Former UCLA baseball standout Nick Theodorou will play for the Greek National Team at the 39th Baseball World Cup in Panama from Oct. 1-15. Theodorou helped Greece finish fourth at the 2010 European Championship.
This year's Baseball World Cup begins on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama. Greece will face Panama in the tournament's opening game on Saturday evening.
Theodorou played for Greece at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. A product of Eisenhower High School (Rialto, Calif.), he was a four-year letterwinner at UCLA (1995-98) and played in the minor leagues from the summer of 1998 until March 2006. Theodorou spent eight seasons playing in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization after having been a 27th round selection in the 1998 MLB Draft by the Dodgers.
Theodorou works in UCLA's Athletic Development office.
Updated results of the Baseball World Cup are available at the tournament's official web site, run by the International Baseball Federation (link here).
Tournament web site: http://www.mundialbeisbolpanama2011.org.pa/