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L&D Amsterdam is delaying the decision in the Holland Series. On Monday evening they defeated Curacao Neptunus Rotterdam 2-1 in game five of the best-of-seven series, cutting the deficit to 2-3. A walk-off RBI single by Max Clarijs in the bottom of the tenth inning handed the Pirates the win. Game six will be played next Saturday at Family Stadium in Rotterdam.
L&D Amsterdam took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth through a RBI single by Danny Rombley. Curacao Neptunus then tied the game with a RBI single by Cristian Diaz in the eighth, sending the contest into extra innings. They could have scored more in that frame, but Randolph Oduber grounded out after a thrilling 13-pitch at-bat with runners on second and third. With two outs and Linoy Croes at third in the tenth, Clarijs stepped to the plate and drove in the winning run with an infield single to short.
Kyle Ward (AMS) and Kenny van den Branden (NEP) each gave up one run on five hits in seven-plus respective six innings. Tom de Blok earned the win in relief. Loek van Mil took the loss.
The game was postponed from Sunday to Monday due to rain. The ceremonial first pitches were thrown by Dutch Women’s Baseball National Team players Sascha Egas and Isabelle Martis. Rotterdam’s catcher Gianison Boekhoudt got ejected arguing his second strikeout in the game.