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Nicaragua National Baseball Team
Information
Country Nicaragua
FederationNicaraguan Baseball Federation
ConfederationCOPABE
ManagerMarvin Benard
WBSC ranking
Current 20 Steady (18 December 2023)[1]
Highest12 (June 2021)
Lowest17 (December 2022)
World Baseball Classic
Appearances1 (first in 2023)
Best result19th (1 time, in 2023)
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 competed 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

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

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  3–1  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

2023

Central American & Caribbean Games Q February 6 Honduras  0–7  Nicaragua Martínez Stadium, Nicaragua
18:30 CT Boxscore Attendance: 560
Central American & Caribbean Games Q February 7 Nicaragua  13–0 (F/7)  Costa Rica Martínez Stadium, Nicaragua
18:30 CT Boxscore
Central American & Caribbean Games Q February 9 El Salvador  0–8  Nicaragua Martínez Stadium, Nicaragua
18:30 CT Boxscore
Central American & Caribbean Games Q February 10 Nicaragua  21–0 (F/7)  Guatemala Martínez Stadium, Nicaragua
18:30 CT Boxscore
Central American & Caribbean Games Q February 12 Honduras  1–13  Nicaragua Martínez Stadium, Nicaragua
18:30 CT Boxscore Attendance: 5,000
World Baseball Classic GS March 11 Nicaragua  1–9  Puerto Rico loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET LP: J. C. Ramírez (0–1)
HR: Elian Miranda (1)
Boxscore WP: Nicholas Padilla (1–0)
Attendance: 35,399
Umpires: HP – Mike Estabrook, 1B – Alejandro Pecero, 2B – Ángel Hernández, 3B – Chris Graham
World Baseball Classic GS March 12 Nicaragua  1–3  Israel loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET LP: Jonathan Loáisiga (0–1)
Boxscore WP: Richard Bleier (1–0)
Sv: Robert Stock (1)
Attendance: 19,955
Umpires: HP – Maikol Tibabijo, 1B – Ron Kulpa, 2B – Tim Meyer, 3B – Andy Fletcher
World Baseball Classic GS March 13 Dominican Republic  6–1  Nicaragua loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET WP: Cristian Javier (1–0)
HR: Juan Soto (1), Manny Machado (1)
Boxscore LP: J. C. Ramírez (0–1)
Attendance: 31,696
Umpires: HP – Chris Graham, 1B – Mike Estabrook, 2B – Maikol Tibabijo, 3B – Ángel Hernández
World Baseball Classic GS March 14 Nicaragua  1–4  Venezuela loanDepot Park, United States
12:00 ET LP: Rodney Theophile (0–1)
Boxscore WP: José Ruiz (1–0)
Sv: José Alvarado (1)
Attendance: 21,873
Umpires: HP – Ángel Hernández, 1B – Chris Guccione, 2B – Alejandro Pecero, 3B – Tim Meyer

Current roster

Nicaragua roster - 2023 World Baseball Classic
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers
  • 85 Rodolfo Bone
  • 91 Melvin Novoa

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 44 Isaac Benard
  • 9 Sandy Bermudez
  •  3 Dwight Britton
  • 19 Norlando Valle
Manager
  •  7 Sandor Guido

Coaches


Tournament results

World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
2006 did not enter No qualifiers held
2009 did not enter No qualifiers held
2013 did not qualify 0 2 3 14
2017 did not qualify 2 2 13 33
United States 2023 Group stage 19th 0 4 4 22 3 1 22 10
Total Round 1 1/5 0 4 4 22 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 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 2 of 3 3 3 1961 Costa Rica 7 of 10 1984 Cuba 7 of 13
1940 Cuba 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 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 3 of 10 1998 Italy Finals 3 of 16
1947 Colombia 3 of 9 1972 Nicaragua 3 of 16 2001 Taiwan Round 1 9 of 16
1948 Nicaragua 7 of 8 1973 Nicaragua 2 of 11 2003 Cuba Finals 6 of 16
1950 Nicaragua 5 of 12 1974 United States 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 3 of 11 Total 30/39 5   5 - - - -

Pan American Games

Intercontinental Cup

Central American and Caribbean Games

Central American Games

References

  1. ^ "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 18 December 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  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.