The Avispas de Santiago de Cuba swept today in the doubleheader against La Isla and took a game and a half advantage at the top of the Cuban baseball championship.
Veteran pitcher Alberto Bisset participated in both triumphs, winning the first 5-3, his seventh victory in the tournament and the 160th for life, the fifteenth pitcher to reach that figure in the Cuban championships.
In the second hour, Bisset returned to the box to work an inning and ensure the success, 6-4, against the Pirates, in particular it was his 57th save of his history in 21 campaigns.
Slugger Osday Silva hit his 15th home run and tied again with Dayán García for the lead in that offensive ranking.
The Lumberjacks were in nine consecutive successes to fall to Pinar del Rio by 1-3, but then took revenge with a slate of 6-1, a result that left them alone in second place by average.
With identical scores of 3-2, the Crocodiles further sunk Guantanamo at the bottom of the standings, in particular Naykel Cruz signed his seventh win and Armando Dueñas his first.
In the duel between Mayabeque and Villa Clara a curious fact happened when a pair of brothers won both clashes to improve the location of the Hurricanes in the classification zone.
José Ignacio Bermúdez dominated the Leopards in the game sealed by 8-5, with the tenth save of Adrián Sosa, and Héctor Eduardo Bermúdez finished off the felines of the center of the island in the next clash (4-1).
Camagüey also took the two successes by beating Ciego de Ávila by 11-3 and 10-2, a day in which Yordanis Samón hit three doubles and adds 441, just two less than the historical leader, Frederich Cepeda.
In singles, Artemisa defeated Granma 6-5, Holguín beat Sancti Spíritus (10-8) and Cienfuegos beat Industriales 12-11 in extra-inning.
The standings keep Santiago de Cuba (37-25) at the top, followed in playoff positions by the teams of Las Tunas (34-25), Matanzas (35-26), Artemisa (33-26), Mayabeque (34-28), Sancti Spíritus (33-28), Industriales (33-30) and Ciego de Ávila (29-29).
Next are Holguín (30-31), Pinar del Río (29-31), Villa Clara (30-32), Granma (29-32), Camagüey (27-31), La Isla (26-31), Cienfuegos (23-38) and Guantánamo (20-39).
(Taken from Radio Rebelde)