Sergio Lacayo

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sergio Lacayo was a star pitcher in Nicaragua.

Lacayo was superb for Nicaragua Sugar State in 1969, going 7-1 with a 0.14 ERA; Julio Moya tied the mark in 1984. He was 15-5 with a 0.96 ERA and a league-best 142 whiffs for Flor de Caña. He pitched for the Nicaraguan national team in the 1970 Amateur World Series, going 3-1 for a 4-7 team with a 0.98 ERA and 28 K in 27 2/3 IP. In 1971, he had a 14-6, 1.53 record and 103 K. He threw a no-hitter against Colombia in a friendly tournament. He also pitched in the 1971 Amateur World Series.

He went 18-3 with a 0.85 ERA, 113 K and 8 shutouts in 1972. He was in the 1972 Amateur World Series. In 1974, he had a 10-3, 1.17 record. During 1976, he was 12-5 with a 2.49 ERA. He set a Nicaraguan record with 22 wins for Granada in 1977, with 171 K and a 1.91 ERA. Epifanio Pérez would break his win record in 1990.

He fared poorly in the 1978 Amateur World Series (5 H, 5 BB, 4 R in 3 IP) as Porfi Altamirano, Moya, Julio Espinoza and Cesar Monge had taken the lead of the Nicaraguan staff. Lacayo was with Nicaragua when they won the Silver Medal in the 1978 Central American and Caribbean Games.

He won 136 games in his career in Nicaragua. His 1.80 ERA was a Nicaraguan career record; as of 2007, the closest challenger was Altamirano at 1.87.

In 1998, Lacayo was inducted into the Nicaraguan Sports Hall of Fame.

Sources: Old IBAF website, Nicaraguan Sports Hall of Fame, Old website