Cuba – Germany 8-2
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Andre Hughes pitched six-plus strong innings, but Germany still lost 2-8 to Cuba on Saturday afternoon in Santiago, Panama. They dropped to 0-6 at the 2011 IBAF Baseball World Cup. Donald Lutz had given the squad of head coach Greg Frady a 2-0 lead in the opening frame thanks to a two-run homerun, his second long ball in the tournament. Cuba needed until the fourth inning to tie the contest on a solo shot by Jose Abreu. Two runs on a RBI double by Alfredo Despaigne and a RBI fielder’s choice by Youlieski Gourriel made it 4-2 for Cuba one inning later. Four runs in the seventh, three against 18-year-old reliever Daniel Thieben, blew the score wide open. Germany will take on Australia on Sunday to conclude its adventure to Panama.