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Spain: San Inazio Bilbao Sweeps Valencia

Spain: San Inazio Bilbao Sweeps Valencia

The league leading Tenerife Marlins took two games easily from the last place El Llano BC over the weekend. Both games were ended early due to the run rule. Every series was a sweep over the weekend without a single upset as everyone kept pace with the team ahead of them or behind them with just two full weeks left of play in the regular season.

The best series, score wise, was between the fourth place San Inazio Bilbao and the seventh place Valencia Astros.

San Inazio Bilbao 5, Valencia Astros 1
San Inazio Bilbao 1, Valencia Astros 0

Game 1 was closer than the score indicates. Both starters pitched great. For San Inazio Bilbao, Jose Romero (W, 7-5) went eight innings giving up just one run on two hits. He walked five and struck out ten picking up the win.

For the Astros, Miguel Vargas (L, 4-5) pitched well until late. After six scoreless innings, Vargas would give up five runs in the final 2.1 innings he pitched. He finished with 8.1 innings pitched giving up five runs on seven hits. He struggled with his control at times though giving up five walks and throwing four wild pitches.

Rafael Llames had a great day at the plate for San Inazio Bilbao. He went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. He drove in two runs and scored two more.

Game 2 was a pitching duel as both teams combined for just nine total hits.

Juan Lopez (W, 8-4) started for San Inazio Bilbao and tossed six scoreless innings giving up just two hits. He walked two and struck out six picking up his eighth win. Remigio Leal (S, 6) picked up the save tossing three innings allowing just one hit.

Lowuin Sacramento (L, 3-6) took the loss for the Astros but pitched well. He tossed seven innings allowing just one unearned run on four hits. He walked five and struck out eight.

Jose Morban was the only hitter for either team with more than a single hit going 2-for-2 with a double and a pair of walks.

The only run of the game came in the seventh inning and was scored on a throwing error.

In other league action:

Leslie Nacar picked up his eighth win tossing five hitless inning. He struck out eleven in the win for the Marlins.

Jose Melendez went 2-for-4 driving in six runs with a pair of home runs in Game 1 for the Marlins. He drove in another three runs going 3-for-4 in Game 2.

Lesther Galvan homered and went 3-for-4 in Game 1 driving in three runs. In Game 2 he went 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI.

Richard Montiel homered, went 3-for-3, drove in two runs, and scored three more in Game 1. He homered again in Game 1 going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBI.

Yancarlo Franco homered in Game 2 going 4-for-4. He scored four runs and doubled twice for the Marlins.

Ricardo Hernandez picked up his ninth win. He tossed eight shutout innings striking out ten winning Game 1 for Barcelona.

Kevin Malone doubled, tripled, went 4-for-5, drove in three runs, and scored two more in Game 2 for Barcelona.

Zael Honora pitched well for Sant Boi picking up the win in Game 1. He tossed a complete game giving up just one run on five hits while striking out ten.

Alexis Fumero pitched well for Pamplona in Game 1 but took the loss. He went the distance giving up just two unearned runs on six hits while striking out nine.

Daniel Matias picked up his ninth win pitching Game 2 for Sant Boi. He went seven innings allowing one unearned run on ten hits.

Spanish Division de Honor Scores:

El Llano BC 0, Tenerife Marlins 14
El Llano BC 1, Tenerife Marlins 16

CB Vilamoura 0, CB Barcelona 4
CB Vilamoura 3, CB Barcelona 10

CBS Sant Boi 2, CD Pamplona 1
CBS Sant Boi 11, CD Pamplona 1

San Inazio Bilbao 5, Valencia Astros 1
San Inazio Bilbao 1, Valencia Astros 0

Standings:

1. Tenerife Marlins 24-6
2. CB Barcelona 19-7
3. CBS Sant Boi 20-8
4. San Inazio Bilbao 16-12
5. Baseball Navarra 14-14
6. CB Vilamoura 12-16
7. Valencia Astros 11-17
8. CD Pamplona 7-19
9. El Llano BC 3-27

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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