World Baseball Traditional 2022 Panama Qualifier recaps

October 2, 2022

The Panama Metropolis qualifier in Panama at Estadio Nacional Rod Carew is underway. The highest two groups on this bracket will be part of Czech Republic and Nice Britain as qualifiers in subsequent 12 months’s World Baseball Traditional.

Recreation 4: Panama 11, Argentina 0 F/7

Host nation Panama began its World Baseball Traditional Qualifiers with a press release mercy win over Argentina, placing it one step nearer to a 2023 WBC berth. Eight of Panama’s 9 starters had a success, with 5 tallying no less than one RBI.

Heart fielder Jose Ramos offered the most important hit of the evening within the third, a two-run homer to make it 3-0. The Dodgers prospect went 2-for-3.

Former Padres shortstop Allen Córdoba drove in three from the leadoff spot, a team-high. One other huge league vet in second baseman Rubén Tejada adopted with two RBIs of his personal. They’d two hits apiece.

Humberto Mejía, who spent the previous two seasons within the D-backs’ system, began the sport, scattering two hits with 5 strikeouts throughout 4 innings. Randall Delgado, Matt Hardy, and Alberto Guerrero completed the sport with three hitless innings of reduction.

Panama will face Brazil on Tuesday. The winner of that recreation will get considered one of two berths to the 2023 WBC.

Recreation 3: Brazil 4, Nicaragua 1

A’s heart area prospect Gabriel Maciel set the tone on the prime of the Brazil lineup, going 2-for-4 with a stroll and driving in a run on a double within the sixth.

Former Rays and Twins Minor League third baseman Leonardo Reginatto was a catalyst for Brazil as properly, as he reached in all 4 of his plate appearances and drove in two. Left fielder Tim Lopes, who spent elements of three seasons with the Rockies and Brewers, additionally had a number of hits, going 2-for-4.

On the mound, Felipe Gross sales allowed one run on three hits in 4 1/3 innings, putting out six.

The 2 groups needed to wait out rain to start out the day, then within the sixth inning, a difficulty with the lighting at Estadio Nacional Rod Carew triggered a second delay that lasted about 10 minutes.

Recreation 2: Argentina 7, Pakistan 3

Proper-hander Lucas Ramon pitched six stable innings for Argentina, holding Pakistan to simply two runs on six hits and three walks whereas putting out 5. Eric Ma got here in after Ramon and threw two excellent innings. Pakistan made an effort to get again into the sport within the ninth, scoring one and placing one other in scoring place, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient.

Argentina bought contributions up and down the lineup with eight completely different batters getting a success. The group’s 3-4 hitters — second baseman Exequiel Talevi and designated hitter Eduardo Zurbriggen — each drove in two runs. 

Argentina will face Panama at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday. Pakistan will look to remain alive in an elimination recreation (opponent TBD) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Max Brown bought New Zealand again in it with a three-run double within the prime of the second, however he was thrown out at third to finish the inning, and that’s as shut as New Zealand would get.

Tim Lopes, who performed for the Mariners in 2019-20 and the Brewers in 2021 earlier than spending 2022 within the Rockies system, hit a two-run homer for Brazil within the backside of the fourth. Lopes scored three runs on the day, together with one on an RBI single by his brother, Christian, throughout Brazil’s six-run seventh inning.

Brazil beat Nicaragua 4-1 on Saturday, whereas New Zealand will play an elimination recreation (opponent TBD) on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

The complete schedule is right here and beneath (occasions are topic to vary):

Friday
Recreation 1: Brazil 12, New Zealand 7
Recreation 2: Argentina 7, Pakistan 3

Saturday
Recreation 3: Brazil 4, Nicaragua 1
Recreation 4: Panama 11, Argentina 0

Sunday
Recreation 5: Pakistan vs. Nicaragua, 12 p.m. Panama Native / 1 p.m. ET
Recreation 6: New Zealand vs. Argentina, 7 p.m. Panama Native / 8 p.m. ET

Tuesday
Recreation 7: Winner Recreation 5 vs. Winner Recreation 6, 12 p.m. Panama Native / 1 p.m. ET
Recreation 8: Brazil vs. Panama, 7 p.m. Panama Native / 8 p.m. ET

Wednesday
Recreation 9: Winner Recreation 7 vs. Loser Recreation 8, 7 p.m. Panama Native / 8 p.m. ET