The women’s team cuban got a ticket for the next World Championship of baseball, when combining this Tuesday its victory over Nicaragua with the defeat of the Dominican Republic against Puerto Rico in the qualifying contest of America held in La Guaira, Venezuelaaccording to official media on the island.
The students of the Camagüey´s mentor Jorge Luis Pimienta had given Nicaragua a 12-2 knockout in the first hour, so the expectations about the possible classification were waiting for the second game.
The third failure of the Quisqueyanas in the tournament, 1-6 against the Puerto Ricans, left them, like the Nicaraguans, without the possibility of advancing to the semifinals and accessing one of the quotas, according to a report of the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
The cast of the Island will close its presentations on Wednesday in the preliminary stage of the contest facing its similar from Mexico, and after that outcome it would be defined how the third and fourth places are distributed, adds the note.
Thus, with the four teams that own the World Cup quota, next Friday the semifinal phase would be played under the system of crosses between first place against fourth, and second against third, the information specifies.
From what has been seen so far, the undefeated team from Puerto Rico (4-0) should not face any difficulty in dispatching the Nicaraguan team (0-4) and finish as leader, while Venezuela would face the already eliminated team from Quito, consider the ACN.
The Cuban team fulfilled its first objective in this pre-world championship of the Americas, which was to be among the first four of the event that enrolled six squads. Now, with a record of 2-2 in the qualifying phase, they will seek to return with a medal.
ACN also recalls that for the seventh time a Cuban women’s baseball team will attend a world event. His best results were the sixth place achieved in Chinese Taipei 2006 and Venezuela 2010.