HAVANA TIMES, July 19 — The Haarlem Baseball Week came to a close on Sunday with Cuba winning a rematch against The Netherlands but still finishing in second place to the hosts who had already clinched the championship.
The Netherlands played several reserves on Sunday and managed a 5-5 tie going into the bottom of the seventh, but then the Cubans rallied for one run and six more in the eighth to end the scoring with a 12-5 win. Cuba fell 10-0 to The Netherlands earlier in the tournament.
Norberto Gonzalez picked up the win with four scoreless innings in relief. Angel Peña gave up three runs in five innings and Yoandry Portal gave up two more without getting an out.
Alexei Bell had a homer, two RBIs and scored three times for Cuba. Yunier Medoza and two hits and drove in three.
HT will be bringing our readers a final Harleem Tournament Report from Cuban Baseball Expert Peter C. Bjarkman.