Dutch Hoofdklasse: Holland Series 2015, game 2

For four full innings, game two of the Holland Series was a game. Corendon Kinheim opened the score in the top of the first inning. Lead off hitter Kevin Moesquit was hit by a pitch. He advanced to third on a single through the right side, hit by Mervin Gario. After Gario stole second base, Kevin Moesquit scored on a ground out to third base, hit by Philip Ortez. When shortstop Dwayne Kemp committed an error on Dashenko Ricardo’s “hit”, Mervin Gario scored the second run for Kinheim.

In the bottom of the first inning, Curacao Neptunus tied the game.  After Dwayne Kemp drew a lead off walk, birthday boy Benjamin Dille slammed the offering of Glenn Wassink over the left field fence. In the next three innings, both pitchers kept their opponents in check, but Wassink gave up another run in the bottom of the fourth.

Where Orlando Yntema cruised through eight innings, Glenn Wassink started to struggle in the fifth inning. Benjamin Dille singled, followed by a double hit down the left field line by Raily Legito. With runners on third and second, Glenn Wassink was replaced by Scott Ronnenbergh.After Gianison Boekhoudt struck out, Christian Diaz reached on a fielder’s choice as Benjamin Dille was thrown out at home plate by second baseman Kevin Moesquit. A single by Rien Vernooij and a double by Gyenuar Lopez made Neptunus walk away from Kinheim.

In the bottom of the sixth, Neptunus scored three more runs, two thanks to a triple by Benjamn Dille.

Orlando Yntema earned the win as he  gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out three.
Glenn Wassink took the loss. In four innings plus two batters in the fifth he gave up five runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out one.

Benjamin Dille was the best  hitter for Neptunus by far, going 3 for 5 with a homerun, a triple, four RBI and two runs scored.

For the second game in a row, it became clear that the starting pitching is the Achilles heel of Corendon Kinheim. It also seems like the bats of the team from Haarlem are in a deep slumber.

Thanks to this second easy victory of Neptunus, the Rotterdam based team is leading 2-0. The way they have dominated their opponent so far, could make this series end in four games. It is clear that Diegomar Markwell will start coming Thursday. Orlando Yntema will then take the mound on Saturday. If Kinheim will win one of those games, Kenny van den Branden still can finish the job on Sunday and bring home the sixteenth title of Curacao Neptunus.

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