Pool B Baseball World Cup
BWC: Cuba – South Africa 10-5
SFA 100 004 000 5 6 0 CUB 013 231 00X 10 16 1
Cuba improved to 2-0 in the tournament with a 10-5 victory against South Africa. Hector Oliveira, Michel Enriquez, Yulieski Gourriel, Frederich Cepeda, Alfredo Despaigne and Ariel Pestano homered for the record champion. Miguel Gonzalez struck out 13 in 5 2/3 innings for the win. South Africa tried to come back in the sixth, scoring four runs. Richard Holgate drove in two. Jean Sawyer took the loss.
BWC: Spain – Puerto Rico 3-5
PUE 013 000 010 5 8 1 ESP 000 201 000 3 5 3
Ruben Gotay homered in the second and brought Puerto Rico on their way to a 5-3 win against host Spain. One frame later they added a three-run rally, highlighted by a two-run double by Raul Casanova. William Domero drove in two with a homerun in the fourth to cut the deficit to two runs. Mario Santiago picked up the win after five innings. Antonio Noguera took the loss.