Caracas, 13 August 2022 (TDI): The 2022 Women’s Baseball Pre-World Championship was inaugurated in the state of La Guaira, Venezuela this Friday. The event is taking place from August 12 to 20, at the Jorge Luis García Carneiro stadium.

Teams from Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela are participating in this event.

Inaugural Ceremony

In the opening ceremony of the Women’s Baseball Pre-World Championship the Governor of the state of Lia Guaira, José Alejandro Terán participated. The Minister for Youth and Sports of Venezuela, Mervin Maldonado was also present there.

The Governor welcomed all the delegations, from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.

Additionally, the Governor thanked President Nicolás Maduro and Minister Mervin Maldonado, for choosing La Guaira as the venue for the event.

Remarks of the Governor

Terán pointed out that these Caribbean States have devotion to baseball and sport unites them. He added that women come to Venezuela full of ambitions and courage to this Pre-World Championship to pursue their pass to the World Cup.

He further stressed that the upcoming few days will be days of excitement, sports, and love for all the young women of the different groups that visit Venezuela.

Moreover, the Governor emphasized that these are the days to strengthen the ties of friendship, solidarity, and affection among the participant nations.

Remarks of Mervin Maldonado

Venezuelan Minister for Youth and Sports, Maldonado complimented the young women who will take part in the event.

He further added that the role of women is very crucial in national and international sports. He also stressed that women are an example of youth, sports, and brilliance.

Opening Matches

The opening match was played between Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Mexico won the game with eight runs to five.

In addition to this, another match on the opening day was played between Cuba and Puerto Rico. Cuban team lost to Puerto Rico in 6 innings, by a score of 11 runs to one.