The combination of the Federales de Chiriquí, representative of Panama (1-1), obtained their first victory this Friday by narrowly defeating the Vaqueros de Montería, representing Colombia (1-1), six rounds by five, in the first clash of the second day of the “65 of the Simple TV Caribbean Series Gran Caracas 2023”, which was held at the La Rinconada stadium.
The match was won by pitcher Harold Osvaldo Arauz, while Julio César Vivas Colmenares took the loss.
Arauz worked 6.0 innings, allowed six hits, three runs, two walks, and struck out three. Abdiel José Mendoza also worked. He was charged with the failure Julio César Vivas.
In the offense for the winners, Enrique Orlando Valdez shone with a hit and drove in two runs, Ariel Sandoval dispatched a run-scoring home run, Iván Aaron Valdez and Erasmo Caballero each had a hit.
Panama had eight hits, while Colombia left with 10 hits during the match.
For Colombia, Gustavo Campero had two hits, Jesús Adalberto Marriaga had two hits and Jordan David Díaz had one hit and drove in one.
For Colombia, pitcher Julio César Vivas Colmenares started the game, throwing 3.2 innings, four hits, three runs, two walks and one strikeout. He replaced Yeimison De Jesús Peralta in the third inning. Then Randy Miguel Consuegra worked.
The first to score were the Colombians when they made a turn in the first episode with the following movement: Gustavo Campero connected a hit to the right field, Dayan Frías grounded out to first base, Campero advanced to second, Andrés Angulo struck out, David Jordan he singled to center field to drive in the first run.
In the fourth inning, the representative of Panama turned the score around by scoring three touchdowns to make the game 3-1.
After one out, Iván Aaron Herrera tripled to center, Erasmo Calderón was transferred, Erick Castillo struck out, Ariel Sandoval was balled, Yussef Santos reached on first base error, scoring Aaron on the play. Orlando Valdez followed with a single to center scoring Sandoval.
In the sixth, Ariel Sandoval hit a home run through the left field to extend Panama’s lead to 4-1.
Colombia made a run in the bottom of the sixth act, thanks to a fly ball by Brayan Vuelvas to the left field towing Jordan Díaz from third base.
Then, in the seventh, Panama expanded the scoring when Rodrigo Orozco hit the infield and Michael Wielansky hit a two-run homer to center field to make it 6-3.
The Federales of Chiriquí defeated Atlánticos de Bocas del Toro and Colón in the final in Panama in three games to be the representative of Panama.
This is the first title for the Chiriquí team in Panamanian winter ball.
While the Vaqueros de Montería team is the representative of Colombia after they defeated Tigres de Cartagena 7-4 in the fifth game of the Colombian professional baseball final.
Colombia added two more in the seventh, thanks to Fernando Acuña’s RBI double and Gustavo Campero’s single, making it 6-5.