Nanda Dwi Saputra

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Nanda Dwi Saputra

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 193 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Nanda Dwi Saputra has pitched for the Indonesian national team.

He was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in the 2018 East Asian Baseball Cup, though he did blank champion the Philippines for four innings in one game. [1] He was the only hurler to work in every game for his team in the main round of the 2018 Asian Games; it was Indonesia's first Asian Games baseball appearance. In their opener, he got their historic first start; he lasted 3 2/3 innings against Hong Kong (5 H, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 ER) before Gunawan Pandu Khallista relieved. He left with a 2-0 deficit but got a no-decision. In the second contest, he started again, this time versus Gold Medal-bound South Korea (with three former major leaguers in the lineup). He went two innings that day (5 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 5 R, 2 ER) before Khallista relieved. A highlight that day was fanning former big leaguer Byung-ho Park. In their third game, he closed out a 15-0 loss to Taiwan, relieving Rawafi Yaputra Yando Rozali and going the final 1 1/3 IP (3 H, 2 K, 2 R, 2 ER). In game four, he started yet again. He carried a 1-0 lead through three innings against Pakistan but in the 4th allowed a solo homer to Muhammad Zakir and a three-run shot to Jawad Ali before Khallista took over; Saputra took his second loss. In their last game, he relieved Rozali with a 12-5 lead in the 7th, two on and no outs against Thailand. He retired Suratit Faengsup but allowed a RBI double to Sanyalak Pipatpinyo. He intentionally walked Joseph Daru to get to his brother, John Daru, who singled to make it 12-7. He got Chayaphat Suanthong on an infield fly and Naruephol Muangkasem to escape further harm. In the 8th, he got two quick outs from Sarawut Jandang and Siraphop Nadee but then ran into trouble. He allowed hits to Phoomwut Wutthikorn, Faengsup, Pipatpinyo and Joseph Daru then as Thailand closed it up to 12-9. Lukman Kurnia Ramdhoni relieved and let the inherited runners score, but Thailand got no closer. He finished the event 0-2 with a 10.80 ERA, better than the team ERA of 12.29. He led the main round of the event in games pitched (one ahead of Yudai Aranishi and Sakai Phraechai), losses (tied with Chung-Hei Leung, Haicheng Gong, Nadee and Kevin Kawin Irwin), starts, IP (11 2/3, tied with Muhammad Usman), hits allowed (23, 5 more than Gong) and runs allowed (17, one more than Gong or Phanuwat Sukmuang). Gong and Sukmuang both allowed more earned runs. [2]

He then was with Indonesia for a Bronze Medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. [3]


  1. 2018 East Asian Baseball Cup site
  2. 2018 Asian Games Final Report, Asian Baseball Federation site,
  3. 2019 Southeast Asian Games site