HCAW took an early lead tonight, scoring twice in the top of the first inning off of Rob Cordemans.
The veteran righthander gave up a lead-off double to Roelie Henrique, who moved to third base on a grounder.
After Vince Rooi walked, HCAW opened the score thanks to a sacrifice fly by Rossini Frolijk and a single by Seb Visser.
Hereafter, Kevin Weijgertse also doubled.
Frolijk was waved home, but was eliminated at the plate to end the inning.
Cordemans retired the side in the second inning, including two strikeouts, and dominated from here on.
HCAW wouldn't get into scoring position again in the remainder of the game.
Amsterdam also got its first batter on base in the first at bat, as Remco Draijer led off with an infield-hit off of starter Jim Ploeger.
However, the HCAW-defense then turned a double play.
Ploeger also retired the side in his second inning on the mound.
Amsterdam got two batters to reach base with two outs in the bottom of the third inning when Norbert Jongerius and Remco Draijer both walked, but a force out ended the at bat.
HCAW saw another runner being eliminated on the bases in the top of the fourth.
In the first, Frolijk was thrown out at the plate.
In the third, Roelie Henrique led off with a bunt-single, but was later caught stealing.
And in the fourth, Seb Visser walked with one out, but then was eliminated in a double play, as he returned too late at first base after Kevin Weijgertse flied out to rightfielder Danny Rombley.
After his nice defensive play in the top of the fourth inning, Danny Rombley also contributed offensively in the bottom of this at bat.
With two outs, Kenny Berkenbosch singled, then Rombley followed with a homerun to make it a 2-2 score.
Amsterdam then struck with three runs in the bottom of the fifth game to take charge of the game.
Max Clarijs led off with a single, then Remco Draijer doubled with one out.
Clarijs was sent home, but was eliminated at the plate.
Hereafter, three hard runscoring basehits followed.
Draijer scored the go-ahead run when Zerzinho Croes followed with a single, then Nick Urbanus hit an RBI-triple and scored himself when next batter Gilmer Lampe doubled.
That made it 5-2 in favor of the home team and also brought in a new pitcher.
Steven van Groningen took over, saw Lampe advance to third base on a passed ball and walked Kenny Berkenbosch.
The inning ended when Berkenbosch was caught stealing.
From the sixth inning on, only one batter would reach base for the two teams combined.
After giving up the two runs in the first inning, Rob Cordemans dominated in the remainder of the game.
From the second inning on, he faced only one batter above the minimum through the seventh inning.
As mentioned above, two baserunners were eliminated in the third and fourth inning, then Cordemans retired the side in the fifth and sixth inning.
After having retired nine consecutive batters, Cordemans gave up a two-out single to Kevin Weijgertse, but the righthander then closed with his fourth strikeout of the evening.
Robin Schel took over for Cordemans in the eighth and retired the side, as did Daan Hendrix in the ninth.
Amsterdam Pirates was retired in order in the sixth, seventh and eighth inning.
And with that, its took just over two hours to complete this quick-paced game.