2006 Central American Games

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The 2006 Central American Games were a limited affair. Originally slated for December 2005 in Guatemala and El Salvador, they were rescheduled due to Hurricane Stan's damage to those countries. As a result, events were rescheduled for March 2006 between five countries, with fewer nations participating. Baseball events were held in Estadio Nacional Dennis Martínez in Managua, Nicaragua and only three countries fielded teams. Panama sent a team that withdrew, complaining of bad treatments by the Nicaraguan hosts.

Given the limited competition, Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua cruised to a Gold Medal, allowing no runs in 35 innings. The team had 10 of the 11 All-Stars in 1B Anibal Vega (a tourney-best .636), 2B Edgard López, 3B Jorge Avellán, SS Ofilio Castro, LF Estaly Loásiga, CF Justo Rivas, RF Danilo Sotelo, DH Henry Roa, RHP Wilton López and LHP Asdrudes Flores. Omar Cisneros was their manager.

Flag of Guatemala Guatemala won the Silver Medal. They had All-Star catcher Gerardo Estrada.

Flag of Honduras Honduras took the Bronze.

See also 2006 Central American Games (Rosters)