Guadalajara (Mexico), Nov 4 (EFE) .- The receiver of the Mexican national team in the Premier 12 baseball, Román Solís, said Sunday that his team is strong and with 'much heart' that can face any rival in Search for the ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
"The pitching staff we have is strong with veteran and rookie arms with the heart that is needed to get the job done in this type of tournament," he said.
This Sunday Solis hit a three-run home run that rounded up a cluster of five with which Mexico beat the United States 8-2 and qualified for the Premier Super round.RELATED
The receiver said that his little experience in tournaments of this kind does not diminish his pride in representing his country to take him to the Olympic Games.
'I feel proud; I do not have much experience in these tournaments but baseball is still the same, the team is here to give this and more, we have an excellent group and I think we are going to go very far, ”he said.
Mexico became the first country classified in the Premier Super Round by adding two victories in Group A, over the Dominican Republic, 6-1 on Saturday, and against the United States. The team will close its participation next Tuesday when it faces Holland.
The Mexican manager Juan Gabriel Castro considered that the key to the two victories of the Mexican ninth lay in the seriousness with which the team has taken this tournament.
'The key was the 28 players of the team, I feel proud of the way they have taken this tournament, and the pride in representing their country. There is the result, beating a great power like the United States, 'he said.
He added that the goal of this group is to reach Tokyo and demonstrate the strength of taking the country to its first Olympic Games.
"We know that we will go game by game, that the rivals are not easy, we have two victories and this is not over, this is starting our goal is to be champion in Japan to go to the Olympic Games next year," he said. EFE