Neptunus, Amsterdam, HCAW complete sweep
ROTTERDAM / BUSSUM / HOOFDDORP / AMSTERDAM (Neth.) -
DOOR Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Mr. Cocker HCAW all complete a 3-game sweep on Sunday.
Neptunus came from behind to win 9-8 vs. Corendon Kinheim, which now has lost four in a row.
With the win, Neptunus remained unbeaten at home, raising their record to 9-0.
Amsterdam outscored Almere Magpies 14-4 and handed their opponent their fifth consecutive loss.
HCAW won 6-0 vs. ADO, which also has lost five in a row now.
With the win, HCAW moved into fourth place.
Sparta-Feyenoord led almost the entire game vs. Konica Minolta Pioniers, which tied the score at 8-8 in the eighth inning.
But in the ninth, Sparta-Feyenoord scored two runs again to win 10-8.
At Rotterdam, Kinheim led 8-5 in the eighth inning, but then their defense committed four errors, which gave Neptunus four runs and the win.
Dushan Ruzic threw the last 2 2/3 inning and earned his league-leading fifth win.
At Bussum, HCAW-starter Kevin Roovers gave up five hits in eight innings, while his teammates collected 11 basehits, including three by Bart GabriŽls.
Leading 1-0, HCAW scored three runs in the fifth inning, including two on a triple by GabriŽls.
At Hoofddorp, Sparta-Feyenoord led 5-0 halfway the third inning, but then Pioniers scored four runs.
However, Sparta-Feyenoord held onto the lead and added three runs in the fifth.
Pioniers came back to 8-6, then tied the score in the eighth inning.
In the ninth, Sparta-Feyenoord came back immediately scoring two runs on an one-out triple by Sape Wagenaar.
Infielder Mike Bazuin, who played in his first game of the season for Sparta-Feyenoord, completed the game as pitcher and became the winner.
At Amsterdam, Pirates collected 19 basehits, including five by Bas de Jong, who only missed a homerun to complete a cycle.
De Jong also had four RBI's.
Amsterdam initially trailed 3-0 in the first inning, but after scoring once in the first, the team rallied for five runs in the second to take charge of the game.
Complete recaps will be added later
Standings & Schedule
Line Scores, Box Scores & Play-by-Plays