Colombia 004 000 200 6 12 2 Panama 001 000 101 3 3 0
Colombia is just one win away from qualifying for the World Baseball Classic for the first time in history. They beat Panama 6-3 on Friday evening at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City. A four-run third inning got them on track. They now got Saturday off and await their opponent. Panama faces France in a rematch of the opening game at the WBC Qualifier.
Reynaldo Rodriguez hit a solo home run for Colombia. Jesus Valdez scored twice. Rodriguez and Mauricio Ramos drove in two apiece. Panama fought through the whole game, but wasn’t able to bridge the early gap. Javier Guerra went deep for his second home run in the event.