Pedro Pablo Revilla, Yaser Julio González, Alfredo Fadraga and Rafael Viñales will play the final of the home run derby corresponding to the All-Star Game of the 61 National Baseball Series.
This Saturday, on the first day of the event, Revilla from Guantanamo hit 17 homers, 12 from González (defending champion) from Pinar del Río and nine from Avilanian Fadraga and Viñales from Las Tunas.
Initially three finalists were expected for the test, but the national commission agreed to raise the number to four given the results and the intensity of the exercise.
This time the sluggers had two minutes to homer, with 30 seconds of rest and “double homer” options on some pitches.
The rest of the skills tests did have a definition this day at the Victoria Girón stadium, at a party attended by the president of Inder, Osvaldo Vento Montiller, and the main leaders of the territory.
Pinero Eliseo Rojas won the race from home to first base with a time of 3.45 seconds; the catcher from the capital Oscar Valdés managed the shot to the barrel on the intermediate with a target; and Carlos Gómez from Sancti Spiritus made the best shot from center field to home plate.
The fastest double play plays were made by shortstop Yorbis Borroto, waiter Raúl González and first baseman Yordanis Samón. The average time of the plays was 2.18 seconds.
As part of the activities of the All-Star Games, the team from Bayamo beat its similar team from Matanzas 12×1 in an exhibition of the Little League national tournament.
Glories of Cuban Baseball participated in the event as spectators and in the awarding of the winners of the skill competitions.
This Sunday we will have the final of the home run competition and the clash of stars between Occidentales and Orientales.