We are two weeks into the early part of the season in the Spanish Division de Honor, and we have a couple teams already showing a strong push for the front of the pack.
A week after splitting with defending champion Tenerife, Sant Boi ran off two more wins to stay in the hunt for first place. They sit just a game behind two teams who are off to a perfect 4-0 record.
Those two teams are the Astros Valencia and Baseball Navarra. Valencia took care of Barcelona in their weekend set, while Navarra took down CD Pamplona.
Spanish Division de Honor Scores:
Baseball Navarra 7, CD Pamplona 3
Baseball Navarra 11, CD Pamplona 1
CBS Sant Boi 10, CB Viladecans 0
CBS Sant Boi 6, CB Viladecans 1
San Inazio Bilbao 1, Tenerife Marlins 7
San Inazio Bilbao 5, Tenerife Marlins 6
Astros Valencia 12, CB Barcelona 0
Astros Valencia 6, CB Barcelona 4
News and Notes from Week 2:
Yosue Castellano threw a complete game victory for Navarra in Game 1 of the weekend giving up just three runs (two earned) while striking out twelve. He improves to 2-0 on the season.
Andres Casado tossed a complete game (7 innings) win for Navarra in Game 2 giving up just one unearned run. He also improves to 2-0.
Hector Perozo (2-for-3/3 RBI) and Luis Compres (1-for-3) both homered for Navarra in the big Game 2 win.
Zael Honora tossed seven shutout for Sant Boi in Game 1 striking out 10 to pick up his second win on the season.
Jesus Golindano (1-for-4/2 RBI) homered in the 10-0 win for Sant Boi.
Danial Matias tossed a complete game win for Sant Boi in Game 2. He gave up just one run on two hits.
Javier Flores (2-for-3/2 RBI) homered for San Inazio Bilbao in the Game 2 loss.
Trevor Caughey (5 innings) and Mathew Erickson (2 innings) combined to shut out Barcelona in Game 1 both allowing just a single hit. Erickson also went 1-for-2 with a home run at the plate.
Eric Segura had the biggest game of the weekend in Game 2 of the series. He went 3-for-4 with 3 solo home runs to almost pick up the win for Barcelona.
Spanish Division de Honor Standings:
1. Astros Valencia 4-0
1. Baseball Navarra 4-0
3. CBS Sant Boi 3-1
3. Tenerife Marlins 3-1
5. CB Barcelona 1-3
5. San Inazio Bilbao 1-3
7. CB Viladecans 0-4
7. CD Pamplona 0-4
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.