Women’s World Cup Baseball: Walk over for Dutch ladies vs Pakistan

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In a game that should have been a walk over, the Dutch ladies gave themselves a hard time in the third inning as they allowed Pakistan to score three runs and allowed them to come back within one run form the Dutch. But eventually  in the course of the game, the Dutch ladies walked away and kept Pakistan limited to four runs on three hits. 

The Dutch ladies had scored four runs in the first inning on a “hit” of Fame Gildenmacher that led to a throwing error, a single down the left field line by Bianca Mooi, a single by Sofie van de Wiel and on a double to left center field by Sascha Egas.

Pakistan scored a run in the top of the second as did the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the bottom of that inning and in the bottom of the third.

Thari Dieffenbach was replaced in the third inning as she did not record an out and already allowed two runs. She was credited with the third run that Pakistan scored in that inning as well. But nevertheless she earned the win. Her replacement, Berber Jansen got out of the inning without further damage.

With a four run fourth and a four run fifth the the Dutch ladies ran away to a 14-4 lead and with only one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, the game was called.

The fourteen runs were scored on eight hits of which Sascha Egas collected four. The Dutch drew seven walks and their opponent committed four errors that led to four unearned runs. The Dutch defense was flawless today.

Berber Jansen pitched two innings in which she only gave up two walks. Anouk Vergunst pitched a perfect fifth inning.

Even though the Dutch outscored Pakistan, they did not really outhit them as they collected eight hits and Pakistan got three.
As written above, Sascha Egas went 4 for 4; she managed to hit a triple and two doubles and was responsible for six of the fourteen runs that the Kingdom of the Netherlands scored.
Of the eleven players that got an at bat, only five collected a base hit.
Esther Maliepaard went 1 for 2 with a walk, four runs scored and seven stolen bases.
Famke Gildenmacher went 1 for 3 with two RBI and three runs scored.
Bianca Mooi collected a hit out of three at bats, drove in one run and scored one herself.
Sofie van de Wiel went 1 for 2 with two RBI and a run scored.

Thanks to this major victory, the Kingdom of the Netherlands has clinched the ninth spot in the overall standings. This is the best performance by any Dutch ladies baseball team ever.

 

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