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Licey wins the City Champ, Cruz and Mauricio stand out

Licey gana el City Champ, Cruz y Mauricio se destacan

The Tigres del Licey relied on a sacrifice fly and RBI double by Oneil Cruz and the pitching performance of six pitchers who allowed just four hits with two runs for their 3-2 victory over the Leones del Escogido, in the first game of a doubleheader held this Friday at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal stadium in the continuation of the Don Tomás Troncoso Cuesta autumn-winter baseball tournament.

With their win, the Bengalese win the City Champ over the Lions after beating them for the sixth time against just two losses in their home series this year.

In the history of the city championship, the Tigers and Lions are tied with 31-31 and 7 draws. For the blues it was their 25th win of the season against 13 losses, while the long-haired now put their record at 13-26.

The win went to reliever Jonathan Aro (3-0), who retired the two batters he faced in the fifth inning. Lost Steven Cruz (0-1) by giving up a run with two hits. Jairo Asencio pitched the scoreless ninth to earn his 11th save of the season.

For the Blues, starter Brooks Hall also pitched, who pitched 4.1 innings of four hits, two rounds with five strikeouts. Escorted by Aro in 5th, Aaron Brown (6th), Arodys Vizcaíno (7th), Hansel Robles (8th) and Asencio in ninth.

The blues made their first round in the first inning due to a sacrifice fly by Oneil Cruz. They scored another in the third with a double from Ronny Mauricio and another line in the 6th with a tubey from Cruz.

The Lions made their two laps in the bottom of the fifth episode with a double by Erik González and a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Guzmán.

Ronny Mauricio hit two doubles with runs scored and RBI, Ramón Hernández, double and single with runs scored, Sergio Alcántara, two singles and Oneil Cruz, double with two RBIs.

Otto López batted 2-for-3 and Erik González hit a triple with a run scored and an RBI for the Lions.

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