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02/24/2006 Archived Entry: "Cuba and WBC"
Cuba and WBC by Cubano
Cuba and Nicaragua are playing each other at Havana. Cuba is using these games as preparation for the WBC.
Cuba's offensive display downed Nicaragua 8x3 at the Latinoamericano stadium!
The Nicaraguans played well during the first 3 innnings behind starter Aristides Sevilla. But the Cuban hitters had 13 hits including a home run by Alexei Ramirez to close the victory.
Camaguey Ceramists starter RHP Vicyhondry Odelín did not do well despite having good velocity, a good sign that he is coming back from his injury. He was relieved in the third after allowing 3 runs.
Industriales Lions RHP Yadel Martí came in relief and stopped the bleading for the Cubans.
Pinar del Rio Cigar Maker Alexei Ramírez, Isla de la Juventud Michel Enríquez, and Villa Clara Orange Grower Ariel Pestano were the best Cuban hitters in the game.
Santi Spiritus Rooster Yulieski Gourriel had 2 K and 2 foul flies a sign that he was trying to impress to much.
Young RHP Yadier Pedroso from the Havana Cowboys closed the game for the Cubans.
Omar Cisceros, the Nicaraguan manager, said:
"We came to play hard, but we know the quality of Cuban baseball. Cuba is going to fight in the WBC.
1. Eduardo Paret SS
2. Michel Enriquez 3B
3. Yuliesky Gourriel 2B
4. Ariel Borrero 1B
5. Yoandry Garlobo DH
6. Frederich Cepeda LF
7. Ariel Pestano C
8. Alexei Ramirez RF
9. Carlos Tabares CF
Cuban manager Higinio Velez used Rudy Reyes as a pinch runner and Joan Carlos Pedroso replaced Ariel Borrero. Pedroso had an RBI double.
Next Game Friday 24th at 9:00 P.M. at Latinoamericano stadium.