Panama national baseball team is the national team of Panama. They are currently the 14th ranked baseball team in the world. [1 ]
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World Baseball Classic
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.
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.
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. However, they were upset by [2 ] 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.
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