In the Dutch Hoofdklasse playoffs week one of the round robin is in the books. L&D Amsterdam and Curacao Neptunus look poised to play each other in the Holland Series, sweeping their opening series against the Hoofddorp Pioniers and HCAW.
Amsterdam completed the sweep with a 4-1 victory on Sunday. Four combined runs in the fourth and fifth laid the groundwork for the Pirates win. Kenny Berkenbosch drove in two. Robin Schel pitched six strong innings for the win. Luuk ter Beek got charged with the loss. Dudley Leonora accounted for the lone Pioniers run with a solo home run.
Curacao Neptunus meanwhile beat HCAW 8-2. A six-run rally in the sixth blew the score open. Gregory Muller scored three runs, while Jochem Koedijk went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Kevin Kelly pitched five innings for the win. Ian Delemarre took the loss. Kevin Dirksen reached base four times for HCAW.