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Nicaragua Wins Baseball Gold at X Central American Games

Nicaragua Wins Baseball Gold at X Central American Games

Nicaragua wins thrilling Gold Medal Game against Panama to prevail in Costa Rica

Nicaragua has won the Gold Medal at the X Central American Games in San Jose, Costa Rica. The team of manager Noel Areas defeated Panama 6-5 in the Gold Medal Game. Ofilio Castro drove in the decisive run with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

Nicaragua had overcome a 3-4 deficit in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-4 lead, but Panama came back against closer Gustavo Martinez in the top of the ninth, setting up the dramatic finish.

The baseball tournament at the 2013 Central American Games in Costa Rica was played from March 12 to 17 at Estadio Antonio Escarré. Six teams participated with Nicaragua winning Gold, Panama Silver and El Salvador Bronze. Guatemala, Costa Rica and Honduras were in the tournament as well.

Official Website X Central American Games


About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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    3 Responses to “Nicaragua Wins Baseball Gold at X Central American Games”

    1. Gabriel (Extra Innings) says:

      I had no idea this was even ongoing! Glad you put an update. I wish that IBAF had waited to release the world rankings so that this could be included as it won’t be for a while I would imagine.

      I’m trying to find the time to complete my 2013 Calendar with every international baseball game listed. It’ll probably be useful mostly to me, but it would be so much easier to look back in future years knowing when things were. Now I know when this happened!

    2. Gabriel (Extra Innings) says:

      When I clicked on the website, I couldn’t find a schedule with game results (I didn’t have very high hopes for box scores). Did you find that or just read the press release about the championship?

    3. esbynum says:

      Best I could find were the dates of when they played baseball but no schedule with each game.


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