2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 11, Day 2 And a Lot of Rainouts

On the second day of round eleven, the following games were scheduled: Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, DSS/Kinheim @ Silicon Storks, Hoofddorp Pioniers @ Quick Amersfoort, and Curaçao Neptunus @ HCAW. Due to superfluous rainfall, the first three games were canceled.

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Oosterhout Twins    –    L&D Amsterdam Pirates   Canceled
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DSS/Kinheim    –    Silicon Storks   Canceled

Hoofddorp Pioniers    –    Quick Amersfoort   Canceled
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Curaçao Neptunus  1  –  0  HCAW
It was one of those classic pitching duels in which one pitcher was not inferior to the other. Beside that, it was a very quick game as well: two hours and eighteen minutes. 
Misja Harcksen was a tad more efficient than his opponent, Lars Huijer. Harcksen allowed only two hits in seven innings, walked three and struck out three. Huijer lasted eight innings in which he allowed one unearned run on five hits and two walks and struck out three. 
In this low scoring game, both teams combined for nine hits, Neptunus six, HCAW three. 
Even though Neptunus had runners in scoring position three times, the team scored only once. That run came in the fifth inning when Dudley Leonora led off with a double down the left field line. An error by the second baseman allowed Leonora to advance to third base from where he scored the opening run on Dashenko Ricardo’s single to right-center field. 
Also HCAW had runner in scoring position thrice but the team failed to cash in due to the strong performance of Misja Harcksen and later Kevin Kelly in relief. 
Misja Harcksen earned the win, Kevin Kelly, who allowed just one hit and two walks and struck out one, in two innings of relief, earned the save. Despite his strong outing in eight innings, Lars Huijer was tabbed with the loss. 
Dudley Leonora was the best hitter for Neptunus as he went 2 for 4 with two doubles and a run scored. 

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