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Kinheim wins 10th in a row
Nederlands
THE HAGUE / HAARLEM / AMSTERDAM / ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - Corendon Kinheim staged another come-from-behind-victory on Sunday and was outhit 10-4 (!), but defeated Mr. Cocker HCAW 2-1 to extend their winning streak to ten games. DOOR Neptunus rallied for eight runs in the third inning to win 10-4 vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates. After two close games, a win and a loss, Konica Minolta Pioniers won more comfortable today vs. ADO, 9-1. Sparta-Feyenoord trailed 3-0 in the first inning, but won 5-3 vs. Almere Magpies.

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ADO vs. Konica Minolta Pioniers, 1-9
THE HAGUE (Neth.) - After two close games (a 10-9 loss and a 3-2 win), Konica Minolta Pioniers won more comfortable today vs. ADO, 9-1 on Sunday to move into the top-four.

But it was ADO that opened the score in the second inning. Pionier-starter Ramon Romeijn gave up a lead-off single to Michel Korzeniewski, then got the bases loaded when Koen Meershoek singled with one out and Irvin Redan walked. A grounder by Patrick Wabbijn gave ADO an 1-0 lead, but then two runners stranded and this would be their lone run. After Pioniers had tied the score in the fourth inning, ADO got the bases loaded again in its fourth. Four consecutive batters walked, but none of them scored. With one out, Koen Meershoek walked, but then was caught stealing. Hereafter, Romeijn walked the next two batters and was relieved by Dave Draijer, who loaded the bases with another walk, but then a flyout followed to end the inning. In the sixth inning, ADO left two more runners.

Pioniers came alongside in the fourth inning when Michael Duursma led off with a single and scored on a 2-out single by DŤ Flanegin. Two runs were then added in the fifth. ADO-starter Ludwin Obispo walked Linoy Croes and gave up a single to Shurty Tremus, then both scored on an one-out single by Jefferson Muzo. In the seventh inning, the lead was increased to 4-1 when Linoy Croes (who had homered in his first big league at bat on April 10) led off with a homerun.

In the ninth inning, Pioniers rallied for five more runs. Linoy Croes (who reached base four times) added an RBI-double. With the bases loaded and after a pitching change, Michael Duursma delivered a 2-run single, then a wild pitch and a triple by Mark Duursma lifted the lead to 9-1.

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Corendon Kinheim vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, 2-1
HAARLEM (Neth.) - Corendon Kinheim staged another come-from-behind-victory on Sunday and was outhit 10-4 (!), but defeated Mr. Cocker HCAW 2-1 to extend their winning streak to ten games.


...Kevin Roovers...
...HCAW-starter...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
The game was scoreless in the first four innings. HCAW got five hits and stranded three runners in that span. In the third inning, the Bussum-team got the bases loaded when Joep van Els, Adrian Anthony and Michael Pluijmers singled with one out, but then Bart GabriŽls grounded into a double play. Kinheim produced only two basehits and left two runners behind. In the first inning, lead-off hitter Renť Cremer reached on an error and Dirk van 't Klooster followed with a single, but then three outs followed. In the second, Rafael Jozefa led off with a single, but then HCAW-starter Kevin Roovers retired the next eight batters in a row.

In the fifth inning, Kinheim opened the score when Jozefa walked, stole second, advanced on a grounder and scored on a sac-fly by Onno Jansen. HCAW tied the score in the next at bat. With one out, Michael Pluijmers and Bart GabriŽls singled, then Randy Daal doubled to bring in the tying run, but GabriŽls was eliminated at the plate when he also tried to score.

Kinheim scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when Rodney Michel singled, advanced on a sac-bunt by Remco Draijer and a passed ball. With two outs, Joran Klarenbeek was brought in to relief Roovers. He struckout Dirk van 't Klooster, but the third strike ended in a passed ball, enabling Michel to score and give Kinheim a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the ninth, closer Michiel van Kampen threw for Kinheim, gave up two 2-out singles, but ended with a strikeout to earn his sixth save.

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L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. DOOR Neptunus, 4-10
AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - DOOR Neptunus rallied for eight runs in the third inning to win 10-4 vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In the third inning, a total of eleven runs was scored, but both teams also committed five errors combined in this at bat.

After stranding four runners in the first two innings, Neptunus took charge of the game with an 8-run rally in the third bat. All runs were credited to starter Jos de Jong, who gave up five hits in the at bat, including two doubles by Raily Legito. De Jong hit lead-off batter Benjamin Dille with a pitch, then gave up the first double to Legito. A single by Danny Rombley and grounder by Jeffrey Arends then produced the first two runs. Next, Marvin Bleij walked, Jeroen Sluijter singled in a run and the bases got loaded when Mourik Huijser (who did the catching today) also walked. A force play-grounder by Shaldimar Daantji resulted in two throwing errors and gave Neptunus two more runs. Hereafter, a single by Martijn Meeuwis, sacrifice fly by Dille and the second double by Legito increased the lead to 8-0.


...Diegomar Markwell...
(© Photo: www.reni-foto.nl)
In the home of the third inning, Amsterdam got three runs back off starting pitcher Diegomar Markwell. All three runs were unearned as this time, the Neptunian-defense committed three errors. Lead-off hitter Rashid Gerard reached on an error, then Nick Urbanus singled, followed by another error to put runners on second and third base. A single by Michael Kramer and a grounder by Roelie Henrique gave Pirates two runs. Henrique's grounder was followed by another error, which brought him to third base. Henrique then scored on a sac-fly by ZaÔr Koeiman.

Amsterdam scored its fourth run in the sixth inning when Sidney de Jong (who was 3-for-3) singled and scored on the fourth error in the Neptunus-defense.

Leading 8-0, Neptunus was unable to increase its lead to a 10-run difference, as relievers Al Morales Gomes and Rik Geestman retired 13 batters in a row between the third through seventh inning. In the ninth, Neptunus added two runs off Pim Walsma, both unearned, as Amsterdam also added two more errors. Raily Legito reached on an error and scored on a single by Jeroen Sluijter, then the bases got loaded and Jeffrey Arends went on to score on a basesloaded walk for Shaldimar Daantji.

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...Nick Urbanus jumps up as Marvin Bleij...
...slides into second base...
(© Photo: www.reni-foto.nl)

...High fives after the game...
...Neptunus wins 10-4...
(© Photo: www.reni-foto.nl)


Sparta-Feyenoord vs. Almere Magpies, 5-3
ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - Sparta-Feyenoord trailed 3-0 in the first inning, but won 5-3 vs. Almere Magpies.

Almere appeared to have a good start, as it scored three runs in the first inning off starting pitcher Josť Ventura. Wesley Bernardus led off with a walk, but was forced out on a following grounder by Sytse Visbeen. Next, Joey Berkenbosch also walked, then a wild pitch put runners on second and third base. Both scored when Giovanni Samboe followed with a single and he later scored himself on an error.

After Almere stranded two runners in the second inning, Sparta-Feyenoord reacted with two runs in its second at bat off starter Dennis Burgersdijk. Roderick Simon led off with a single, then Imco Rudolph singled with one out. With two outs, Nick Eppinga put down a squeeze-bunt-hit to bring in Simon. With Eppinga at first and Rudolph at third, the first stole second base, then the latter was able to steal home and make it 3-2.

In the fourth inning, Sparta-Feyenoord tied the score when Sape Wagenaar walked with two outs, advanced to third on a single by Eppinga and scored while Eppinga was being caught stealing.

Sparta-Feyenoord took a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning when Roderick Simon led off with a single and later scored on a wild pitch. The home team added an insurance run in the next at bat when Kevin van Nederpelt singled and also scored on a wild pitch.

Josť Ventura recovered after the first inning. He allowed two more runners in the second inning, but then retired 11 of the next 13 batters.

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