Three games concluded week two in the Dutch Hoofdklasse on Sunday afternoon. After losing the first two games of their series against L&D Amsterdam, Curacao Neptunus Rotterdam rebounded with a 12-2 win to hand the Pirates their first defeat of the new season. Gianison Boekhoudt belted a home run. Dwayne Kemp drove in three. Elton Koeiman pitched six innings for the win. Kyle Ward got charged with the loss. Rotterdam scored nine runs in the eighth to blow the game wide open.
HCAW completed a three-game sweep over Pickles UVV with a 7-6 nailbiter. The team from Bussum improved to 5-1 for the year. HCAW took a quick 6-1 lead after three innings and scored a seventh run in the fourth and narrowly avoided a comeback by UVV afterwards. Steven van Groningen got the win with 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Gillian van Lith took the loss.
Also DSS celebrated its third win in as many games this weekend with a one-run victory. They beat the De Glaskoning Twins 6-5. Damian Melis scored the game-winner with a wild pitch in the top of the ninth. Dennis De Quindt went deep for Oosterhout. Melvin Perdue had three hits. Tim Halderman earned the win in relief, Mic van der Ven got charged with the loss.
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