On the second day of the fourth round in the 2020 Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ HCAW, Hoofddorp Pioniers @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, DSS/Kinheim @ Silicon Storks, and Quick Amersfoort @ Oosterhout Twins.
Curaçao Neptunus 6 – 0 HCAW
No big innings and no blowout score but still Neptunus was too strong for HCAW. With Diegomar Markwell on the mound, HCAW hardly had a chance to score a run. Only in the fourth inning, they had a runner on third base but the team from Bussum could not cash in. Markwell cruised through six innings with the help of his defense that turned a couple of nice double plays. Neptunus on the other hand had a rather easy afternoon. It opened the score in the second when Dudley Leonora scored from third when Jarreau Martina hit into a double play. Only in the sixth inning, Neptunus extended its score with a run when Darryl Collins drove home John Polonius from second on a single to right field. From there, Neptunus slowly walked away as it scored two runs in the seventh and in the ninth.
Diegomar Markwel earned the win while Luuk ter Beek took the loss after six innings.
Jarreau Martina, back in the lineup after a minor injury that he sustained last week, was the best hitter, going 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.
Hoofddorp Pioniers 4 – 9 L&D Amsterdam Pirates
A three-run inning for L&D Amsterdam Pirates set the tone for the rest of the game. The team from the Dutch capital had four scoreless innings but also four multiple run innings. Pioniers got on the board in the fourth inning when Max Draijer scored from third on a wild pitch. In the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, Pirates scored two runs each, in the sixth on a two-run shot by Sharlon Schoop). But Pioniers would not go down without a fight. In the seventh, Pioniers scored twice, one run when Jorrit Penseel hit into a double play and one when Mark Smit doubled down the right-field line to drive in Duco Nuijten. In the ninth, Pioniers added one more run but despite having another runner on third base, the team could not cash in anymore.
Juan Carlos Sulbaran earned the win. In 6.2 innings he gave up two runs on four hits and two walks and fanned nine. Chris Pfau was tabbed with the loss. He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks and struck out five.
Kenny Berkenbosch was the best hitter for L&D Amsterdam Pirates, going 3 for 3 with a double, three RBI and a run scored.
DSS/Kinheim 11 – 3 Silicon Storks
Two big innings were all DSS/Kinheim needed. After a six-run first inning, the team didn’t score for the following seven innings even though the team came close to add another run in the sixth inning when Bram Blokker tried to score from first on a double hit by Thomas Bos. But Blokker was thrown out at home plate on an 8-3-2 play.
Despite the three runs that Silicon Storks scored, the team didn’t have a real chance of winning the game. But the five runs that DSS/Kinheim scored in the fifth may not give you a proper picture of the game as the team didn’t score in the previous innings but the first.
Glenn Wassink pitched six innings for the win. He allowed three runs on four hits and three walks and struck out four. Dornick Sanchez took the loss. He pitched seven innings in which he allowed six runs (four earned) on seven hits and four walks as he struck out two.
Average wise, Mitchell Dautzenberg was the best hitter as he went 1 for 1.
Quick Amersfoort 1 – 9 Oosterhout Twins
Five errors by Quick Amersfoort led to only three unearned runs for Oosterhout Twins. The other six runs were scored thanks to seventeen hits of which four doubles and a home run by, perhaps the unlikeliest of them all, Tyriq Kemp.
Twins took an early lead in the first inning thanks to singles by Tyriq Kemp and Shurman Marlin and doubles by Jason Halman and Ruendrick Piternella.
In the course of the game, Twins slowly walked away when it scored two runs in the second, one in the third, the fifth, the sixth, and the eighth inning.
Sora Sakashitha worked his way through six innings for the win as he needed 102 pitches, allowed one run on three hits and two walks and struck out four for the win.
Jan Willem Geerts took the loss. In one inning and a batter faced, he gave up four runs on four hits and two walks and struck out one.
Average wise, Mick Vos was the best hitter for Oosterhout Twins as he went 1 for 1 with two RBI and a run scored.
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