The Cuban team met the objectives with which it traveled to the X Women’s Pan American Softball Championship in Guatemala 2022.
In addition to tickets to the next world tournament, the 2023 Central Caribbean and Pan American games, Jorge Lamas’s girls won the bronze medals and improved the sixth place achieved in the previous edition.
The Antilles, who had lost to the United States for the first pass to the final, on Friday, they had another chance this Saturday against Canada, winner over Puerto Rico in the playoffs.
However, the Canadians -victims of the Cubans in group B- took revenge and won by knockout of 9-1.
The norteñas punished the starting pitcher Yilian Tornés early, with which they took advantage before he went up to the box reliever Anisley Lopez.
The woman from Villa Clara could not stop the rival offensive either and gave way to Yamelkis Guevara, who found her way when it was too late.
Cuban batting did not live its best game either. In fact he recorded the worst, as he failed to score runs.
The Caribbean finished the tournament on the awards podium, which can be considered a meritorious performance knowing the high level existing in the Pan-American area.
This Sunday, the Americans and Canadians will discuss the championship, with wide favoritism for the former, who reach that stage undefeated.
(With information from HIT)