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CUBAN BASEBALL NATIONAL SEASON

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Artemisa: Surprising Second Place in National Baseball Series

The surprising team of Artemisa and Matanzas, current runner up, share the second seat of the qualifying stage of the 54th Cuban National Baseball Series after winning their respective games. TheArtemisa Hunters beat 4-2 Holguin, with offensive highlight by DH Osmel Fraga,one homer and two RBIs- , and the promising lefty Misael Villa achieved his […] Continue reading

First Subseries of 54th Cuban Baseball Season Ended

The 54th Cuban Baseball Season (SNB for its Spanish acronym) kicked off last Sunday with the game between current champion and runner up, Pinar del Rio and Matanzas. The first subseries of the 54 SNB ended with Las Tunas as the only undefeated squad, and Sancti Spiritus and Guantanamo winning their three-game confrontation vs. Ciego […] Continue reading

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

Pinar del Rio is the New Champion of Cuban Baseball

Pinar del Rio was crowned as champion of the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season in the Victoria Giron Park, by beating Matanzas 9-6 in the 6th game of the Great Final held between these two teams from the Western region.With 3-2 record, the Green Wolves forgot about their visitor condition and defeated Crocodiles, who were […] 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: 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 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

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

Roosters Visit Isla de la Juventud with Semifinals on Target

Sancti Spiritus faces Isla de la Juventud as visitor in search of the second qualifying position for the semifinals. After losing its 4 last subseries vs. Villa clara, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos and Matanzas, in all cases 2×1, Sancti Spiritus’s Roosters go to Isla de la Juventud to win the game that will qualify them [...] Continue reading

Veteran West Team Victory in All-Star Baseball Event

Cuban baseball athlete Yasmani Torres performance, and the win of the veteran West team over the East team, were the most significant results Saturday in Sancti Spiritus, as a preamble to the game to take place this Sunday at Jose Antonio Huelga Stadium. Tomás scored 14 home runs and lead the Home Run Derby qualifying [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Waiting for the Stars

With a total of 1 382 votes, Sancti Spiritus hurler Ismel Jiménez was elected as Cuba’s most popular baseball player, in the survey made prior to the 26th All-Star Game to take place this weekend in this territory. The election of Sancti Spiritus as venue of the event is considered a well deserved reward, taking [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Stadium Venue of All-Star Game

The All-Star Game of the 52nd Baseball National Season will be staged at the Jose Antonio Huelga Stadium, in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, before giving way to the second phase of the island’s greatest passion. The Cuban Baseball National Commission and Sports Industry officials took into account the province’s leadership in the first stage, the [...] 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

Cuba’s 52 Baseball Season in Numbers (after 27 games)

Frederich Cepeda and Ismel Jimenez have led Sancti Spiritus performance in Cuba’s 52 baseball national season. Batting Leaders (after 27 games) Average: Dairon A. Varona (CMG) .420 (88-37); Runs scored: Frederich Cepeda (SSP) 22; Hits: Ariel Sanchez (MTZ) 40; Doubles: Andy Ibañez (IJV) 14; Triples: Lazaro Rodriguez (CFG) and Frederich Cepeda (SSP) 4; Homeruns: Ernesto [...] 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
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