Cuba´s National Series´ Second Day: Industriales unbeaten

Havana, Cuba, Sep 24.- Industriales and Granma beat for the second consecutive day Mayabeque and Holguin, respectively, in Cuban baseball championship.Industriales defeated 5-1 the Hurricanes on match marked by the offensive production by veteran first baseman Alexander Malleta, who hit 3-4 with a homer and three RBIs for the cause of the winners.

The starting pitcher Noelvis Entenza, who is this year whit the Havana Blues after playing several seasons for Cienfuegos, allowed only two hits and one earned run in seven innings, although reliever Hector Ponce took the win and Yohandri Portal saved the game.

In turn , Granma beat Holguín 8-1 thanks to great pitching performance by Alain Tamayo, who allowed five hits and one unearned run in seven innings of action, while Guillermo Aviles hit 2-4 with a homer and three RBIs as the most outstanding batter.

The outfielder and leadoff hitter Roel Santos also highlighted by hitting 3-4, with three runs, while Ernesto Hernández took the loss.

After these results , Industriales and Granma entered the group of undefeated teams with two wins, which also includes the sides of Matanzas, Sancti Spiritus and Las Tunas, in the newly opened Cuban National Series.

In another striking outcome of the day, Lander Moreira allowed only one hit in six innings and Yoennis Turcas relieved for three perfect innings to lead Guantanamo to a tight 2-0 win over Santiago de Cuba.

Previously, during evening hours, Isla de la Juventud defeated 5-3 Artemisa, Villa Clara 7-0 over Cienfuegos; Sancti Spiritus did the same but 2-1 over Ciego de Avila, Las Tunas versus Camagüey (7-1), while Matanzas and Pinar del Río re-scheduled their third direct match.(acn).

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