Federales surpass Atlánticos and remain in first place in the Probeis League

Angel Valdes | January 5, 2023

The Federales of Chiriquí achieved an important victory over the Atlánticos of Bocas del Toro and Colón by a score of 5 runs to 1 and thus maintain first place in the Professional Baseball League of Panama, now with an advantage of one and a half games. over the Atlantics.

From the very first inning, the Chiricanos secured the victory with two scores, then in the eighth they added two more runs and in the ninth they added their fifth run, the only run for the Atlanticos came in the fourth inning.

Iván Herrera connected two hits in three turns, with a double, pushed two runs and stole a base; Kevin Acuna went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Michael Wielansky went 2 for 4 with one run scored the best for the Federals. For the Atlantic, Saúl Garza went 4-1 with an RBI and David Hollie went 3-1 with a triple.

For the Venezuelan Kevin Vicuña, who is in the Probeis League for the first time, this tournament has met expectations “quite competitive, a fairly difficult league, I met the expectations with which I arrived here, grateful to the Federales for the opportunity they have given me, a very nice environment, a hard-working group and that is the key to success for victory”.

Severino González, the third pitcher for the Federales, was the winner by working two complete innings, without allowing hits or runs, striking out three and giving a walk. Atlánticos starter Zackrie Phillips charged with the defeat, throwing five innings allowing three hits, two runs, fanning out three and giving up four walks.

The Federales (13-4) face the Astronauts (3-14) this Thursday, January 5, starting at one in the afternoon, while the Atlánticos (12-6) face the Eagles (7-11) from seven at night, both games at Rod Carew Stadium.

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