Estrellas whitens the Águilas 5-0, Núñez drives in two runs

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  • Estrellas whitens the Águilas 5-0, Núñez drives in two runs

    Gustavo Núñez drove in ; He hit a couple of runs in the five-run eighth inning of the Estrellas' win over the Águilas on Saturday night.

A five-run rally in the eighth inning was all the Stars needed Saturday night to beat the Eagles 5-0 and put them on top. He continued at the top of the semifinal series of the 2022-2023 autumn-winter baseball tournament, during a game held at the Tetelo Vargas Stadium in this city.

Gustavo Núñez was the “Star Player” de las Estrellas by driving in two of the five runs against a relief team from the Águilas who could not preserve the good performance of their starter Alemao Hernández. Likewise, Núñez extended the his streak of hitting games to nine.

The green banner team, which won its second straight win, registers a 7-6 mark to equal first place with the Tigres del Licey, who earlier beat the Gigantes del Cibao 7-5 in the Julián Javier Stadium in San Francisco de Macorís. Instead, Águilas and Gigantes were placed in second place with a 6-7 record, one game behind the leaders.

It is the third victory for the Stars over the Eagles in this Round Robin in four games. The match was won by him. reliever Wirfin Obispo (1-0), while Junior Fernández (0-1) lost.

It was a great pitching duel between starters Andy Otero, from the All-Stars. , and Alemao Hernández, from Las Águilas. Otero launched five two-hit innings, three walks and two strikeouts. Meanwhile, Hernández worked as a seven innings of just two hits, one transfer and four fanned batters.

Prior to the start of the meeting, a meeting was held. a well-deserved tribute to Don Ramón de Luna, who was the first narrator of the Stars since 1951. De Luna received the award. a plaque of recognition by the Sports Corporation of San Pedro de Macorías and his team, Estrellas Baseball Club for having been a historical narrator, as well as a recognition plaque. as being decorated with the distinction of the 2021 National Journalism Award. In a row, the veteran journalist threw the first pitch.

Otero was followed by the first pitch. On the mound were Oliver Pérez (1.1), Gerson Moreno (0.2), Obispo (1.0) and Ronel Blanco (1.0).

Meanwhile, Hernández was escorted by Fernández ( 0.1) and José Jose (0.2).

In the eighth episode, the Stars  he placed I put number on the board for the first time that night. With the bases loaded and one out, Ramón Flores reached on base. by mistake of third baseman Johan Camargo. Then Gustavo Núñez hit the ball. an unstoppable down the right field producing two more. In a row, Lewin Díaz hit the ball. another uncatchable, this time through the left field of two others.

The Stars will be returning the visit to the Águilas Cibaeñas this Sunday at the Cibao Stadium. The meeting is over. It was set for five in the afternoon. The pitcher to face the Cibaeño team will be Domingo Robles.

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