Despite Strong Fight, Emperors Can’t Top Vikings
Emperors fought back after falling down by six runs in the sixth inning. The comeback fell just short though, in an 8-7 defeat to Vikings on Friday. Emperors scored four runs in the failed comeback on a single by Kaj Van Keijzerswaard, a single by Al Banerjee, a single by Olle Jerfsten, and a single by Sem Staub.
Despite the loss, Emperors did collect ten hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Vikings had ten hits on the way to victory.
Emperors scored five runs in the sixth inning. The offensive firepower by Emperors was led by Van Keijzerswaard, Banerjee, Jerfsten, and Staub, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Vikings scored four runs in the fifth inning. Vikings scored its runs on a grand slam by Platon Pazharytski.
Yannik Derstappen was on the hill for Vikings. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over two innings, striking out one and walking zero.
Zane Hendrickx was on the pitcher’s mound for Emperors. He lasted five and a third innings, allowing ten hits and seven runs while striking out six. Dalton Ketema and Julien Muyldermans entered the game as relief, throwing one-third of an inning and one-third of an inning respectively.
Emperors launched one home run on the day. Van Keijzerswaard had a homer in the fourth inning.
Emperors saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Zeb Cappaert, Banerjee, and Van Keijzerswaard all had multiple hits for Emperors. Van Keijzerswaard, Banerjee, and Cappaert all had two hits to lead Emperors.
Vikings totaled ten hits. Jamie Joseph and Lukas Jellnor all managed multiple hits for Vikings. Vikings was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Pazharytski made the most plays with six.