It didn’t take long for the Cuban baseball forces to regain the momentum and fully atone for last summer’s embarrassing whitewashing on North American soil versus the USA Collegiate All-Stars. In a renewal five-game set the youth-studded Cuban squad swept to five straight wins.
Cuba took the finals of the Centrobasket women’s tournament on Sunday in Monterey, Mexico by beating Puerto Rico 58-47, reported Prensa Latina.
The Cuban delegation to the World Youth Athletic Championships, culminating in the U.S. city of Eugene, Oregon, won a gold medal, which went to triple jumper Lazaro Martínez, reported Prensa Latina.
Superb pitching from right-handers Yaisel Sierra and Vladimir Gutierrez allowed Cuba to win a 1-0 pitching duel on Sunday and complete a five game sweep of an error-plagued USA university selection.
Those who know little about Cuban baseball tradition may be surprised by the new batch of talented players now shining in the big leagues, but the fact of the matter is that Cuba has always been an inexhaustible wellspring of good players. (24 photos)
A total of six losses in a row in games against the USA university selection came to an end Wednesday night in Matanzas before 10,500 spectators, as the young Cuban baseball team took the opener of a five-game series.
The Cuban baseball team that will play a series of five exhibition games with a USA university selection was announced on Monday by manager Alfonso Urquiola. The games will be played in Matanzas on July 23-24 and in Pinar del Rio on the July 25-27.
With five gold medals, Cuba was crowned champion in the category of wrestling continental sports festival that continues today in the capital of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, reported Prensa Latina.
A record number of five former modern-era Cuban League veterans appear in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Minneapolis, Alexei Ramirez, Aroldis Chapman, Jose Dariel Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig. The only larger Cuban All-Star contingent numbered six in 1968,
There is nothing Cuban baseball fans would like more than to watch tonight’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game with five of their favorite players on the National and American League teams.