Another comeback win for Almere
HAARLEM / AMSTERDAM / ROTTERDAM / THE HAGUE (Neth.) -
The four teams that won the games in the Dutch big league on Sunday all initially trailed, but turned the games in its favor.
After winning in the 10th inning on Saturday-evening, Almere Magpies also won the next game on Sunday in ten innings, beating ADO 4-3 after trailing 2-0 in the ninth inning.
Corendon Kinheim also trailed, before turning the game around and scored the winning run in the ninth ining.
L&D Amsterdam Pirates ended its 3-game losing streak by winning 3-2 vs. Konica Minolta Pioniers.
DOOR Neptunus trailed 7-4 in the third inning when Mr. Cocker HCAW rallied for five runs in the third at bat.
Neptunus reacted with a 6-run rally of its own and added two runs in the seventh when Eugène Kingsale hit a 2-run homerun to win 13-7.
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Corendon Kinheim vs. Sparta-Feyenoord, 2-1
HAARLEM (Neth.) - Corendon Kinheim trailed, before turning the game around and scoring the winning run in the ninth ining.
Trailing 1-0, Kinheim tied the score in the sixth inning on a basesloaded hit by pitch, then decided the game in the ninth when René Cremer hit a walk-off game-winning single to give Kinheim a 2-1 win.
Sparta-Feyenoord opened the score in the second inning.
Ramiro Balentina led off the at bat with a bunt-single, advanced on a grounder by Imco Rudolph and a single by Shurendell Borgschot, then scored on a force play-grounder by Calvin Martinus.
Hereafter, Kinheim-starter Patrick Beljaards, who made his first start of the season, gave up another lead-off single in the fourth inning, when Percy Isenia connected, but was supported with a double play later in the at bat.
After giving up a 2-out single to Borgschot in the seventh, Beljaards was relieved by Nick Stuifbergen, who made his first appearance of the season.
In the remainder of the game, Stuifbergen gave up only two more additional hits to Sparta-Feyenoord.
For Stuifbergen, this was his first game in a Kinheim-uniform since 2002, after having made his debut in the Dutch big league for this team the year before.
Hereafter, the righthander played for Amsterdam Pirates (2003-2004; 2007-2009) and HCAW (2005-2006).
Sparta-Feyenoord-starter Tim Roodenburg retired the first eight batters he faced, before giving up a single to Remco Draijer, who then was caught stealing.
After leaving the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Kinheim tied the score in the sixth inning.
With two outs, Jason Halman doubled, then Bryan Engelhardt was walked intentionally.
After the two advanced on a wild pitch, next batter Tjerk Smeets also was walked intentionally.
But the strategy to set up a force play failed, as Roodenburg hit next batter Rafael Jozefa with a pitch to bring in the tying run.
In the seventh inning, Berry van Donselaar took over the pitching and ran into problems in the ninth at bat.
With one out, he gave up a single to Rodney Michel, who last year played for Sparta-Feyenoord.
Next, everyone was safe on a sac-bunt by Björn Henrichs and the bases got loaded when Remco Draijer followed with a single.
René Cremer then also singled to end the game and give Kinheim a 2-1 victory.
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Amsterdam Pirates vs. Konica Minolta Pioniers, 3-2
AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - L&D Amsterdam Pirates ended its 3-game losing streak by winning 3-2 vs. Konica Minolta Pioniers.
Trailing 1-0, Amsterdam tied the score in the fourth when Kenny Berkenbosch tripled and scored on a balk, then two errors led to two runs in the sixth and a 3-1 lead.
Pioniers added another run in the ninth.
Pioniers scored its first run in the second inning off starter Ben Grover.
With one out and Mervin Gario (fielder's choice) on first base, Jakub Malik singled, followed by a single by Linoy Croes, that gave Pioniers an 1-0 lead.
In the third inning, Zaïr Koeiman and Roeland Henrique, Jr. singled for Amsterdam, but both were left behind.
Pirates then came alongside in the fourth at bat when Kenny Berkenbosch led off with a triple and was awarded home on a balk by starting pitcher Shane Gnade.
Later in the at bat, with two outs, two more batters reached base, but then a strikeout ended the inning.
In the fifth, another balk followed, this time by Amsterdam-starter Ben Grover.
With one out, Shurty Tremus walked and Jefferson Muzo singled, then both advanced on the balk by Grover, who then hit Michael Duursma with a pitch to load the bases.
But a double play on a grounder by Norbert Lokhorst then ended the at bat.
In the sixth inning, Rob Cordemans took over the pitching for Pirates.
The veteran retired the first six batters in a row, then gave up a lead-off double to Jefferson Muzo, who was then eliminated at third base when he tried to stretch into a triple.
Cordemans then also retired the next two batters and went on to win his first game as a Pirate.
In the home of the sixth, Amsterdam scored twice to take a 3-1 lead off reliever Nelson Miguel Santander olajo.
The Venezuelan walked lead-off batter Sidney de Jong and gave up a single to Bas de Jong to put runners on first and third base.
Next, a simple grounder led to two errors, a rundown and two runs.
Vince Rooi's grounder was misplayed by short stop Shurty Tremus, enabling the lead runner to score.
Bas de Jong advanced to second base, but also was able to move to third base when leftfielder Jefferson Muzo also committed an error.
In the meantime, Rooi tried to advance to second base on the outfield-error, but got stuck into a rundown and was eliminated.
While the rundown was going on, De Jong also scored to give Amsterdam a 3-1 lead.
In the ninth inning, closer Pim Walsma relieved Cordemans and gave up the second Pioniers-run.
He hit lead-off hitter Mark Duursma, then walked Dè Flanegin.
Duursma then advanced when Mervin Gario flied out and scored on a sac-fly by Jakub Malik, but then another flyout ended the game.
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...Bas de Jong scores in the sixth inning; Catcher Mark Duursma...
...has no play; Umpire Henri van Heijningen watches the situation...
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DOOR Neptunus vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, 13-7
ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - DOOR Neptunus trailed 7-4 in the third inning when Mr. Cocker HCAW rallied for five runs in the third at bat, highlighted by a 2-run double by Adrian Anthony and an RBI-triple by Bart Sabel.
Neptunus reacted with a 6-run rally of its own in the home part of the third at bat, also hightlighted by a double and triple.
Jeffrey Arends hit a 2-run double and Martijn Meeuwis an RBI-triple.
Leading 11-7, Neptunus added two runs in the seventh when Eugène Kingsale hit a 2-run homerun.
A 2-run double by Raily Legito gave Neptunus a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning, but then HCAW tied the score in the second at bat.
With one out, Neptunus-starter Kevin Heijstek gave up a double to Bart Gabriëls and a single to Adrian Anthony, then loaded the bases by walking Bart Sabel.
An error by Legito on a possible double play-grounder by Sebastiaan Olgers gave HCAW two runs and tied the score.
But Neptunus re-took the lead immediately in the home of the second inning.
HCAW-starter Joey Eijpe gave up back-to-back doubles to Eldrion Regina and Martijn Meeuwis that made it 3-2, then an RBI-single with two outs to Eugène Kingsale.
The third inning was very productive for both teams, as a total of eleven runs was scored.
Trailing 4-2, HCAW rallied for five runs.
With one out, Mitchel Koot and Randy Daal singled.
A single by Bart Gabriëls then gave HCAW a run and a double by Adrian Anthony gave the Bussum-team two more runs and a 5-4 lead.
Next, Bart Sabel added an RBI-triple and went on to score himself on a 2-out single by Quensley Bazoer to make it 7-4.
Neptunus turned the game around again in its favor by creating a rally of its own, scoring six runs in the home of the third inning.
With Raily Legito (error) and Danny Rombley (hit + error) on second and third base and no outs, Jeffrey Arends delivered a 2-run double, then scored the tying run himself when Eldrion Regina followed with a single.
Hereafter, Joran Klarenbeek took over the pitching for Joey Eijpe, but gave up an RBI-triple to Martijn Meeuwis that gave Neptunus the lead, then scored moments later when Jeroen Sluijter also singled.
The latter scored with one out when Eugène Kingsale hit his third single in three innings.
Neptunus added a run in the sixth in a fielder's choice situation, then scored two more runs in the seventh.
With one out, pinch-hitter Shaldimar Daantji reached on an error and Kingsale (who was 4-for-4 with a walk) followed with a 2-run homerun.
After Neptunus gave up the five runs in the third inning, HCAW managed to add only one more basehit in the remainder of the game, which came in the fourth inning, meaning HCAW was held hitless in the last five at bats.
Relievers Jorian van Acker (6th, 7th), Leon Boyd (8th) and Berry van Driel (9th) allowed only two batters to reach base.
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ADO vs. Almere Magpies, 3-4
THE HAGUE (Neth.) - After winning in the 10th inning on Saturday-evening, Almere Magpies also won the next game on Sunday in ten innings, beating ADO 4-3 after trailing 2-0 in the ninth inning.
A 2-run homerun by Giovanni Samboe tied the score in the ninth inning, then Almere added two runs in the tenth on a single by Sytse Visbeen and a double by Mitchell Graham.
Almere-starter Dennis Burgerdijk retired the first ten batters he faced, then committed a throwing error himself on a grounder by Berti Richardson, who ended up on second base.
After a strikeout, Richardson scored the first run when Matt Ryan singled.
After stranding two runners in the fourth inning, ADO loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth, but failed to score.
In the seventh inning, ADO added a run off reliever Scott Ronnenbergh.
The lefthander gave up a lead-off single to Stefan Venema, who then advanced when Ronnenbergh committed an error on a sac-bunt by Boudewijn van Elswijk.
Venema moved to third base when Patrick Wabbijn also put down a sac-bunt then scored when Ronnenbergh threw a wild pitch to make it 2-0.
ADO-starter Jurrian Koks gave up five hits in eight innings, but allowed only two runners to reach second base.
Things changed in the ninth inning.
Koks gave up a lead-off single to Mitchell Graham, then a 2-run homerun to Giovanni Samboe that tied the score.
After a flyout, Koks gave up a double to Ferd van Stekelenburg and was replaced by Jurandi Girigori, who turned a double play when he caught a line drive by next batter Joey Berkenbosch to end the inning.
With two outs in the home ninth, Ronnenbergh walked Boudewijn van Elswijk and Patrick Wabbijn, but they stranded as a strikeout followed, forcing an extra inning.
In the tenth, Almere scored twice with two outs.
Wesley Bernardus then walked and stole second.
He scored the go-ahead run when Sytse Visbeen followed with a single, then a double by Mitchell Graham made it 4-2.
However, ADO came close to tying the score again in its tenth at bat.
Berti Richardson led off with a double and advanced to third on a grounder, before scoring on another wild pitch by Ronnenbergh, which came on a strikeout.
After giving a single to Michel Korzeniewski, Ronnennbergh was relieved by Ewout Bos, who then ended the game by fielding a grounder and retiring batter Ludwin Obispo.
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