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Victories for Neptunus, Pirates, Pioniers
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ROTTERDAM / BUSSUM / HOOFDDORP / AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - DOOR Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Konica Minolta Pioniers, three teams of the currrent top-4, won their games on Thursday. The fourth team, Corendon Kinheim, lost to Neptunus, 3-2. Amsterdam shutout Almere Magpies, 5-0 and Pioniers shutout Sparta-Feyenoord, 7-0. In the fourth game, Mr. Cocker HCAW registered another shutout, beating ADO, 10-0.

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DOOR Neptunus vs. Corendon Kinheim, 3-2
ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - Neptunus scored twice in the third inning, but then Kinheim came alongside by scoring runs in the fourth and fifth at bat. In the eighth inning, Neptunus re-took the lead, thanks to a single by former Kinheim-player Danny Rombley. Kinheim-starter David Bergman suffered his first loss of the season and is now 4-1, while Neptunus-reliever Dushan Ruzic raised his record to 4-0.

In the third inning, Neptunus scored twice with two outs. Bergman walked Shaldimar Daantji with one out, who then stole second base. After a groundout, Benjamin Dille singled to bring in Daantji. A double by Raily Legito then made it 2-0.

In the fourth inning, Kinheim got one run back off starter Kevin Heijstek. Bryan Engelhardt led off with a walk, moved on a passed ball and scored when Rodney Michel singled. In the next at bat, Kinheim tied the score. With two outs, Dirk van 't Klooster singled and scored when Jason Halman followed with a double. The latter stranded as a groundout followed.

In the sixth inning, Kinheim got two runners on base with two outs, but both were left. In the seventh, it was Neptunus' turn to leave two runners behind. But in the eighth, the home team re-took the lead. Benjamin Dille led off with a single and advanced to second when Raily Legito also singled. Hereafter, Nick Stuifbergen took over for David Bergman, but was greeted with an RBI-single by Danny Rombley. In 2005, Rombley returned to the Netherlands after a professional career in the USA with the Montreal Expos and went to play for Kinheim. After completion of last season, he decided to play for Neptunus.

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Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. ADO, 10-0

...Kevin Miner...
...complete game...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
BUSSUM (Neth.) - HCAW collected 15 basehits, including three by Dirimo Enrique Chavez, while his countryman Wuilluians Martin Vasquez had three RBI's and doubled twice. Kevin Miner went the distance and gave up five hits.

HCAW needed seven innings to win today, thanks to an 8-run rally in the sixth, which gave them a 9-0 commanding lead. With this, the team needed only one extra run to end the game with the 10-run difference mercy rule and that run came in the seventh.

But in the first five innings, it was only an 1-0 game. HCAW broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning when Randy Daal singled with one out, then advanced to third base on a double by Dirimo Enrique Vasquez. He then scored when rookie Mitchel Koot followed with a single, but two runners stranded as a pop-up and strikeout followed.

ADO got two runners on base with two outs in the fifth, but was unable to score, then HCAW got the bases loaded in its fifth, but didn't score also.

Then, in the sixth inning, HCAW collected seven basehits and scored eight runs to decide the game. With one out, Dirimo Enrique Chavez, Bart Sabel and Sebastiaan Olgers singled to load the bases. After a coaching visit, Adrian Anthony also singled to bring in two runs, which marked the end for starter Jurrian Koks. His reliever Martijn Riphagen then walked Michael Pluijmers and Bart GabriŽls, resulting in another run. Next, Randy Daal delivered an RBI-single and Wuilluians Martin Vasquez cleared the bases with a 3-run double. Riphagen was replaced by Tjibbe van Dijk, who started with a strikeout, but then gave up an RBI-single to Chavez (his second single in this at bat) to make it 9-0, before he himself became the final out in the at bat trying to advance to second base.

In the seventh inning, HCAW reached the 10-run difference when Quensley Bazoer scored on a basesloaded walk for Bart GabriŽls.

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Konica Minolta Pioniers vs. Sparta-Feyenoord, 7-0
HOOFDDORP (Neth.) - Pioniers registered 17 basehits, including three by Jeffrey de Vrieze and Jakub Malik. The latter also homered and had three RBI's, while scoring two runs. Sparta-Feyenoord hit only four basehits off of four different pitchers.

Pioniers opened the score right away in the first at bat. They scored two runs off starting pitcher Tim Roodenburg, who initially was announced to be the starter for next Saturday and was recovering from a finger-injury. Roodenburg walked lead-off hitter Michael Duursma and then gave up a single to Norbert Lokhorst. With one out, the two scored on a single by Jakub Malik.

Two runs were added in the third inning. With two outs, Malik singled and Mervin Gario doubled to bring him home. The latter then scored when Linoy Croes followed with another single.

In the sixth, Pioniers increased its lead to 6-0. With one out, the bases got loaded when Jeffrey de Vrieze, Shurty Tremus and Tjerk Hogervorst all singled. The latter has returned into the line-up again after having missed the first part of the season with an injury. Next, Michael Duursma also singled to bring in a run, but Tremus was thrown out at the plate. Another run was then added when Norbert Lokhorst delivered the fifth basehit in a row. The seventh run was scored in the seventh when Jakub Malik hit an one-out homerun.

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L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. Almere Magpies, 5-0
AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - Bas de Jong hit a 3-run homerun in the fifth inning to give Amsterdam a 4-0 lead, while starting pitcher Ben Grover threw seven innings and earned his first victory. Almere had only four basehits.

In the second inning, Amsterdam got the bases loaded when Kenny Berkenbosch and Vince Rooi singled and (with two outs) Michael Kramer walked, but all were left behind as a strikeout ended the at bat. Pirates then did score the first run in the next at bat. ZaÔr Koeiman led off with a single, advanced on a failed pick-off throwing error and a single by Bas de Jong, then scored on an error.

In the fifth inning, Amsterdam added three runs. Koeiman again led off with a single, then Sidney de Jong followed with another single. Next, Bas de Jong homered to make it 4-0. Hereafter, Amsterdam got the bases loaded again, but again stranded the three runners. Almere also left three runners in the sixth inning.

Amsterdam scored its fifth run in the seventh inning when Vince Rooi walked and scored on a single by Michael Kramer.

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(May 13)


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