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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Netherlands (and Israel) clinch second round spots

So far so good for Europe at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

After a 5-0 win against South Korea, The Netherlands won a thrilling game against Chinese Taipei 6-5 on a walk-off, bases loaded walk in the 9th. Dashenko Ricardo went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, Didi Gregorius 3 for 4 with 2 R and 3 RBIs and Wladimir Balentien 4 for 4. Shairon Martis picked up the win in relief.

With two wins in as many games The Netherlands and Israel have already clinched their spot to the second round. They'll play against each other on Thursday then again on Friday for the Pool A final game.

Find below each European team's schedule at the global baseball event. All dates are CET.

Live streaming is available in Europe on Perform/DAZN for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Fox Sports for Italy, San Marino, The Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta and Israel and on BT Sport in UK & Ireland.

Israel's schedule
  • - W 2-1 vs South Korea on Monday March 6th (boxscore)
  • - W 15-7 vs Chinese Taipei on Tuesday March 7th (boxscore)
  • - vs The Netherlands on Thursday March 9th at 4.00am
  • - Pool final on Friday March 10th at 10.00am


Italy's schedule

  • - vs Mexico on Friday March 10th at 3.00am
  • - vs Venezuela Saturday March 11th at 7.00pm
  • - vs Puerto Rico on Sunday March 12th at 8.30pm
  • - if qualified, Pool final on Monday March 13th at 12.00pm


The Netherlands' schedule

  • - W 5-0 vs South Korea on Tuesday March 7th (boxscore)
  • - W 6-5 vs Chinese Taipei on Wednesday March 8th (boxscore)
  • - vs Israel on Thursday March 9th at 4.00am
  • - Pool final on Friday March 10th at 10.00am

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