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Kinheim extends winning streak
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HOOFDDORP / BUSSUM / ROTTERDAM / ALMERE (Neth.) - On a cloudy and rainy Saturday-afternoon, Corendon Kinheim extended its winning streak to nine games by winning 5-4 vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, but failed to hold onto a 4-1 lead, then scored the winning run in the ninth at bat. Konica Minolta Pioniers again had its hand full with ADO, but managed to win 3-2 in a rainshortened game. DOOR Neptunus recovered from its first loss of the season last Thursday vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates and this time won 4-1. In the evening, Sparta-Feyenoord collected 19 basehits to hand Almere Magpies a big 14-3 loss.

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Konica Minolta Pioniers vs. ADO, 3-2 (7)

...Matt Ryan...
...3rd homerun...
(© Photo: www.reni-foto.nl)
HOOFDDORP (Neth.) - Konica Minolta Pioniers again had its hand full with ADO, but managed to win 3-2 in a rainshortened game. Pioniers trailed 1-0 when it scored two runs in the third inning on a single by Jefferson Muzo and sac-fly by Michael Duursma, but ADO tied the score in the fourth at bat when Matt Ryan hit his league-leading third homerun and second in three days. In its fourth at bat, Pioniers reacted with a run of its own on a double by Linoy Croes, left the bases loaded, but held onto the lead. Arshwin Asjes made his debut in a Pionier-uniform and in the Dutch league, throwing the seventh inning and earned a save. Asjes joined the team last Thursday as a replacement for Venezuelan Nelson Miguel Santander Olajo.

The game was interrupted several times because of rain. After completion of the seventh inning, rain caused another break in the action and this time resulted in the definitive ending of the game. This led to an argument between ADO's Head Coach Leo Voogd and Home Plate Umpire Fred Groenewegen. As Voogd used improper language, he was ejected.

ADO got a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning when Anthony Vrolijk led off with a single, advanced on a grounder and scored on a 2-out single by Michel Korzeniewski. Two innings later, Pioniers scored twice to take a 2-1 lead. Shurty Tremus led off with a single and Mervin Gario was hit by a pitch, then Jefferson Muzo singled in the tying run and Michael Duursma followed with a sac-fly to make it 2-1. After Matt Ryan tied up the score with his fourth inning homerun, Pioniers re-took the lead in the home of the fourth. Norbert Lokhorst walked with one out and scored when Linoy Croes followed with a double. Hereafter, and error an a hit batsman led to a bases loaded situation, but a force out at home and a grounder ended the at bat.

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...Home Plate Umpire Fred Groenewegen discusses...
...the rain with Head Coaches Bernie Beckman...
...and Leo Voogd during one of the interruptions....
(© Photo: www.reni-foto.nl)

...When the game is halted after the 7th inning...
...ADO's Head Coach Leo Voogd argues with...
...HP Umpire Fred Groenewegen and is ejected...
(© Photo: www.reni-foto.nl)


Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. Corendon Kinheim, 4-5
BUSSUM (Neth.) - Corendon Kinheim extended its winning streak to nine games by winning 5-4 vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, but failed to hold onto a 4-1 lead, then scored the winning run in the ninth at bat. Kinheim broke an 1-1 tie in the fourth inning by scoring three runs, thanks to an RBI-single by Niels van Weert, a wild pitch and a sac-fly by Remco Draijer. However, in the seventh inning HCAW came alongside on a double by Joep van Els and a 2-run throwing error on a grounder by Adrian Anthony. In the top of the ninth inning, Kinheim re-took the lead when Draijer scored on a single by Jason Halman. In the home of the ninth, closer Michiel van Kampen retired the side for Kinheim and earned his fifth save.

Kinheim scored its first run in the second inning. Rafael Jozefa then led off with a double and went on to score when an error was made on a grounder by Bj÷rn Henrichs. HCAW came alongside in the third when Mitchel Koot led off with a single, moved on a sac-bunt by Bart Sabel and scored on a 2-out triple by Adrian Anthony.


...Wuillians Martin Vasquez...
..two singles in first two at bats...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
Kinheim then rallied for three runs in the fourth at bat off starter Kevin Miner to take a 4-1 lead. With one out, Tjerk Smeets walked and Rafael Jozefa followed with a single to put runners at the corners. A single by Niels van Weert gave Kinheim the lead again, then a wild pitch made it 3-1 and put runners on second and third base. The bases were loaded when Bj÷rn Henrichs walked and Kinheim added another run on a sac-fly by Remco Draijer. By walking next batter RenÚ Cremer, Miner loaded up the bases again and was relieved by Kyle Ward, who ended the inning with a comeback-grounder.

Ward silenced Kinheim in the next four innings, but would be credited with the loss by giving up a run in the ninth inning. In the meantime, HCAW tied the score again by scoring three runs of their own in the seventh inning. In the previous at bats, the Kinheim-defense had turned three double plays, but this time, the defense was unable preventing HCAW from scoring. Venezuelan Wuillians Martin Vasquez led off with a walk, then his countryman Dirimo Enrique Chavez followed with a single. Kinheim-starter Duko Jansen then struckout the next two batters, but then gave up an RBI-double to Joep van Els. Nick Stuifbergen was brought in to relief Jansen, but saw the remaining two runners score, as a throwing error followed on a grounder by Adrian Anthony, equaling the score again. In the ninth inning, Kinheim took its third lead in the game when Remco Draijer reached on an error, advanced when another error was made on a sac-bunt by RenÚ Cremer and scored on an one-out single by Jason Halman.

Wuillians Martin Vasquez made his debut in a HCAW-uniform and in the Dutch big league. He did that by hitting a single in both his first and second at bat. The rightfielder reached base in all of his four at bats, as he also walked twice.

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DOOR Neptunus vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates, 4-1
ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - DOOR Neptunus recovered from its first loss of the season last Thursday vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates and this time won 4-1. Neptunus scored a run in the third through sixth inning to take a 4-0 lead, before Amsterdam scored its only run in the ninth. Pirates had only three hits in the game, including two off starter Leon Boyd, who threw seven innings and struckout nine. Amsterdam-starter Rob Cordemans, who is still recovering from an injury, left after having pitched three innings against his former team.

Rob Cordemans, who pitched 12 seasons (1994-2005) for Neptunus, retired the first six batters he faced of his former team (including two strikeouts), but then gave up a run in the third at bat. The righthander first walked lead-off hitter Martijn Meeuwis, then struckout his former teammate Jeroen Sluijter, but then gave up three consecutive singles to Shaldimar Daantji, Dwayne Kemp and Benjamin Dille, which led to a run and basesloaded-situation. Next, a force out was made at the plate and a flyout followed, resulting in three stranded runners.

In the next inning, Frank van Heijst took over the pitching for Amsterdam. He gave up an one-out triple to Eldrion Regina in the fourth inning, who then scored the second run on a single by Jeroen Sluijter. Dwayne Kemp accounted for the third run in the fifth inning when he walked and went on to score on a single by Raily Legito. In the sixth at bat, Neptunus made it 4-0 when Regina walked and scored on a sacrifice fly by Daantji.

Amsterdam was silenced by former pro Leon Boyd, who struckout nine batters in the seven innings he pitched. The Canadian-born righthander allowed only three batters to reach base, including Roelie Henrique twice, who hit both basehits off Boyd. After giving up Henrique's second single in the third inning, Boyd retired the next 13 batters in a row, before being relieved by Kevin van Veen. The rookie initially retired the side in the eighth, but then walked lead-off hitter Michael Kramer in the ninth and was replaced by veteran Richard Orman. An error on a grounder by Henrique brought Kramer to third base, who then scored on a single by Kenny Berkenbosch.

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Almere Magpies vs. Sparta-Feyenoord, 3-14
ALMERE (Neth.) - In the evening, Sparta-Feyenoord handed Almere Magpies a big 14-3 loss. Sparta-Feyenoord registered 19 basehits, including three by Kevin van Nederpelt and Sape Wagenaar (both also scored three runs), while Dominican pitcher JosÚ Ventura had four RBI's as the designated hitter. Almere produced seven basehits off southpaw Gregory Gustina, who went the distance for Sparta-Feyenoord, which had lost five of its last six games. Leading 7-2, Sparta-Feyenoord rallied for seven more runs in the ninth inning. In the home of the ninth, Churandy la Cruz homered for Almere.

Sparta-Feyenoord started to take command of the game early, scoring four runs in the second inning, highlighted by a 2-run double by Kevin van Nederpelt. After Almere got one run back in its second at bat, Sparta-Feyenoord added two more runs in the fourth. Kevin van Nederpelt singled and Rubinet Koko, who has recovered from his hamstring-injury and is back in the line-up, reached on a fielder's choice, then both scored on a single by JosÚ Ventura.

With Sparta-Feyenoord leading 6-1, both teams scored a run in the eighth inning. JosÚ Ventura contributed again with an RBI-single, then a sac-fly by Wesley Bernardus accounted for Almere's run. But in the top of the ninth, Sparta-Feyenoord produced a 7-run rally to put the lead out of hand and increase it to 14-2. In the inning, Sparta-Feyenoord collected eight basehits, which were all hit off Roy Beems, who started the inning for Almere and also completed. The righthander gave up seven consecutive basehits, including RBI-singles by Imco Rudolph (one-run), Sape Wagenaar (2-run) and pinch-hitter Calvin Martinus (one-run). After an RBI-grounder, Beems gave up a 2-run double to Percy Isenia, which made it 14-2. In Almere's ninth, Churandy la Cruz led off with a homerun, but then three outs followed to end the game.

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