Cuba to Compete at Rotterdam, Holland

Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban baseball team is training at the Havana Latin American Stadium, to compete at the Inter-Ports Baseball Tournament of Rotterdam, Holland, a competition in which Cuba has been the champion in 10 times, in the 15 editions of the event.

The Cuban team will start competition on July 1st, playing against Curazao at the Neptunus Familiestadion, to play matches against Japan (July 2nd), Chinese Taipei (July 3rd) and Holland (July 4th), with a day of general rest for all the teams on July 5th. The following day, decisive matches will begin.

Cuba has won the first place of the tournament six times in the last seven incursions in Rotterdam.

This time Cuba is presenting a team with experienced players, such as catchers Frank Camilo Morejon and Osvaldo Vazquez, and young talented players, like first baseman Leonel Segura, outfielders Yoelquis Guibert and Jorge Luis Peña, and 2016 Rookie of the Year Eliécer Griñán.

The manager of the Cuban team to this competition, Vladimir Hernández, who finished in fourth place in the last national championship, taking the reins of the Villa Clara Azucareros, told the Cuban press that they want to win the champion title.

‘I think we have potential, with men that have represented us in major tournaments and other s who are younger, who excelled in the under-23 national championships and they also had good performance in the last senior National

Championship’, said the Cuban manager.

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