Feb 07, 2023

Nicaragua debuted with a seven-nil victory over Honduras in the Central American Baseball Tournament being held in Managua, a qualifier for the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games, San Salvador 2023.

Ronald Medrano, looked brilliant as always and was flirting with history, compiling six innings of work, allowing only one hit by Lombardo Padilla in the fourth inning. That was the hit that deprived him of perfection, since in his work, he gave no bases on balls and adorned his presentation with 13 strikeouts.

Nicaragua’s pitching was up to the task against the batting of Honduras, which in addition to Medrano, the relief continued excellent, followed by Duque Hebbert, pitching two perfect innings with a pair of strikeouts and Goffrey Bennett, in an episode, also perfect, struck out three.

In total, Honduras “swallowed” 18 strikeouts against Nicaragua.

Moment of the game between Honduras and Nicaragua, in the baseball qualifier to San Salvador 2023. (Photo: Organizers)

The Pinolera offense was led by Elián Miranda, who went 4-2, with a home run, Juan Diego Montes, acting as first bat, went 1-1 with 4 tickets.

The defeated pitcher was David García. In 4.2 innings of work, he allowed 5 hits, 6 runs, 3 of them clean, and the Honduran defense committed four errors.

Tuesday’s game opens with the clash between Honduras and Guatemala, starting at 11:00 a.m. (local time), while Nicaragua will face Costa Rica in the closing game (6:30 p.m.).

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