On a sunny afternoon in Haarlem, Storks got an opportunity to open the score in the top of the first inning off of starter Alexander Valdez.
He gave up singles to Kevin Nieveld and Johnny Schmook.
However, a double play and a grounder ended the at bat.
DSS was retired in order in its first inning off of Jurrian Koks.
The veteran righthander gave up an out-out single to Devano Pieter in the second inning, but he was forced out, then Koks closed with a strikeout.
The home-team opened the score in the bottom of the third.
Runai Coran led off with a walk, but he was then hit by the batted ball hit by next batter Koen Werkman.
In situations as this, the batter will be credited with a basehit.
Moments later, Werkman was forced out on a grounder by Mitchel Dautzenberg, who moved into scoring position when Tino van Erk walked.
Dautzenberg then scored when Aldi Guzman followed with a single.
...Jurrian Koks is the pitcher-of-record for Storks...|
(© Photo: Robert Bos)
Storks not only got into scoring position again in the top of the fourth, the team also scored two runs.
Lead-off hitter Giovanny Perez was hit by a pitch, then Luuk Visser singled, which led to runners at the corners.
With one out, Perez scored the tying run when an error was made on a force play-grounder by Brian van der Vlist.
With two outs, Joey Schmook delivered a runscoring single to put Storks ahead, 2-1.
Jurrian Koks retired the DSS-side in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning.
He was supported with two more runs in the top of the sixth.
Luuk Visser led of with an infield-hit, then appeared to be forced out on a grounder by Sergio Schoop, but an error was made.
After the two runners had advanced on a wild pitch, Schoop scored with one out on a fielder's choice-grounder by Jurriaan Dijk.
As no out was made on this grounder, Storks still had baserunners on first and third base.
A runscoring single by Joey Schmook followed to increase the lead to 4-1.
That led to a pitching change.
Robyn Clara took over and struckout the next two batters to end the at bat.
In the top of the seventh inning, Nick Keur took over the DSS-pitching.
The lefthander got two baserunners with two outs, but closed with a strikeout.
In the bottom of the seventh, DSS scored its second run off of Jurrian Koks.
Devano Pieter led off with a single and scored on a following double by Donny Kuijper.
With one out, DSS got runners at the corners when Runai Coran singled.
The latter moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Koen Werkman, which kept Kuijper at third base.
The two runners were left behind, as a flyout ended the inning.
And so, the eighth inning went underway.
With a 2-1 count, the fourth delivery of pitcher Nick Keur to lead-off hitter Jurriaan Dijk ended up in the ground, but then hit Home Plate Umpire Yme van der Lugt on his hand.
An injury delay followed, as the umpire went to the dug-out for DSS to take care of his hand.
Shortly thereafter, the umpiring crew (there were only two umpires, while three were assigned) left the field as they had halted the game due to something that had happened near the dug-out.
The KNBSB Board now will have to look into this case to determine the status of the game.
To be continued.