Robur, UVV, Gryphons, Pirates win twice
MOERGESTEL / HAARLEM / UTRECHT / AMSTERDAM (Neth.) -
After two weeks of playing, Robur '58, UVV, Gryphons and Amsterdam Pirates form the top-4 in the 'Overgangsklasse' (second highest division).
Of this quartet, Robur is the lone unbeaten team, while the others are 3-1.
At Moergestel, Robur '58 won big on Saturday, April 16 vs. Roef!, shutting the debutant out 11-0 and 16-0 to become the league-leader.
At Haarlem, Gryphons also registered two shutouts vs. DSS, 4-0 and 1-0.
As a result, DSS now hasn't scored yet in four games played.
American pitcher Taryne Mowatt made her debut for Gryphons, while veteran pitcher Sonja Pannen came out of retirement to pitch in each of the two games for DSS and throwing a total of eight innings.
In the first game, trailing 4-0, DSS got the bases loaded in the sixth inning, but failed to score.
The second game remained scoreless for six innings.
...back in business...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
At Utrecht, UVV was the third team today to register two shutout-victories, winning 1-0 and 6-0 vs. Hoofddorp Pioniers.
In the opener, the decision fell in the seventh at bat.
UVV got the bases loaded with two outs in the second inning, but then a force play followed at home, stranding three runnners.
In the fourth, two runners were left behind.
Hereafter, nine batters were retired in order, before Laura Arp singled with two outs in the seventh inning.
After she had stolen second base, Kayleigh Adelina followed with a walk-off triple to give UVV an 1-0 win.
Pioniers hit only two basehits off Vendy Draha.
Things went easier in the second game, as UVV rallied for three runs in the first at bat on a double by Cintia de Groodt and singles by Natalie van der Wijst and Misja Koops.
A fourth run was added in the third at bat when Mirjam Boode(who was 3-for-4) singled and scored on a single by Melissa Burger.
UVV made it 6-0 in the sixth inning.
Ylaine van de Hove then reached on an error and scored on a triple by Kelly Platvoet, who then scored herself on a single by Kayleigh Adelina.
Canadian Leah McIntosh struckout eleven batters and threw a 2-hitter.
At Amsterdam, Amsterdam Pirates won twice vs. Be Wild! Zuidvogels, 5-3 and 6-5.
Despite the two wins, there was no reason to celebrate, as Head Coach Erik Boland announced afterwards that he stepped down effectively immediately due to personal reasons and a very busy regular job.