On day three of the first round of the runner up competition, two games were scheduled, but the game between HCAW and Pronto DSS was cancelled and will be played tomorrow night at 7.30 PM (19.30).
So the only game that was played today was:
UVV @ Mampaey the Hawks 8 – 0
With two recent defeats against the Hawks (last week and last Thursday) still on their mind, UVV headed to Dordrecht to take on Mampaey the Hawks.
UVV started the game with threeconsecutive walks but two of the three runners were thrown out. Rick Kuipers was caught stealing and Gilmer Lampe was bowled off first base thanks to a pick off. The third walk was given up to Dennis de Quint, who advanced to second on a passed ball and to third on a single by Omar Williams. De Quint would score the opening run on a balk by pitcher Quinn Tramm. Two innings later UVV scored their second run. In the seventh inning UVV flexed their muscles. Thomas Smits hit a lead off singled down the left field line. He was replaced by pinch runner Jamie Veheyleweghen who advanced to second on a bunt/basehit by Norbert Jongerius. In a double steal attempt, Jamie Verheyleweghen was tagged out at third base and Norbert Jongerius reached second base safely. When Rick Kuipers singled to center field and Jongerius raced home to score. Kuipers advanced to second on the throw from centerfield towards homeplate. Gilmer Lampe followed with a single to center field that allowed Kuipers to score another run. Lampe could advance to second base on Dennis de Quint’s 4-3 ground out and to third on a passed ball. Singles by Omar Williams and Mike Bazuin drove in Lampe for the third run of that inning and put runners on first and third, who advanced on a passed ball after Michel Offerman replaced Kevin van Veen on the mound. Offerman then walked Tony Enos intentionally to load the bases. When Offerman hit Joris van Ballegooij with a pitch, the fourth run crossed home plate.
In the eighth UVV scored two more runs to reach the lopsided score of 8-0.
Mampaey the Hawks didn’t play well but neither did UVV, who played without dedication. Nevertheless Jurjen van Zijl had a no-hit bid until the eighth inning. Eventually he gave up two hits and fanned five in eight innings for the win. Quinn Tramm took the loss after six innings of work in which he gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits. He walked five and struck out three.
Dennis de Quint had the most impact for UVV as he went 2 for 4 with a double, three runs batted in and a run scored.