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2011 Baseball World Cup Japan vs. Netherlands

2011 Baseball World Cup Japan vs. Netherlands

PANAMA – The Netherlands improved to 3-0 with a 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2011 Baseball World Cup in front of 1200 spectators Tuesday afternoon.

NETHERLANDS……… 000 400 001 – 5 6 0
JAPAN…………………. 001 000 100 – 2 8 3

Japan jumped out to an early lead in the 3rd inning on a Yuichi Tabata (1-for-4) double scoring Yoshinobu Kotegawa (2-for-3) who had doubled the at bat before.

But the lead didn’t last long as The Netherlands stormed back with 4 runs of their own in the top of the 4th inning. It all started with a Sharlon Schoop (1-for-5) double to right. Bryan Engelhardt (2-for-5) then singled and both runners advanced on a throwing error by the pitcher who was trying to pick off Engelhardt at first base. After a walk and a fielder’s choice the bases were loaded for Shaldimar Daantji (1-for-2) who cleared them with a ringing double to left.

In the end that is all The Netherlands would need as they cruised to a 5-2 victory. Robbie Cordemans pitched 6 strong innings allowing only 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 2 to pick up the win. Engelhardt was the only Dutch hitter with more than 1 hit.

Masamitsu Hamano lasted only 3.1 innings for Japan giving up 3 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits and 3 walks. The Japanese threw Johnnie Allstaff going with 6 pitchers out of the bullpen. Kotegawa was the only Japanese hitter with more than 1 hit.

The Netherlands improve to 3-0 while Japan drops to 0-2 for the tournament.

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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