Netherlands National Baseball Team - Tournament Record - World Baseball Classic - 2009


Prior to the 2009 World Baseball Classic, the Netherlands played seven exhibition games, including three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds and Minnesota Twins. The Netherlands team lost all three games against these MLB opponents.

The Netherlands competed in Pool D, along with 2006 WBC semi-finalist Dominican Republic, Panama, and Puerto Rico, in the first round at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The team impressed many, winning both games against the strong Dominican Republic team. As result, the team made it through the first double-elimination round along with Puerto Rico.

In the second round the Dutch lost both their games against Venezuela and the United States. Therefore, the team was eliminated and finished 7th in the final standings.

2009 WBC Results
7 March
Netherlands 3–2 Dominican Republic Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 9,335
9 March
Netherlands 1–3 Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 19,479
10 March
Dominican Republic 1–2 (F/11) Netherlands Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 11,814
11 March
Netherlands 0–5 Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Attendance: 19,501

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