The World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced the start of selling pre-Olympic baseball tickets for the Americas, scheduled for May 31 to June 5 in Port St. Lucy and West Palm Beach, Florida.
The website to buy tickets is www.oaqbaseball.com
Puerto Rico, the gold medalist at the Central American and Caribbean Games 2018 and Pan American Games 2019, will be one of the teams participating in the event, which will determine the venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The national team’s first game will be on May 31, against the Dominican Republic, at 1:00 pm, at Clover Park in St. Lucy’s, Spring Complex in the New York Mets.
Meanwhile, the second match will be on June 1 at 1:00 pm against Nicaragua at The Ballpark in West Palm Beach, Spring Complex in the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.
The Puerto Rican national team concludes the first round on June 2 at 7:00 pm with the home team, the United States, in Port St. Lucie.
Once the first round ends, the top contestants from each group will advance to the Super Round, where they will each play two matches. The winner with the best record from the first round will be announced and will become the fifth-ranked Olympiad, joining Japan, Korea, Mexico and Israel.
The runner-up and third-place teams in the Americas baseball qualifiers will have a final chance at the final qualifiers to be held from June 16-20 in Taiwan.
Next is the final cut
On the other hand, the Puerto Rican Baseball Association will announce its 26 members to the national team on Monday. The team will feature 12 throws and 14 players in the center, under the supervision of Xtoliero Juan “Igor” Gonzalez.
Monday May 31st – Saint Lucy
* 1 pm Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic
* 7:00 pm USA time. Nicaragua
Lyonnais, May 31st – West Palm Beach
* 1 pm Venezuela against Cuba
* 7 pm Colombia vs Canada
Tuesday, June 1 – Saint Lucy
* 1 pm Colombia vs Venezuela
* 7 pm Canada vs Cuba
Martes, June 1 – West Palm Beach
* 1 pm Nicaragua against Puerto Rico
7 pm Dominican Republic vs. United State
Wed 2 Jun – Saint Lucy
* 1 pm Nicaragua vs. Dominican Republic
7 pm Puerto Rico vs. United State
Wednesday, June 2 – West Palm Beach
* 1 pm Canada vs Venezuela
* 7 pm Cuba against Colombia