight frames.
In the second match Sant Boi scored five runs in the fifth and six in the eighth for a lopsided 16-1 win. Daniel Martinez, William Domero and Xavier Civit hit homeruns and combined for seven RBI. Marc Carrillo drove in three. Daniel Matias (W 2-0) conceded two hits and a walk in five scoreless innings. Eneko Del Burgo (L 0-5) gave up nine hits, eight runs and a bb in 4 1/3 innings.
FC Barcelona – Tenerife Marlins Puerto Cruz 6-3, 3-4
Leading 2-0 after seven innings in game two of a doubleheader against the Tenerife Marlins, the FC Barcelona was just six outs away from celebrating the championship in the Spanish Division de Honor last Saturday. But the Marlins rallied for four runs on a wild pitch, a big two-run error and a bases loaded walk in the top of the eighth en route to a 4-3 win. Barcelona tried to come back in the ninth, but only managed a one-out RBI single by Jason Friedman to cut the deficit to a run. Jesus Golindano and Pau Sancho had driven in runs earlier in the game. Eric Gonzalez (W 4-1) allowed seven hits, three runs and two walks in nine innings for the win. Jorge Balboa (L 10-1) was charged with his first loss of the season, conceding five hits, four runs (2 ER) and seven bb in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out eleven. Reliever Andres Gimeno walked six of the ten batters he faced.
In game one the FC Barcelona had prevailed 6-3. Emmanuel Febles went 4-for-4 with a double and three runs. Oscar Angulo drove in three. Richard Montiel gave Puerto Cruz a short-lived 2-1 lead with a two-run double in the third. Ricardo Hernandez (W 13-0) struck out eleven in nine innings, giving up ten hits, three runs and a walk. Yoel Hernandez (L 7-4) allowed ten hits, six runs (5 ER) and three bb in 3 1/3 innings.
But even though the FC Barcelona couldn’t complete the sweep, the championship will be eventually in the books, as they still sport a five-game lead with six games to go.
Astros Valencia – Sevilla Red Sox 18-3 (5), 14-1 (7)
The Astros Valencia dispatched the Sevilla Red Sox 18-3 and 14-1. In game one the Astros scored twelve runs in bottom of the fifth to blow things wide open. Whitney Robinson-Pierce highlighted the rally with a pair of three-run homeruns. Sandel Cuevas also went deep in the frame. Raul Pena hit a three-run homerun for Sevilla. Luis Galicia (W 1-0) allowed seven hits, three runs and two walks in seven innings. Richard Villa (L 0-1) conceded five hits, eleven runs (10 ER) and nine bb in 4 1/3 innings.
In the second match Sandel Cuevas hit a grand slam and drove in five to lead Valencia to the victory. Kevin Malone went 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBI. Pedro Luis Peraza (W 2-2) issued eight hits, an unearned run and a walk in five innings. Diego Corvalan (L 0-4) allowed seven hits, seven runs (4 ER) and a bb in 4 2/3 innings.
San Inazio Bilbao – Baseball Navarra 6-3, 4-1
San Inazio Bilbao swept their two-game series against Baseball Navarra. In game one three runs in the sixth helped Bilbao to overcome a 1-2 deficit in a 6-3 win. Kelvin Marianucci homered and drove in two for San Inazio. Adolfo Gonzalez had three hits, scored all three Navarra runs and also went deep. Fidel Torres Mane (W 2-2) picked up the win with 5 1/3 innings of solid relief. Juan Jose Lopez (L 2-5) allowed five hits, four runs (2 ER) and six bb in six innings.
In the second match Alberto Magallon (W 6-8) led Bilbao to a 4-1 win, issuing five hits, a run and a walk in nine innings. Javier Flores drove in two. Joseba San Andres added a two-run homerun. Andres Casado (L 4-4) conceded six hits, four runs and two bb in six innings.
|3||Marlins Puerto Cruz||24||12||236||102||.666||9||L4|
|7||Halcones de Vigo||13||23||158||225||.361||20||W4|
|10||Sevilla Red Sox||1||35||56||458||.027||32||L22|
Photo: © Diego Lazaro