Santiago 2023: Mexico starts the Pan American baseball tournament with a “jewel” and defeats the hosts

The Mexican baseball team won overwhelmingly against Chile on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the start of the Pan American Games Santiago 2023, the opening ceremony of which will take place this Friday at Cerrillos Stadium, south of the Chilean capital.

Mexico, which dates back to its time as champions of the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, was far superior to its rival and had already secured the match with a 16-point lead in the fifth round of the clash, making a end of the first match. duel of discipline against the owners of House.

Due to baseball league rules, a game may end before the end of nine innings if the score difference between the two teams is more than 10 points.

The Aztec team showed their full potential with an overall performance of 13 hits and they added two runs from the first inning. Eight additional runs were scored in the third inning, and by the fourth inning they already had a 16-point lead to increase their lead. first win in the competition.

The national team did not leave the mound or allow any runs or hits, a feat known around the diamond as the “Jewel of Launch.”

Mexico enters this edition of the Pan American Games as one of the favorite countries on the podium together with the selection of Cuba and Venezuela, while Chile made a bitter debut in this discipline during the Games.

Baseball will be played from October 18 to 28 and the match continues when Panama faces the Dominican Republic and Venezuela faces Brazil.

The ninth-ranked national team’s journey continues on Saturday the 21st when they take on the Dominican Republic, while they compete in Panama on Monday the 24th to complete the qualifying phase.

The XIX Pan American Games will be held from October 20 to November 5, the VII Parapan American Games from November 17 to 26.

Source: La Neta Neta