Sports columnists agree that Granma has a good chance of winning the championship.
Havana March 1 (RHC) Granma’s squad defeated Pinar del Rio 13-3 this weekend. Granma thus became the first team to qualify for the final of the 60th Cuban Baseball Championship.
The match took place in the bubble of José Antonio Huelga Stadium in Sancti Spiritus. Granma flaunted his offensive ability. Their batsmen made 11 hits including 2 doubles and as many homers. The first by Alexquemer Sánchez, the second by Guillermo García. This strong offensive certified success of starter Leandro Martínez.
Granma’s south paw did not start well, and in the first episode he tolerated two hits, but then made up to close the opponents in the next four rounds.
In total, Leandro Martinez threw balls in five and two-thirds of the innings.
Right-hander César Garcia came to his rescue.
Meanwhile, Granma’s players on the right, Vladimir Baños, who exploded in the second act after maintaining four hits that would have been enough to secure Granma’s victory.
However, supporters of experienced coach Carlos Marti were not happy, and with a race in the fourth, a group of five certified in the sixth, two in the seventh and another in the eighth pass to the final of the tournament.
The Caribbean’s biggest national baseball action after the season continues with the quarterfinals, at the neutral Candido Gonzalez Stadium, in Camaguey, between the teams in Santiago de Cuba and Las Tunas.
Players from two teams have received Covid-19. The disease required a break of more than a month.