2014 C.A. & Caribbean Games

C.A.C.'2014: Cuba Puts a Few Ghosts to Rest with a One-Sided Victory in the Veracruz Games

Freddy Asiel Alvarez

It was a long-awaited baseball resurrection of sorts and it most appropriately came in an event Cuba has so long dominated. The Central American Games tournament, first held in Mexico City in 1926, has now crowned the Cubans as it baseball champions 15 times in only 22 sessions – a even more meaningful domination when one remembers that Cuba sat on the sidelines (mostly for political reasons) twice in the 1950s and twice more during the past dozen-year span (2002 and 2010).

C.A.C.'2014: Cuba Regains Central American and Caribbean Baseball Title with 9-3 over Nicaragua

Freddy Asiel Alvarez

Cuba, the big favorite in the baseball tournament of the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, did not disappoint its fans and finished with a perfect 5-0 record, defeating Nicaragua 9-3 in the championship game Friday night at the Beto Avila stadium in Veracruz.

In winning the silver medal the Nicaraguans managed their best effort so far in these games.

C.A.C.'2014: Cuba Makes Finals with 6-3 win over the DR

Cuba advanced to the Finals

Cuba came from behind to win a hard fought semifinal game on Thursday 6-3 over the Dominican Republic. They will now face Nicaragua – which defeated Puerto Rico 2-1 in the other semifinal-, on Friday night in the finals of the baseball tournament of the Central American and Caribbean Games taking place in Veracruz, Mexico.

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Revitalized Team Cuba Regains Some Much-Needed Glory during Opening Days of Mexico’s Central American Games

Team Cuba

Cuba’s top ballplayers strolled onto the field at Beto Avila Stadium in Veracruz this past week attired in classy new uniforms and also brimming with apparent confidence on the eve of a Central American Games tournament they have virtually dominated across the past nine decades (15 championships in 18 appearances). But the current squad led by frenetic skipper Victor Mesa was for all its historical trappings still more of a mystery and a puzzle than the apparent juggernaut outfit of the not-too-distant past.

C.A.C.' 2014: Cuba Advances to Semifinals Undefeated

Frederich Cepeda

An expected victory over Guatemala, in seven innings and by the mercy rule with 10-0 score, sent Team Cuba to the semifinals of the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, in the city of Veracruz, Mexico.

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Five pitchers contributed to the shutout- the second by Cuba in the tournament. Right-hander Yosvany Torres (1-0) completed the first 5 innings with 2 hits, a walk and five strikeouts for his first win in an international event with the island’s national team.

Cuba Announces Baseball Team for 2014 C.A. & Caribbean Games

Cuba

The Cuban Baseball Federation announced on Wednesday its team of 24 players for the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Games to be held from Nov. 14-30 in Veracruz, Mexico.

There were some notorious absences from the squad of several players with good stats in the current Cuban baseball season.  These include Pinar del Rio shortstop Luis A. Valdes, Guantanamo outfielder Giorvis Duvergel, and pitchers Carlos Juan Viera (Las Tunas) and Jose Angel Garcia (Artemisa).