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Nicaragua National Baseball Team
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Information
Country Nicaragua
FederationNicaraguan Baseball Federation
ConfederationCOPABE
ManagerMarvin Benard
WBSC ranking
Current 17 Decrease 2 (31 December 2022)[1]
Highest12 (June 2021)
Lowest17 (December 2022)
World Baseball Classic
Appearances1 (first in 2023)
Best resultTBD
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 qualified for the World Baseball Classic for the first time in 2023. 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. The team will next compete in the 2023 World Baseball Classic in March 11-15, 2023 in Miami, Florida, against Team Israel, Team Puerto Rico, Team Dominican Republic, and Team Venezuela.

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

2023

World Baseball Classic GS March 11 Nicaragua   Puerto Rico loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 12 Nicaragua   Israel loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 13 Dominican Republic   Nicaragua loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 14 Nicaragua   Venezuela loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET Boxscore

2022

World Baseball Classic Q October 1 Brazil  4–1  Nicaragua Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
12:00 CT WP: Felipe Sales
Sv: Enzo Sawayama (1)
Boxscore LP: J. C. Ramírez
Attendance: 695
Umpires: HP: Dane Poncsak. 1B: Juan Manuel Rodriguez. 2B: Anthony Perez. 3B: Lisa Turbitt
World Baseball Classic Q October 2 Pakistan  0–12 (F/7)  Nicaragua Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
12:00 ET LP: Muhammad Zohaib
Boxscore WP: Osman Gutierrez
HR: Isaac Benard (1)
Attendance: 495
Umpires: HP: Juan Manuel Rodriguez. 1B: Anthony Perez. 2B: Austin Jones. 3B: Mark Stewart
World Baseball Classic Q October 4 Argentina  5–6  Nicaragua Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
12:00 CT LP: Franco Perez
HR: Lucas Stalman (1)
Boxscore WP: Berman Espinoza
Sv: Roniel Raudes
Attendance: 185
Umpires: HP: Mark Stewart. 1B: Michael Ulloa. 2B: Dane Poncsak. 3B: Juan Manuel Rodriguez
World Baseball Classic Q October 5 Nicaragua  1–3  Brazil Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
19:00 CT WP: Osman Gutierrez
Sv: Joaquin Acuna (1)
Boxscore LP: Heitor Tokar
Attendance: 769
Umpires: HP: Anthony Perez. 1B: Dane Poncsak. 2B: Mark Stewart. 3B: Lisa Turbitt

2019

Pan American Games Q January 30 Nicaragua  12–4  Mexico Estádio Nishi, Brazil
10:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q January 31 Dominican Republic  10–3  Nicaragua Estádio Nishi, Brazil
10:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 1 Nicaragua  6–2  Brazil Estádio Nishi, Brazil
14:30 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 2 Colombia  5–4  Nicaragua Academia CBBS, Brazil
14:30 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q February 3 Canada  12–14  Nicaragua Academia CBBS, Brazil
10:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games GS July 30 Puerto Rico  7–3  Nicaragua Campo de Béisbol, Peru
10:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,059
Pan American Games GS July 31 Nicaragua  4–2  Dominican Republic Campo de Béisbol, Peru
10:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 577
Pan American Games GS August 1 Peru  0–10 (F/7)  Nicaragua Campo de Béisbol, Peru
19:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,994
Pan American Games SR August 2 Nicaragua  1–11 (F/7)  Colombia Campo de Béisbol, Peru
19:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,513
Pan American Games SR August 3 Nicaragua  0–10 (F/7)  Canada Campo de Béisbol, Peru
15:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 1,979
Pan American Games 3rd August 4 Colombia  0–6  Nicaragua Campo de Béisbol, Peru
11:05 PET Boxscore Attendance: 0

2018

Central American & Caribbean Games July 20 Nicaragua  1–3  Colombia Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 10,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 22 Nicaragua  0–5  Mexico Estadio Rentería, Colombia
10:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 800
Central American & Caribbean Games July 23 Venezuela  4–5 (F/10)  Nicaragua Estadio Rentería, Colombia
10:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 300
Central American & Caribbean Games July 25 Dominican Republic  3–2  Nicaragua Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 690
Central American & Caribbean Games July 26 Panama  2–6  Nicaragua Estadio Rentería, Colombia
10:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 400
Central American & Caribbean Games July 27 Nicaragua  3–11  Cuba Estadio Rentería, Colombia
10:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 200
Central American & Caribbean Games July 28 Nicaragua  10–9 (F/10)  Puerto Rico Estadio Rentería, Colombia
10:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 0

Current roster

Nicaragua roster - 2023 World Baseball Classic Qualifier
Players Coaches
Pitchers
  • 79 Joaquin Acuna
  • 82 Goffrey Bennett
  • 43 Danilo Bermudez
  • 72 Leo Crawford
  • 97 Berman Espinoza
  • 34 Kevin Gadea
  • 77 Jesús Garrido
  • 41 Osman Gutiérrez
  • 66 J.C. Ramírez
  • 55 Roniel Raudes
  • 23 Braulio Silva
  • 37 Carlos Téller
  • 16 Junior Téllez
  • 14 Rodney Theophile
Catchers
  • 22 Rodolfo Bone
  • 27 Melvin Novoa

Infielders

  •  1 Benjamin Alegría
  • 24 Cheslor Cuthbert
  •  5 Steven Leyton
  •  8 Iván Marín
  • 88 Edgard Montiel
  • 17 Milkar Perez
  • 13 Elmer Reyes

Outfielders

  • 44 Isaac Benard
  • 71 Sandy Bermudez
  •  3 Dwight Britton
  • 98 Luis Montealto
  • 19 Norlando Valle
Manager
  •  7 Sandor Guido

Coaches

  • 57 Jorge De Paula (Pitching)
  • 10 Yader Roa (First Base)
  • 59 Jenrry Roa (Third Base)
  • 26 Julio Sánchez (Bullpen)


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
2023 Qualified Panama 3 1 22 10
Total 1/5 5 5 38 57

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 2022. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  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.