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Diegomar Markwell makes debut in Venezuelan league
MARACAY (Venezuela) - Diegomar Markwell has made his pitching debut for Leones del Caracas in the Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. On Saturday-evening (October 12), the Dutch lefthander took over the pitching in the away-game vs. Tigres de Aragua in Estadio José Perez Colmenares. Trailing 5-0 after the first inning, Caracas briefly led 7-5 in the sixth inning, but in the end lost 9-8, the first loss of the season after two victories. Markwell, who had a good outing, had a no-decision. Afterwards, Markwell told Grand Slam * Stats & News that he was satisfied with his first outing. ,,I wanted to take the pitches low and that's what I did'', Markwell said.

...Diegomar Markwell...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
After the Leones were retired in order in the first inning, the Tigres rallied for five runs in the home half of the first at bat. Caracas-starter Victor Garate began with a strikeout, but then ran into problems. Next batter Luis Maza singled, then Hector Gimenez walked and Jim Murphy followed with a 3-run homerun. Hereafter, Guillermo Rodriguez singled and José Martinez also homered to make it 5-0. That marked the end for Garate and brought in Diegomar Markwell to the mound. The pitcher of Dutch champion DOOR Neptunus and the Dutch National Team retired the first two batters he faced with a groundout and pop-fly to end the inning.

In the top of the second inning, Markwell was supported with four runs. Jesus Aguilar led off with a walk, then Carlos Rivero doubled with one out. A grounder by Steve Susdorf then brought in Aguilar for the first Caracas-run. Gregorio Petit then walked and Carlos Perez (one-run) and Rico Noel (2-run) followed with back-to-back doubles to narrow the deficit to 5-4.

In the bottom of the second inning, Markwell retired the side. in the next at bat, he gave up two lead-off singles, but then an infield-fly followed. Markwell struckout the next batter and the inning ended with a line out.

In the fourth inning, the Dutch lefthander gave up a lead-off single, but that didn't harm him, as a double play followed. A grounder then ended his third full inning on the mound.

Markwell's debut ended after four innings, as he was replaced by Loiger Padron when the bottom of the fifth inning began.

Padron retired the side in the home of the fifth, then Caracas rallied for three runs with two outs in the top of the sixth to take a 7-5 lead. with one out, Aragua's new pitcher Harvey Garcia walked three batters in a row and was relieved by Justin Hampson. He began with a strikeout, but then gave up a single to Bobby Abreu, which brought in the tying run. Jesus Aguilar followed with another single to bring in two runs and put Caracas ahead for the first time in the game.

However, Aragua re-took the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. Markwell's successor Loiger Padron gave up a lead-off double and was relieved by Jonathan Torres, who walked the next batter. With two outs, Torres gave up an RBI-single, which brought in another pitcher, Juan Ovalles. He began with a wild pitch that tied the score, then gave up a runscoring single and RBI-double that gave Aragua a 9-7 lead. It also brought in another pitcher, Edgar Alfonzo, the fourth in this inning and sixth in the game for Caracas.

Caracas was able to add one more run, which was scored in the top of the ninth inning when Gregorio Petit homered with one out.

(October 12)

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