Erick Mejía says present in the ideal team of the Olympic Games


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Erick Mejía says present in the ideal team of the Olympic Games

He was the only Dominican player selected along with five Americans and four Japanese who dominated the Olympic baseball lineup.

Erick Mejia was selected as the third baseman of the All-Olympic baseball team according to the announcement of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Villa Mella native and bronze medalist figured as the best third baseman on the team by standing out both on offense and defense, despite having played the bronze medal game in another position.

In six games, the Dominican had a fielding percentage of 1,000, with 10 assists and a double play, without committing errors in 45 innings of work.

It is worth noting that due to the output of Diego goris Due to a roster doping test, Mejía went on to fill this position full time. In the match for the bronze medal, he started in intermediate, giving the lead to José Bautista, and then moving to this position in the final part of the match.

Erick Mejía was the leader of the Dominican team in runs scored with 4 (finishing sixth of the tournament in this category tied with his compatriot Johan Mieses), had six hits in 21 at-bats with 2 doubles for a .286 batting average and .400 OBP.

The All-Olympic team was completed by the Americans Anthony Goose (left-handed pitcher), Tyler Austin (designated hitter), Triston Houses (first base), Eddy alvarez (second base) and Nick allen as the best defensive player at short stops.

For Japan were Yoshinobu Yamamoto as the best right-hander, receiver Takuya Kai, shortstop Hayato Sakamoto and the MVP of the tournament. Tetsuto yamada who was present among the leaders of most of the offensive categories.

The dream team was completed by outfielders Hyun-Soo Kim (LF) and Hae Min Park (CF) of South Korea, and Mitch Glasser (RF) of Israel.


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