On the third day of the eighth round of the Dutch hoofdklasse, only two games were scheduled: DSS/Kinheim @ Hoofddorp Pioniers and Oosterhout Twins @ Silicon Storks.
DSS/Kinheim 14 – 8 Hoofddorp Pioniers
A sweep for DSS/Kinheim. And how. WIth four hits less, scoring 6 runs more than Pioniers.
Pioniers used six pitchers that allowed a total of eleven walks and the defense committed a whopping six errors.
DSS/Kinheim opened the score in the first inning on a single by Tommy van de Sanden. An HBP, a throwing error, and a wild pitch led to three more runs next to a single and a groundout, in the top of the third. In the bottom of that inning Pioniers got back into the game as they scored three runs on two RBI singles and a baes-loaded walk. After both teams scored in the sixth, DSS/Kinheim, four and Pioniers, five, DSS/Kinheim dealt the decisive blow in the top of the eighth: three walks (one with the bases-loaded), a error with a pickoff, three singles, a sac fly and a throwing error by Pioniers’ right fielder led to six more runs.
Nick Boxelaar earned the win as he pitched 1.1 innings in relief and allowed one hit. Lucca van der Schouw took the loss. He also lasted 1.1 innings but allowed three runs on two hits and two walks and struck out one.
Tommy van de Sanden was the best hitter for DSS/Kinheim. He went 2 for 4 with three RBI and a run scored.
Oosterhout Twins 9 – 6 Silicon Storks
Also in the third game of the series, Oosterhout Twins struggled against Silicon Storks. But this time they stayed at the right side of the score to salvage the series that ended with a tie and a win for both teams.
In the top of the third, a sac fly and a stolen home plate gave Twins a 2-0 lead. In the following inning, the team from Oosterhout added two more runs to their score when Tyriq Kemp hit a bases-loaded single. But Twins could not cling on to the lead. After he cruised through the first three innings, Stefan Iannelli struggled in the fourth. He faced four batters without recording an out and was credited for four runs. Tyson Quolas eventually got out of the inning, but not without giving up a run himself. In the seventh, he would allow one more run on a single by Joran Berkhout, who drove in Brendly Martina, who got on base thanks to a double. But in the eighth inning, the Twins lineup finally caught fire. Singles by Railison Bentura and Tyriq Kemp and a double by Rayshelon Carolina drove in four runs. In the top of the ninth, a wild pitch handed Twins one more run.
Tyson Quolas earned the win after four innings in relief. He gave up five hits, walked one, and fanned three. Raf Cocu earned the save. In two innings he walked one and struck out three. Yerson Rosalina took the loss. He did not record an out in the eighth inning and gave up three runs on four hits.
Shurman Marlin was the best hitter for Oosterhout Twins as he went 2 for 3. With four, Tyriq Kemp drove in the most runs for Twins.