The Netherlands defeat South Africa 17-3 thanks to two home runs in U-23 Baseball World Cup

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U-23 Baseball World Cup Netherlands

The Netherlands were victorious by a score of 17-3 thanks to home runs by Yurdion Martie and Shervyen Newton. At the IV WBSC U-23 Baseball World Cup, the Dutch became the second team after the United States to score more than 10 runs.

In the second game of the Placement Round, which took place on Friday, the Netherlands breezed to an easy victory over South Africa by outscoring them 17-3 in five innings.

At the fourth annual WBSC Under-23 Baseball World Cup, the Netherlands became the fourth team overall to score more than 10 runs.


The Netherlands scored several runs in the bottom of the first inning despite being pitched by South Africa’s Dylan O’Brien. The scoring started right away.

The Dutch offense was kicked off by a single to left field by Darryl Collins, which was followed by singles by Shervyen Newton, Jair Van Borkulo, and Tyriq Kemp. Additionally, Jeandro Tromp hit a double that drove in two runs, and Yurdion Martie hit a home run that scored three runs and cleared the bases.

After Delano Selassa and Collins each had two at-bats in the top of the first inning, South Africa was forced to bring in Jesse Johnson from the bullpen in order to finish the inning.

In the third inning, Newton extended to the Netherlands’ lead with a solo home run

Giving them a 9-0 advantage.

Two runs were scored by South Africa as a result of a triple by Cornelis Miller and a sacrifice fly in the third inning, as well as a single by Cornin Greenslade in the fifth inning; however, these scores were not sufficient to prevent the game from ending due to the run difference after five innings.

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