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Penn State begin historic baseball tour in Cuba


Penn State begin historic baseball tour in Cuba


To help mark the thaw in relations between Cuba and the United States the Pennsylvania State University baseball team embarked on a four-game exhibition against teams from Cuba’s national league.

Moments after Cuba’s national anthem was played ‘‘The Star-Spangled Banner’‘ blared through the stands in a rare occurrence on the island.

Up first for Penn State was one of Cuban baseball’s finest clubs, the Industriales.

After a 24 hour delay due to heavy rain – the game finally went ahead under the occasional shower at Havana’s Estadio Latinoamerica.

In what turned out to be a tight encounter the professional home side celebrated a 2-1 win against a surprisingly competitive Nittany Lions side, who will look forward to a rematch before moving on to play games in Pinar del Rio and Matanzas to wrap up the historic tour.

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