Puerto Rico's Women's Baseball League to return in August

Puerto Rico's Women's Baseball League to return in August
25/02/2021
The 2020 season was cancelled amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Artesanas de Las Piedras, the winners in 2019, are the defending league champions.

The Puerto Rican Baseball Federation has announced that the Puerto Rico Women's Baseball League (LBFPR, Liga de Béisbol Femenino de Puerto Rico) is set to open the 2021 season in August.

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Nine clubs have confirmed their participation so far, including defending champions Artesanas de Las Piedras, Poetas de Juana Diaz, Lobas de Arecibo, Cagrejeras de Santurce, Maceteras de Vega Alta and Cafeteras de Yauco. Three new clubs are joining the league: Yabucoa, Cidra and Ciales.

The commissioner of the league, José Rafael Torres, said that the goal would be to add a tenth participating club at the start of the season.

The Puerto Rico Women's Baseball League was launched in 2009. Lobas de Arecibo have won all the editions, except for the 2010 (Cabgrejeras de Roosevelt) and 2019 (Artesanas de Las Piedras) campaigns.

The 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Puerto Rico is currently ranked 12th in WBSC Women's Baseball World Rankings. The Puerto Rican squad finished ninth at the last Women's Baseball World Cup, which was in 2018.


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