Dutch Hoofdklasse, Thursday August 6

On day one of round seven in the second half of the season, the following games were scheduled:

HCAW @ Pronto DSS, Corendon Kinheim @ Vaessen Pioniers, UVV @ Mampaey the Hawks. The game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curacao Neptunus are already played because of the European Cup obligations that Neptunus has tonight and in the coming weekend.

HCAW @ Pronto DSS  0 – 1

One inning meant the difference. One inning for Pronto DSS, one inning for HCAW. Despite having runners in scoring position a few times, it took Pronto DSS until the fifth inning to score a run. After Levine Gabriels led of the inning with a single, he advanced to second on a ground out hit by Mitchell Dautzenberg. He advanced to third on the throwing error by shortstop Roy Seltenrijch. Eventually Gabriels scored when Sven Jongejans singled to left field. In the remainder of the game neither team scored a run despite having runners on third.
Tim Halderman pitched a fantastic game in which he lasted seven innings. He gave up only three hits, walked four and fanned four for the win. Kaj Timmermans lasted only 4.1 innings in which he gave up the sole run to DSS on five hits. He walked one and struck out one. Best hitter for DSS was Mitchell Koot once again. He went 2 for 3 with a walk. Raoull Kortstam went 1 for 2 for HCAW.

Corendon Kinheim @ Vaessen Pioniers  17 – 0

In a game that wasn’t much of a game, Kinheim walked away in the first inning already. With runners on first and second, Bryan Engelhardt hit a homerun over the right field fence to make it 3-0 nothing.
In the second inning, with the bases loaded, Mervin Gario singled to right field and drove in Victory Draijer, folloed by Bryan Engelhardt who hit into a force out at second base on which Niels van Weert scored the second run of the inning. Two more runs in the third and four more in the fourth inning put a 11-0 score on the boards. In the fifth inning Kinheim scored four more runs to make it 15-0. To spare his pitchers, Pioniers’ manager Rob Klaver put Dirk van ‘t Klooster on the mound. to get through the seventh and probably final inning. Van’t Klooster managed to get three fly outs, but he also gave up two runs that were driven in on Kevin Moesquit’s double to left center field. Pim Walsma pitched the bottom of the seventh inning for Kinheim to shut the door, wich he did with a 4-3, ground out, a 5-3 ground out and a strikeout.
Winning pitcher was Glenn Wasskink, who pitched five innings in which he gave up four hits and two walks and struck out three. Elton Koeiman took the loss in only 2.2 innings. He gave up seven runs on ten hits, walked one and fanned two.
Best hitter for Kinheim was Victor Draijer, who went 2 for 2. Most impact though had Bryan Engelhardt with four runs batted in and three hits out of four at bats.

UVV @ Mampaey the Hawks  9 – 7

Thanks to a couple of singles, a couple of errors, a walk and a coupe of doubles, UVV took a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
In the third Brennan Nijhof scored after he got on base on a single and advanced on an error. A ground out to first base by Jamie Verheyleweghen, advanced Nijhof to third base. When Jordan Illis hit to left field, Nijhof could score easily. But Mampaey the Hawks didn’t give up as they scored four runs in the bottom of the third. Enoch Deaton drew a walk followed by a single hit to left field by Jules Peters. When left fielder Brennan Nijhof attempted to throw out Deaton at third base, Peters advanced to second on the throw. Deaton put the Hawks on the board on Odion Gouverneur’s single towards the shortstop. After Peters and Gouverneur made a double steal, Tim Roodenburg got an RBI as Peters scored on his 6-3 ground out. When Berend Ruben’s hit cleared the fences, he took Odion Gouverneur with him to make it 5-4. One inning later Hawks would tie the game on Enoch Deaton’s single. In the top of the sixth, UVV scored two more runs to take an 8-5 lead. Once again Hawks came back in the game. In the bottom of the seventh, they scored two runs to get within one run of UVV. The final score was reached in the seventh when Joris van Ballegooy scored the ninth run for UVV. 
Kevin Noordzij earned the win for UVV after three innings of relief. He gave up two runs (none earned) on five hits, walked one and struck out two. MIchel Offerman, who pitched 2.1 innings in relief, took the loss. He gave up three hits (two earned) one three hits, walked one and fanned five. Best hitter for UVV was Jordan Illis, who went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI. Enoch Deaton went 2 for 2 for the Hawks with two RBI and two runs scored.

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