Cuban Baseball Star Game to be Held this Weekend

Prensa Latina News Agency

Pitchers like Norge Luis Ruiz, Ismel Jimenez and Freddy Asiel Alvarez, and field players like Lourdes Yunielkis Gourriel will be present at the  Star Game of the 54th National Championship on December 28.

Norge Luis Ruiz and Yunielkis Gouriiel led the votes, starting with Ruis, who got 2,585 votes while Gourriel got 2,454.

Both played for the Cuban national team that represented the Caribbean island in the Central and Caribbean Games.

The star teams were formed starting from the votes of the fans, and the team Orientales (east of Cuba) have an edge of 14 victories and 13 defeats over the other team, Occidentales.

Orientales will be coached by Carlos Marti (Granma) and these are the players:


Catchers: Yosvani Alarcón and Yulexis la Rosa. Infielders: Yordanis Samón, Yunior Paumier, Yordan Manduley, Luis Yander La O, Lázaro Cedeño, Yorelvis Charles, Danel Castro y Yordan Batista. Outfielders: Roel Santos, Alexei Bell, Guillermo Avilés, Maikel Cáceres y Alfredo Despaigne. Designed Hitter: Giorvis Duvergel. Pitchers: Norge Luis Ruiz, Freddy Asiel Álvarez, Alberto Bicet, Lázaro Blanco, Yoalkis Cruz, Ciro Silvino Licea, Yusmel Velázquez, Yaisel Sierra and Yadir Rabí.

Occidentales will be formed this way:

Catchers: Frank Camilo Morejón and Lorenzo Quintana. Infielders: Alexander Malleta, Yunier Mendoza, Rudy Reyes, Luis A. Valdés, Dainer Moreira, Michel Enríquez, Lourdes Yunielkis Gourriel, and Yulieski Gourriel. Outfielders: Yadier Hernández, Yunieski Gourriel, Ariel Sánchez, Yoandry Urgellés, Frederich Cepeda. Designed Hitter: Yosvani Peraza. Lanzadores: Yosvani Torres, Cionel Pérez, Ismel Jiménez, Julio A. Martínez, Miguel Lahera, Jonder Martínez, Vladimir Gutiérrez, José A. García and Héctor Mendoza.

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