Venezuela Notches First Win

SANTIAGO, D.R.–The Mexico fans came out in full force–dressed as cows, cowboys, wrestlers and even an inflatable horse–but it still wasn’t enough to wake up their country’s bats on Monday.

Venezuelan starter Giovanni Carrara kept the Mexico offense stalled for five innings, and the bullpen did its job as Aragua shut down Obregon, 5-0.

Venezuela jumped on Mexico righthander Justin Lehr for two runs in the third and tacked on another in the fifth before chasing him. The Mariners’farmhand allowed three runs on eight hits, struck out three and walked two over 4 1/3 innings.

Aragua totaled 11 hits, and was led by center fielder Selwyn Langaigne, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs.

Venezuela will face Licey in the early game Tuesday beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern.