The Netherlands Defeats Germany With Nine Strikeouts
The Placement Round was finished up with a victory for the Netherlands over Germany by a score of 3-0. They will end up tied for eighth place with Venezuela, having a record of eight wins and two losses.
In their final game in the Placement Round of the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup on Saturday, the Netherlands defeated Germany 3-0 thanks to a total nine strikeouts from their three starting pitchers. This helped the Netherlands advance to the next round.
In the second inning, the Netherlands had an opportunity to score when Jeandro Tromp attempted to do so on a base hit by Delano Selassa. Kemp was put out of play thanks to center fielder Brandon Schrepf’s pinpoint throw to catcher Maurice Rendrien, who then tagged Kemp.
Van Borkulo started the inning off by reaching on a walk, and then Delano Selassa doubled to left center to drive him in and put the Netherlands on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning.
In the fifth inning, Shervyen Newton hit a double down the line in right field, advanced to third on Tommy Van De Sanden’s single, and eventually scored on a balk. Van De Sanden scored another run for the Netherlands, bringing their total to 3-0 and extending their lead.
In addition to the starting pitcher Florian Kawczynski, five other German pitchers, including Giraud, Ira Clifton, Noah Lindt, Christoph Ehrich, and Simon Baumer, took the mound during the game. In contrast, the Netherlands only used three pitchers during the game.
Aaron De Groot, Kevin Bakker, and Jefrem Leon, who started and relieved, respectively, combined for nine strikeouts and limited Germany to just three hits. The game was over when Leon struck out for the second time.
While Puerto Rico finished with a record of 1-4 in the Placement Round, the Netherlands and Venezuela both finished with a record of 4-1.
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