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Nicaragua National Baseball Team
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Information
Country Nicaragua
FederationNicaraguan Baseball Federation
ConfederationCOPABE
ManagerMarvin Benard
WBSC ranking
Current 15 Decrease 1 (31 December 2021)[1]
Highest12 (June 2021)
Lowest16 (2 times; latest in December 2016)
Olympic Games
Appearances2 (first in 1984)
Best result4th (1 time, in 1996)
World Cup
Appearances30 (first in 1939)
Best result 2nd (5 times, most recent in 1990)
Pan American Games
Appearances5 (first in 1983)
Best result 2nd (2 times, most recent in 1995)

The Nicaragua national baseball team (Spanish: Selección de béisbol de Nicaragua) is the national baseball team of Nicaragua. Considered the best in Central America along with Panama, it represents Nicaragua in international tournaments. Nicaragua has a long history at the Baseball World Cup, hosting it five times and earning five second-place finishes , the last in 1990. 30 Nicaraguans have signed professional contracts in the Major League Baseball. Nicaragua has never qualified for the World Baseball Classic, but they have participated at the Olympic Games twice in 1984 and 1996. Also, they have participated at the Pan American Games five times in 1983, 1995, 2007, 2015, and 2019. The team tried but failed to qualify for the 2020 Olympics at the eight-team Americas Qualifying Event on May 31 through June 5, 2021.

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of professional baseball match results currently active in the latest version of the WBSC World Rankings, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.[2]

Legend

  Win   Lose   Void or postponed   Fixture

2022

World Baseball Classic Q Winner Game 2  Nicaragua Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
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2019

Pan American Games Q January 30 Nicaragua  12–4  Mexico São Paulo, Brazil
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Pan American Games Q January 31 Dominican Republic  10–3  Nicaragua São Paulo, Brazil
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Pan American Games Q February 1 Nicaragua  6–2  Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
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Pan American Games Q February 2 Colombia  5–4  Nicaragua Ibiúna, Brazil
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Pan American Games Q February 3 Canada  12–14  Nicaragua Ibiúna, Brazil
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Pan American Games GS July 30 Puerto Rico  7–3  Nicaragua Lima, Peru
10:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,059
Pan American Games GS July 31 Nicaragua  4–2  Dominican Republic Lima, Peru
10:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 577
Pan American Games GS August 1 Peru  0–10 (F/7)  Nicaragua Lima, Peru
19:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,994
Pan American Games SR August 2 Nicaragua  1–11 (F/7)  Colombia Lima, Peru
19:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,513
Pan American Games SR August 3 Nicaragua  0–10 (F/7)  Canada Lima, Peru
15:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,979
Pan American Games 3rd August 4 Colombia  0–6  Nicaragua Lima, Peru
11:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 0

2018

Central American & Caribbean Games July 20 Nicaragua  1–3  Colombia Barranquilla, Colombia
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Central American & Caribbean Games July 22 Nicaragua  0–5  Mexico Barranquilla, Colombia
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Central American & Caribbean Games July 23 Venezuela  4–5 (F/10)  Nicaragua Barranquilla, Colombia
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Central American & Caribbean Games July 25 Dominican Republic  3–2  Nicaragua Barranquilla, Colombia
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Central American & Caribbean Games July 26 Panama  2–6  Nicaragua Barranquilla, Colombia
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Central American & Caribbean Games July 27 Nicaragua  3–11  Cuba Barranquilla, Colombia
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Central American & Caribbean Games July 28 Nicaragua  10–9 (F/10)  Puerto Rico Barranquilla, Colombia
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Current roster

Nicaragua roster - 2020 Summer Olympics Qualifier
Players Coaches
Pitchers
  • Jorge Bucardo
  • Luis Castellón
  • Berman Espinoza
  • Elvin García
  • Sheyder García
  • Elías Gutiérrez
  • Osman Gutiérrez
  • Dilmer Mejía
  • Norman St. Clair
  • Harvin Talavera
  • Carlos Teller
  • Junior Téllez
Catchers
  • Luis Alen
  • Melvin Novoa

Infielders

  • Benjamin Alegría
  • Ofilio Castro
  • Brandon Leyton
  • Enmanuel Meza
  • Edgard Montiel
  • Omar Obregón
  • Wuillians Vasquez

Outfielders

  • Isaac Benard
  • Dwight Britton
  • Jilton Calderón
  • Juan Diego Montes
  • Ismael Munguía
Manager

Coaches

  • Sandor Guido
  • Cairo Murillo
  • Henry Roa
  • Yader Roa
  • Julio Sánchez


Tournament results

World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Host(s) Round Position W L RS RA Host W L RS RA
2006 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2009 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2013 Did not qualify Panama 0 2 3 14
2017 Did not qualify Mexico 2 2 13 33
Total 0/4 2 4 16 47

Olympic Games

Summer Olympics record Qualification
Year Host Round Position W L RS RA
1984 United States Preliminary 5th (tied) [a] 1 2 11 29
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1983 Pan American Games
1996 United States Finals 4th 4 5 48 48
Total [b] 1/5 4 5 48 48
  1. ^ No medals awarded; tournament was a demonstration sport only
  2. ^ Totals only include years 1992 to 2008, during which baseball was an official medal sport.

The team tried but failed to qualify for the 2020 Olympics at the Americas Qualifying Event on May 31 through June 5, 2021.[3]

Baseball World Cup

Amateur World Series and Baseball World Cup record
Year Host Round Position W L RS RA Year Host Round Position W L RS RA Year Host Round Position W L RS RA
1939 Cuba
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2 of 3 3 3 1961 Costa Rica 7 of 10 1984 Cuba 7 of 13
1940 Cuba
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2 of 7 9 3 1965 Colombia 6 of 9 1988 Italy 7 of 12
1941 Cuba 7 of 9 2 6 1969 Dominican Republic 5 of 11 1990 Canada
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2 of 12
1944 Venezuela 7 of 8 1970 Colombia 8 of 12 1994 Nicaragua 4 of 16
1945 Venezuela 4 of 6 1971 Cuba
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3 of 10 1998 Italy Finals
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3 of 16
1947 Colombia
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3 of 9 1972 Nicaragua
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3 of 16 2001 Taiwan Round 1 9 of 16
1948 Nicaragua 7 of 8 1973 Nicaragua
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2 of 11 2003 Cuba Finals 6 of 16
1950 Nicaragua 5 of 12 1974 United States
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2 of 9 2005 Netherlands Finals 6 of 16 7 4
1951 Mexico Round 1 5 of 11 6 4 1976 Colombia 4 of 11 2009 Italy Round 2 6 of 16
1952 Cuba 5 of 13 1978 Italy 5 of 11 2011 Panama Round 1 14 of 16 1 6 18 47
1953 Venezuela
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3 of 11 Total 30/39 5
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  5
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Pan American Games

Intercontinental Cup

Central American and Caribbean Games

Central American Games

References

  1. ^ "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Nicaragua in the WBSC Ranking (Men's baseball)". World Baseball Softball Confederation. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ "2020 Baseball Americas Qualifier - The official site - WBSC". olympicbaseball.wbsc.org. Archived from the original on 2020-03-20.