Caracas. Mexico became the first team to add three wins on Sunday with a win over Cuba, while Colombia picked up its second win by beating Curaçao in the fourth game of the first round of the Caribbean series.

Los Cañeros de Los Mochis defeated Agricultures de Bayamo 5-4 and Vaqueros de Monteria defeated Curacao 6-5.

These results improve Mexico’s record to 3-1, while Colombia and Curaçao are tied at 2-2. Meanwhile, Cuba barely has one win in four games. Meanwhile, ninth-seeded Puerto Rico (1-2) and Panama (1-2), as well as the Dominican Republic (2-1) and Venezuela (2-1) face each other in the night session.

The tournament is played on the principle of “all against all” in the first seven dates, with the first four advancing to the semi-finals.

The winners of the semifinals, where the first and fourth in the standings, and the second and third, get the right to play in the final on February 10 in the capital of Venezuela.


The Mexican ninth team took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Rodolfo Amador and a two-run double by Joey Terdoslavic.

The Farmers took advantage of two costly errors by Cañeros and plated five runs in the second inning, only two of them clean, against starter Jeffrey Kinley.

Jason Atondo, meanwhile, commanded the Mexican offense with an RBI single for two of the three runs scored in the third inning.

Starter Kinley (1-0) got the win, going six innings after a rough start and teaming with relievers Rafael Cordova, Samuel Zazueta and Jake Sanchez to strike out 22 batters until Guillermo Aviles’ strikeout with two outs in the ninth. Sanchez made his second save of the tournament. Lost defender Kelbis Rodriguez (0-1=.


The Colombian team pressured a struggling defense and the Vaqueros opened the scoring with just one hit, a double by Gustavo Campero, who scored on a fielder’s choice after stealing third base. Fabian Petruz extended the lead to 2-0 with a single in the fourth.

Sicnorg Loopstok added a run on a hit in the bottom of the fourth, and Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run home run to make it 3-2.

Team Curaçao extended their lead to 4-2 after Petruz’s throwing error; but Oakland Athletics prospect Jordan Diaz tied the game at 4-4 with a two-run shot in the ninth.

The tie was broken in the thirteenth inning as a result of the rule that calls for the inning to start with a runner on second: Run was pushed by Pablo Manzanero. Petruz, for his part, added another run with a home run. Later, also under this rule, Curaçao gave up a Simmons ground ball.