Dutch Hoofdklasse, Sunday August 9

On the third day of the final round of the second half of the season, the following games were scheduled:

Pronto DSS @ HCAW, Vaessen Pioniers @ Corendon Kinheim and Mampaey the Hawks @ UVV.

Two rather close games and a kind of blow out score.

Pronto DSS @ HCAW  2 – 6

In a close game HCAW opened the score in the first inning. With one out Roy Seltenrijch singled to shortstop and stole second. When Emersson Paula singled to right field, Seltenrijch scored from second base. Paula then stole second and scored on Kevin Nieveld’s single to second base.
In the top of the third Pronto DSS tied the game when Lex Leijenaar and Shane Boeree singled before Ruud Naaktgeboren struck out. After Leijenaar and Boeree advanced on a wild pitch, Mark Smit grounded out 6-3 and Sven Jongejans singled to shortstop, DSS scored two.
But HCAW responded immediately in the bottom of the third. With two outs, Emersson Paula singled to third base and Rossini Frolijk singled to left field on which Paula could advance to third. A throwing error by left fielder Levine Gabriels allowed Paula to score the go-ahead run. Eventually HCAW scored three runs in the eighth to reach the final score of 6-2. 
Maickel Rietel earned a rare win. So far this season he has pitched good games but then collapsed or didnt get run support. In 5.2 innings he gave up two runs on three hits. He also struck out five. Jorn van Ingen lasted four innings for the loss. He gave three runs (two earned) on six hits and struck out four. Emersson Paula went 2 for 3 for HCAW with an RBI and two runs scored.

Vaessen Pioniers @ Corendon Kinheim  1 – 5

It took Corendon Kinheim until the fourth inning before the opened the score. With two outs, Dachenko Ricardo singled to shortstop, followed by Jeffrey Arends who hit a double down the left field line that drove in Ricardo for the first run of the game.
One inning later Vaessen Pioniers tied the game when Djewi Appelman scored all the way from first base on a double down the left field line hit by Daniel Fernandes.
In the bottom of the sixth, Kinheim when Ortez singled, Dachenko Ricardo doubled and both scored on a single hit by Jeffrey Arends. In the eighth Kinheim added two more runs to reach the final score.
Nick Veltkamp pitched five innings for the win. He gave up one run and struck out one. Lars Huijer took the loss after six innings of work in which he gave up three earned runs on nine hits and fanned five. 
Best hitter for Kinheim was Jeffrey Arends, who went 2 for 3 with a double, three runs batted in and a run score. Daniel Fernandez went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for Pioniers.

Mampaey the Hawks @ UVV  2 – 9

After a lifeless game from the side of UVV yesterday, the team from Utrecht had to prove that it was a mistake. And they did in a convincing way. A one run second inning (solo homerun by Mike Bazuin) and a four run third were enough to win it. But they kept  pushing.
In the bottom of the fifth, Gilmer Lampe scored on Tony Enos’ double. When Jamie Verheyleweghen singled, Enos advanced to third and scored the second run when Verheyleweghen was caught stealing. A one run seventh and a one run eighth inning (Mike Bazuin from third, after he had hit a triple, on a 4-3 ground out hit by Jamie Verheyleweghen), put the final two runs for UVV on the board. But with that the game wasn’t over. Mampaey the Hawks started a rally in the ninth and scored two as Odion Gouverneur drew a lead off walk and was driven in on a triple down the right field line, his by Kevin van Veen. On his turn, Van Veen scored on Stephan Henson’s single.
Tino van Ancum pitched five inings for the win. He dominated the Hawks’ lineup as he only gave up one hit, walked one and struck out two. Evan Simons took the loss after four innings in which he gave up five runs on four hits and two walks.
Best hitter for UVV was Gilmer Lampe, who went 2 for 3 with a double, three runs batted in and two runs scored. 
Kevin van Veen, who had a pinch hit appearance, had the most impact for the Hawks as he drove in a run with a triple and scored a run himself.

The standings after this final round:

# Team Games Wins Tie Losses Points Runs for Runs after
1 L&D Amsterdam Pirates 42 34 0 8 68 273 97
2 Curaçao Neptunus 42 33 0 9 66 302 117
3 Corendon Kinheim 42 29 2 11 60 263 146
4 Vaessen Pioniers 42 25 0 17 50 206 194
5 UVV 42 16 0 26 32 161 192
6 DSS 42 12 0 30 24 117 204
7 HCAW 42 10 2 30 22 117 275
8 The Hawks 42 7 0 35 14 122 336

The numbers one through four will play in the play offs with the following format: nr. 1 will start the play offs with a six point lead in the standings, nr. 2 with four points, nr. 3 will get two points and nr. four will get no points. The two teams that will end on top of the final standings of the play offs, will face each other in a best of seven Holland Series.
The lower four will play play down games with the same format as in the play offs. The team that finishes last, will play a best of five promotion/relegation series vs the winner of the overgangsklasse (one league lower than the hoofdklasse).

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