On the second day of the second round in the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: RCH-Pinguïns @ Silicon Storks, DSS/Kinheim @ HCAW, Quick Amersfoort @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, and Hoofddorp Pioniers @ Oosterhout Twins
RCH Memorie Sieraden 9 – 1 Silicon Storks
After a victory in a rather close game on Thursday night, Silicon Storks clearly stayed at the wrong side of the score today. Despite both teams having some runners in scoring position a few times, not really much happened in the first five innings. Only in the sixth frame, the offense of RCH Memorie Sieraden exploded. Eleven batters stepped into the batter’s box and the team combined for four singles, a double, two walks, and an HBP to drive in six runs in that inning. In the seventh and the ninth inning, RCH extended its lead to 9-0.
Only at the bottom of the ninth, Silicon Storks was able to do something back. Two singles and a throwing error loaded the bases before Jurian Hansen singled to shortstop to drive in Kevin van Veen.
Jeremy Young went deep for RCH as he pitched a hundred-and-thirty-one pitch complete game in which he allowed one run on six hits and two walks as he struck out twelve for the win. Twan Naessens took the loss. In 5.1 innings, he gave up four runs on five hits and three walks
Tilsaimy Melfor was the best hitter for RCH Memorie Sieraden as he went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.
DSS/Kinheim 6 – 11 HCAW
In today’s game, DSS/Kinheim wasn’t exactly a match for HCAW. By the time the team from Haarlem had scored its sixth run, HCAW had put eleven runs on the board already.
In the third inning, Rick Rizvic appeared to be on his way making it a quick inning as he recorded two outs and gave up one hit, but then HCAW jumped on him. Quintin de Cuba and Jair van Borkulo both singled to drive in Bob van der Meer. De Cuba and Van Borkulo advanced into scoring position on the throw from right-center field toward home plate. Both runners could cross home plate on the single to center field, hit by Max Draijer. In the fifth, HCAW repeated for three more runs. Only in the sixth, DSS/Kinheim managed to score its first two runs. With runners on the corners, a single down the right field line, hit by Matis Crouwel, and a sac fly, hit by Jason Jakobus, drove in two runners.
Dennis Burgersdijk clinched his second win of the season. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks and struck out eight in six innings. Rick Rizvic took the loss. In five frames, he allowed six runs on ten hits and two walks and struck out four. Julian Goins, Max Draijer, and Jules Cremer went 2 for 4. Draijer put up the best numbers as he drove in two runs and scored twice. Goins hit a solo home run.
Quick Amersfoort 3 – 5 L&D Amsterdam Pirates
Another close affair after the 8-8 tie of Thursday night. This time, L&D Amsterdam Pirates managed to clinch the victory. In the first inning, Quick Amersfoort opened the score when Jorgen Hernandez Morantes doubled home Alex Madera, all the way from first base.
Pirates tied the game in the third inning in a similar way. With Roelie Henrique on first base, Denzel Richardson doubled to left field and allowed Henrique to score.
With two outs in the fourth inning, Quick managed to take the lead again when Amar van Zwieten singled home Ibrahin Redan. In the sixth inning, Pirates took the lead and never looked back. With the bases loaded, Rafael Smeenk reached on a fielding error by the first baseman that allowed Kenny Berkenbosch and Delano Selassa to score. In each of the next two innings, Pirates scored an insurance run. Quick would score one more time.
Winning pitcher was Nelmerson Angela. In 7.1 innings, he allowed two runs (one earned) on nine hits and a walk and struck out three. Stijn Bruins Slot took the loss. In 6.1 innings, he gave up four runs (one earned) on ten hits and a walk as he struck out two.
With three hits out of four at-bats, Denzel Richardson was the best hitter for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. He hit two doubles and drove in two runs.
Hoofddorp Pioniers 2 – 4 Oosterhout Twins
Just like last Thursday’s game, this was also a close affair. But this time the game had a victor. Oosterhout Twins opened the score in the first inning. With two outs, Jarreau Martina drew a walk, speeded to third on a single down the right field line, hit by Arthur Bonevacia, and scored on a single through the left side, hit by Jason Halman. But in the second inning, Hoofddorp Pioniers tied the game when Reangelo Willems drove in Jorrit Penseel with a single up the middle. In the following inning, Twins took a decisive lead. Rayshelon Carolina tripled to right-center field and drove in Mick Vos and Diamond Silberie. Carolina himself was driven in on a sac fly hit by Railison Bentura.
In the sixth inning, Pioniers scored one more time, but from there the run production stalled.
Ryan Huntington pitched a solid game. In six innings, he allowed two runs on ten hits and a walk and struck out five for the win. Nick Winkel was credited with the loss. He lasted 1.2 innings in which he gave up four runs on four hits and five walks.
Rayshelon Carolina was the best hitter for Oosterhout Twins. He went 3 for 4 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored.
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