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Cuban Baseball League standings - Industriales, Metropolitianos and more

Posted January 20, 2007 by publisher in Cuba Culture.
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Cuba Baseball League Roundup

By Sigfredo Barros | Periodico26.cu

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Sancti Spiritus maintains a half-game lead over Havana and Industriales in Group B of the 2006-2007 Cuban Baseball League after winning Sunday 6-1 over Guantanamo. In Group D Santiago de Cuba (8-4 over Cienfuegos) and Granma (6-3 over Havana) are tied for first. 

Sancti Spiritus got excellent relief pitching from Yoen Socarras (3-1), who took the mound in the second inning and stayed on until the end, striking out seven Guantanamo batters. Yunier Mendoza, 3-for-5, and Osdelvis Bernal, 2-for-3, drove in two runs each for the winners. 

Meanwhile, Industriales got a pitching gem from Sandy Ojito (3-1) who went the route needing only 88 pitches. A timely double from Doelsys Linares knocked in two of Industriales’ three runs in the fourth inning. Last year’s national champions are now a half game behind Sancti Spiritus.

Cienfuegos outfielder Jose Dariel Abreu hit a grand slam in the third to tie the game at 4-4 with Santiago de Cuba. However, Cienfuegos couldn’t hold back the home team’s offense as Rolando Merino blasted a homer and Leodanis Menendez quieted bats retiring the last eight batters. 

The tie in Group D held tight as Granma won its second consecutive game over Havana on the strong pitching of Alexei Rodriguez (1-0) who struck out seven. Lazaro Cedeno had three RBIs for Granma including a two-run homer in the top of the ninth that broke open a close game.

In other action, the Isla de la Juventud escaped from a series sweep against Ciego de Avila on a three-run first inning led by an RBI double by Michel Enriquez and a single by clean-up hitter Livan Sanchez that drove in two more. Omar Licourt (2-3) allowed two unearned runs in 7.1 innings, on three hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Lefthander Sergio Espinosa got the final five outs and the save for Ciego de Avila. 

Two homers by a batter isn’t always enough to win a game. Michel Fors hit two for Metropolitianos (his fifth and sixth of the season) but the team was blasted 12-5 by Las Tunas as Joan Carlos Pedroso, 2-for-5 with a home run and Yordanis Scull 2-for-4, drove in four runs each. 

The news couldn’t have been better for Camaguey fans as their top starter Vicyohandri Odelin (3-3) went seven strong innings allowing only one unearned run with five strikeouts and three walks in a game that was without extra base hits. 

After 5 hours and 20 minutes and 14 innings, Villa Clara defeated Pinar del Rio 5-4 with Yoandry Ruiz (2-1) getting the win in relief. 

Cuban 2006-2007 Baseball League Standings

GROUP A

Wins   Loses     Pct.  Games out

Pinar del Rio             13       11       542     —

Isla de la Juventud       11       14       440     2.5

Metropolitanos           6       19       240     7.5

Matanzas               5       21       192     9.0

GROUP B

Sancti Spiritus           15       10       600     —

Habana                 14       10       583     0.5

Industriales             15       11       577     0.5

Cienfuegos             10       15       400     5.0

GROUP C

Ciego de Avila           17       6       739     —

Villa Clara               15       10       609     3.0

Las Tunas               14       12       542     4.5

Camaguey               14       12       500     4.5

GROUP D

Santiago de Cuba       14       10       583     —

Granma                 15       11       577     —

Holguin                 12       12       500     2.0

Guantanamo             9       15       364     5.0

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Member Comments

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On February 07, 2007, Bob Grant wrote:

Please send me a link or a copy of a Febrary-March schedule for the Holguin baseball team. I hope to attend while on vacation.

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On February 20, 2007, chezneck wrote:

How about some up-to-date standings? These are a month old.

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On February 28, 2007, Rainer Gessmann wrote:

When does the first cuban baseball league starts and ends usualy the offical season?
Also like chezneck wrote, please put up to date standing in the internet.
Salutos R.G.

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On October 18, 2007, arden Penner wrote:

Hola,
Soy Canadiense y mi esposa y yo estamos visitando a Holguin hast Diciembre 2-15,2007.  Quieremos ir a un juego de besibol.  Favor enviarme la lista de cuando hay juegos en Holguin en estas semanas.
Saludos,
Arden Penner
Canada

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On October 30, 2007, KAREN CHUBRY wrote:

Hola:
Soy a Santa Lucia   13 marzo y quieren ir a un jeugo de beisbol. Por favor, envirme la lista de cuando hay jeugos en Camaguey o Holguin en estas semanas.
Gracias,
Karen Chubry
Dollard=des-Ormeaux.
Canada

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On October 30, 2007, publisher wrote:

http://cubanball.com/

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On August 03, 2008, hector wrote:

I am going back to cienfeugos cuba, for baseball traning does any body there noes any one that is a coach and willing to train?