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Tournament-wins for Kinheim, UVV and Neptunus
BUSSUM / ENSCHEDE / ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - Corendon Kinheim, UVV and DOOR Neptunus remained unbeaten on Sunday to become the winners of the three pre-season tournaments to prepare for the upcoming season. At Bussum, Kinheim came from behind to win 4-3 vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates and win the 29th edition of the In Memoriam Charles Urbanus, Sr. Tournament. The event ended with a come-from-behind win of host Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. Vaessen Pioniers. At Enschede, UVV won 4-3 and 7-1 to become the winner of the 29th J.C.J. Mastenbroek Tournament and DOOR Neptunus registered its third 12-0 shutout-win to capture first place in the 13th Hudson John Tournament. Also in Rotterdam, ADO won its first game of the exhibition season.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. Corendon Kinheim (game 5 In Memoriam Charles Urbanus Sr. Tournament)
At Bussum, Amsterdam Pirates led 3-0 and was en route to winning the tournament, but then Kinheim came back to win 4-3 and become the tournament-winner.

...Pim Walsma...
...winning pitcher...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Amsterdam-starter Jos de Jong threw four strong innings. The righthander gave up only three hits, struckout three and was supported with a double play. Kinheim-starter Nick Veltkamp also did fine, as he also allowed only three hits in four innings. The lefthander faced only nine batters in the first three innings (he gave up a single, but eliminated the runner), but then gave up a lead-off double to Wesley Connor in the fourth ining. With two outs, Connor scored the first run when Percy Isenia also doubled.

In the fifth inning, Amsterdam added two runs. Kenny Berkenbosch led off with a double, then Bas Nooij singled. Next, an error of a force play-grounder by Rashid Gerard led to a run. The bases got loaded after a single by Roelie Henrique, who injured his ankle a week earlier during the Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament, but recovered and played again today. Nooij was then forced out at home on a grounder by Wesley Connor. Hereafter, Veltkamp was relieved by Pim Walsma, who therefore faced his former teammates, as he made his debut in the big league with Pirates, where he has played the last few years. A grounder by Vince Rooi gave Amsterdam another run, but Walsma didn't ran into problems.

In the sixth inning, Kinheim got a run back when Remco Draijer singled and went on to score on a wild pitch from Jurrian Koks, who had taken over the pitching in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, Kinheim rallied for three runs off new pitcher Al Morales Gomes to take a 4-3 lead. Jason Halman and Rafaėl Jozefa singled, then moved on a sac-bunt by Niels van Weert and scored on a double by Rodney Michel. Later, Michel was eliminated trying to score on a single by Kevin Weijgertse, but then the latter scored the winning run on a single by Remco Draijer, who also is a former Pirate.

As Kinheim had taken a 4-3 lead, Walsma became the winning pitcher. Patrick Beljaards threw the last inning to earn a save.

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Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. Vaessen Pioniers (game 6 In Memoriam Charles Urbanus Sr. Tournament)
At Bussum, HCAW closed the tournament with an 8-2 victory vs. Pioniers. Trailing 2-1, HCAW rallied for seven runs in the sixth and last at bat.

...Maarten Mulder...
...winning pitcher...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Pioniers was off to a good start, scoring runs in the first and second inning. In the first, Jason Orman singled with one out and scored on a 2-out passed ball. In the next at bat, Linoy Croes and Kevin Dirksen hit back-to-back doubles to produce another run. And that was to be it for Pioniers. In the next four innings, the Hoofddorp-team did reach base several times, but failed to add more runs, stranding two runners on third base.

Pionier-starter Eddie Aucoin (who made his first appearance) retired nine of the first ten batters he faced and struckout four batters. In the fourth inning, he gave up the first HCAW-run. Aucoin walked Jimmy Froberg, then his pinch-runner Arjan Elshof scored on a single by Adrian Anthony.

In the fifth inning, Jean-Paul Gulinck was supported with a double play and hold the lead, but then things went wrong for Pioniers when Dave Draijer (who also is the Pitching Coach) took over in the sixth inning. The veteran righthander got two quick outs, but then gave up four hits and was credited with six runs. After a flyout, Draijer walked Bart Sabel, then struckout Lennart Koster. A double by Adrian Anthony then tied the score. HCAW took the lead when Mitchel Koot followed with a single. Next, Draijer walked Rodney Daal (who later this season will make his professional debut) and then gave up an RBI-single to Jasper Keijzer, which was followed by an outfield-error, leading to another run. A single by Quensley Bazoer then made it 6-2 and marked the end for Draijer. Dennis Buring took over the pitching, but was greeted with a single by Wesley Bernardus and walked Arjan Elshof to load the bases. A following single by Bart Sabel then accounted for two more runs and made it 8-2, before the game ended when Lennart Koster lined out.

Maarten Mulder, who pitched the last inning for HCAW, became the winning pitcher.

After completion of the last game, Bryan Engelhardt (Kinheim) was named Most Valuable Player, David Bergman (Kinheim) won the Best Pitcher Award and Norbert Lokhorst (Pioniers) was the Best Hitter.

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...Shurty Tremus...
...1st hit, 1st run...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
UVV vs. Mainz Athletics (game 5 J.C.J. Mastenbroek Tournament)
At Enschede, UVV trailed 3-1 after six innings, but won 4-3 on a walk-off homerun in the seventh inning.

In the second inning, Mainz scored twice off starter Martijn Riphagen with two outs. Kevin Kotowski then singled and Lennard Stoecklin reached when a third strike ended in a wild pitch. A single by Hendrik Schewe then loaded the bases. The two runs were then scored when next hitter Tony Backer struckout, but reached on a passed ball, which accounted for both runs.

Mainz-starter Christian Decher only encountered problems in the second inning when he walked Giovanni Samboe and Jirka Bliek, but that was it for UVV in the first four innings. In the fifth, UVV got one run back. Shurty Tremus led off with a single (which was the first by UVV) and advanced on an error and a grounder. The bases got loaded when Brennan Nijhof and Lindell Finsy walked. With two outs, another walk followed, this time for Rutger Veugelers, resulting in a run, but then a flyout left the bases loaded.

Mainz increased the lead to 3-1 in the sixth inning off new pitcher Juri van Leeuwen. Martin Matlachi led off with a double and scored on a grounder, but the German squad left runners on second and third base.

Trailing 3-1, UVV faced new pitcher Manuel Moeller in the seventh inning. Jirka Bliek led off with a single, then Brennan Nijhof walked. The latter was then forced out on a grounder by pinch-hitter Jeroen Hermans. Moments later, Bliek scored on a sacrifice fly by Norbert Jongerius to make it 3-2. With pinch-runner Quincy Cairo on second base and two outs, Rutger Veugelers then homered to give UVV a 4-3 win.

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Tex Town Tigers vs. UVV (game 6 J.C.J. Mastenbroek Tournament)
At Enschede, in the last game of the tournament, UVV won 7-1 vs. Tex Town Tigers in a game that was stopped after two innings due to rain.

...Glenn Romney...
...2 Runs, 2 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
UVV scored three runs in the first inning. Rutger Veugelers (single), Danny Rombley (walk) and Glenn Romney (fielder's choice) were on base with two outs, when a walk for Shurty Tremus, a wild pitch and an error accounted for the runs.

Tex Town Tigers answered with a run in its first at bat. With two outs, the team loaded the bases when Mikkel Oosterveld and Tim Oosterveld walked and Jake Kraisinger was hit by a pitch. Next, Lindner de Lima singled to bring in a run, but the bases were left loaded when Swiss international Andi Ruesch struckout.

UVV added four runs in the second inning. Quincy Cairo reached on an error and Jirka Bliek singled. Then, a sac-fly by Rutger Veugelers produced a run, followed by a double by Danny Rombley and a 2-run double by Glenn Romney. With two outs, the fourth run in the at bat was scored on a single by Shurty Tremus.

Later on the day, Rutger Veugelers was presented the award for becoming the Best Hitter of the tournament.

This week, Cuban powerhitter Fausto Įlvarez Rizo will return again to the Netherlands for his second season at UVV after having played four seasons for Amsterdam Pirates in the Dutch big league.

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Savigny-sur-Orge Lions vs. ADO (game 5 Hudson John Tournament)
At Rotterdam, ADO registered its first win of the exhibition season by winning 12-2 vs. Savigny-sur-Orge Lions from France on eight basehits, including two by Remco Seitzinger and Gernald Nicolaas.

...Remco Seitzinger...
...2 Hits, 2 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
But ADO first trailed, as Savigny scored twice in the first inning off starter Raynard Doran. Yann Dal Zotto led off with a single and Pierrick Lemestre followed with a double. The two then scored when Florian Peyrichou singled. Hereafter, Doran 12 of the next 14 batters, before Dave Veerman took over the pitching.

Trailing 2-0, ADO came alongside in the third inning. Jan Baldee singled and scored on a double by Jarreau Martina, who then scored himself on a sac-fly by Kevin Nieveld.

ADO took the lead in the fourth inning by scoring three runs. Enrique Tromp led off with an infield-hit and Remco Seitzinger walked, then both moved on a sac-bunt. Next, a single by Gernald Nicolaas gave ADO the lead. French starter Christophe Morel then made a failed pick-off attempt with the ball ending up in rightfield. This not only enabled Seitzinger to score, but also Nicolaas all the way from first base.

Four unearned runs were added in the fifth inning when the French defense committed two more errors. In the sixth inning, ADO increased the lead to 12-2 by scoring three more runs, highlighted by a 2-run single by Seitzinger.

All starting players in the ADO line-up scored at least one run in this game.

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Sparta-Feyenoord vs. DOOR Neptunus (game 6 Hudson John Tournament)
At Rotterdam, Neptunus ended the tournament with its third 12-0 shutout-victory on 18 basehits, including three by Raily Legito and Shaldimar Daantji. All players who played for Neptunus registered at least one basehit. Sparta-Feyenoord, which used 18 players, collected eight basehits.

...Shaldimar Daantji...
...2 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Neptunus' Head Coach Jan Collins requested to play a 9-inning game, therefore setting aside the tournament-rules that call for 7-inning games or two hours of playing. Sparta-Feyenoord accepted the proposal, so a nine inning game was played.

Neptunus opened the score in the second inning when Jeffrey Arends doubled and scored on an one-out double by Rien Vernooij, who then was eliminated trying to stretch it into a triple. Later in the at bat, Neptunus left the bases loaded.

In the third inning, Neptunus rallied for eight runs to take a commanding lead. In the at bat, Dwayne Kemp singled in two runs, while Rien Vernooij added an RBI-double. Hereafter, Ruderly Manuel (another new player on the Sparta-Feyenoord roster) took over the pitching and went on to give up an RBI-single to Shaldimar Daantji, a 2-run single to Benjamin Dille and another runscoring single by Raily Legito.

After three scoreless innings, Neptunus added a run in the seventh inning on a 2-out single by Raily Legito. The final two runs were scored in the ninth at bat when Mourik Huijser doubled and scored on a triple by Shaldimar Daantji, who then scored himself on a sac-fly by Benjamin Dille.

After completion of the tournament, Raily Legito was named MVP and Diegomar Markwell was the Best Pitcher, while Mourik Huijser was the Best Hitter. All three play for Neptunus.

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(April 3)

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