Cuba Wins Central American Championships

Cuba went with their ace Freddy Alvarez. He gave them six innings as Cuba glided over Nicaragua 9-3 to win gold in the Central American championships. Cuba delayed their professional season for two weeks to participate in this event.

Their three stars who had played in Japan during the summer, Frederich Cepeda, Alfredo Despaigne and Yulieski Gourriel were in the 3-4-5 spots in the lineup. Each of them contributed two hits and one RBI. The big run producer was Yadiel Hernandez, who drove in three runs. The defense for Nicaragua committed four errors to invite five unearned runs to score in the game.

A sellout crowd of 6,937 was at the Belo Avila Stadium in Vera Cruz, Mexico to witness the match. The Dominican Republic finished third with their 8-1 win over Puerto Rico earlier in the day. The boxscore for the Cuba/Nicaragua game can be found here:


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