HAVANA — After a 16-year hiatus in the international friendly series between the two traditional baseball powers, Cuba and the United States weren’t about to let a rain delay of nearly two hours spoil the drama between the lines. Continue reading
The Baylor Baseball program is set to leave on Friday of this upcoming week on a trip to Cuba. They will be on a Humanitarian license from United States Department of Treasury and Department of State. They will help renovate a Sports Complex in Havana which is need of some work.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
HAVANA, Cuba – The Cuban Collegiate All-Stars used a three-run third inning to defeat the University of Alabama baseball team, 6-2, in game two of the 2008 Friendship Tournament at Latin American Stadium Wednesday afternoon in Havana, Cuba. Center fielder Yoennis Cespedes delivered the big blow with a two-run double in the third inning. Continue reading
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HAVANA, Cuba – University of Alabama baseball senior Kent Matthes had two hits, including a two-run home run, and the Crimson Tide got some excellent relief pitching and late-inning defense to throw out the winning run at the plate in the bottom ninth inning to preserve a 3-3 tie with the Cuban Collegiate All-Stars in game one of this historic “Friendship Tournament” at the Stadium of Latin America in Havana, Cuba Tuesday afternoon.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Due to the devastation from multiple hurricanes during the past few months, the Samford baseball program has had to cancel its trip to Havana, Cuba, scheduled for Oct. 17-21, the athletics department announced on Thursday.
The Cuban government has asked all organizations that had planned travel to the island to suspend all travel for the duration of 2008. Continue reading
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BEIJING — Three-run homers by Alexei Bell and Ariel Pestano highlighted a six-run eighth inning as Cuba broke open a close game en route to defeating the U.S. Olympic baseball team, 10-2, on Friday evening in semifinal action at the Wukesong Main Field. Continue reading
The United States Olympic Baseball team is taking on the Cuban Olympic team in the semifinals of the Olympic Baseball Tournament at 6 am Eastern time on Friday. The United States is expected to start San Diego State junior to be Stephen Strasberg to the mound where he was outstanding against the Netherlands in his only Olympic start. Continue reading
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BEIJING — Playing for the first time under the new extra-innings rule for Olympic competition, Cuba scored twice in the top of the 11th inning with the U.S. only able to plate one run in the bottom half, giving Cuba a 5-4 victory over the U.S. Olympic Baseball Team on Friday afternoon at the Wukesong Main Field. Continue reading
The USA Olympic Baseball team takes on Cuba tonight at 11:30 pm Eastern time. The game can be watched online for free by clicking here.
Trevor Cahill will take the ball for the US team and Cuba will send Luis Miguel Rodriguez.
UPDATE #1: Cuba and Team USA is tied at 2 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
UPDATE #2: Cuba and USA start the tenth inning tied at 3. Cuba’s Bell hit a leadoff triple to center field to start the inning off well. Kevin Jepsen is able to get the next two batters to strikeout and then gets the final batter of the inning to ground out to third base. Team USA is coming up to bat right now.
UPDATE #3: Taylor Teagarden gets hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the tenth off well for Team USA. Jason Donald lays a bunt down to get Teagarden to second with one out. Cuba gets the next two guys to pop up. We are off to the 11th inning. This is going to be the first time the new rules of having two runners on base to start the inning is in effect.
UPDATE #4: Cuba scores two runs in the top of the 11th while USA only scores one in the bottom of the 11th so the Cubans stay undefeated while USA drops to 1-2 in the tourney.
A FULL RECAP WILL BE UP TOMORROW
The defending Olympic champion Cuba picked up a 4-2 victory over Japan to open up their 2008 Olympics. The Cuban team was led by Alfredo Despaigne who went 3-4 with three RBI while Alexei Bell went 2-4 with two RBI. Norge Luis Vera started the game where he went six innings allowing two runs and seven hits. Pedro Luis Lazo pitched the final three innings allowing two hits to pick up the save. Continue reading