Published Monday, February 15, 2021
Costa Rican baseball league games begin
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Costa Rican Baseball Federation announced the start of the Sub-23 National League games that will take place at the Antonio Escarré Cruxent Stadium and La Sabana National Park, both in San José Province.
Playing at this level allows players the opportunity to improve their performance and then apply for a position at the National Baseball Team, which will compete in the Central American Games of Santa Tecla in El Salvador, from Nov, 14-19, 2022.
It is expected that the most talented players of the season will be chosen to be members of the teams of the two professional leagues, Metro and Santo Domingo, which are currently the only two leagues endorsed for competition by the Federation.
The tournament includes the following four teams: Mingo and Transtainer, representing the Heredia Province Baseball Association; Metros team represents the San José Province Baseball Association; and finally, the Codea team represents the Alajuela Province Baseball Association.
"For reasons of sanitary guidelines we will start this game with four teams but the idea is that we can include teams from the northern zone and the Atlantic Coast soon," José Alpízar, commissioner of the U-23 League.
The tournament format will hold games between all teams and the two strongest teams will advance to the grand finale.
The first game took place on Saturday, in the Escarre stadium, between the Metros and Mingo, where Mingo won 12-11. The second game was between Codea and Transtainer, where the Alajuela athletes won, 5-4.
The rest of the games will take place every Saturday. The full baseball schedule will be published on the Baseball Federation Facebook page.
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