Neptunus builds new winning streak
HOOFDDORP / BUSSUM / ROTTERDAM (Neth.) -
On Tuesday-evening, DOOR Neptunus won 3-1 vs. Konica Minolta Pioniers to extend its new winning streak to six games.
Neptunus started the season with 10 consecutive victories, but that streak ended when the team lost 3-2 in 12 innings vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates on May 6.
For Pioniers, this was their third loss in a row.
Neptunus opened the score in the second inning when Danny Rombley reached on an error, advanced on a grounder, then scored when another error was made on a grounder by Jeroen Sluijter.
Neptunus added a run in the seventh when Mourik Huijser (fielder's choice) scored on a 2-out single by Dwayne Kemp and made it 3-0 in the eighth when Rombley scored on a single by Martijn Meeuwis.
Pioniers scored its lone run in the ninth on a single by Mark Duursma.
At Bussum, Mr. Cocker HCAW scored two runs in the eighth inning to win 5-3 vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates and that als marked the end of the game, as the 10:50 PM curfew-rule was reached.
HCAW took an 1-0 lead in the first inning when Randy Daal walked with the bases loaded, but Amsterdam came alongside in the third inning on a grounder by Bas de Jong.
In the home of the third inning, HCAW re-took the lead by scoring two unearned runs.
With two outs, the bases got loaded on a walk and two errors, then Dirimo Enrique Vasquez singled in two runs to make it 3-1.
Before the start of the fourth inning, the game was interrupted because of the sunset, but then Amsterdam got one run back on a single by Roelie Henrique.
In the next at bat, the score was tied again when Sidney de Jong scored an unearned run on a force play-grounder by Wesley Connor.
HCAW took the lead for the third time in the eighth inning, scoring two more unearned runs.
With runners on first and second base and one out, closer Pim Walsma took over the pitching, but loaded the bases by hitting Mitchel Koot with a pitch.
A force play at home followed, but the bases remained loaded and then HCAW scored when Walsma hit pinch-hitter Arjan Elshof with a pitch and walked Joep van Els.
At Rotterdam, Sparta-Feyenoord needed only one run to win vs. ADO and move into a tie for fifth place with Pioniers.
The lone run was scored in the fifth inning when Nick Eppinga led off with a double and advanced on an outfield-error.
With one out, Eppinga then scored on a squeeze sacrifice bunt by Kevin van Nederpelt.
ADO hit only three basehits off Rudy Seebus, who pitched his first complete game since July 8, 2007.
Seebus, who last season threw for First Divisionist PSV, then faced Almere Magpies in a 10-0 shutout.
Henk van der Linde, who was the first base umpire in that game, tonight was the home plate umpire.
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