2010 Haarlem Baseball Week
|2010 Haarlemse Honkbalweek|
The 2010 Haarlemse Honkbalweek was the twenty-fifth edition of the Haarlemse Honkbalweek, held every two years. It was held from July 9 to July 18, 2010 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland. The five teams competing were from the USA (the NJCAA All-Stars), the Netherlands, Taiwan, Japan and Cuba. Venezuela was to compete but could not come due to visa problems. The Netherlands won its third title.
The following teams participated in the tournament:
|Chinese Taipei||Chinese Taipei||1984, 1988, 1990, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008|
|Cuba||Cuba||1972, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008|
|Japan||Japan||1978, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008|
|Netherlands||Netherlands||1961, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008|
|NJCAA All-Stars||United States||none|
- Netherlands: Arshwin Asjes, David Bergman, Leon Boyd, Rob Cordemans, Dave Draijer, Berry van Driel, Gregory Gustina, Kevin Heijstek, Michiel van Kampen, Diegomar Markwell, Nick Stuifbergen, Nick Veltkamp, Jason Halman, Sidney de Jong, Bas Nooij, René Cremer, Michael Duursma, Bryan Engelhardt, Dwayne Kemp, Raily Legito, Vince Rooi, Jeroen Sluijter, Shaldimar Daantji, Bas de Jong, Dirk van 't Klooster, Eugene Kingsale and Danny Rombley, Randall Simon (last two games only). Manager: Jim Stoeckel. Coaches: Steve Janssen, Wim Martinus, Ben Thijssen, Tjerk Smeets.
- Cuba: Yunier Mendoza, Freddy Asiel Alvarez, Rolando Merino, Yoandry Portal, Robelio Carrillo, Rudy Reyes, Alexander Ayala, Ciro Licea, Norberto González, Serguei Pérez, Yoennis Southeran, Donal Duarte, Reutilio Hurtado, Luis Borroto, Yulexis La Rosa, Eriel Sánchez, Danel Castro, Angel Peña, Alexei Bell, Mario Vega, Yoelkis Cruz, Ariel Sánchez, Maikel Folch and Andy Zamora. German Mesa is the manager.
- Japan: Ryuki Fujii, Shota Gotoh, Masayuki Harada, Hironori Hiraiwa, Koji Hirose, Chitose Hosokawa, Daisuke Ikemoto, Shinnosuke Inoue, Yohei Itatani, Shohei Kametani, Ryota Kitamura, Shota Kizu, Tatsuya Masuda, Yusuke Matsubayashi, Tsuyoshi Matsushita, Yukihiro Mishima, Kazuki Murai, Ryosuke Murata, Katsumichi Noguchi, Yudai Ono, Naoki Shirahama, Mitsuo Takahashi, Takashi Tsubokura, Koki Uchiyama and Yoshito Uramoto.
- Taiwan: Kuan-Yu Chen, Wei-Chih Chen, Po-Ting Hsiao, Yi-Chieh Hsiao, Chu-Chien Hsu, Wen-Cheng Hsu, Chih-Pei Huang, Yi-Kun Huang, Chen-Yu Hung, Yen-Wen Kuo, Hung-Cheng Lai, Chuang-Ju Liao, Wen-Yang Liao, Chen-Hua Lin, Chun-Liang Lin, Ken-Wei Lin, Kun-Sheng Lin, Wei-Ting Lin, Yu-Ching Lin, Cheng-Lung Lo, Tsung-Huan Tseng, Chun-Chieh Wang, Hsien-Hsien Yang and Kuan-Wei Yang. Chih-Hsien Yeh is the manager. Wei-Chen Chen, Taigen Kaku and Jung-Tang Kang are coaches.
- USA: Anthony Bemboom, Tyler Bremer, James Brooks, Kramer Champlin, Derek Cone, Paul Davis, Marty Gantt, Chuck Ghysels, Tyler Hall, Wade Hickle, Lucas Hileman, Chandler Jagodzinski, Zach Kirksey, Andrew Morris, Taed Moses, AJ Regoli, Raphe Rhymes, Max Rossiter, Cody Scott, Pulama Silva, Austin Smith, Ryan Torgerson, Jared Womack, Tyson Workman. Manager: Jeff Willis. Coaches: Marc Rardin, John Stratton.
- USA 3, Taiwan 1. Andrew Morris whiffs 8 in 4 2/3 innings but walks five for the USA. Taiwan takes the lead 1-0 in the 5th off Morris but the US ties it in the bottom of the inning on a wild pitch. In the 6th, A.J. Regoli singles in the go-ahead run. Kramer Champlin gets the win.
- Cuba 6, Japan 0. Freddy Asiel Alvarez blanks the Japanese squad on four hits in eight innings, whiffing eight. One bright spot for Japan was Takashi Tsubukora getting the 6,500th hit in Haarlem Baseball Week history. Alexei Bell and Yunier Mendoza each had 3 hits, Mendoza driving in three as well.
- Japan 4, USA 2. Japan goes up 2-0 after two and a half innings against Derek Cone, but the USA rallies to tie it off Tatsuya Masuda. In the 7th, Japan breaks the 2-2 tie wit htwo runs off Cody Scott. Yusuke Matsubayashi gets the win.
- Netherlands 1, Taiwan 0. 3,900 fans came to Pim Mulier Stadium for an exciting match. Wen-Yang Liao and Diegomar Markwell traded goose eggs for five innings. Nick Stuifbergen, Dave Draijer and Arshwin Asjes followed Markwell with four more shutout frames. In the bottom of the 9th, Bryan Engelhardt breaks the 0-0 match with a one-out homer off Chen-Hua Lin to end it.
- Cuba 7, USA 4. Maikel Folch fairs poorly, allowing four runs in 4 2/3 innings, but Yoandry Portal tosses four shutout innings in relief and whiffs five to rescue the game. Donal Duarte drove home four. Tyler Bremer took the loss.
- Netherlands 5, Japan 0. Rob Cordemans, Gregory Gustina, Michiel van Kampen and Berry van Driel combined on a shutout. Yoshito Uramoto blanks the Netherlands for six innings before his bullpen blows the tie.
- Cuba 9, Taiwan 6. Yi-Chieh Hsiao battles Luis Borroto to a 1-1 tie after four, but Cuba ignites for six runs in the fifth to run away with it. CF Ariel Sánchez drives in three for the winners.
- Netherlands 4, USA 1. The Dutch joined the Cubans in remaining unbeaten, thanks once more to top-notch pitching. David Bergman, Nick Veltkamp and Dave Draijer combined to allow only one run.
- Taiwan 3, Japan 1. The two Asian squads squared off and Taiwan left with its first win of the Week. Yu-Ching Lin allowed one run and five hits in a complete game victory.
- Netherlands 10, Cuba 0. Cuba was stunned in a 7-inning mercy rule loss, the biggest loss for Cuba in their decades of play in Haarlem, in a matchup of 3-0 clubs. Leon Boyd, Michiel van Kampen and Arshwin Asjes combine to blank Cuba. The Netherlands uses a very balanced attack led by DH Bas de Jong (2 for 3, BB, R, 2 RBI) and 1B Bryan Engelhardt (2 for 3, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI) - their hitters were 12 for 27 with five walks overall. Ciro Licea is knocked out after 6 runs in 1 1/3 innings.
- Japan 4, Cuba 2. Cuba again started badly, falling behind 3-0 after two, with an error by SS Alexander Ayala letting in one tally. Freddy Asiel Alvarez took the loss against Yudai Ono. Danel Castro hit a 2-run homer in a losing cause.
- Netherlands-Taiwan game rained out
- Cuba 3, Taiwan 2. Back-to-back doubles by 2B Danel Castro and 3B Donal Duarte in the first put Cuba up 1-0 against Kuan-Yu Chen. Maikel Folch and Chen then traded goose eggs until the 8th. In the top of the 8th, an error by SS Alexander Ayala and a 2-out single by Chun-Chieh Wang put Taiwan ahead, 2-1. Cuba rallied to avoid a third straight loss. CF Ariel Sánchez got his third hit of the game to open the bottom of the 8th against reliever Chen-Hua Lin. Castro bunted him over then Duarte doubled him home. Wen-Cheng Hsu relieved and allowed a game-losing double to Alexei Bell. Robelio Carrillo tossed a shutout 9th to win it.
- Netherlands 12, USA 4. The Dutch pitching looked human but their bats more than made up for it. Kevin Heijstek allowed one hit and no runs in five innings before his bullpen gave up four in the final four. DH Bryan Engelhardt fell a homer shy of the cycle, walked as well, scored two and drove home two.
- Taiwan 5, Japan 2. Wen-Yang Liao goes the distance, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out eight for the win. Yoshito Uramoto takes the loss.
- Cuba 4, USA 3. Cuba's run of tough losses and surprisingly close calls continued, as they eked out a junior college squad by one run. Robelio Carrillo allows one unearned run in three relief innings for the win, while Raphe Rhymes drives in three in a losing effort.
- Netherlands 5, Taiwan 0. Bart Volkerijk threw out the first pitch and over 4,000 fans watched another Dutch pitching gem. Diegomar Markwell, Michiel van Kampen and Arshwin Asjes combine on this shutout. The offense comes from Jason Halman, who goes 4 for 5 with a homer and a double.
- USA 7, Taiwan 5. The USA got out of last place. Taiwan went ahead 5-0, led by SS Po-Ting Hsiao (3 for 4, BB). After four shutout innings, though, Yi-Chieh Hsiao folded in the bottom of the fifth as the US sent 12 batters to the plate that inning and scored seven times. Raphe Rhymes walked twice in the inning and scored once, while Jared Womack had two hits, two RBI and a run.
- Netherlands 10, Japan 9. The Dutch clinched their their third title and third in a row in a Haarlem Week that did not include Stephen Strasburg on the winning team. The Netherlands led 8-4 after four, but Japan ahd tied it by the 8th. RF Danny Rombley ended the game with a 2-run double in the bottom of the 10th, finishing the game 4 for 6 with two doubles, two runs and 4 RBI.
- Japan 16, USA 6. Japan locked up third place with a win whose final score made the game look more unmatched than it was; the USA trailed by a run, 7-6, entering the 8th. 2B Koki Uchiyama reached base three times and scored three, while LF-3B Yukihiro Mushima drove in four.
- Cuba 12, Netherlands 5. This one didn't matter for the final standings but did for Cuban pride. The Netherlands came in 7-0 but dropped their only decision as only leon Boyd (two shutout innings) could contain the Cuban bats while Norberto Gonzalez blanked the Dutch for the final four innings after coming in with a 5-5 tie. RF Alexei Bell fell a triple shy of the cycle, scored three and drove home two to lead Cuba to a win.
The following awards were handed out:
- Jacques Reuvers Award: Danny Rombley, Netherlands
- Carl Angelo Award: Mitsuo Takahashi, Japan
- Press Award: Jim Stoeckel, Japan
- Homerun King: Jared Womack, NJCAA All-Stars
- Best Hitter: Po-Ting Hsiao, Chinese Taipei
- Best Pitcher: Diegomar Markwell, Netherlands
- Best Defending Player: Koki Uchiyama, Japan