Haarlemse Honkbalweek Day 8 July 16:
Japan – Taiwan 2-5
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Taiwan won the morning game at the Haarlemse Honkbalweek on Friday by a score of 5-2 against Japan. After Takashi Tsubukora had put Japan ahead with a RBI single in the third, Taiwan tied the game in the fourth with a RBI double by Kuan Wei Yang. One frame later they took the lead when Po Ting Hsiao crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Three more runs in the seventh sealed the win. Wen Yang Liao (W) struck out eight in a complete game win. He allowed five hits, two runs and a walk. Yoshito Uramoto (L) surrendered five hits, three runs and three bb in 6 1/3 innings.
Cuba – USA 4-3
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Cuba beat arch rival USA 4-3. Two runs in the second and seventh each seal the win. Man of the match Alexei Bell scored the first run on an error and got Cuba back in front 3-2 with a RBI single. Raphe Rhymes drove in three for the American squad. Starting pitchers Luis Borroto (CUB) and Derek Cone (USA) each allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. Robelio Carrillo (W) received the win, Kramer Champlin (L) the loss.
Netherlands – Taiwan 5-0
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The Netherlands improved to 6-0 in the Haarlemse Honkbalweek after celebrating a 5-0 shutout over Taiwan in the evening game on Friday. Diegomar Markwell (W) allowed just four hits and no walks in six scoreless innings for the win. His battery mate Jason Halman had provided him with a 1-0 lead thanks to solo homerun in the second. Halman later added a RBI double and went 4-for-5 with a triple shy of the cycle. Raily Legito also reached base four times. After Halman’s homer in the second the Dutch team added a single run in the sixth and three in the ninth to seal the win. Yu Hsun Chen (L) gave up five hits, a run and three bb in five innings.
Notes: 4,100 people attended the game at the Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem…Jason Halman was named man of the match…Former Dutch National Teamer Bart Volkerijk threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game….Raily Legito again passed Dirk van’t Klooster with the most appearances in the Dutch National Team (208 to 207)
- Netherlands 6-0
- Cuba 5-2
- Taiwan 2-5
- Japan 2-4
- USA 1-5
Schedule Day 9:
- 14:00 Taiwan – USA
- 19:00 Netherlands – Japan