The distance of four months from the end of the season of the main national pastime did not diminish the emotion of feeling the affection of the people, said Pablo Civil, manager of the current champions of the Cuban Ball, who also received the 60th anniversary stamp of the National Association of small farmers (ANAP).
The members of the loggers ‘ payroll, which first embraced the title of the National Classic last January, won the awards for their individual offensive, defensive performance that earned them leadership in various departments of the game. Jorge Enrique Alomá, Yunieski Larduet, Dariel Góngora and Yadián Martínez took several awards to their display cases.
In addition to being gratified as the most valuable player of the joust, the artemiseño freighter was also the leader of the batters and the best offensive parachutes. The speedy outfielder tunero grabbed the trophies leader in runs scored and stolen bases. For his part, the camagüeyan pitcher crowned an excellent season by taking the lauros to the best left-handed pitcher and the most winner; while the mayabequan right did the same for its primacies in average wins and in innings released.
Other champions from the Balcony of the East took to the stage to receive their awards: the captain of the team, Yosvani Alarcón, better on the offensive between the receivers; Jorge Yhonson, the most valuable player of the playoffs and Paul Civil for having been chosen as the best director.
Among the other winners were Granmense Carlos Benítez and santiaguero Edilse Silva, who were the best integrally in their respective positions, while Orlando Acebey received rewards for being the leader in jits and the best third offensive base.
The runners-up of Villa Clara scored theirs not only by the above mentioned reinforcement granmense, but through the cienfuegos César Prieto (rookie of the year), Alain Sánchez (best pitcher right), Yulexis the Rose (The best receiver offensive) and Yunier Vizcaino, a leader in rbis, and Andy Zamora, among the best gardeners defensive. Not to mention others who did a lot for the Orange cause, such as Pinareño Wílliam Saavedra (All Stars, defensive as first base) and industrialist Stayler Hernández (leader in home runs and All Stars, offensive as a gardener).
The evening, which was presided over by Osvaldo Vento, president of the Cuban Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder); Ariel Santana, First Secretary of the party in the province; Jaime Chiang, president of the provincial assembly of Popular Power and Yosvani Aragón, National Baseball director; also had the presence of several baseball glories such as Osmany Urrutia, Ermidelio Urrutia, Norge Luis Vera, Agustín Lescaye and Olerbis Ávila.
After reiterating the praise for the first three places in the 59 Series: Las Tunas, Villa Clara and Sancti Spiritus, the organizers distinguished the best provinces taking into account the integral results in baseball that it involves evaluating the successes of all categories. Under this prism were the territories most prominent by that order: Granma, Pinar del Río and Santiago de Cuba.