Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Promotion/relegation series, game 2

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After yesterday’s game of the promotion/relegation series was rained out yesterday, DSS and Kinheim faced each other tonight. Kinheim bounced back big time after Saturday’s loss as they beat DSS 12-7.

Kinheim jumped on DSS starting pitcher Nick Keur as they scored four times in the first inning. Singles by Jeldwin Orman and Jenk Lemmink and a double by Marcel Tolenaars gave Kinheim a comfortable lead. Three unearned runs in the third inning put Kinheim in the driver’s seat.

But in the fifth and seventh inning, DSS pushed for six runs to make it a game again. Koen Halderman’s single down the right field line and doubles by Aldi Guzman and Ibrahin Redan drove in four runs in the fifth followed by two more in the seventh.

The Kinheim offense stepped on it once more in the eighth inning. With runners in scoring position, Thomas Bos hit into a forceout at second base that drove in Chiel Berkhout. Bos would score on a throwing error and René Cremer would score on a muffed throw.

Both teams scored runs in the ninth, Kinheim two and DSS one, to reach the final score.

Glenn Wassink pitched six innings in which he threw ninety-three pitches for the win. He gave up four runs (none of them earned) on ten hits and two walks and struck out three. Nick Keur took the loss after 2.2 innings as he gave up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits, didn’t issue a walk and struck out three. Al Morales pitched 2.1 innings for the save.

Swedish international Linus Holmberg was the best hitter for Kinheim. The shortstop batted 4 for 6 with two runs batted in and two runs scored.

Thanks to this win, the series is now tied at one.



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