A few days ago, we outlined the goals that Cuba has traced for different individual sports disciplines for the Toronto Pan-American Games, set to take place from July 10 to 26. We now take a look at the country’s most important participating team sports.
Cuba’s national baseball team was unable to contain Team USA batting on Saturday, losing by a lopsided 11-1 in North Carolina. The US university selection guaranteed a best of five series victory with its third win in the first four games.
With a convincing win in Game Three of their exhibition series, Cuba’s baseball fans were all smiles on Friday night after their national team woke up after suffering through back-to-back 2-0 shutouts including a no-hitter.
Three USA pitchers, Daulton Jefferies, Logan Shore and Stephen Nogosek, combined on Thursday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in North Carolina to extend to 18 the consecutive scones suffered by Cuba in the first two of a five-game 2015 exhibition series between the two rivals.
Cuba’s national baseball team got off to a surprisingly horrific start on Wednesday in its first game of an exhibition series with a team of US major league prospects.
USA Baseball announced the roster of its team to take part in the Toronto Pan American Games baseball tournament from July 11 to 19. The final Cuban roster is still pending last minute changes.
Combat sports will once again carry the weight of Cuba’s performance at the 2015 Pan-American Games to be held in Toronto from July 10 to 26, followed by athletics, the other big medal-winning discipline for the island.
With the Toronto Pan American Games right around the corner (July 10-26), Cuban baseball authorities announced on Friday the 24-member squad that will try to recover the crown they held from 1971–2011.
Cuban baseball star Jose Dariel Abreu, 2014 American League Rookie of the Year, is setting new cooperation standards in his native country, availing himself of the spirit of Washington’s new policy towards the government of Raul Castro.
“Undoubtedly Yulieski Gourriel has been for years the face of Cuban baseball, with detractors and supporters, but nobody can deny he has been by far the best that stayed in Cuba with all the talent that has left the country in the recent past and present,” wrote Ray Otero on Thursday in baseballdecuba.com.