Panama national baseball team

The Panama national baseball team (Spanish: Selección de béisbol de Panamá) is the baseball team that represents Panama at an international level. Along with Nicaragua, they are considered to be the best baseball team in Central America, and one of the best in Latin America. Panama has medalled at multiple international tournaments at both junior and senior levels throughout the sport's history, including one silver medal and two bronze medals at the Baseball World Cup. They are currently the 13th ranked baseball team in the world.[1]

Panama national baseball team
Information
Country Panama
FederationFederación Panameña de Béisbol
ConfederationCOPABE
ManagerLuis Ortiz
WBSC ranking
Current 12 1 (31 December 2022)[1]
Highest12 (first in March 2020)
Lowest15 (first in December 2016)
World Baseball Classic
Appearances3 (first in 2006)
Best result14

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 8 Panama   Chinese Taipei Taichung Stadium, Taiwan
19:00 NST Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 9 Panama   Netherlands Taichung Stadium, Taiwan
12:00 NST Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 10 Cuba   Panama Taichung Stadium, Taiwan
12:00 NST Boxscore
World Baseball Classic GS March 11 Panama   Italy Taichung Stadium, Taiwan
12:00 NST Boxscore

2022

World Baseball Classic Q October 1 Argentina  0–11 (F/7)  Panama Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
19:00 CT LP: Guido Monis
Boxscore WP: Humberto Mejía
HR: Jose Ramos (1)
Attendance: 5,314
Umpires: HP: Michael Ulloa. 1B: Lisa Turbitt. 2B: Frantisek Pribyl. 3B: Mark Stewart
World Baseball Classic Q October 4 Brazil  0–4  Panama Rod Carew Stadium, Panama
19:00 CT LP: André Rienzo
Boxscore WP: Ariel Jurado
HR: Jose Ramos (1), Edgar Munoz (1)
Attendance: 6,789
Umpires: HP: Austin Jones. 1B: Anthony Perez. 2B: Juan Manuel Rodriguez. 3B: Dane Poncsak

2019

Pan American Games Q January 29 Panama  1–5  Canada Academia CBBS, Brazil
15:00 BRT Boxscore
Pan American Games Q January 30 Panama  4–10  Colombia Academia CBBS, Brazil
15:00 BRT Boxscore

2018

Central American & Caribbean Games July 20 Dominican Republic  5–4  Panama Estadio Rentería, Colombia
10:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 1,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 21 Panama  0–1  Cuba Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 1,000
Central American & Caribbean Games July 23 Colombia  1–8  Panama Estadio Rentería, Colombia
20:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 0
Central American & Caribbean Games July 25 Panama  5–2  Mexico Estadio Rentería, Colombia
10:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 200
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 Puerto Rico  2–5  Panama Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:00 COT Boxscore Attendance: 780
Central American & Caribbean Games July 28 Panama  2–4  Venezuela Estadio Rentería, Colombia
15:30 COT Attendance: 1,000

Current roster

Panama roster - 2023 World Baseball Classic Qualifier
PlayersCoaches
Pitchers
  • 49 Harold Araúz
  • 25 Alberto Baldonado
  • 70 Enrique Burgos
  • 48 Randall Delgado
  • 23 James González
  • 52 Severino González
  • 41 Alberto Guerrero
  • 18 Matt Hardy
  • 57 Ariel Jurado
  • 15 Carlos Luna
  • 62 Humberto Mejía
  • 26 Wilfredo Pereira
  • 16 Luis Ramos
  • 44 Davis Romero
Catchers
  • 80 Pedro Aguilar
  • 98 Erasmo Caballero
  •  5 Carlos Sanchez

Infielders

  •  3 Jonathan Araúz
  • 77 Jose Caballero
  • 27 L.J. Jones
  • 10 Edgar Muñoz
  • 11 Rubén Tejada
  • 39 Joshwan Wright

Outfielders

  • 89 Luis Castillo
  • 13 Allen Córdoba
  • 24 Rodrigo Orozco
  • 99 Jose Ramos
  • 94 Jhonny Santos
Manager
  • 21 Luis Ortiz

Coaches

  • 56 Len Picota (Bench)
  • 47 Julio Rangel (Pitching)
  • 95 Hipolito Ortiz (First Base)
  • 22 Vicente Garibaldo (Third Base)


International Tournaments

 Panama
World Baseball Classic
Tournament Results
Puerto Rico 200614th
Puerto Rico 200915th
Medal Tally
Gold
-
Silver
-
Bronze
-
World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA W L RS RA
2006 Round 1 14th 0 3 7 20 No qualifiers held
2009 Round 1 15th 0 2 0 16 No qualifiers held
2013 Did not qualify 2 2 17 13
2017 Did not qualify 2 2 20 14
2023 Qualified 2 0 15 0
Total 3/5 0 5 7 36 6 4 52 27

2006

Panama was placed in Pool C of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, playing at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico. In their opening game, they fell to hosts, 2-1, before losing to Cuba, 8-6, in extra innings. They concluded play with a 10-0, 7-inning loss to Netherlands, failing to get a hit off Dutch pitcher Shairon Martis.

2009

Panama once again was sent to Puerto Rico for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, this time as part of the double-elimination Pool D. They opened their campaign with a 7-0 defeat to Puerto Rico, setting up an elimination game against the Dominican Republic, which they lost 9-0. Having failed to score a single run, Panama finished in 15th place overall, just ahead of South Africa.

2013

After finishing last in their pool for the 2009 Classic, Panama was forced to qualify for the 2013 edition. They were selected as the host for Qualifier 3 and were favored to qualify.[3] However, they were upset by Brazil, 3-2, in their opener. After defeating Nicaragua and Colombia in elimination matches, they faced off with Brazil again. Despite having multiple Major League Baseball players to Brazil's one, Panama fell again, 1-0, and missed the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

2017

Panama was again forced to qualify for the 2017 edition. They were selected as the host for Qualifier 3. After defeating France in their opener they fell to Colombia. After defeating France again, they set up a rematch with Colombia but lost the elimination game after Colombia's Dilson Herrera hit a late homer.[4]

Baseball World Cup

  • Silver  : 2003
  • Bronze  : 1945, 2005

Central American Games

  • Gold  : 1997, 2010
  • Silver  : 1977, 2013, 2017

Intercontinental Cup

  • Bronze  : 2002

Central American and Caribbean Games

  • Silver  : 1935, 1938, 2002
  • Bronze  : 1930, 1959, 1982

U-15 Baseball World Cup

  • Silver  : 2018
  • 2016: 4th

U-23 Baseball World Cup

  • 2016: 4th
  • 2021: 5th

Bolivarian Games

  • Gold  : 2001, 2009, 2013
  • Silver  : 1981, 1985, 1989, 2017
  • Bronze  : 1951, 1961, 1965, 1970, 1973

References

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