Cuba 5, Australia 4
Preview - Box Score

(2-0)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cuba 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 5 9 1
Australia 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 6 1
WP: I. Jimenez (1-0)
LP: R. Thompson (0-1)
(1-1)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Cuba
- F. Cepeda singled to shallow right center, L. Navas scored
Bot 4th: Australia
- B. Risinger singled to left, L. Hughes scored
Top 6th: Cuba
- Y. Cespedes homered to deep right
Bot 6th: Australia
- J. Huber singled to center, L. Hughes scored
- J. Beresford singled to left, J. Huber and M. Collins scored, B. Harman to third
Top 7th: Cuba
- M. Enriquez doubled to deep left, H. Olivera scored
Top 8th: Cuba
- Y. Peraza homered to deep left, Y. Gourriel scored
 Cuba
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
H. Olivera 2b 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .000
M. Enriquez dh 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 .400
F. Cepeda lf 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .500
   L. Martin cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Y. Gourriel 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .250
A. Despaigne rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Y. Cespedes cf-lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .500
A. Mayeta 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
   J. Pedroso 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   Y. Peraza ph 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000
   L. Anderson 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Pestano c 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
L. Navas ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .250
 Totals 34 5 9 5 3 8 11  
 Batting
2B - M Enriquez 2 (2, T Blackley, D Moss); Y Cespedes (1, T Blackley).
HR - Y Cespedes (2, 6th inning off D Moss 0 on, 2 Out), Y Peraza (1, 8th inning off R Thompson 1 on, 2 Out).
S - H Olivera.
RBI - F Cepeda (3), Y Cespedes (2), M Enriquez (2), Y Peraza 2 (2).
2-out RBI - F Cepeda, Y Cespedes, M Enriquez, Y Peraza 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - F Cepeda 1, Y Gourriel 1, A Pestano 1.
GIDP - Y Cespedes.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
CS - F Cepeda (1, 2nd base by T Blackley).
 
 Fielding
E - P Lazo (1, throw).
DP - 1 (I Jimenez-L Navas-L Anderson).
 Australia
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
T. Oeltjen cf 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000
L. Hughes 3b 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 .333
C. Snelling rf 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000
J. Huber lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .250
B. Risinger 1b 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .333
M. Collins dh 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .500
   B. Roneberg ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
B. Harman ss 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 .000
J. Beresford 2b 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 .500
A. Graham c 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000
 Totals 32 4 6 4 4 11 14  
 Batting
2B - J Beresford (1, A Chapman); L Hughes (1, A Chapman).
RBI - B Risinger (4), J Huber (1), J Beresford 2 (4).
2-out RBI - B Risinger, J Beresford 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Roneberg 2, T Oeltjen 1, A Graham 1, B Harman 1.
GIDP - J Beresford.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - J Beresford (1, ground ball).
DP - 1 (L Hughes-J Beresford-B Risinger).
 Cuba
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Chapman 4.0 3 1 1 1 7 0 2.25
N. Gonzalez 1.1 0 1 1 1 0 0 6.75
P. Lazo (BS, 1) 0.1 3 2 2 1 1 0 54.00
D. Betancourt 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
I. Jimenez (W, 1-0) 2.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 Australia
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
T. Blackley 5.2 5 1 1 2 4 0 1.59
D. Moss 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 1 13.50
R. Thompson (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 18.00
B. Thomas 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
WP - A Chapman.
BALK - T Blackley , A Chapman , N Gonzalez.
HBP - L Hughes (by D Betancourt); B Risinger (by I Jimenez); B Harman (by I Jimenez).
Pitches-strikes - A Chapman 67-45; N Gonzalez 29-18; P Lazo 18-11; D Betancourt 16-8; I Jimenez 28-22; T Blackley 74-51; D Moss 25-12; R Thompson 15-10; B Thomas 9-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - A Chapman 2-3; N Gonzalez 1-3; P Lazo 0-0; D Betancourt 0-1; I Jimenez 4-2; T Blackley 10-2; D Moss 1-2; R Thompson 0-2; B Thomas 1-0.
Batters faced - A Chapman 16; N Gonzalez 5; P Lazo 5; D Betancourt 4; I Jimenez 9; T Blackley 23; D Moss 7; R Thompson 5; B Thomas 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ted Barrett. 1B--Edgar Estivison. 2B--Greg Gibson. 3B--Seong Hoon Moon.
Time: 3:29.
Attendance: 13,406.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, right to left.

Updated on Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 4:17 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Cuba
Y. Cespedes Yoennis Cespedes
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Australia
J. Beresford James Beresford
2-4
2 RBI
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Italy 1
Venezuela 10
Final

Dominican Republic 1
Netherlands 2
Final 11

Cuba 5
Australia 4
Final