Ryan “Dutch” Van der Bol still has some wizardry left on the mound.
Van der Bol had a respectable outing for his first start of the season, leading Logic to an 8-6 win over Pizza Hut. He is a promising pitching prodigy who registered a number of important strikeouts last season for a Lindsay Fiduciary Services team that was competitive throughout the year.
Van Der Bol’s performance was one of many positives for Logic. Leadoff batter Omar Sanchez pounced on the game’s very first pitch and almost put it over the fence. The offense scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back. Everton “Mudcat” Allen, playing at catcher for the first time, threw out a runner attempting to steal third. On the flip side, Pizza Hut did get doubles from Justin Derrick and Tanner Ebanks, a monster triple from Zach Bodden and promising relief work from pitcher Lyndon Waite, who retired the opposing hitters in the final inning on only 17 pitches.
Logic, which competes in the AAA division of Cayman’s 25th Little League season, faces competition from two other sides in Home Gas and Kirk Freeport, which recently played to a 4-4 tie. Home Gas pitchers Francisco “Dido” Fuentes and Pablo Bertran kept the Kirk Freeport offense quiet.