olympicbaseball August 25th, 2007
According to Granma, Cuban Pre-Olympic team is selected.
UNDER the direction of Rey Vicente Anglada, Cuba is to present a team made up of 24 baseball players, of whom 21 participated in the 1st World Baseball Classic, with the sole objective of winning one of the two slots for the 08 Beijing Olympics awarded by the 3rd Pre-Olympic Baseball tournament, scheduled to open today at 8:00 p.m. in Havana’s Latin America stadium.
The selection, announced yesterday, is:
Catchers: Ariel Pestano, Eriel Sánchez and Roger Machado;
Infield: Alexander Mayeta, Ariel Borrero, Yulieski Gouriel, Eduardo Paret, Michel Enríquez, and Rudy Reyes;
Outfielders: Frederich Cepeda, Osmani Urrutia, Alexei Ramírez, Giorvis Duvergel and Carlos Tabares;
Pitchers: Pedro Luis Lazo, Yunieski Maya, Yadier Pedroso, Yulieski González, Adiel Palma, Jonder Martínez, Frank Montieth, Vicyohandri Odelín, Deinys Suárez and Norberto González.
The team was presented with the flag yesterday at the base of the José Martí Monument, in a ceremony presided over by José Ramón Fernández, president of the Cuban Olympic Committee, and Cristian Jiménez, head of INDER.