2010 Central American Games
The 2010 Central American Games were held in April 2010 at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City. Two teams could claim to be defending titles - Nicaragua had won in 2006 Central American Games, while host Panama had won in 1997, the last time they had competed. The two countries dominated the first round - Panama went 3-0 while Nicaragua was 2-0. Meanwhile, Costa Rica had gone 1-1 in their first appearance since 1994. Honduras and El Salvador rounded out the field.
In the Gold Medal Game, former major leaguer Davis Romero handcuffed Nicaragua as Panama cruised to an anticlimactic 12-2 win.
Nicaragua then trounced Costa Rica, 17-2, for the Silver; it was still Costa Rica's second-best performance in the Central American Games to that point.