Honkballers also too strong for Russia at european CHAMPIONSHIPS


Honkballers also too strong for Russia at european CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Dutch honkballers stand after three rounds at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Hoofddorp and Nieuw-Vennep on the maximum score. Orange was Sunday’s 3-1 too strong for Russia.

and the day before that victory the team of head coach Steve Janssen with 10-2 over Germany. The defending champion began Friday in the tournament in their own country with a big victory against Great Britain (11-1).

In the duel with Russia made the Aruban profhonkballer Chadwick Tromp the difference. The 21-year-old rookie took over in the second inning, with Dwayne Kemp at second base, the ball on his bat for a homerun.

The lead of 2-0 remained long on the scoreboard. After the Russian point in the seventh inning decided Curt Smith in the eighth inning the game with his first homerun in the CHAMPIONSHIP: 3-1.

Starting pitcher Mike Bolsenbroek played a great match. Orlando Yntema took over the pitching in the sixth inning of merit.

Quality difference

A day earlier, knew Orange against Germany, the large difference in quality better in the position to express. Especially in the third ensure non playing hit the Netherlands hard, so the score climbed to 9-1.

In the fourth inning produced profhonkballer Roger Bernadina a homerun. Bernadina drew in the sixth inning for the tenth point of Orange, after a heavy blow of Gianison Boekhoudt.

The netherlands plays in group A against the still undefeated Czech republic (Monday) and Sweden (Tuesday). From Thursday to play the best three countries from each pool in the final round, and bet two spots in the final showdown on Sunday.

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