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Twins wins twice against Belgian teams

OOSTERHOUT (Neth.) / BRASSCHAAT (Belgium) - De Glaskoning Twins recorded two victories in the weekend, playing two exhibition games against teams from the highest Belgian league.

On Saturday (April 7), Twins recorded a big 14-1 win against Hoboken Pioneers in a 9-inning game. Twins opened the score in the first inning, but the Belgian opponent came alongside in the second at bat off of starter Jan Evertse, who threw the first two innings. For Hoboken, this was to be its lone run, while Twins would add many more.

In the fifth inning, Twins rallied for four runs to turn the game its way. The team then took more distance from the seventh inning on. In that at bat, Twins scored three runs, then added six more in the eighth inning.

Twins collected 14 basehits in the game, while Hoboken hit only four off of five pitchers.

In the third inning, Misja Harcksen took over the pitching from Evertse and threw four strong innings. He struckout nine hitters and gave up only one basehit.

On Sunday (April 8), Twins traveled to Belgium to play against Belgian champion Borgerhout Squirrels at the site of Brasschaat Braves. Both teams scored a lot of runs, but in the end, Twins left the field victorious with a 16-13 victory. Twins was outhit 17-12. Twins' Head Coach Kevin Knollenburg used six pitchers today. Four of them also pitched in Saturday's game.

(April 7-8)

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De Glaskoning Twins - Hoboken Pioneers 14-1 (9 inn.)
Hoboken Pioneers010000000-14..
De Glaskoning Twins100040360-1414..
pitchers Hobokeninn.SOBBHRER

pitchers Twinsinn.SOBBHRER
Jan Evertse232311

Misja Harcksen, W (2-0)4911--

Pastor Martínez Chevez121---

Jakob Syrén123---

Thijs Steenwijk11----
Standings Exh. Season
Team Rosters
Umpires: HP-René Ras, 1B-Rudsel Schoobaar.
Starting Time-4:00 PM.
Time Played-0:00 hrs.
Site-Sportpark 'De Slotbosse Toren', Oosterhout.

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.

Borgerhout Squirrels - De Glaskoning Twins 13-16 (9 inn.)
De Glaskoning Twins -1612..
Borgerhout Squirrels -1317..
pitchers Twinsinn.SOBBHRER
Mic van de Ven3534....

Reynaldo Sarmiento Claro2-16....

Jan Evertse1112....

Pastor Martínez Chevez1112....

Jakob Syrén1-23....

Thijs Steenwijk1-1-....

pitchers Borgerhoutinn.SOBBHRER
Standings Exh. Season
Team Rosters
Umpires: HP-, 1B-.
Starting Time-2:00 PM.
Time Played-0:00 hrs.
Site-Sportpark Licht Vliegwezenlaan, Brasschaat (Belgium) (site Brasschaat Braves).

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.

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