Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 10, day 1

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On day one of round ten, Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted De Glaskoning Twins, DSS headed to Rotterdam to face Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and HCAW hosted Silicon Storks.  Three close games today and one, well… not so close. An almost no-hitter and

De Glaskoning Twins  1  –  0  Hoofddorp Pioniers
Tonight’s game was a close one in which the hits and the runs did not come cheap onTwins both sides. De Glaskoning Twins’ Shogo Nakashima took a no-hitter into the seventh inning but Mervin Gario, who singled through the left side, spoiled the no-hit bid.  Lars Huijer of Pioniers pitched a solid game as well and limited Twins to only three hits in seven innings. The sole run that he gave up came on a wild pitch as Ruar Verkerk, who got on base thanks to a passed ball, could score an unearned run in the top of the seventh. Eventually, after giving up two hits in the eighth inning of which one led to a 9-5-6 double play, Nakashima was replaced by Jakob Syrén who promptly gave up a double to Ibrahin Redan but got out of the inning as Glenn Bakker flied out to center field for the final out of the inning. Syrén gave up one more hit in the ninth but retired the other three batters he faced for the two-inning save. Pioniers
Shogo Nakashima earned the win as he gave up three hits in 7.2 innings in which he walked two and struck out seven. Jarreau Martina, Sam Kennelly, and Dave Janssen were responsible for the three hits Twins collected as all went 1 for 3 but Janssen hit a double.

Silicon Storks  0  –  10  HCAW
HCAW only needed two hours and nine minutes to seal the fate of Silicon Storks. StorksAfbeeldingsresultaat voor Silicon Storks that has to play without Juan Carlos Sulbaran, who was recently added, because he has left for Canada to play in an independent league, didn’t stand a chance against the team from Bussum that needed only seven innings to end the game.
Dennis Burgersdijk pitched 5.2 solid innings in which he allowed only two hits and struck out six. The Storks’ pitching staff, on the other hand, did not so well. Nick Winkel gave up eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits and four walks as he struck out two. His successor, Ricky Voorn, gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks. StorksHCAW committed four errors of which two led to runs.
Of course, Dennis Burgersdijk earned the win while Nick Winkel took the loss.
Best hitter for HCAW was Kevin Weijgertse, who went 2 for 2 with a double and three runs scored.

DSS  1  –  2  Curaçao Neptunus
Another close affair in Rotterdam where DSS made Curaçao Neptunus work for itsDSS money. The game went on scoreless until the sixth inning when Neptunus scored the opening run when Gianison Boekhoudt hit a leadoff home run. As DSS was limited to only two hits until the ninth and failed to cash in in the fourth with a runner on third, things looked gloomy. But in the top of the ninth, Tommy van de Sanden tripled down the right field line off Loek van Mil and scored on a wild pitch. As Neptunus did not score in the ninth, extra innings were needed. Neither team scored in the tenth and the eleventh. As Van Mil retired the side in the twelfth, Neptunus managed to clinch the win. Darryl Collins drew a one-out walk, stole second and scored on Stijn van der Meer’s single up the middle.
Loek van Mil pitched four innings for the hard-fought win as Mike Groen took the lossNeptunus after 2.1 innings in which he gave up one run on two hits and a walk.
Stijn van der Meer and Gianison Boekhoudt both went 2 for 4 and drove in one run. Boekhoudt scored one himself thanks to his solo home run.

Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort  5  –  4  L&D Amsterdam Pirates
A surprising result in Amsterdam as Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort handed L&D Amsterdam Pirates its second loss of the season. The team had a 22-game winning streak going on after it lost the very first game of the season vs DSS.
Tonight it looked like Pirates would continue its winning streak as it had a 4-2 and a 4-3 lead throughout the game. But in the eighth inning things went wrong for the Amsterdam based team. Maickel Rietel, who replaced Kevin Heijstek in the seventh inning, allowed runners on first and second before he was replaced by Jim Ploeger. Tijmen Takke, the first hitter Ploeger faced, tied the game with a single through the right side that allowed Jules Cremer to score from second base. Jelle Blaauw advanced to third on the hit. After Bryan Engelhardt was given an intentional free pass, Rachid Engelhardt hit a sac fly to left field to drive in Jelle Blaauw and give Quick Amersfoort the 5-4 lead.
Even though Pirates had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the ninth, the team failed to score.
Jos de Jong earned the win. He pitched two innings in which he allowed two hitsAmsterdam Pirates and two walks and struck out one. Maickel Rietel took the loss as he allowed the game-tying and the go-ahead runs on base.
Best hitter for Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort was Jules Cremer who  went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.

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