The teams from Panama and the Dominican Republic won their matches today in the baseball day of the XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games of Barranquilla after beating Mexico and Nicaragua, respectively.
In the Edgar Renteria stadium, Panama won by 5-2 to Mexico, while the Dominican Republic did the same with Nicaragua by winning 3-2.
Gerald Chin, with three hits in four innings, including a triple, and a run scored and two RBIs, led the offense of Panama, which hit 12 hits.
Panama, which came from beating Colombia 8-1, was now 2-2 in the third place and feeds the dream of hanging a medal, while Mexico remains in the basement with a victory and three defeats.
The winning pitcher for Panama was Luis Ramos, who threw four innings and allowed three hits and scored a strike. And the one who took the loss Javier Solano, who was on the mound for six innings and a third and gave up seven hits, four runs, gave two bases per ball and one punch.
In the second round, the Dominican Republic beat Nicaragua 3-2.
The winning pitcher was Willy Lebrón, who threw five innings and a third, allowed one hit, two bases per ball and drew a punch, while the loser was Berman Espinoza, who received eight hits, two runs and a strikeout in six innings .
Venezuela and Colombia close the baseball day later on Wednesday.