30th Haarlem Baseball Week | Bernardina homerun gives the Netherlands a big win against Cuba
Updated: Jul 12
The Netherlands also won the second game of the Haarlem Baseball Week.
It remained tense against Cuba until the seventh and last inning. It was Roger Bernadina, who hit a homerun giving his team a must needed advantage. That allowed John Polonius and Jiandido Tromp to score. The game ended 5-1. Like Italy in the previous game, the Netherlands took the lead in the first inning. With a good hit by Sharon Schoop (Amsterdam Pirates), and Bernadina scored for the 1-0. Dennis Burgersdijk (HCAW) made his debut starting for the Dutch team.
The Cubans tied the score in the second inning via a single by 42-year old Frederich Cepeda. It was Cuba only run in the game. After the fourth inning, starter Burgersdijk was taken off the mound and replaced by Mike Groen (Amsterdam Pirates). The score didn't change again until the sixth inning. Juremi Profar, who was already important on Friday evening, sent Wladimir Balentien to home plate: 2-1.
Bernandina was named Player of the Game after hitting a 3-run homer in the seventh inning.
Daily Results (Jul 9, 2022):
Sunday's Games (Jul 10, 2022):
6:00 am (ET) | Italy vs. USA
9:30 am (ET) | Curacao vs. Netherlands
1:30 pm (ET) | Cuba vs. Japan