Dragons Holds Onto Victory As Emperors Almost Erases 5-Run Deficit
Dragons built a five-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off Emperors’s charge for a 7-5 victory on Wednesday. Emperors scored three runs in the failed comeback on a groundout by Kaj Van Keijzerswaard, a triple by Marco Lopez esser, and a single by Jamie Peeters.
Emperors scored three runs in the fifth inning, but Dragons still managed to pull out the victory. Van Keijzerswaard, Lopez esser, and Peeters all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
Emperors fired up the offense in the first inning, when Dorian Lippens induced Lisandro Bandera to hit into a fielder’s choice, but two runs scored.
Dragons knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the first inning. An error scored two runs for Dragons.
Dragons pulled away for good with one run in the second inning.
Dragons put up three runs in the fourth inning. Dragons big bats were led by Lippens, Luca Pastor, and Mees Robberse, all driving in runs in the inning.
Lippens was on the mound for Dragons. He lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and two runs while walking one.
Zeb Cappaert led things off on the hill for Emperors. He allowed zero hits and two runs over one and one-third innings, striking out three and walking one. Dalton Ketema, Peeters, and Van Keijzerswaard each contributed in relief for Emperors.
Konosuke Nakazawa, Matis Crouwel, and Pastor each collected one hit to lead Dragons.
Ketema went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Emperors in hits. Emperors stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Cappaert led the way with two.