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Nicaragua remains unbeaten in Placement Round, secures seventh place at U-23 Baseball World Cup

Nicaragua remains unbeaten in Placement Round, secures seventh place at U-23 Baseball World Cup
01/10/2021
Nicaragua dominated the Dominican Republic and cannot be reached at the top of the placement round.

Nicaragua secured the seventh position in the U-23 Baseball World Cup one day in advance with the second consecutive win in the placement round. The Netherlands and Korea also won.

Netherlands-Czech Republic 9-8 (8)

It took extra innings to determine the winner of the last European match-up of the U-23 World Cup. The Netherlands scored three times in the bottom of the eighth to emerge victorious over the Czech Republic by a final score of 9-8.  

Marek Chlup hit the first home run of the tournament for the Czech Republic, adding a triple and finishing the game with four RBI and two runs scored.  Martin Zelenka (2-for-3) and Matej Vlach (3-for-4) also contributed in the biggest offensive outpouring of the tournament for the Czech Republic.

Delano Selassa (1-for-4, 2 RBI)and Junior Martina (1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI) paced the offense for the Netherlands.  Martina’s home run was his team’s second of the tournament.

Korea-Germany 9-1

Korea scored six runs in the bottom of the third and went on to defeat Germany 9-1 on Thursday afternoon in Ciudad Obregon.  The big blow in the third was a three run double off the bat of Kim Doyeong.

Jo Hyowon andKo Myeongjun both added homers for Korea to close out the scoring.  Germany’s Alexander Schmidt and David Dinski both extended their on-base streaks to seven games and Marco Cardoso drove in Germany’s lone run with a sixth inning double.  

Nicaragua-Dominican Republic 12-3

Nicaragua remained unbeaten atop the placement round standings after handling the Dominican Republic 12-3 in Thursday’s finale at Estadio Yaquis.

Elian Miranda hit two home runs and drove in five runs to help lead his team to victory. Four different players turned in multi-hit performances for Nicaragua, with Milkar Perez and Alvaro Rubi each finishing the night with three hits and an RBI.  Starter Luis Castellon earned the win, striking out five and allowing just one run in five innings of work.

Lizandro Quiñones andCristopher Pujols both finished the night with two hits for the Dominican Republic.  Sandro Fabian homered for the second time in the tournament.

Placement round-the standings

Nicaragua (4-0); Korea (3-1); Dominican Republic (2-2); Netherlands (2-2) Germany, (1-3); Czech Republic (0-4)