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Sancti Spiritus Baseball Team: End of a Generation?

A lot of fans in the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus are concerned about the team’s last place in the past Baseball National Season (SNB, for its Spanish acronym); and their restlessness won’t disappear for the coming edition (54th SNB) to be initiated in September. Breaking Ball: the Gourriel Brothers out of the Roosters […] Continue reading

Cuba: Fastballs for Frederich Cepeda in Online Interview

On Tuesday, May 6th, Cuban star outfielder Frederich Cepeda engaged in an online interview with the digital version of Escambray Newspaper, from the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus. After having signed out with the Yomiuri Giants, from the Nippon Baseball (NPB), Cepeda readies for his departure and exchanges with some of his fans all […] Continue reading

Ismel Jimenez: We Underestimated the Caribbean Series

Sancti Spiritus Ismel Jimenez did not return with the glory of victory, but he describes his participation in the Caribbean Series as a privilege, for being the first player in his province ever to be present in such tournaments. He needs to thank Villa Clara baseball club which took him as reinforcement for the second [...] Continue reading

Showtime for Reinforcements in Cuban Baseball

Six games are still pending to define the final positions of the best eight teams of the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Series, and the order to choose the reinforcements. Industriales and Villa Clara will celebrate three unfinished encounters vs. Las Tunas, Granma, Mayabeque, Matanzas and Pinar del Rio to complete the 45 game-schedule. So far, [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: an Inside Look at Sancti Spiritus

When the 53rd Cuban Series ends on Sunday its qualifying stage, Sancti Spiritus baseball club, known as Los Gallos (Roosters), will be writing one of its most sad pages in history. However, not everyone is aware of that and assume the same indifference with which they went to the field many times. Escambray invited the [...] Continue reading

Cuban baseball: Sancti Spiritus-Camaguey in the Candido Gonzalez Park

Sancti Spiritus faces Camaguey as the 13th subseries start this Friday with a tough fight for many teams involved in qualification and in crumbling to the top of the 53rd Cuban Baseball Season general standings. Roosters, placed last with an 11-25 record, have lost seven series in a row to Cienfuegos (1-2), Santiago de Cuba [...] Continue reading

The Strange Case of Sancti Spiritus Roosters

The 53 Cuban Baseball National Season got to game 24 last Tuesday, and Sancti Spiritus Roosters are placed at the bottom of the general standings with an 8-16 record. Despite coming from behind a 0-7 first inning score vs. Matanzas, in the final confrontation between the two teams, the club from the central province of [...] Continue reading

Baseball: Roosters Wander Aimlessly in Cuban Championship

Sancti Spiritus Roosters lost their 4th subseries in the 53 Cuban Baseball National Season when Mayabeque beat them 1×0 on Monday game. When the team from the Yayabo village got the three-game confrontation vs. Industriales Blue Lions, everyone in the Cuban central province seemed to think Roosters would get back on the road; and the [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Loses Second Subseries at 53rd Cuban Baseball Season

Sancti Spiritus lost the subseries vs. Pinar del Rio 2×1 and is currently placed 13th in the general standings of the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season with a 3-6 record. With scores 3×2, 4×0 and a favorable 3×1, the baseball team from Sancti Spiritus, known as Roosters, ended the three-game series vs. Pinar del Rio [...] Continue reading

Cuban baseball: Roosters and Wolves to Play in Sancti Spiritus

Sancti Spiritus and Pinar del Rio baseball clubs start their Monday to Wednesday subseries in the Jose Antonio Huelga park at 7:15 pm. After being swept by current champions of the Cuban baseball, Sancti Spiritus Roosters are to face Pinar del Rio, which also lost all of its three last games vs. Industriales Blue Lions. [...] Continue reading

Roosters Won Subseries vs. Indians in Opening of the 53 Season

Sancti Spiritus baseball club won its first challenge of the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season by conquering two of the three games held in Guantanamo. Tuesday game meant the first loss for Yovani Aragon players who had beaten their rivals twice, on Sunday and Monday, with scores 6×5 and 4×0 respectively. The last of the [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Gets First Win in the 53rd Cuban Baseball Season

Sancti Spiritus’ Roosters obtained their first victory in the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season by beating Guantanamo’s Indians 6×5 in a fought encounter. The game at the Van Troi park, in the eastern province of Guantanamo, started wrong for the visiting team, whose ace Ismel Jimenez allowed three early runs which caused his squad to [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Sancti Spiritus Club Ready for Upcoming Season

A highly renovated team will be the presentation card of  Sancti Spiritus Roosters in the upcoming 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season. Eight newcomers will prove themselves in a squad led by Yunier Mendoza and driven by men with national and international experience such as Frederich Cepeda, Eriel Sanchez and Ismel Jimenez. The men behind the [...] Continue reading

BaseballdeCuba Apologizes for False Story about Ismel Jimenez

The website, which last Tuesday released a false piece of news saying that Sancti Spiritus hurler Ismel Jiménez Santiago was in the Dominican Republic, offered an apology to the athlete and explained why the story was published. The false story was immediately replicated by several other websites, but Ismel himself denied what was said, [...] Continue reading

Baseball: Ismel Jimenez is in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

Sancti Spiritus hurler Ismel Jimenez denies the piece of news  spread by entitled: Ismel Jimenez Leaves Cuba for a Future in the MLB.Ismel Jimenez showed up this morning at the Jose Antonio Huelga park, in Sancti Spiritus. Properly dressed to continue his trainings for the upcoming 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season, he repeats his [...] Continue reading

Beginning of Cuban Baseball 53rd Series Confirmed for Nov. 3

The 53rd Cuban Baseball Series will begin on Nov. 3 in the central city of Santa Clara, 206 km east of the capital, the Baseball National Federation confirmed last Wednesday. The official inauguration will be held at the Augusto Cesar Sandino stadium with a duel between the reigning champion, Villa Clara and runner-up Matanzas. However, [...] Continue reading

Breaking ball: the Gourriel brothers out of The Roosters

The brothers Yulieski, Yunieski Gourriel Yunielki Lourdes Castillo will not play with the team of Sancti Spiritus (The Roosters) in the upcoming National Series. Escambray (digital version) acceded to the approval forms from the National Sports Institute in response to the applications submitted for the aforementioned athletes after their decision to move to the capital [...] Continue reading
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