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52 NATIONAL SEASON

Villa Clara Champion of 52nd Cuban Baseball Season

The team from the Cuban central province added this triumph to the ones obtained in 1983, 1993, 1994 and 1995. As an irony of life,  grand slam by catcher Ariel Pestano gave Villa Clara the victory 8×5 over Victor Mesa’s Matanzas as well as the 5th title of the Orangemen in Cuban Baseball Championships. Pestano, [...] Continue reading

Villa Clara Close to Championship in 2012-2013 Season

Villa Clara defeated 8×1 Matanzas on Wednesday night to return home with two victories that place them near the dream of a title in the 52nd Cuban Baseball Championship. In a game delayed by rain, Crocodiles could not manage to decipher Leopards’ pitching and lost their second encounter as locals as well as their best [...] Continue reading

2013 Final: Superb Freddy Asiel Gives Villa Clara First Win

The great final of the 52nd Cuban Baseball National Season kicked off Tuesday night with Villa Clara’s victory 4×0 vs. Matanzas in the Victoria de Giron Stadium. In  stands jam-packed with Crocodiles fans, Freddy Asiel Alvarez, the ace of the visiting team, starred in Matanzas by setting a new record in Cuban postseasons.  The Orangemen [...] Continue reading

Rain Delays Playoff Subseries between Roosters and Crocodiles

May rains affected the continuation of the 2013 postseason games between Sancti Spiritus and Matanzas in the Jose Antonio Huelga Stadium. Should cloudy Tuesday allow it, actions will resume at 8:15 pm (local time) as Roosters are to take profit of their home condition to try getting a second victory vs. Victor Mesa’s brave Crocodiles. [...] Continue reading

Roosters Won Leaders Duel in Cuban Baseball

With another effective pitching by Ismel Jimenez, Sancti Spiritus beat Isla de la Juventud Pirates-Sharks 5xo and it is now placed 2 games ahead its nearest  rivals. Ismel worked in 8 innings, granted no walk, allowed only 5 hits and lowered his ERA to 1, 14 (currently 2nd in the tourney). This way Sancti Spiritus [...] Continue reading

Ismel with 100 wins and Roosters Continue to Lead

Somehow tensed up for the record he was about to achieve, Ismel Jimenez was not as dominating as expected. However, his team backed him up and the hurler from Sancti Spiritus and Cuba obtained his 100th victory in 9 national series. Roosters’ catcher Eriel Sanchez became protagonist on Wednesday night and saved his pitcher from [...] Continue reading

Cuba’s 52 Baseball Season in Numbers

Sancti Spiritus Roosters leads the standing thanks to their batting and pitching. Noelvis Hernandez is one of the relevant figures of the team in the present championship. Batting Leaders (after 21 games) Average: Giorvis Duvergel (GTM) .421 (57-24); Runs scored: Yulieski Gourriel (SSP) 19; Hits: Dayron Varona (CMG), Maikel Caceres (HOL) and Frederich Cepeda (SSP) [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Sancti Spiritus Secures Subseries vs. Las Tunas

With the first triple play of Cuba’s 52 baseball national season, Sancti Spiritus Roosters beat Las Tunas in a heartbreaking encounter with 5×3 score in 14 innings. With superb pitching of Noelvis Hernandez and favorable score 2×0 for Roosters, manager Yovani Aragon sent closer Omar Guardarrama to the box, but the young hurler allowed the [...] Continue reading

Ismel Jimenez Gets to 4 Wins in Cuba’s 52 National Season

Sancti Spiritus ace Ismel Jimenez got his 4th victory in the season after his team beat Las Tunas 11×4 as visitors. Roosters came from one run behind and manage to take the lead in the 2nd with a 4 run rally. Decisive in the awakening was Lourdes Y. Gourriel double with two men in scoring [...] Continue reading

Ismel Jimenez Throws Shutout To Matanzas Crocodiles

Sancti Spiritus hurler Ismel Jimenez obtained his 3rd victory in Cuba’s  52 national season by beating Matanzas 2×0, in its own headquarters. Trinidad’s international player worked the whole game, allowing only 5 hits, striking out 8 and giving no walks. The excellent performance of Ismel Jimenez permitted Roosters to gain their third subseries (all as [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Sancti Spiritus Wins and Shares 2nd Position

After beating Matanzas 5×2, Sancti Spiritus added to some other four squads that share the second place in the general standings of Cuba’s 52 baseball national season, with a 7-4 record. Lead by good pitching of lefty Yamichel Perez, Roosters scored the decisive 4 runs in the 5th thanks to Frederich Cepeda, Eriel Sanchez, and [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Sancti Spiritus Swept Artemisa

Combined pitching from experienced Noelvis Hernandez, young Javier Vazquez and rookies Yandri Matos and Yoanni Hernandez, plus 3-RBI homer by Eriel Sanchez, led Sancti Spiritus Roosters to their first sweep in the current series. What seemed a duel between pitchers Jonder Martinez and Noelvis Hernandez, ended with the explosion of Artemisa’s hurler in the 4th [...] Continue reading

52 National Series: Superb Pitching from Ismel Silenced Hunters

Air-tight pitching by international Ismel Jimenez led Roosters to a close victory 1×0 over Artemisa, and to obtaining their second subseries in Cuba’s 52 national season. Sancti Spiritus right-hander conquered his 2nd victory in the tourney with no loss, by working 8 innings in which he scattered 5 hits and stroke out 10 rivals. With [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Sancti Spiritus Beats Artemisa Hunters

Two-runs homer by Frederich Cepeda and effective pitching led Sancti Spiritus to a victory 4×1 over Artemisa in the beginning of the 3rd subseries of Cuba’s 52 national season. Roosters’ international player broke the duel held between his teammate, lefty Yamichel Perez, and a former member of Cuba’s national team Yulieski Gonzalez, in a game [...] Continue reading

52 National Series: Roosters lost Subseries vs. Tigers

Sancti Spiritus lost the subseries vs. current champions of the Cuban baseball by being defeated in the last encounter 8×2 with great performance of Ciego de Avila’s starter Yander Guevara. Roosters were dominated by Tigers’ pitching which had an excellent exponent in Yander Guevara, who worked in 6 2/3 innings, allowing 7 hits and two [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Lousy Defense Wins Roosters-Tigers Encounters

Sancti Spiritus baseball team took revenge on Saturday’s defeat, and beat current champion, Ciego de Avila Tigers, 8×5 in the continuation of the 52 national series. Roosters came from behind in a game started by their ace Ismel Jimenez, who “jumped” early from the box in only 3 innings after allowing 3 runs. Yoen Socarras [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Cienfuegos Elephants avoid Sweep

Cienfuegos avoided the sweep before Sancti Spiritus Roosters by winning in the last of the three-game series with a 6×3 score, as the first subseries of the 52 national season ended. This time Roosters‘ pitching was not effective as in the two earlier games when they limited rivals to only 1 run in 18 chapters. [...] Continue reading

52 National Series: Misprint in Roosters’ Cap Causes Confusion

The Cuban sports industry prints incorrectly the double S (SS) identifying the baseball players in the province of Sancti Spiritus. Sancti Spiritus fans were shocked by the error on the baseball caps of Roosters, recently unmasked on Wednesday night by Cuban television narrators who followed up the subseries played in the Cinco de Septiembre Stadium [...] Continue reading
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