On the second day of the German Bundesliga Baseball, the fans could enjoy a couple of monster scores, at least those who rooted for the winning team. Today several players with a link to Dutch baseball made their appearance.
Bremen Dockers @ Solingen Alligators
In both games, the Bremen Dockers were no match for the Solingen Alligators as both games were won by Solingen with double digits; 13-1 and 14-0. In game one, Dutchie Giovanni Tensen had a solid start for Solingen as he lasted 6.1 innings in which he allowed one unearned run on one hit and two walks and struck out six.
Solingen needed seven innings to finish the game. After the first inning, the team from the Blade city had a nine-run lead so the game was already played actually. In game two, the pitching of Solingen even shutout the Dockers. Player-coach Wayne Ough pitched five solid innings in which he gave up one hit and fanned seven. Former Dutch hoofdklasse pitcher Jakob Syrén pitched two frames and also allowed one hit. Syrén struck out two and walked one.
Paderborn Untouchables @ Wesseling Vermins
With 27-0 and 16-1 victories, the Paderborn Untouchables did not have any mercy with the debuting team in the German Bundesliga. Dutchie (Curaçaoan) Phildrick Llewelyn made his debut in the highest German league. Llewelyn went 2 for 4 with two RBI and a double as he played right field in game one. In game two he acted as a catcher and went 2 for 3. Llewelyn drew three walks and scored five runs. Of the sixteen runs the pitching of the Vermins allowed, nine were earned.
Bonn Capitals @ Hamburg Stealers
The reigning German champion headed to the German harbor city to take on the Stealers. Game one was a walkover for the Capitals as they only needed seven innings to beat the Stealers 10-0. But in the second game, the Stealers gave the Capitals a hard time. Actually, they walked off as the victor as they beat the Caps 5-2. The Stealers have reinforced themselves quite a bit in the offseason as they lured several players and the head coach away from the nearby Dohren Wild Farmers.
Stuttgart Reds @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe
After yesterday’s win vs the Reds, the Heideköpfe’s life was made miserable by the Reds. Last year’s runner up fell to the team from Stuttgart 2-8. Dutchie Mike Bolsenbroek, who recently jumped ships as he left the Buchbinder Legionäre, the club where he played for more than ten years, did not have a good debut with the Heideköpfe. Bolsenbroek lasted 5.1 innings in which he gave up eight runs (six earned) on thirteen hits and two walks. As a result, he was tabbed with the loss. Where the Reds collected fifteen hits, Heidenheim was limited to only five.