On the third day of round seven of the 2021 Dutch hoofdklasse season, the following games were scheduled: Silicon Storks @ Curaçao Neptunus, Quick Amersfoort @ DSS/Kinheim, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, and HCAW @ Oosterhout Twins.
Silicon Storks 1 – 13 Curaçao Neptunus
Once again, Curaçao Neptunus brushed aside Silicon Storks in seven mercy rule innings.
With the one run, Silicon Storks scored in the third inning, the two runs that Neptunus scored in the first, would have been enough. But knowing Curaçao Neptunus, they never slow down. As a result, the multiple Dutch champion scored five runs in the second, two runs in the third, and four in the fourth. Only after that four-run fourth inning, the team slowed down as it did not score anymore.
Manager Ronald Jaarsma of Neptunus used reliever Berry van Driel as an opener. Van Driel pitched one perfect frame with one strikeout. Diegomar Markwell, “relieved” him on the mound and pitched four innings in which he gave up one run on four hits and two walks and struck out one for the win. Joel Martis took the loss for Storks. In 1.1 innings, he allowed seven runs (five earned) on four hits and five walks.
For some players of Neptunus, this game was like batting practice and they could improve their batting average quite a bit. Stijn van der Meer was the best hitter with four hits out of four at-bats as he drove in one run and scored four.
Quick Amersfoort 3 – 8 DSS/Kinheim
DSS/Kinheim salvaged a bit of the series against Quick Amersfoort today. After two losses, the team managed to clinch the victory today.
After DSS/Kinheim scored thrice in the bottom of the first inning, Quick bounced back with two runs in the third inning. It even tied the game in the fourth on a single by Amar van Zwieten that drove in Rowan van Hoek. But this time DSS/Kinheim countered in the bottom of the fourth. Three walks, a double and two fielders choices led to four runs for the team from Haarlem. The Quick lineup was kept in check by the DSS/Kinheim pitching in the remainder of the game. The run that DSS/Kinheim scored in the seventh inning, was only for the statistics.
Glenn Wassink earned the win. In six innings, he allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks and struck out seven. Jhan Rifaela took the loss. He lasted 3.2 innings and allowed seven runs (six earned) on four hits and five walks and struck out three.
Koen Halderman was the best hitter for DSS/Kinheim. He went 2 for 3 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored.
L&D Amsterdam Pirates 5 – 2 Hoofddorp Pioniers
L&D Amsterdam Pirates scored the first run of the game in the second inning. With the bases loaded, Niels van Weert hit into a force out at second base that allowed Delano Selassa to score. Rashid Gerard, who advanced to third on the play, scored on Mick Vos’ single to left field. But Hoofddorp Pioniers cut the lead in half in the bottom of the second inning, when Jeldwin Orman drove in Duco Nuijten from second base. But a run in the third (on a home run by Kalian Sams) and two in the fifth for Pirates, appeared too much to overcome for Hoofddorp Pioniers that scored one more run in the bottom of the fifth.
Juan-Carlos Sulbaran earned the win. In five innings, he allowed two runs on five hits and struck out four. Lars Broersen took the loss. In 2.1 innings, he gave up three runs on five hits and three walks. Kevin Geestman pitched two no-hit innings for the save in which he gave up one walk.
Delano Selassa was the best hitter for L&D Amsterdam Pirates as he went 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
HCAW – Oosterhout Twins susp.
With a 2-2 score, the game between HCAW and Oosterhout Twins was suspended due to superfluous rainfall and thunderstorms. Likely the game will be finished on Tuesday night at the facility of HCAW in Bussum.