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Baseball at the 2011 Pan American Games

Baseball at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara was held between October 19 and 25, 2011. All games were played at the Pan American Baseball Stadium in Lagos de Moreno. Pan American baseball is competed by men only, while women compete in the similar sport of softball. Each team can enter a team of 24 athletes for a maximum of 192 competitors for this tournament.[1] The tournament was played using designated hitter rules.[1] The draw for the competition took place in July 2011, in which the eight teams were drawn into two groups of four.[2]

Baseball at the XVI Pan American Games
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VenuePan American Baseball Stadium
DatesOctober 19 – October 25
Competitors190 from 8 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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Cuba were the defending champions from the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, defeating the United States 3–1.

Canada won the gold medal defeating the United States 2–1 in the gold medal game.

Medal summaryEdit

ScheduleEdit

The competition was spread out across seven days.[3]

    Preliminary round     Semifinals  M  Event finals
October 19th
Wed
20th
Thu
21st
Fri
22nd
Sat
23rd
Sun
24th
Mon
25th
Tue
Gold
medals
Men's tournament M 1

TeamsEdit

Qualifying SummaryEdit

The hosts Mexico, along with the top seven teams at the Pan American Qualification tournament qualified to compete at the games.[1]

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1   Mexico
Qualifying Tournament Oct 1 – Oct 13, 2010   Mayagüez, Carolina and Ponce 7   United States
  Cuba
  Venezuela
  Dominican Republic
  Panama
  Canada
  Puerto Rico
TOTAL 8

ParticipantsEdit

FormatEdit

  • Eight teams are split into 2 preliminary round groups of 4 teams each. The top 2 teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • The third and fourth placed teams in each group will play each other for fifth and seventh place respectively.
  • In the semifinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B2 and B1 vs. A2
  • The winning teams from the semifinals play for the gold medal. The losing teams compete for the bronze medal.

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results.
  2. Run average (not the run difference) between the tied teams.[1]

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local Central Daylight Time (UTC−5)[4]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Team G W L RS RA RD Tiebreaker
  Mexico 3 3 0 8 5 +3
  United States 3 2 1 33 5 +28
  Dominican Republic 3 1 2 12 29 -17
  Panama 3 0 3 7 21 -14
October 19, 2011
19:00
Mexico   2–1   Panama Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

October 20, 2011
14:00
Dominican Republic   2–20   United States Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

October 21, 2011
10:00
United States   11–0   Panama Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
Boxscore

October 21, 2011
19:00
Mexico   3–2   Dominican Republic Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
Boxscore

October 22, 2011
14:00
Panama   6–8   Dominican Republic Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

October 22, 2011
19:00
Mexico   3–2   United States Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

Group BEdit

Team G W L RS RA RD Tiebreaker
  Cuba 3 3 0 22 16 +6
  Canada 3 2 1 14 14
  Venezuela 3 1 2 14 15 -1
  Puerto Rico 3 0 3 17 22 -5
October 19, 2011
10:00
Canada   5–4   Puerto Rico Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

October 19, 2011
14:00
Venezuela   4–5   Cuba Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

October 20, 2011
10:00
Venezuela   9–6   Puerto Rico Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

October 20, 2011
19:00
Canada   5–9   Cuba Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

October 21, 2011
14:00
Puerto Rico   7–8   Cuba Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
Boxscore

October 22, 2011
10:00
Venezuela   1–4   Canada Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

Elimination stageEdit

Seventh place matchEdit

October 24, 2011
10:00
Puerto Rico   3–2   Panama Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
Boxscore

Fifth place matchEdit

October 25, 2011
10:00
Venezuela   7–14   Dominican Republic Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
Boxscore
 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
October 24
 
 
  Cuba10
 
October 25
 
  United States12
 
  United States1
 
October 24
 
  Canada2
 
  Mexico3
 
 
  Canada5
 
Third place
 
 
October 25
 
 
  Cuba6
 
 
  Mexico0

SemifinalsEdit

October 24, 2011
14:00
United States   12–10   Cuba Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
Boxscore

October 24, 2011
19:00
Canada   5–3   Mexico Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
Boxscore

Bronze medal matchEdit

October 25, 2011
14:00
Cuba   6–0   Mexico Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore

Gold medal matchEdit

October 25, 2011
19:00
United States   1–2   Canada Pan American Baseball Stadium, Lagos de Moreno
[permanent dead link] Boxscore


 2011 Pan American Games Winners 
 
Canada
1st title

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team Record
    Canada 4–1
    United States 3–2
    Cuba 4–1
4   Mexico 3–2
5   Dominican Republic 2–2
6   Venezuela 1–3
7   Puerto Rico 1–3
8   Panama 0–4

Statistics leadersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit