Ciego de Avila won their best of seven series over Villa Clara four games to two to advance to the Cuban finals. In the four games they won the team scored 8 runs or more, winning the last game 9-3. Danier Galvez and Julio Martinez each hit solo shots for the Tigers game four win. Bladimir Banos pitched six innings to earn the victory while Raidel Martinez pitched the last three innings to pick up the save.
For Banos it was his second win in the best of seven series. Vladimir Garcia also picked up two wins for Ciego de Avila. They are the defending champions and have won two of the last four years.
In the other series Matanzas is battling with Granma, leading the series three games to two. In the last two games the Crocodiles bats have come to life for 9-3 and 13-3 wins. William Saavedra of Matanzas and Alfredo Despaigne from Granma have each gone deep twice in the series.
Neither Granma or Matanzas has ever won a Cuban championship so at least one virgin team will be guaranteed a spot to battle for their first championship.