The U.S. took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Left fielder Austin Cousino (Dublin, Ohio) began the inning with a single to center. Cousino would advance all the way to third following a walk to shortstop Francisco Lindor (Clermont, Fla.) and a groundout by second baseman Kevin Kramer (Turlock, Calif.). After catcher Evan Powell (Lake Charles, La.) drew a walk, right fielder Albert Almora (Hialeah, Fla.) sent an RBI double to center to bring in Cousino.
A five-run second inning gave the Americans a 6-0 lead. Center fielder JoMarcos Woods (Orlando, Fla.) reached on a one-out bunt to get the inning going. After Woods moved to second on a passed ball and Cousino was hit by a pitch, Lindor reached on an error to load the bases. Kramer followed with an RBI single to left to score Woods. Powell then drew a walk to score Cousino. Lindor then scored on a caught foul ball down the right-field line by Almora. Third baseman C.J. Hinojosa (Spring, Texas) followed with an RBI single to shortstop. Kramer scored on the single, and Powell scored when the throw by Stijn Van Der Meer got past first baseman Jerremyh Angela.
Kramer added a two-run triple to left center in the bottom of the third, scoring Woods and Lindor and giving the U.S. an 8-0 lead.
The U.S. added a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend their lead to 10-0. Hinojosa drew a one-out walk to start the frame. After a pitching change, first baseman Ricky Jacquez (El Paso, Texas) laced an RBI triple to center to bring in Hinojosa. Jacquez then scored on a groundout by Hochstatter.
Third baseman Rodney Daal had an RBI double in the top of the sixth for the Netherlands to make it a 10-1 ballgame.
The U.S. put up five more runs in the bottom half of the sixth to take a 15-1 lead. First baseman Kenny Mathews (Diamond Bar, Calif.) had a leadoff double down the right-field line to begin the inning. Hayden Hurst (Jacksonville, Fla.) came in to pinch-hit for pitcher Parker French (Dripping Springs, Texas), and he lined an RBI triple into the gap in right-center to score Mathews. Woods followed with a triple of his own to bring in Hurst.
Two batters later, Lindor drove in Woods with an RBI single and advanced to second on a throwing error. After moving to third on a passed ball, Lindor scored on an RBI double by second baseman Chris Rivera (Anaheim, Calif.). After the second out of the inning was recorded, Almora and Hinojosa hit back-to-back singles to score Rivera.
Woods paced the U.S. at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. Almora went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, Kramer was 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and one run scored, and Hinojosa finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored.
Jacquez was 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored, Lindor went 1-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, and Hurst was 1-for-1 with an RBI triple and a run scored.
Cousino finished 1-for-2 with two runs scored, Rivera was 1-for-2 with an RBI double and a run scored and Mathews went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored. Hochstatter added a hit and an RBI, while Dylan Davis (Redmond, Wash.) had a hit, and Powell had an RBI and a run scored.
The U.S. racked up 19 hits, which ties for the fourth most in 16U National Team history. The Americans also had four triples in the win, tying the team record for most triples in a game. The U.S. also had four triples in their 28-0 win over Hong Kong on Saturday.
On the mound, French allowed one run on one hit in the sixth inning, and Cory Geisler (Spring, Texas) had a pair of strikeouts in a 1-2-3 seventh.
Gijs Van Els took the loss after giving up nine runs (six earned) on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched.
Team USA will face Mexico on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. local time (6:30 a.m. EDT).