Germany 4 – 12 Kingdom of the Netherlands
In the second game of the 2016 France International Baseball Tournament a.k.a. the Yoshida Challenge, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Germany this afternoon.
With Diegomar Markwell on the mound, Germany took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
With one out, Lukas Jahn singled to center field, followed by a double to right center field, hit by Max Boldt, which made Jahn advance to third base. After Chris Howard struck out and Jendrick Speer drew a walk to load the bases, Shawn Larry singled home Lukas Jahn for the 1-0 lead.
One blow was enough to tie the game in the bottom of the first inning as Randolph Oduber hit a solo shot to right field.
But in the third inning, the Germans would take the lead again as Diegomar Markwell gave up two solo homeruns to Max Boldt and Shawn Larry.
After a scoreless third, the Dutch turned the tables as they scored three runs in the fourth inning. With runners on first and second, Dwayne Kemp doubled to left center field to drive in Gianison Boekhoudt and Yurendell de Caster. Then Dashenko Ricardo singled to left field to drive in Kemp for the third run of the inning.
The Dutch had not quenched their thirst for more runs yet as they scored six in the fifth. With one out and the bases loaded, Kalian Sams drew a walk to drive in the first run of the inning. With two outs, Dashenko Ricardo singled to left field and drove in De Caster and Boekhoudt. Then Dudley Leonora homered to left field and took Dashenko Ricardo and Gilmer Lampe (who pinch ran for Kalian Sams) with him.
In the top of the sixth inning Germany would score one more run. Shawn Larry reached base on an error that second baseman Nick Urbanus committed. When Kevin Kotowski drew a walk, Larry advanced to second. When Philip Schulz singled to center field, Larry scored the unearned run. But from there Germany did not get past second base anymore.
The Dutch scored two more runs, one in the sixth on a single by Gianison Boekhoudt and one in the seventh on a double by Dudley Leonora.
Despite the three runs that Diegomar Markwell surrendered, he earned the win after five innings of work. Markwell gave up six hits, walked two and struck out three.
Enorbel Marquez took the loss. In 3.1 innings, he gave up four runs on five hits, walked one and fanned two.
Best hitter for the Netherlands was Yurendell de Caster, who went 3 for 5 with two runs
scored and a stolen base.
Dashenko Ricardo was named man of the match. Ricardo went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs.
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