If you didn’t stay up last night to watch the Netherlands defeat Australia in the World Baseball Classic — don’t worry, I didn’t either — you missed Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop going deep in the win.
Schoop came up to the plate in the second inning with a man on and hit a bomb to left field. It was his first and only hit so far in three games of play in the WBC, but he made it count.
The Netherlands are 2-1, tied with Korea and Chinese Taipei in Pool B, Australia fell to 0-3.
Adam Jones and Team USA are scheduled to play their first game on Friday March 8 at 9 PM against Mexico. They play Italy at 9 PM on Saturday and Canada at 4 PM on Sunday.