by Namur Angels, www.namur-angels.be
The Angels and Pioneers best-of-five series came to a conclusion on Saturday (01.10.2011), when the Hoboken Pioneers defeated the Angels 4-2, winning the series three games to none. The victory gives the Pioneers back-to-back championships. Both teams will qualify for European Cup Tournaments next season.
This game was a pitching duel between American starters Justin Latta of the Angels and Derek Bondo for the Pioneers. Both starters threw complete games but Latta just couldn’t keep up with Bondo. Latta gave up 3 hits to the first 3 hitters he faced allowing two runners to score. After that he settled down to throw 7 more innings allowing only two more runs. He finished with 8 innings, 4 runs, all earned, 9 hits, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts.
The Angel offense couldn’t manage much of anything all game long off of Bondo. The Angels got 4 total hits, two from Nicholas Frederick and one each from Angel Williams Rosario and Michael Benton. Frederick also doubled in a run and later tripled and then scored, producing both Angel’s runs. This marks the end of the 2011 Belgian League Season.