2010 Haarlem Baseball Week

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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.

Competing teams[edit]

The following teams participated in the tournament:

Team Nation Previous appearances
Chinese Taipei Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
Cuba Flag of Cuba Cuba 1972, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
Japan Flag of Japan Japan 1978, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
Netherlands Flag of 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 Flag of United States United States none


  • 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.
  • 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.


July 9[edit]

  • 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.

July 10[edit]

  • 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.

July 11[edit]

  • 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.

July 12[edit]

  • 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.

July 13[edit]

  • 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.

July 14[edit]

  • Netherlands-Taiwan game rained out

July 15[edit]

  • 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.

July 16[edit]

  • 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.

July 17[edit]

  • 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.

July 18[edit]

  • 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.

Final rankings[edit]

Rank Team
1 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
2 Flag of Cuba Cuba
3 Flag of Japan Japan
4 NJCAA All-Stars
5 Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei


The following awards were handed out: