2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 6, Day 2

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On the second day of round six in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Silicon Storks @ Curaçao Neptunus, HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Hoofddorp Pioniers @ Quick Amersfoort, and DSS/Kinheim @ Oosterhout Twins. 

Silicon Storks  1  –  11  Curaçao Neptunus
For the second time in three days, Silicon Storks played at the Neptunus Family Stadium. This time as the road team. After a rain delay of almost one and a half hour, the game finally started. Neptunus got dangerous right away when it put runners on the corners and scored two runs when Gianison Boekhoudt singled down the right-field line. A five-run third inning gave Neptunus a comfortable lead and the team never looked back. Eventually, Neptunus needed seven innings to clinch the win. It scored two more runs in the fourth and two more in the seventh. Storks scored one run in the top of the seventh when Joel Hernandez doubled to right center-field and drove in Rubinet Koko.
Orlando Yntema cruised through five innings for the win. He allowed two hits and struck out eight. Bryan van der Vlist took the loss after two innings and three batters faced in the third as he gave up five runs on five hits and four walks.
Dwayne Kemp was the best hitter for Curaçao Neptunus as he went 4 for 5 with two runs scored.

HCAW  3  –  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates
It was one of those see-saw games, a pitching duel. After HCAW took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when Christopher Gé scored from second when Leandro Anasagasti grounded into a force out at second, L&D Amsterdam Pirates tied the game on a solo home run by Kalian Sams in the bottom the second inning. Sams launched a 2-2 pitch over the fence in right-center-field. With runners on the corners in the fifth inning, Rayall Legito got on base on a fielding error by Christopher Gé that allowed Jair van Borkulo to score the go-ahead run for Pirates. In the top of the sixth, HCAW tied it all when Rodney Daal, who had gotten on base on a double, was singled home by Christopher Gé. In the eighth inning, Rodney Daal doubled home Pascal Zegwaard to give HCAW the lead again. The team would never look back again. Dennis Burgersdijk pitched an eight-inning gem as he allowed two runs on four hits and a walk and struck out seven for the win. Arij Fransen pitched a perfect ninth for the save.
Juan-Carlos Sulbaran took the loss. In seven innings he gave up three runs on six hits and also struck out seven. 
Best hitter for HCAW was Pascal Zegwaard, who entered the game as a pinch runner and went 1 for 1. 

Hoofddorp Pioiniers  ppd  –  ppd  Quick Amersfoort
After two scoreless innings, Hoofddorp Pioniers got on the board first. With the bases loaded, Joey Eeman got on base thanks to a throwing error by shortstop Denzel Brooks on which Mark Smit and Raoul Jacobs scored and Victor Draijer advanced to third. With Nathan Berkel at bat, a double steal with runners on the corners, allowed Victor Draijer to score Pioniers’ third run. With this 3-0 lead for Hoofddorp, the flood gates of heaven opened and after almost an hour, the umpires decided to call the game due to poor field conditions. It remains to be seen when the game will be finished. 

DSS/Kinheim  2  –  3  Oosterhout Twins
In a very close game, DSS/Kinheim took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. With runners in scoring position, Tino van Erk singled up the middle to drive in Thomas Bos and Jeldwin Orman. 
At the bottom of the same inning,  Oosterhout Twins did something back when Jason Halman singled through the left side and drove in Tyriq Kemp from second. After the game continued to ripple for the next four and a half innings, Twins finally managed to tie the game in the sixth frame. With runners on first and second, Ruendrick Pieternella singled up the middle to drive in Junior Martina from second base. Diamond Silberie gave Twins the lead with a sac fly to center field on which Jason Halman could score the go-ahead run. DSS/Kinheim had a big chance of taking the lead in the seventh inning when it had runners in scoring position with only one out. But Sora Sakashita pitched out of this pickle to deny the team from Haarlem some runs. 
Sakashita pitched a hundred and twenty-two pitch complete game for the win. He gave up two runs on five hits and four walks and struck out one.
Glenn Wassink took the loss. He allowed three runs on six hits and three walks and struck out five in seven innings. 
Jason Halman was the best hitter for Twins with two hits out of four at-bats and an RBI and a run scored. 

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