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Frederich Cepeda Dreams of Returning to Olympics and World Classic

When asked about a possible retirement date, Cepeda said he has never thought about it. “I play baseball because I like it, age doesn’t matter”, he added I dream of returning to the Olympics and the World Classic, said Frederich Cepeda when interviewed by Cuban News Agency after the second game of the Special Baseball … Continue reading

Cuban Manager to WBC Acknowledges Importance of Frederich Cepeda for National Team

In an interview with Harold Iglesias Manresa, Carlos Martí, the Cuban manager to the Caribbean Series and the World Baseball Classic (WBC) referred to the possibility of counting with Sancti Spiritus baseball player Frederich Cepeda Cruz for the top international event of the year. The Cuban outfielder, who underwent surgeries in his right knee and […] Continue reading

Carlos Martí, Cuban Manager to World Baseball Classic

Should the Manager of the Year Award exist in Cuba, the unanimous vote of the present season would go to Carlos Martí, the leader of the surprising Granma Alazanes Carlos Martí Santos, the leader of the current champions of Cuban baseball, Granma Alazanes, leads team Cuba to the most important international events of 2017: the […] Continue reading

Holland Edges Cuba from World Baseball Classic

The Netherlands advanced to the semifinals at the 3rd World Baseball Classic after defeating Cuba 7-6 at the second stage of the championship, held in Tokyo. Cuba reached inning eight after scoring 6-4, but a homerun by Andrelton Simmons tied the game. In the ninth inning, the Dutch connected a hit, which was the flame [...] Continue reading

Cuba Crushes China Taipei, Revives in Baseball Classic

Yasmani Tomás is only 22 and has already become a sensation of the Third World Baseball Classic, as one of the architects of the tremendous recovery of Cuba, as it beat China Taipei 14-0. A rookie in the Cuban national team in world events, Tomas confessed Prensa Latina that the team spirit and desire to [...] Continue reading

Cuba Beats Japanese Baseball Squad

Cuba today gave an almost perfect thrust to the samurais of Japan, with a voracious offense that included ten hits and two homers, to prevail 6×3 and lead Group A in the III World Baseball Classic.Yasmany Tomas hit a solo homer to left field in the bottom of the third inning, to give Cuba a [...] Continue reading

Cuba Crushes China at World Baseball Classic

Team Cuba unleashed a ferocious offensive to beat China at the 3rd WBC 12×0. Homers by Alexei Bell and Jose Dariel Abreu were the first in the Fukuoka Dome Stadium, where Pool A has its venue. Cubans bats were furious this Monday when combining two homers and 15 hits to deafeat the Chinese squad 12 [...] Continue reading

WBC: Cubans Can get to San Francisco (+infography)

Getting to San Francisco, in the semifinals,  is not a crazy dream; it is true possibility that Cuban players are to defend at the Third World Baseball Classic.Yahoo Dome Stadium, in Fukuoka, Japan, is not opened yet to the matches of Group A in the 3rd WBC, however, expectations and criteria continue to grow among [...] Continue reading

Cuban Team to World Baseball Classic Confirmed

Cuban baseball team  for the upcoming World Baseball Classic was ratified in a presss conference held in the Latinoamericano Stadium. The provisional 28 member squad was announced Wednesday afternoon, and it is made of 3 catchers, 7 infielders, 5 outfielders and 13 hurlers. The roster is the following: Catchers:  Frank Camilo Morejon Reyes (IND), Yosvani [...] Continue reading

Cuba Announces Team to World Baseball Classic

Sancti Spiritus players Yulieski Gourriel, Frederich Cepeda, Ismel Jimenez and Eriel Sanchez, and pitching coach Juan de Dios Peña  are part of the Cuban baseball team announced for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The provisional 28 member squad was announced Wednesday afternoon, and it is made of 3 catchers, 6 infielders, 6 outfielders and 13 [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball Team Readies for Thunder Series

The Cuban baseball national team will have five friendly matches against teams from Chinese Taipei and Japan to test its tactical thinking facing the III World Baseball Classics scheduled for March 2013. The Cuban team, coached by Victor Mesa and Jorge Fuentes, on this Asian tour, is made of 29 players distributed in three catchers, [...] Continue reading

Cuban Team to Friendly Meets in Mexico Announced

Sancti Spiritus baseball players trio, members of the Cuban preselection readying for the 2013 World Classic, is part of a 27 men group chosen to face Mexican professionals in the coming days. According to a statement by Cuba’s Baseball National Commission, third-baseman Yulieski Gourriel, outfielder Frederich Cepeda and hurler Ismel Jimenez are members of the [...] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Pitching Coach Predicts Success at World Classic

Juan de Dios Peña, a pitching coach for the Cuban baseball pre-team getting ready for the 3rd World Classic, assured that the national pitching staff will fulfil the expectations in that tournament, and announced who might be the possible starters. In an interview to website JIT, Peña, a pitching coach with Sancti Spiritus Roosters, said [...] Continue reading

2013 World Baseball Classic: Sancti Spiritus Present in Preselection

Sancti Spiritus baseball players Yulieski Gourriel, Frederich Cepeda, Ismel Jimenez and Yenier Bello are part of the Cuban baseball team readying for the upcoming World Baseball Classic to take place on March 2013. Cuba’s preselection preparing for a tour for Asia and Europe that will serve as training for the next World Baseball Classic was [...] Continue reading
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