After team Kingdom of the Netherlands beat Germany with double digits, this time the International Stars were no match for the Dutch, who needed eight innings to clinch the win.
Kingdom of the Netherlands 12 – 0 Int’l Stars
Three big innings was all the Dutch needed to clinch the next double digit win.
The Dutch pitching was superb and did allow only four hits. Lars Huijer pitched the first four innings and gave up only two hits and struck out three. His successor, Kevin Kelly, earned the win after pitching two innings in which he walked one and struck out two.
Bayron Corenelisse and Tom de Blok both pitched an inning. Cornelisse allowed two hits and struck out one. De Blok pitched a perfect eighth.
The Dutch opened the score in the first inning when Gianison Boekhoudt drew a bases loaded walk. Kalian Sams also drew a walk to drive in the second run of the Dutch. When Dwayne Kemp hit into a force out at second, he drove in Yurendell de Caster for the third run. Dashenko Ricardo drove in the fourth run on a single to left field.
After the Kingdom of the Netherlands had scored three runs in the fifth and one in the seventh, the team released the International Stars from its suffering in the eighth inning.
After Christian Diaz got on base on a fielding error, Kalian Sams hit a two run homerun to
left field. After Dasnhenko Ricardo and Dwayne Kemp hit back to back singles, Dudley Leonora grounded into a 5-3 double play. After Nick Urbanus drew a walk, Gilmer Lampe singled to center field and drove in Ricardo. A throwing error by catcher Medeiros allowed Nick Urbanus to score the final run of the game.
With three hits out of four at bats and four RBI, Kalian Sams wasn’t only the best hitter for the Dutch, he was also named man of the match.
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