Dutch Hoofdklasse, Sunday April 19

The following games were scheduled today: HCAW – Curacao Neptunus; Corendon Kinheim – Pronto DSS; Mampaey the Hawks – Vaessen Pioniers; UVV – L&D Amsterdam Pirates

HCAW – Curacao Neptunus 2 – 14

Curacao Neptunus showed that yesterday’s loss vs HCAW was a mistake. Today they restored the order by beating HCAW in seven mercy rule innings. In the first inning they scored four runs, which appeared to be enough as they kept HCAW to only two runs. But apparently they wanted to rub away the stain of yesterday’s defeat as they blew away HCAW’s pitching. Starting pitcher Sander Helmendach lasted 2.1 innings in which he allowed seven runs (six earned) on eight hits. He struck out one and gave up a free pass. His successor Bob Klaarenbeek could not close the flood gates as he allowed three more runs on three hits and two walks. Marco Schel allowed another four runs on four hits. Steven van Groningen and Tony Kreisel were the only pitchers from HCAW who kept Neptunus from scoring.
Diegomar Markwell earned the win and lasted 6.1 innings in which he gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits. He walked three and struck out five.
Best hitter for Neptunus was center fielder Shaldimar Daantji. He went 3 for 3 with two doubles, three runs batted in, and a run scored. Raoell Kortstam and Jazon Allee both went 1 for 2 for HCAW that was outslugged 17-4. Both teams committed some errors; Neptunus two and HCAW four.

Mampaey the Hawks – Vaessen Pioniers  0 – 10

Despite the blow out score, Vaessen Pioniers needed nine innings to reach the ten run margin.
Pioniers scored three runs in the first inning, one in the third, two in the fourth, one in the sixth, one in the eighth and two in the ninth inning. Elton Koeiman was the starting pitcher for Pioniers. He lasted five innings in which he threw 64 pitches, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three. His successor, Reggie Bomberg pitched three innings and allowed only two hits. He also struck out three and walked one. Swen Huijer, older brother of yesterday’s starting pitcher Lars, pitched the final frame and gave up three hits, but this didn’t affect the final score.

Corendon Kinheim – Pronto DSS  6-2

This victory did not come cheap for Corendon Kinheim. It’s neighbour fought during the whole game. Until the eighth inning Kinheim only had a one run lead (2-1). Only in the bottom of the eighth, Kinheim ran away.
Mervin Gario led off the inning with a single to center field. A double by Dashenko Ricardo put runners on third and second for Kinheim. For Tim Haldermand this was the game as he was replaced by Jorn van Ingen. But van Ingen could not stop the offensive outburst by Kinheim. A single by Dudley Leonora down the left field line drove in Mervin Gario and Dashenko Ricardo. Leonora advanced to second on the throw towards home plate and to third on the passed ball that followed as it rolled to the back stop.When Jeffrey Arends hit a sac fly towards to right field, Leonora could score the unearned run. Sven van de Sanden reached first base on a fielding error by shortstop Mitchell Dautzenberg. After Van de Sande stole second he scored Kinheim’s fourth run, on Jochem Koedijk’s single to center field.
In the top of the ninth, DSS scored one more run. With the bases loaded, Sven Jongejans scored as Seb Visser hit into a force out at second and reached first base on a fielder’s choice.
Glen Wassink eaned the win as he lasted seven innings for Kinheim in which he allowed one run on two hits. He walked two and struck out three. Tim Halderman was tabbed with the loss, even though he lasted seven innings. He allowed four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out one.

UVV – L&D Amsterdam Pirates  1 -8

A convincing victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. After opening the score in the first inning with one run, they added four more runs in the fourth inning before UVV could score one run in the fifth. In the sixth inning Pirates touched homeplate once and one inning later they scored two more runs to get to the final score.
Kyle Ward pitched five innings for L&D Amsterdam Pirates and allowed one run on two hits, walked three and fanned seven for the win. Kevin Heijstek pitched two innings in which he walked one and struck out three. Robin Schel struck out three and allowed a hit in the remaining two innings.
Claudio Bavera lasted only 3.2 innings for UVV. He gave up four runs on five hits, walked six and struck out three. GIllian van Lith spent 4.1 innings on the mound in which he allowed four runs on six hits, struck out one and walked two.
Best hitter for Pirates was Kenny Berkenbosch, who went 2 for 3 with a double, three runs batted in, a run scored and a drawn walk.
Norbert Jongerius, Omar Williams and Mike Bazuin all went 1 for 3 for UVV.

Standings after round 1

# Team games W L Pnt runs
1 Vaessen Pioniers 3 3 0 6 21 0
2 Corendon Kinheim 3 3 0 6 22 8
3 Curaçao Neptunus 3 2 1 4 29 8
4 L&D Amsterdam Pirates 3 2 1 4 13 3
5 UVV 3 1 2 2 3 13
6 HCAW Bussum 3 1 2 2 8 29
7 Pronto DSS 3 0 3 0 8 22
8 Mampaey The Hawks 3 0 3 0 0 21

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