Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2013 09:16
Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer to lead the Netherlands to a 4-1 win over Australia on Tuesday, securing a place in the second round at the World Baseball Classic.
Pool B leaders Taiwan, with a 2-0 win-loss record, play South Korea, who have a 1-1 record, later in the day in Taichung, central Taiwan.
The Dutch will advance to the second round in Tokyo from Friday regardless of the outcome of that game.
"Robbie (Cordemans) pitched a great game. Five innings and no runs," said Dutch head coach Hensley Meulens.