Barranquilla Caimans is going through an unbeatable moment in its collective performance andcontinues to surprise international baseball fans as Colombia’s representative in the 2022 Caribbean Series, which will be played until February 3 at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal Stadium from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Well, on the morning of this Saturday, January 29, the Atlantic team and current champion of the 2021/22 Colombian Professional Baseball League, defeated Astronautas de Los Santos, current champion of the Panamanian Professional Baseball League, 6-5.
Two wins in a row and zero defeats ratify the good form that the team led by the manager has Joseph Mosquera, whose last defeat was last Saturday, January 15, in the first final of the series for the title against Cowboys de Montería.
Colombia knew how to come back in the last inning when the score was 5-4 and with a movie ending Brayan Buelvas and Carlos Martínez drove in the two decisive runs after the final hit by Hárold Ramírez.
The leader of the Caimanes de Barranquilla, Joseph Mosquera, He valued the team’s focus on the perfect start in two games for the Colombians and at a press conference he was optimistic about the victory that has them as the main candidates to qualify for the semifinal elimination phase:
“I think we envision all of this. We couldn’t come with the mentality of winning a solo. The Caimanes team comes from behind and never gives up, my faith is intact with them. Union and respect have helped me make difficult decisions but they help us. That’s how we’ve been all season
Caimanes is making international history for Colombia, which has never reached a Caribbean Series final. In previous participations, the Colombians fell in their first commitments in the contest, but now they have shown more solidity and consistency to fight for a title outside of Barranquilla.
The Astronauts took the lead in the top of the eighth inning and managed to go ahead again in the ninth, but with the transfer negotiated by Brayan Buelvas and Carlos Martínez’s RBI double, they set the stage for Ramírez to be the hero of the match.
These were the words of Hárold Ramírez after winning the second victory in a row in the Caribbean baseball tournament:
I went with 100% confidence and moments before the turn the manager told me that they were going to give me four bad ones and I told him no, that they were going to throw me and thank God I was able to give twice for the victory. It is incredible what is happening with baseball in Colombia. It has been growing and it is very pleasing to see how children want to be like us
This is how the actions of the 11 races of the match played in the Dominican capital on the morning of this Saturday, January 29, were experienced:
In the standings, Caimanes leads the standings with two games played and two won:
1. Barranquilla Caimans (Colombia): 2 games played, 2 wins, run difference +6.
2. Cibao Giants (Dominican Republic): 1 games played, 1 win, run difference +1.
3. Los Santos Astronauts (Panama): 2 games played, 1 win, 1 loss, run difference 0.
4. Charros from Jalisco (Mexico): 1 game played, 1 loss, run difference -1.
5. Magellan Navigators (Venezuela): 1 game played, 1 loss, run difference -5.
6. Caguas Creoles (Puerto Rico): 1 game played, 1 loss, run difference -1.
Next rivals and schedule for Caimanes de Barranquilla from Colombia:
January 30: 10:00 am Charros de Jalisco.
January 31: 8:00 pm Cibao Giants.
February 1: 10:30 am Criollos de Caguas.
The current champion team of this competition is Águilas Cibaeñas from the Dominican Republic., a country that boasts of having 21 titles distributed as follows among four teams:
Tigres del Licey: 10 titles (1971, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2008).
Águilas Cibaeñas: 6 titles (1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2021).
Lions of the Chosen: 4 titles (1988, 1990, 2010, 2012).
Eastern Bulls: 1 title (2020).
Historically, no Colombian team has even qualified for a Caribbean Series final, since most of the titles are divided between ninth teams from the Dominican Republic (21), Puerto Rico (16), Mexico (9), Cuba (8 ), Venezuela (7) and Panama (2), for a total of 63 championships played since 1949.