To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
South Africa vs. Cuba
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Cuba 8, South Africa 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
RSA
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
CUB
1 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 x 8 13 0
South AfricaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Phillips, A, SS4010010.250
Gordon, CF4100001.000
Phillips, J, 3B3011110.333
Rutgers, LF4000022.000
Willemburg, 1B3010010.333
Botha, C3000011.000
Weitz, RF3010010.333
Scott, DH2000011.000
a-Lazarus, PH-DH1000010.000
Ngoepe, 2B2000010.000
b-Randall, PH1000010.000
Totals301411115.133
a-Struck out for Scott in the 8th. b-Struck out for Ngoepe in the 9th.
CubaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Olivera, 2B4221103.500
Enriquez, DH3011200.333
Cepeda, LF3222100.667
1-Martin, PR-CF1000002.000
Gourriel, 3B4111002.250
Mayeta, 1B4110012.250
Pedroso, J, 1B0000000.000
Despaigne, RF3122000.667
Anderson, RF0000000.000
Cespedes, CF-LF4121004.500
Pestano, C3020101.667
Merino, C0000000.000
Paret, SS1000201.000
Navas, SS1000001.000
Totals3181387116.419

1-Ran for Cepeda in the 7th.
BATTING
TB: Phillips, A; Phillips, J; Willemburg; Weitz.
RBI: Phillips, J (1).
2-out RBI: Phillips, J.
GIDP: Botha.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gordon (Enriquez at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Ngoepe-Willemburg, Phillips, J-Ngoepe-Willemburg, Phillips, A-Willemburg).
Pickoffs: Armitage 2 (Olivera at 1st base, Paret at 1st base).

BATTING
2B: Pestano 2 (2, Hendricks, D, Mostert).
HR: Cepeda 2 (2, 1st inning off Armitage, 0 on, 2 out; 3rd inning off Armitage, 0 on, 1 out), Despaigne (1, 2nd inning off Armitage, 1 on, 0 out), Olivera (1, 5th inning off Hendricks, D, 0 on, 0 out), Gourriel (1, 5th inning off Hendricks, D, 0 on, 2 out), Cespedes (1, 6th inning off Hendricks, D, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Olivera 5; Enriquez; Cepeda 8; Gourriel 4; Mayeta; Despaigne 5; Cespedes 5; Pestano 4.
RBI: Cepeda 2 (2), Despaigne 2 (2), Enriquez (1), Olivera (1), Gourriel (1), Cespedes (1).
2-out RBI: Cepeda; Gourriel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Paret; Cespedes 2; Martin.
GIDP: Pestano; Cespedes; Olivera.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Olivera (1, 2nd base off Armitage/Botha).
PO: Olivera (1st base by Armitage), Paret (1st base by Armitage).

FIELDING
DP: (Gourriel-Olivera-Mayeta).

South AfricaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Armitage(L, 0-1)3.085521315.00
Hendricks, D2.143310311.57
Jeffries1.20003000.00
Mostert1.01001000.00
Totals8.013887169.00
CubaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vera(W, 1-0)6.02001600.00
Gonzalez, N1.00000200.00
Jimenez1.00000200.00
Garcia1.02110109.00
Totals9.041111101.00
Armitage pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.

WP: Garcia.
HBP: Despaigne (by Jeffries).
Pitches-strikes: Armitage 58-31, Hendricks, D 43-27, Jeffries 29-13, Mostert 17-12, Vera 62-43, Gonzalez, N 10-8, Jimenez 10-9, Garcia 19-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Armitage 4-1, Hendricks, D 4-3, Jeffries 2-3, Mostert 0-3, Vera 9-3, Gonzalez, N 0-1, Jimenez 0-1, Garcia 1-1.
Batters faced: Armitage 15, Hendricks, D 11, Jeffries 8, Mostert 5, Vera 20, Gonzalez, N 3, Jimenez 3, Garcia 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Hendricks, D 1-0, Jeffries 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Seok Hwan Oh. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Edgar Estivison.
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 1 mph, L to R.
T: 2:37.
Att: 11,270.
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media