This Wednesday, also in the Latin American stadium, the second of the five matches scheduled in the match will be played
With a hermetic pitch from its starter Drew Parrish and a 13-hit offensive, the U.S. college baseball team defeated the Cuban national team that will take part in the upcoming Central Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, in the first game of the bilateral match.
On the box of the Latin American stadium, the left-handed Parrish showed good control and devilishly throwing breaking balls, which became untouchable for the Cuban hitters, for five strikeouts in an equal number of innings, without walks and just one hit by DH Yordanis Samon.
Parrish took out 13 batters in a row, until Samon hit a single.
The Americans were quick to attack Cuban starter Dachel Duquesne, who showed up with very little speed and allowed eight hits in four innings, including three doubles, and three runs.
On the US side, the third bat and DH, the switch-hitter Adley Rutschman, went 3 for 5, with a pair of dobles. Shortstop Bryan Stott, 2 for 4 with two RBIs was also important for the American team.
Cuba had only one moment to score, when it loaded the bases in the sixth inning after two outs, thanks to a hit by Roel Santos and walks to Raúl González and Guillermo Avilés. But the left-handed Graeme Stinson solved the problem by striking out Frederich Cepeda.
The only run for Cuba, which only gave five singles, came in the ninth inning, in which Avilés and Cepeda singled, and after the strikeouts of Samón and Yosvany Alarcón, there were two wild pitches pitches outside that led allowed pinch runner Juan Carlos Torriente to score.
This Wednesday, also in the Latin American stadium, the second of the five matches scheduled in the match will be played.