The Haarlem Honkbal Week (Haarlem Baseball Week) kicked off last Friday in the Netherlands. Five teams are competing for the title in the 28th edition of the event. The teams competing this year are Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Curacao. There will not be back-to-back titles won since the USA did not return for the event this year having won in 2014.
So far the Netherlands are leading the way with a 4-0 record. Right behind the Dutch is Australia with its only blemish coming form the Dutch yesterday. The two teams will square off once again today as well.
Japan vs Chinese Taipei
Netherlands vs Australia
2016 Haarlem Honkbal Week Stadings:
- Netherlands 4-0
- Australia 3-1
- Japan 2-2
- Chinese Taipei 1-3
- Curacao 0-4
All games can be streamed online at http://www.meridix.com/everywhere.php?liveid=honkbalweek
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.