Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Neptunus wins deferred match

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Unlike the previous two games in which Neptunus was way too strong for De Glaskoning Twins, the team had to go deep to clinch the series sweep tonigh’s deferred game. A three-run homer in the tenth handed Neptunus a 6-3 victory.

In the first inning, Twins scored more runs than in the two previous games combined. When Jarreau Martina drew a walk, he advanced to second on a balk. A single by Dennis de Quint up the middle, advanced him to third base, from where he scored the opening run thanks to a single to right field by Ruar Verkerk. Base hits by Bob van der Meer and Sam Kennelly drove in De Quit and Verkerk for the 3-0 lead.

But once again this season, Twins wasn’t able to cling on to a lead. In the third inning, on a single by Dwayne Kemp and in the fourth inning on a sac fly by Darryl Collins, Neptunus inched closer as they scored twice.

Eventually, in the sixth inning, Shaldimar Daantji scored on Jochem Koedijk’s single through the left side. From that inning on, neither team scored so extra innings were needed. With Berry van Driel on the mound for Neptunus in the tenth inning, it was three up, three down for Twins. Neptunus did a lot better. As manager Kevin Knollenburg guided Thijs Steenwijk to the mound, the latter allowed runners on first and second before Quintin de Cuba connected for a three-run, walk-off home run.

Thijs Steenwijk took the loss, while Berry van Driel earned the win.
Best hitter sfor Curaçao Neptunus were Shaldimar Daantji and Jochem Koedijk as they both went 2 for 4. score66

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