Amsterdam opened the score with two runs in the first inning and led 6-0 after the third at bat, which was interrupted by rain for almost half an hour.
Hereafter, Amsterdam added more runs and went on to win 9-2.
After HCAW left a runner behind in scoring position in the top of the first inning, Amsterdam opened the score in its first at bat.
Remco Draijer led off with a bunt-single off of starter Ian Delemarre, then Zerzinho Croes followed with a double.
The two runners were unable to advance when Nick Urbanus grounded out, but then both scored on a double by Gilmer Lampe.
And with that, the tone was set for this ballgame.
In the top of the second inning, HCAW got runners at the corners off of starter Kyle Ward.
With one out, Kevin Weijgertse walked and moved to third base when Seb Visser singled.
Hereafter, Ward struckout the next two batters.
Amsterdam also left two runners behind in its second at bat.
Danny Rombley and Jesse Aussems began with singles, which also led to runners on first and third base.
Rombley was then eliminated at the plate when he tried to score on a grounder by Max Clarijs, then a foul-out and force out ended the inning.
HCAW again left runners on first and third base in the third inning.
Roelie Henrique led off with a single, moved on a grounder and a 2-out single by Kevin Dirksen, but a flyout then ended the at bat.
In a long bottom of the third inning, the home team added four more runs, but there also was a lot of action on the bases.
Nick Urbanus led off with a single and scored on a following double by Gilmer Lampe.
Hereafter, Kenny Berkenbosch walked and the runners moved to second and third base on a grounder by Linoy Croes.
With first base open, Danny Rombley was walked intentionally to set up a force play.
That didn't come, as next batter Jesse Aussems singled to bring in the next run and increase the lead to 4-0.
With the bases loaded and one out, the game was then interrupted due to a heavy rain-shower.
The game resumed again after a 27-minute delay, but began with a pitching change.
Tim Niekerk took over from starter Ian Delemarre.
He got a double play-grounder from Max Clarijs.
Berkenbosch was forced out at the plate, but while trying to complete the double play, an error followed at first base.
With that, Clarijs reached safely and all bases remained occupied.
Remco Draijer and Zerzinho Croes followed with runscoring singles to make it a 6-0 score.
With the runners on the move on the hit of Croes, the inning ended when Draijer was eliminated trying to advance to third base.
In the fifth inning, Amsterdam scored two more runs.
Linoy Croes and Danny Rombley opened the at bat with singles and the bases got loaded when Jesse Aussems walked.
With one out, Croes scored on a wild pitch and Rombley on a passed ball to increase the lead to 8-0.
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HCAW didn't get a runner in scoring position in the fourth and fifth inning off of Kyle Ward, who was relieved by Dennis Burgersdijk in the sixth.
In his first inning back on the mound, the righthander gave up a lead-off single to Rossini Frolijk, but a double play followed and Burgersdijk closed with a strikeout.
Amsterdam left a runner in scoring position in the bottom of the sixth off of Steven van Groningen, then left three runners behind in the next at bat.
Robin Schel took over the Pirates-pitching in the seventh and retired the side (two strikeouts).
In the eighth, the lefthander gave up the two runs HCAW scored today.
Schel first walked Dylan Koster, then gave up a single to Vince Rooi.
With one out, Koster scored on a wild pitch and Rooi scored when Raoell Kortstam followed with a double.
But hereafter, the inning ended with two grounders.
In the bottom of the eighth, Amsterdam scored another run off of new pitcher Giovanni Tensen.
With two outs, Linoy Croes singled and scored all the way from first base on a double down the leftfield-line from Norbert Jongerius to make it a 9-2 score.
Nick Veltkamp closed the game for Pirates in the ninth.
After striking out the first two batters, he gave up a single to Roelie Henrique, but a grounder then ended the inning and the game.