On the third day of round three, Curaçao Neptunus hosted De Glaskoning Twins, DSS was the home team vs HCAW and Pickles UVV headed to Hoofddorp to face Pioniers. One of the three games had a rather unexpected outcome.
De Glaskoning Twins 0 – 16 Curaçao Neptunus
Unlike the previous two games, De Glaskoning Twins was no match for Curaçao Neptunus. The Rotterdam-based team needed six and a half innings to sealed the feat of the team from Oosterhout. If Twins only wouldn’t have this disastrous fifth inning in which Neptunus scored seven runs, the score would have been bearable.
Twins couldn’t figure out Kevin Kelly’s pitches as they collected only two hits. In seven innings Kelly walked two and struck out seven.
In that dreaded fifth inning, Branden Kuzyk relieved Brendan Schoemaker, who had given up nine runs (eight earned) on eight hits and two walks.
Kyzik started with giving up a single and three consecutive walks. A couple of singles, three doubles two wild pitches and a past ball drove in six more runs, but by then, Kyzik was replaced by Thijs Steenwijk already.
Neptunus outhit Twins 13-2.
Kevin Kelly earned the win as Brendan Schoemaker took the loss.
Best hitter for Curaçao Neptunus was Urving Kemp, who went 3 for 3 with a RBI and three runs scored.
Pickles UVV 5 – 11 Hoofddorp Pioniers
In a game that wasn’t as lopsided as the one between Twins and Neptunus, Pickles UVV stayed at the wrong side of the score. After Hoofddorp Pioniers had taken a 3-0, UVV bounced back in the top of the third inning. With the bases loaded. Bryce Cherry hit a bases-clearing double to right center field. Then, Randy Daal hit a fly ball to left field but left fielder Brennan Nijhof dropped the ball, and allowed Cherry to score the go-ahead run.
Pioniers on their turn took the lead again in the bottom of the third inning on a three run homerun hit by Jeffrey Arends. That appeared to be the final blow. Pioniers added four more runs to their total in the fourth inning and one in the eighth, UVV scored one more run in the sixth.
Nick Keur, who gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits, lasted long enough to earn the win (five innings). Jimmy Osinga took the loss after four innings of relief as he relieved Gilian van Lith in the first inning already, in which he gave up eight runs on nine hits and a walk.
Best hitter for Hoofddorp Pioniers was Brennan Nijhof, who went 3 for 4 with a homerun, three RBI and two runs scored.
HCAW 7 – 8 DSS
In a close game that needed extra innings, DSS boldly took the lead against league leading HCAW. A single by Tino van Erk, a walk drawn by Jordan Illis and another single by Levine Gabriëls loaded the bases. Sven van de Sanden hit a sac fly to left field allowing Tino van Erk to score the opening run.
But HCAW bounced back by scoring a run in the fourth and one in the fifth inning and seemed to deal the final blow in the sixth as the team scored four.
But this time DSS had the flexibility to fight back. Two runs in the sixth and four in the seventh tied the game at seven.
As neither team scored in the remaining two regular innings, extra innings were needed. Lars Vogelaar did what he had to do as he kept HCAW from scoring even though he had some help from his defense. With two outs, Vogelaar gave up back-to-back singles to Dylan Koster and Vince Rooi. When Rossini Frolijk also singled through the right side, Koster raced home to score the go-ahead run, but right fielder Sven van de Sanden threw out Koster at home plate with a throw that was right on the money.
Lars Vogelaar pitched 1.1 innings for the win. Sedley Karel took the loss as he pitched 2.1 innings in which he gave up one run on two hits and a walk. He struck out one.
Best hitter for DSS was Kevin Nieveld, who collected two hits in four at-bats with a RBI and a run scored.
|Team||Games||Won||Tie||Lost||Points||Runs for||Runs against|
|7||De Glaskoning Twins||9||0||0||9||0||40||96|
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