Yuri Fernandez Leads Cuba To Defeat South Africa 9-0
Both Cuba and South Africa have completed their competition in the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup. Yuri Fernandez was instrumental in Cuba’s victory, and Jaryd White was South Africa’s pitcher, tossing a perfect game for his team.
Yuri Fernandez had a fruitful game batting against South Africa as he guided to a victory of 9-0 against South Africa on Saturday at Dou-Liou Stadium. This victory brought an end to Cuba’s participation in the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup.
The game started off with a strong defensive effort from both teams. In the top of the first inning, Cuba retired South Africa’s batter by doing a fly-out 4-6 double play. In the bottom of the first inning, South Africa answered by performing a 1-6-3 double play, and Cuba’s pitcher, Jaryd White, finished the inning by striking out the batter to end the inning.
In the second inning of the game, Cuba’s Carlos Monier started the scoring with a single through the left side of the infield. This was followed by three more singles, which spurred the Cuban offense and brought in both Monier and Yuri Fernandez.
Fernandez was responsible for scoring three runs and had three hits. Later on, Cuba jumped out to a 6-0 lead thanks to a triple by Bryan Gonzalez, a double by Christian Rodriguez, and a double by Dany Oramas that drove in two runs and scored two more.
In the fifth inning, Fernandez hit another triple to right field, and when Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly, he scored the game-tying run that put the team ahead 7-0.
After scoring two more runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Cuba extended its lead to 9-0 and officially won the game. Their relievers Oscar Hernandez and Alex Guerra combined to strike out five batters in the final two innings of the game, while the pitcher for South Africa, White, pitched a complete game over the course of six innings.
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