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LATEST_UPDATE_ON Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 11:41
Three Cubans Involved in the Grand Final of the Can-Am Baseball League

Photo: Roberto Morejon / Radio RebeldeCubans Lazaro Blanco, Yordan Manduley and Yurisbel Gracial, who play for the Quebec Capitales in the Canadian-American Baseball League (Can-Am), reached the final of that tournament, which starts next Tuesday.

The Capitales beat in three consecutive games the Sussex County Miners in the semifinal play-off to get their ticket to the grand final.
Third baseman Gracial was decisive in the 4-2 win in the first match when batting three hits, including a walk-off double to drive in two runs in the bottom of the tenth inning.

Right-hander pitcher Blanco, chosen as best pitcher of the tournament, was the starter of that same game and allowed two runs and five hits, with 8 strikeouts and no walks, in six and a third innings.

The Capitales' opponent will be the Rockland Boulders, who defeated 3-1 the New Jersey Jackals in the other semifinal.

Overall in the post season, Gracial, chosen as the best third baseman in the league, has batted 5 for 12, including three doubles, for a batting average of .417.

Meanwhile, SS Manduley, also member of the All-Star Team, bats 3 for 12, with a double and two walks, for BA of .250. / ACN


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