PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba, Jan 10 (ACN) A top-class pitching staff and a 27-year-old average age distinguish the roster of the Vegueros de Pinar del Río team, announced today, for the 61st National Baseball Championship (SNB by its Spanish acronym), which is scheduled to begin on January 23. Led by Alexander Urquiola, the team is made up of athletes and coaches with experience for several seasons in different categories, an important aspect to achieve a good performance this year and to improve the fourth place of the previous campaign.
Olber Peña, Irandy Hernandez, Yohan Rojas and Yansiel Ajete will be in charge of the catcher's position, while William Saavedra, Pedro Luis Dueñas, Juan Carlos Arencibia, Tony Guerra, Frank Raul Gonzalez, Jeifer Rodriguez, Esteban Terry and Luis Enrique Garcia will be the infielders.
Yaser Julio Gonzalez, Lazaro Emilio Blanco, Reinier Leon, Luis Pablo Acosta, Roidel Martinez, Geovannys Hernandez and Yoannis Moreno will defend the outfield.
The pitching staff is headed by international players Livan Moinelo, Raidel Martinez, Yosvani Torres, Erly Casanova, Vladimir Baños, Frank Abel Alvarez, Frank Luis Medina; as well as Yaifredo Dominguez, Yoandy Cruz, Reilandy Gonzalez, Isbel Hernandez, Branlis Rodriguez and Yasiel Zambrana.
Juan Reinaldo Perez Pardo, national baseball commissioner, highlighted the extraordinary effort in the 60th contest to overcome all the atypical situations associated with the COVID-19.
In this tour through Cuba we have seen the motivation of the technical collectives and the high commitment of the territories with the preparation program for the athletes and the attention to the teams, especially in terms of improving living conditions, Perez Pardo affirmed.