2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament

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The 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament was October 1 through October 10 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The top seven finishers qualified for the 2011 Pan American Games and the top six qualified for the 2011 Baseball World Cup.

First Round Games[edit]

October 1[edit]

October 2[edit]

  • Flag of Colombia Colombia 9, Flag of Aruba Aruba 2. Aruba keeps in the game, trailing just 3-2 entering the 9th, before former Orioles minor leaguer Conrad Orman is shelled for six in the 9th. Yesid Salazar gets the win and CF Steve Brown drives in four from the #9 slot.

October 3[edit]

October 4[edit]

  • Flag of United States United States 13, Flag of Colombia Colombia 6. The USA pounded out 19 hits, including 7 doubles, in a rout. CF Mike Trout went 3 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI to lead the strong charge.

October 5[edit]

October 6[edit]

October 7[edit]

  • Flag of Cuba Cuba 11, Flag of Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles 4. In a matchup between an unbeaten team and a winless one, the outcome was never really a question. C Yulexis La Rosa goes 5 for 6 with two runs and four RBI to lead a 15-hit Cuban onslaught.
  • Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 11, Flag of Aruba Aruba 6. In a contest that had already been rained out twice and was now meaningless, Aruba put up a surprising show and led 6-3 after 5 1/2 before fading. 5 errors and 10 walks did them, with Conrad Orman taking the loss. CF Jose Constanza drives in three and SS Pedro Lopez scores three. DH Joseph Maduro goes 3 for 5 with 4 RBI in a losing cause.

First Round Standings[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Second-Round Games[edit]

October 8[edit]

  • Flag of United States United States 5, Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 0. Todd Redmond allows four hits in seven shutout innings in cruising to victory. Armando Hernández gives up just three hits in 7 1/3 innings, but walks three, makes an error and is charged with four runs (two earned) in the loss. 2B Cord Phelps singles, doubles, scores two and drives in one.

October 9[edit]

October 10[edit]

  • Flag of Panama Panama 5, Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 3. Panama pulled off their second upset of the tournament, rallying for four seventh-innings runs off Ivan Blanco after getting almost nothing against starter Jesus Martinez. Venezuela strands 16 runners in the loss. 1B Carlos Quiroz goes 3 for 3 with a run and a RBI.

October 11[edit]

  • Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 17, Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 4. Venezuela makes it to the medal round by pounding the Dominican hurlers for 19 hits and 17 runs; starter Sandy Nin retires no one in the loss. Six Venezuelan players score multiple runs with 2B Oscar Angulo (4 for 6, 3 R) and C Luis Alen (4 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) starring.

Second-Round Standings[edit]

  • These totals includes first round games played against second-round teams as well as those games that took place in the second round
  1. Flag of United States United States, 7-0 - qualified for 2011 World Cup and Pan American Games
  2. Flag of Cuba Cuba, 5-2 - qualified for 2011 World Cup and Pan American Games
  3. Flag of Venezuela Venezuela, 4-3 - qualified for 2011 World Cup and Pan American Games
  4. Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, 4-3 - qualified for 2011 World Cup and Pan American Games
  5. Flag of Panama Panama, 3-4 - qualified for 2011 World Cup and Pan American Games
  6. Flag of Canada Canada, 3-4 - qualified for 2011 World Cup and Pan American Games
  7. Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, 2-5 - qualified for 2011 Pan American Games
  8. Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua, 0-7

Medal Round[edit]

October 12[edit]

  • Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 7, Flag of United States United States 2. The US picked a bad time to lose their first game, dropping one by a wide margin to the Dominicans. Ricardo Nanita started the scoring on a passed ball by Jordan Pacheco in the third. An inning later, Todd Frazier tied it with a single, the only run Mario Alvarez gave up in five innings. Nanita put the Dominicans ahead again in the 5th with a RBI single, then Tony Batista singled in two more runs in the 7th. The US closed it to 4-2 in the bottom of that inning as Cord Phelps grounded in Frazier. The Dominicans put it away with three in the 9th, capped by a 2-run homer by Willis Otáñez. Dario Veras got the save. Danny Duffy took the loss with 7 hits and two runs in 4 1/3 IP but he had the lowest ERA of the US's four hurlers. Jose Constanza went 3 for 4 with a run.

October 13[edit]


All-Star Team[edit]







Dominican Republic[edit]

Netherlands Antilles[edit]



Puerto Rico[edit]