Hoofdklasse Runner Up competition: Friday August 28

In the runner up competiton there were also two rescheduled games tonight:

Pronto DSS @ UVV and Mampaey the Hawks @ HCAW.
Only the series between Mampey the Hawks and HCAW  is significant.

Pronto DSS @ UVV  0 – 6

In a very lopsided game UVV took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning as Joris van Ballegooij scored from third on Omar Williams’ 1-3 ground out. Gilmer Lampe scored on Mike Bazuin’s double to right center field.
A three run fourth and another run in the seventh put the final score on the boards.
Except for the first inning in which DSS had runners in scoring position, the Haarlem based club never was a threat on the bases.  DSS collected four hits throughout the game.
Timo van Ancum lasted eight innings for the win as he  gave up three hits, walked one and struck out seven.

Mapaey the Hawks @ HCAW  1 – 2

In a real nail biter two teams were almost each other’s equals.
After a scoreless first inning HCAW grabbed the lead in the second. Kevin Nieveld led off with a single to center, followed by what should have been a double play, hit by Rikkert van Kempen. But as the shortstop Stephen Henson made a throwing error, Van Kempen advanced to second and Nieveld moved to third. A double to right center field by Max Clarijs drove in two unearned runs. For a long time the score stayed 2-0 despite the fact that HCAW had runners in scoring position twice. But in the top of the seventh, HCAW’s starting pitcher Sander Helmendach started the inning with giving up two walks before he was replaced by Steven van Groningen.  Kevin van Veen hit the ball towards Van Groningen who made the out at second. With runners on the corners, Stephen Henson hit a sac fly to drive in Gregory Trinidad.
Just like HCAW Hawks had a runner in scoring position but failed to cash in as Kevin van Veen and Gregory Trinidad grounded out for the final two outs of the inning.
Both teams didn’t come close to scoring in the remaining innings, so the game ended with a 2-1 victory for HCAW. To be save from playing a demotion series, HCAW must win at least one of the next two games.
Sander Helmendach earned the win. In six innings of work, he gave up one run on two hits, walked one and fanned seven.  Steven van Groningen earned the save. Enoch Deaton pitched eight innings for the loss in which he gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits. He walked one and struck out five.  Marciano Philippi went 2 for 4 for HCAW. As a team Mampaey the Hawks collected only four runs.

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