Monday, May 15, 2006

Industriales and Santiago to dispute the title

CUBAN BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Granma International

THE Industriales team is to play against Santiago de Cuba for the title of the 45th Cuban Baseball Championship, after winning the semifinal against Sancti Spíritus on Sunday, May 14, at José Antonio Huelga Stadium in the city of Sancti Spíritus.

Industriales, led by manager Rey Vicente Anglada, made it to the seventh game of the western regional play-offs with a 3-3 tie against Sancti Spíritus, but swept the Sunday game with an overwhelming 10-1 victory.

The Blues (Industriales) batted a total of 16 hits, including three homeruns, with players Reyes (from 5-3, two doubles and three runs), Mayeta (4-2, homerun and five hits) and Urgellés (5-3, triple and homerun) as the most outstanding.

This was the eighth victory for left-hander Maicel this season, with just two losses, while the losing pitcher was veteran right-hander Yovani Aragón.

Now Anglada’s troops will travel to the city of Santiago de Cuba to begin the big finale of the championship, a confrontation that has been well-described as the Great Cuban Baseball Classic, given the traditional rivalry between the two teams.

The first game is set for Wednesday, May 17 at the Guillermón Moncada Stadium, and expectations are for a duel between right-hander Ormari Romero of the home team led by Antonio Pacheco, and Industriales pitcher Frank Montieth. (PL)

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