Thursday, February 26, 2009
Team Cuba defeats Aguilas de Veracruz by 8-3
Cuba's National Selection Team to the 2009 World Baseball Classic held an exhibition/training game against the Aguilas de Veracruz, a team that plays in the Mexican Professional Baseball Leagues. It was played in Puebla, Mexico. If you read Spanish, click here to read the report from BaseballDeCuba.com.
The Aguilas used seven pitchers, but none of them were able to stop the barrage of Bambinazos by Team Cuba. Industriales star Alexander Malleta had a monster homer that cleared 400 feet on the left-center field. Dependable Frederich Cepeda, who is without a doubt, one of the most reliable members of the team, also rounded the four bases, as well as the superb catcher from the Avispas of Santiago de Cuba, Rolando Meriño. The winning pitcher was Danny Betancourt, and Cuba's best reliever, Vladimir Garcia, got the save.
The next training game for Team Cuba will be against the Pericos de Puebla, in the same Hermanos Serdán Stadium, on Friday, at noon.
Prensa Latina Report (In Spanish)