Escogido Wins Series del Caribe Birth

After losing the first four games Licey needed to win five in a row to overcome their deficit in the best of nine series. They could only win one game. Escogido routed them in game six 8-4 to win the Dominican Winter League championship, staying home to represent the Dominican Republic in the Series del Caribe.

Licey went with their ace Yunesky Maya. He worked through the Leones lineup pretty easily in the first two innings, retiring six of the seven hitters he faced. In the third inning he gave up four consecutive singles and a walk to the only five hitters he faced in the inning, dropping his record to 0-4 in the playoffs. The Leones scored four runs in the inning to take a 4-1 lead. It was a lead they would never relinquish.

Another four spot in the sixth inning put the game out of reach, the Leones again spraying four singles to score four runs. Eight of their 12 hits were bunched together in the two four run outbursts. Pedro Lopez and Eury Perez led all players with three hits each for Escogido, both players scoring a run each in the four run innings.

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