Women’s BWC: Venezuela holds off Netherlands for 2nd Win

16/08/2012

Day seven at the V IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup in Edmonton, Canada started with a 14-6 victory of Venezuela over the Netherlands. The South Americans filled the scoreboard in each of the first six frames en route to their second victory in the tournament. The Dutch team rallied for six runs combined in the fourth and fifth, but couldn’t make up the deficit completely. It is their sixth loss in the sixth game.

Day seven at the V IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup in Edmonton, Canada started with a 14-6 victory of Venezuela over the Netherlands. The South Americans filled the scoreboard in each of the first six frames en route to their second victory in the tournament. The Dutch team rallied for six runs combined in the fourth and fifth, but couldn’t make up the deficit completely. It is their sixth loss in the sixth game.

Venezuela had six players crossing the plate twice. Nidia Pineda went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Leonela Reyes had three hits to drive in three. Galieth Haaker had two hits for the Netherlands, which were able to cut the deficit to 6-10 in the fifth. But they left three runners stranded and couldn’t plate any runs afterwards. Claudia Kranendonk scored twice.

On the mound Yexelis Nagua pitched 4 2/3 innings for Venezuela, allowing five hits, six runs (4 ER) and seven walks. When she ran into big trouble with two outs in the fifth, Diogcelis Guevara bailed her out with 2 1/3 scoreless frames of strong relief. Maria van Veen issued three hits, three runs and two base on balls in the first to take the loss for the Dutch.