On the third day of the fourth round of the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Storks @ Pioniers, RCH Memorie Sieraden @ Quick Amersfoort, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ DSS/Kinheim, and Oosterhout Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus.
Storks 4 – 0 Hoofddorp Pioniers
A very close game until the ninth inning. Storks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and kept that one run lead alive thanks to a very strong outing by the pitching staff of Storks. Mike van den Berg pitched eight solid innings in which he allowed only four hits, walked two, and struck out four. The score was opened after Jurian Hansen drew a walk, advanced to third on a single by Joel Hernandez, and crossed home plate on a 6-4-3 double play.
Only in the ninth inning, Storks scored some insurance runs. With the bases loaded, Jurickson Fecunda doubled to left field and drove in three runs.
Mike van den Berg earned the win, Yassir Lachkar took the loss as he gave up one run on one hit and a walk, and struck out four in eight innings.
Joel Hernandez was the best hitter for Storks, as he went 1 for 3 with a run scored.
RCH Memorie Sieraden 9 – 2 Quick Amersfoort
A clean sweep for RCH Memorie Sieraden over Quick Amersfoort. After yesterday’s loss, it was up to Quick to salvage the series, but the team never came close.
By the time Quick Amersfoort got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning, RCH had a comfortable lead already, thanks to a two-run first, fourth and fifth inning. A one-run seventh and a two-run eighth inning put the final score on the board.
Sebastian Kok earned his second win in a row. He went five innings in which he gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk and struck out one. Stijn Bruins Slot took the loss. He lasted 4.2 innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks and struck out three.
Yurdion Martie was the best hitter for RCH Memorie Sieraden. He went 2 for 3 with two runs batted in.
L&D Amsterdam Pirates 6 – 15 DSS/Kinheim
After L&D Amsterdam Pirates’ win yesterday, it all came down to the rubber game.
Once again, the pitching of Pirates didn’t come through well. The pitching staff of Pirates gave up fifteen runs on eighteen hits and eight walks.
It all started in the first inning, when DSS/Kinheim scored twice on back-to-back doubles by Koen Halderman and Jochem Koedijk. Pirates tied the game immediately in the top of the second. But these two runs came on a throwing error and a wild pitch.
From the third inning, Pirates’ pitching collapsed and DSS/Kinheim walked away.
Pirates on its turn scored six runs, normally enough to win a game…
Rick Timmermans earned the win, despite giving up two runs in just one inning in relief. He gave up four hits and walked two. Shurensley Daantji took the loss. In 2.1 innings in relief, he gave up five runs on nine hits and a walk, and struck out one.
Donny Kuijper was the best hitter for DSS/Kinheim. He went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBI.
Oosterhout Twins 12 – 4 Curaçao Neptunus
Oosterhout Twins handed Curaçao Neptunus its first loss of the season. As a result, HCAW, that had a bye this weekend, remains the only unbeaten team in the Dutch hoofdklasse.
The Twins lineup jumped on starter Misja Harcksen. In the first inning, after two quick outs, Hacksen didn’t get the needed help of his offense as the shortstop committed a throwing error that proved to be costly. Harcksen couldn’t get out of the inning as he allowed another runner on base, before Urvin Kemp hit a three run home run to left field.
In the following inning Misja Harcksen got the support he needed as his defense made an out at third base and at home plate. But that didn’t keep Twins from scoring another run when Rayshelon Carolina singled up the middle to drive in Luuk Visser.
By the time, Neptunus got on the board, Twins had a comfortable 5-0 lead. After Neptunus had scored twice, Twins had a big inning in the seventh as it scored six runs.
The twins pitching staff allowed only four runs to Neptunus. Simon Gross earned the win after a solid outing. He lasted six innings and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk, and struck out three. Misja Harcksen took the loss. In four innings, he gave up five runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk, and struck out three.
Urvin Kemp was the best hitter for Twins. He went 3 for 5 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored.
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