L&D Amsterdam 130 000 200 6 10 0 Curacao Neptunus 000 000 000 0 5 3
L&D Amsterdam completed its improbable comeback in the best-of-seven Holland Series to win the Dutch Baseball Championship 2019. Down 0-3 after the first three game, the Pirates won four consecutive games against Curacao Neptunus to claim the title. Amsterdam won 6-0 in a one-sided game seven on Sunday afternoon.
Jhan Rifaele, Mike Groen and Tom Stuifbergen kept Rotterdam to five hits and three walks in nine innings. On offense Amsterdam scored four runs in the first two innings chasing Neptunus starter Diegomar Markwell with one out in the second. Sharloon Schoop hit a home run and combined with Delano Selassa for four RBI.
It’s the first championship for the Pirates since 2011 and their fifth overall.
Photo by Jane Verhoeven