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Haarlem Baseball Week: USA and The Netherlands Pick up Wins on Day 3

Haarlem Baseball Week: USA and The Netherlands Pick up Wins on Day 3

HAARLEM, The Netherlands – Day 3 of the 2012 Haarlem Baseball Week continued with a pair of close games as the USA stayed unbeaten and the host Dutch team put a notch in the win column.

Netherlands 3, Chinese Taipei 0

Chinese Taipei committed three errors and the Dutch team took advantage scoring three unearned runs to pick up the win.

David Bergman pitched well for The Netherlands going 7 scoreless innings allowing only 6 hits to pick up the win. Berry van Driel finished the game to pick up the save. Jung Hao Hsieh took the loss lasting 5.1 giving up 3 unearned runs.

Rudy van Heydoorn had a big day at the plate going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a RBI. Stijn van der Meer added a couple hits of his own and a RBI. Po Ting Hsiao led the Chinese Taipei team at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double.

Cuba 2, USA 5

With the score tied at 2, the USA picked up 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to pick up the win against Cuba.

Jonathon Crawford, a sophomore from Florida, pitched well going 5.1 innings and allowing only 2 runs (1 ER) but didn’t factor into the decision. Carlos Rodon, a freshman from North Carolina St., picked up the win in relief pitching 2 scoreless innings. Michael Lorenzen, sophomore from Cal State Fullerton, picked up the save coming in in the 9th to pitch out of a bases loaded jam.

Freddy Alvarez took the loss lasting 6 innings allowing 3 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits.

Trea Turner, freshman from North Carolina St., had a big day at the plate again. Turner went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, a RBI, and a stolen base. D.J. Peterson, sophomore from New Mexico, picked up a pair of hits as well driving in a run with a solo home run in the first inning.

Alfredo Despaigne hit a solo home run for Cuba leading off the top of the 6th inning.

2012 Haarlem Baseball Week Standings:
1. Puerto Rico 2-0
2. USA 2-0
3. Japan 1-1
4. Netherlands 1-1
5. Cuba 0-2
6. Chinese Taipei 0-2


Monday July 16
Japan vs Puerto Rico
Chinese Taipei vs Cuba

Tuesday July 17
USA vs Puerto Rico
The Netherlands vs Japan

Wednesday July 18
Chinese Taipei vs USA
Cuba vs The Netherlands

Thursday July 19
Japan vs Cuba
USA vs The Netherlands

Friday July 20
Puerto Rico vs Chinese Taipei
No. 3 vs No. 2

Saturday July 21
5th Place
No. 1 vs No 4

Sunday July 22
3rd Place

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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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