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HCAW wins big vs. Kinheim
THE HAGUE / ROTTERDAM / AMSTERDAM / HAARLEM (Neth.) - Two days after ending an 8-game losing streak on Thursday-evening, Mr. Cocker HCAW won big on Saturday, handing Corendon Kinheim an 11-1 loss in seven innings. The lone Kinheim-run was the sixth season-homerun by Bryan Engelhardt in the seventh inning.

League-leader L&D Amsterdam Pirates was one out away from an 1-0 shutout-win vs. Sparta-Feyenoord, but then Quintin De Cuba hit a towering homerun in the ninth inning to force extra innings. In the tie-break, Amsterdam won 2-1.

DOOR Neptunus extended its winning streak to nine games by winning big vs. UVV 11-2. The two UVV-runs were the product of the first homerun this season by Fausto Álvarez Rizo.

Vaessen Pioniers shutout ADO 9-0 on 14 hits, including two doubles and three triples.

ADO vs. Vaessen Pioniers
At The Hague, Vaessen Pioniers shutout ADO 9-0 behind the pitching of Eddie Aucoin, who went the distance, struckout 10, gave up only five hits and allowed only one runner to reach third base.

After retiring the first four batters he faced, Aucoin gave up a double to Enrique Tromp in the second inning. Tromp then became ADO's lone runner to reach third after he advanced on a grounder. After giving up a lead-off single to Gernald Nicolaas in the third inning, Aucoin retired 10 batters in a row, before giving up an one-out single to Gyenuar Lopez in the sixth inning. In the seventh, Aucoin gave up another one-out single, then a 2-out single in the ninth.

Pioniers got on base quickly, but left two runners on third base in the first and second inning. In the first, Mark Duursma doubled with one out and was left on third. In the second, Dč Flanegin led off with a double, but also stranded on third.

Pioniers then opened the score in the third at bat, scoring twice. Jefferson Muzo led off with a single, stole second and scored on a single by Michael Duursma, who himself was thrown out trying to advance on the throw to home. With two outs, Norbert Lokhorst walked and scored on a basesloaded hit by pitch for Mark-Jan Moorman, who returned from the States and played in his first game of the season for Pioniers, going 3-for-4.

The third run was added in the fourth when Zerzinho Croes and Jefferson Muzo led off with back-to-back triples, but then three outs followed.

After a scoreless fifth at bat, Pioniers made it 4-0 in the sixth when Muzo walked with one out. After a groundout, ADO-starter Jurandy Girigori was relieved by Raynard Doran, who then gave up a single to Mark Duursma that enabled Muzo to score. Doran followed with two walks to load the bases, but the three runners were left when the third out followd.

Three runs were added in the seventh off new pitcher Carlos Tabares Castro. First, Mark-Jan Moorman led off with a triple, then scored on an one-out single by Zerzinho Croes. Later in the at bat, Croes and Muzo (walk) scored on a 2-out single by Mark Duursma. Line Score, Box Score & Play-by-Play
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DOOR Neptunus vs. UVV
At Rotterdam, DOOR Neptunus won big vs. UVV, 11-2 on 17 basehits, including four by Eldrion Regina, who also scored twice and had three RBI's. Three Neptunus-pitchers allowed one basehit each to combine on a 3-hitter.

...Starters Kevin Heijstek (left) and Timo van Ancum (right)...
(© Photos: Frans van Elst)
In the second inning, UVV got the bases loaded with one out. Danny Rombley reached on an error, then Glenn Romney walked. The two advanced on a sac-bunt by Giovanni Samboe and while it was scoreless and early in the game, it was decided to walk powerhitter Fausto Álvarez Rizo intentionally to load the bases and create a force play. That worked, as next batter Quincy Cairo grounded into a double play.

Neptunus then opened the score in the third at bat. With one out, Shaldimar Daantji doubled and scored on a sac-fly by Benjamin Dille, but the home team also left two runners behind.

Four runs were added in the fourth inning in which four extra basehits were hit off starter Timo van Ancum. Dwayne Kemp and Rien Vernooij started with back-to-back doubles, leading to a run, then Eldrion Regina followed with an RBI-triple. The latter then scored on a sac-fly by Sape Wagenaar. With two outs, Eugčne Kingsale singled and scored the fourth run in the at bat when Benjamin Dille followed with a triple.

In the fifth, off new pitcher Martijn Riphagen, Neptunus scored its fifth run when Jeffrey Arends doubled and scored on a 2-out single by Regina.

...Eldrion Regina (4-for-5) triples in the 4th inning...
(© Photo: Frans van Elst)
Neptunus then put the lead almost out of reach for UVV with a 5-run rally in the sixth inning to make it 11-0. Eugčne Kingsale walked and Benjamin Dille singled, then both scored on a double by Raily Legito. With two outs, Rien Vernooij singled and that brought in new pitcher Sedley Karel, who then gave up an RBI-single to Regina and another one to Sape Wagenaar, which also led to an error that gave Neptunus an additional run.

Neptunus-starter Kevin Heijstek threw a No-Hit Shutout for six innings. After getting the bases loaded and being supported with a double play in the second inning, the righthander retired the side in the third. In the fourth, he walked a batter, who then was forced out. In the fifth, another UVV-batter reached base with two outs, when a strikeout for Rutger Veugelers ended in passed ball. Heijstek then walked next hitter Danny Rombley, but a grounder ended the at bat.

In the seventh inning, Heijstek walked his fifth batter, this time lead-off hitter Giovanni Samboe. Next, Heijstek's No-Hitter and Shutout ended with one swing, as Fauso Álvarez Rizo hit a 2-run homerun to give UVV their lone runs in the game. With this, Álvarez became the first 50-year old player in history to hit a homerun in the Dutch big league. Heijstek followed with two strikeouts, then was relieved by Jorian van Acker, who completed the inning.

In the eighth, Van Acker gave up a lead-off single to Jirka Bliek, but then another double play followed. UVV registered its third hit in the game in the ninth inning off Kevin van Veen when Álvarez singled with one out, but then Neptunus turned its third double play to end the game.

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L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. Sparta-Feyenoord

...Sparta-Feyenoord pitcher Bobby Carrington...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
At Amsterdam, league-leader L&D Amsterdam Pirates led 1-0 with two outs in the ninth inning when a homerun tied the score. But in the tie-break, the home team went on to win 2-1 vs. Sparta-Feyenoord on a walk-off sacrifice fly.

Amsterdam leads the league in On Base Percentage (and almost all other offensive categories), as it gets a lot of runners on base. But the team also leads the league in runners left on base. In the second and eighth inning, the team left the bases loaded and three more runners in scoring position in three other at bats.

After Sparta-Feyenoord left a runner on third base in the first, Amsterdam appeared to open the score in the second. With one out, Bas de Jong and Bas Nooij singled, then Rashid Gerard walked to load the bases. But then pitcher Bobby Carrington (who went the distance) struckout rookies Koen Nooij and Tim Vermij to end the inning.

In the fourth, Amsterdam did score its first run, thanks to an error. Percy Isenia led off with a double and advanced on a wild pitch, but then two flyouts followed. Isenia then scored when centerfielder Rensver Jansen dropped the ball hit by Gerard, leading to a run.

...Raoell Kortstam scores the winning run...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
This appeared to be the lone run in this game for a long time. Amsterdam-starter Jos de Jong didn't ran into problems in the five innings he threw, then Frank van Heijst added three solid innings. In the meantime, Carrington retired seven batters in a row from the fifth through seventh inning, but then saw Amsterdam load the bases in the eighth. He hit lead-off hitter Vince Rooi with a pitch, then walked Sidney de Jong. Next, Rooi was forced out on a grounder by Percy Isenia. The two runners advanced on a grounder by Bas de Jong, then the bases got loaded when Bas Nooij walked. But again the three runners were left as a grounder ended the at bat.

In the ninth inning, leading 1-0, closer Jurrian Koks took over the pitching for Amsterdam and got two quick outs. But then Quintin De Cuba hit a towering homerun that tied the score. Arthur Bonevacia followed with a single, but a flyout ended the at bat. In the home of the ninth, Amsterdam got two runners on base with one out, but both were left, leading to a tie-break.

With one out, Sparta-Feyenoord's second base tie-break runner Rubinet Koko was caught stealing, before Jourick Blanco singled, but then a foul-out accounted for the third out. In the home of the tenth, Raoell Kortstam was placed on second base as a pinch-runner, making his debut in the Amsterdam-squad as well as the Dutch big league. Last season, Kortstam (who played in the Pirates Rookies) played professionally in 20 games for the Rookie League-team of the Boston Red Sox, but was released in the off-season. Kortstam and Tim Vermij (the runner on first base) advanced when Roelie Henrique walked to load the bases. Next, Vince Rooi struckout, but then Sidney de Jong followed with a sacrifice fly, enabling Kortstam to score the winning run.

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...Left: Vince Rooi dives back into first base...
...Right: Quintin De Cuba (22) is greeted after his 9th inning homerun...
(© Photos: Henk Seppen)

...Kevin Miner delivers the last pitch...
...of his complete game vs. Kinheim...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
Corendon Kinheim vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW
At Haarlem, Corendon Kinheim, which failed to hold into a 3-0 lead on Thursday and ended up empty-handed, today lost big vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, 11-1 in a game that ended after seven innings, due to the 10-run difference mercy rule.

HCAW struck early with three runs in the first inning off Kinheim-starter Duko Jansen. The righthander walked lead-off hitter Wesley Bernardus, then got two outs, before also walking Lennart Koster. A single by Juan Miguel Gonzalez then gave HCAW an 1-0 lead and following single by Bart Sabel accounted for two more runs and a 3-0 lead.

Another run was scored in the second inning when Adrian Anthony led off with a double and scored on a sac-fly by Wesley Bernardus.

Three more runs followed in the third at bat. Dirimo Enrique Chavez led off with a single, then Jansen again got two outs, before running into problems. He then walked Bart Sabel, followed by an RBI-single by Randy Daal. A following single by Adrian Anthony also led to an outfield-error and gave HCAW two more runs and a comfortable 7-0 lead. When next hitter Mitchel Koot also singled, Jansen was relieved by Steven van Groningen, who ended the inning.

...Adrian Anthony scores in the second inning...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
But HCAW continued its scoring in the fifth inning. Van Groningen walked Sabel, who later scored when a throwing error followed a single by Koot, who was 3-for-4. In the sixth inning, HCAW reached the 10-run difference. Chavez led off with a double, then Koster and Gonzalez struckout. Next, Van Groningen walked Sabel and Daal to load the bases and was relieved by Pim Walsma, who was greeted with a 3-run triple by Adrian Anthony that cleared the bases and increased the lead to 11-0.

HCAW-pitcher Kevin Miner gave up a lead-off single to Remco Draijer in the first inning, then retired the next nine batters in a row. In the fourth, he gave up a lead-off single to René Cremer and walked Jason Halman, but then the HCAW-defense turned a double and the inning ended when Bryan Engelhardt lined out to Miner. The righthander then retired the side in the fifth, but gave up another lead-off single in the sixth, this time by Onno Jansen, who today was the catcher for Kinheim, filling in for injured Jason Halman, who was the DH. With two outs, Halman walked, but another line-out, this time off the bat of Dirk van 't Klooster, also ended this at bat.

Trailing 11-0 in the seventh inning, Bryan Engelhardt led off with his sixth homerun of the season, but the 10-run difference was upheld. After a strikeout, Miner gave up a double to Rafaël Jozefa, but then two outs followed, ending the game.

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...Left: Randy Daal scores one of the 11 HCAW-runs...
...Right: Bryan Engelhardt homers for Kinheim in the 7th inning...
(© Photos: Alfred Cop Fotografie)

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