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Neptunus, HCAW lead tournaments
NIJMEGEN / DORDRECHT / UTRECHT / HEEMSTEDE (Neth.) - Dutch champion DOOR Neptunus and Mr. COcker HCAW are the leading teams after Day One of two tournaments being held this weekend. At Nijmegen, HCAW won twice on the first day of the annual Jan van van de Vegte Memorial Tournament, nipping Vaessen Pioniers 4-3, then beating host De Hazenkamp 7-4. In the morning, L&D Amsterdam Pirates opened the event with a 13-0 shutout-win vs. De Hazenkamp. At Dordrecht, Neptunus defeated tournament-organisor Mampaey The Hawks 16-1 in the opener, then registered a 2-0 shutout Sparta-Feyenoord, which ended the day with an 8-0 win vs. The Hawks. In other games today, UVV handed ADO a big 16-0 loss, while Corendon Kinheim narrowly won 3-2 vs. RCH-Pinguïns after having trailed 2-0.

De Hazenkamp vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates (game 1 Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament)
At Nijmegen, in the opening game of the 23rd edition of the MJFP Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament, host De Hazenkamp suffered a big 13-0 loss vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates.

...Rob Cordemans...
...Perfect Game...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Amsterdam-pitcher Rob Cordemans threw a 5-inning Perfect Game, striking out nine batters. Only one ball hit by De Hazenkamp ended up in the outfield, a flyout to leftfield by Bas Timmer in the third inning.

Amsterdam opened the score in the first inning. Wesley Connor and Roelie Henrique led off with singles and later scored on sacrifice flies by Sidney de Jong and Vince Rooi.

Two runs were added in the second inning. With one out, Koen Nooij singled and Wesley Connor walked. Next, Roelie Henrique singled in a run and Sidney de Jong followed with his second sac-fly.

After a scoreless third at bat, one run was scored in the fourth on another sac-fly, this time by Henrique.

Leading 5-0, Amsterdam put the game out of reach for De Hazenkamp by scoring eight runs in the fifth inning. Rookie Koen Nooij, Roelie Henrique, Percy Isenia, Tim Vermij (another rookie) and Rashid Gerard all doubled in this at bat. The five doubles accounted for the eight runs, as those hit by Henrique, Isenia and Gerard brought in two runners.

Amsterdam collected 14 basehits, including three by Henrique, who also scored two runs and had four RBI's.

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Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. Vaessen Pioniers (game 2 Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament)
At Nijmegen, in the second game of the tournament, Mr. Cocker HCAW handed Vaessen Pioniers a 4-3 loss. HCAW broke a 2-2 tie in the home of the fourth inning by scoring two runs.

...Lennart Koster...
...4 times on base; 2 doubles...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Pioniers, which had only two hits in the game, took an 1-0 lead in the second inning, but also left the bases loaded. HCAW-starter Kevin Miner walked lead-off hitter Mark Duursma, but then got two quick outs. Next, Miner walked Tino van Erk, Kevin Dirksen and Jefferson Muzo to bring in a run. A flyout ended the inning.

HCAW reacted by two runs in its second at bat on two errors. Lennart Koster led off with a double, then Adrian Anthony reached on an error. After the two had advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Mitchel Koot, another error and a grounder made it 2-1 in HCAW's favor. Pioniers tied the score in the fourth when Dè Flanegin walked and scored on a grounder.

Again, HCAW reacted quickly by scoring twice in the home of the fourth. With one out, Adrian Anthony (double) and Mitchel Koot (fielder's choice) scored respectively on an error on a grounder by Randy Daal and a hit by Joep van Els. The latter hit the ball into centerfield, but ended up with a fielder's choice, as Daal was forced out on third base by centerfielder Jefferson Muzo.

Pioniers narrowed the deficit to 4-3 by scoring in the fifth inning off new pitcher Joey Eijpe. The bases got loaded on two errors and a walk, then a run was scored when Dè Flanegin hit a sacrifice fly.

Pioniers left two runners in the next two innings, while HCAW had a chance to add more runs. In the sixth, Mitchel Koot and Randy Daal singled to put runners on first and third base, but then Koot was eliminated in a rundown on a grounder by Arjan Elshof and Daal was caught stealing.

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De Hazenkamp vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW (game 3 Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament)
At Nijmegen, Day 1 of the tournament ended with a 7-4 win by Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. host De Hazenkamp. With the win, its fifth, HCAW moved into first place of the exhibition season.

...Mitchel Koot...
...singled in first run...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
De Hazenkamp took an 1-0 lead in the first inning off starter Joran Klarenbeek on a 2-out double by Dylan Kamoen, but HCAW came alongside in the second inning thanks to a single by Mitchel Koot.

De Hazenkamp re-took the lead in the home of the second inning off new pitcher Robin Schel by scoring three unearned runs. The rookie walked lead-off hitter Erik van Zomeren, who then was safe on an error on a force play-grounder by Bas Timmer. A single by Marnix Milatz then led to a run, followed by a double play, but a single by Roy Kamoen and an error made it 4-1.

After HCAW left the bases loaded in the third inning, it struck in the fourth by scoring five runs. With one out, Quensley Bazoer (bunt plus error) and Peter van Doesburg singled, resulting in a run, followed by an RBI-double by Wesley Bernardus. After the bases got loaded, a run was scored when Lennart Koster was hit by a pitch, then Adrian Anthony (who was 3-for-3) singled in another run, followed by an RBI-grounder by Mitchel Koot. Now leading 6-4, HCAW added a run in the fifth on a wild pitch.

De Hazenkamp was held scoreless in the remainder of the game by Schel and Maarten Mulder, who pitched the last inning.

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Mampaey The Hawks vs. DOOR Neptunus (game 1 The Hawks Tournament)
At Dordrecht, Dutch champion DOOR Neptunus opened its first participation in the tournament of Mampaey The Hawks with a big 16-1 win against the organizing club. The Hawks, which is playing this season in the 'Overgangsklasse' (second highest division), is the club where National Team-pitcher Rob Cordemans started his career. In 1994, Cordemans made his debut in the Dutch big league playing for Neptunus, where he pitched through the 2005 season. After pitching for ADO (2006-2007) and Sparta-Feyenoord (2008-2009), Cordemans last season played for L&D Amsterdam Pirates, where he also will play this season, his 18th in the Dutch big league.

...Jeffrey Arends...
...3 Hits, 3 Runs, 2 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Neptunus collected 13 basehits in the game, including three by Benjamin Dille and Jeffrey Arends. The latter reached base four times in five innings, scored three runs and also had two RBI's. All players in the Neptunus' batting order scored at least one run, while the first seven hit at least one basehit.

In the first inning, Neptunus scored four runs with two outs. After Eugène Kingsale led off with a single and stole second base, two flyouts followed. But then Jeffrey Arends doubled in Kingsale and Dwayne Kemp reached base after being hit by a pitch from starter Tim Sloots, who went the distance for The Hawks. With two runners on base, Rien Vernooij homered to make it 4-0.

Four runs were added in the third inning, including two on a single by Dwayne Kemp. The hit was followed by a throwing error on the relay from the outfield, leading to another run, while Kemp himself scored moments later on a sacrifice fly by Sape Wagenaar.

Trailing 8-0, the Hawks managed to score a run in the third inning off starter Pim Swinkels. With two out, the rookie walked Ashwin Rockx (a former player of DOOR Tridents), who then scored on a double into deep centerfield by former big leaguer Berry van Donselaar. But this would be the lone run for the home team.

A sacrifice fly by Raily Legito, single by Arends and triple by Kemp increased Neptunus' lead to 11-1 in the fourth at bat. An inning later, Neptunus rallied for five more runs. Two runs were scored on sacrifice flies by Legito and Kemp, another one on an error and the remaining two on singles by Benjamin Dille and Sape Wagenaar. The latter hit two basehits in this at bat.

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DOOR Neptunus vs. Sparta-Feyenoord (game 2 The Hawks Tournament)

...Kevin Heijstek...
...Winning Pitcher...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
At Dordrecht, in its second game of the tournament, DOOR Neptunus shutout Sparta-Feyenoord 2-0, scoring both runs in the fourth inning.

After leaving a total of four runners in the first three at bats, Neptunus came to score in the fourth. The first four batters reached base safely, but it took two more batters for the run to be scored. Leading off for Neptunus in this at bat were former professionals Dwayne Kemp and Rien Vernooij. Kemp (Rookie League Chicago Cubs 2008-2009) led off with a single, then stole second base. Next, he was eliminated on a grounder by Vernooij (Rookie League New York Mets 2008-2010). An error then followed on a grounder by Mourik Huijser and the bases got loaded on the second infield-hit in this game by rookie Daniël Korenhof. This led to a pitching change. Marc Hennep was brought in to relief starter Michael Bergmans and started by striking out Shaldimar Daantji, but then walked Eugène Kingsale to bring in a run, followed by an RBI-single by Benjamin Dille, who also had two basehits in this match-up.

Neptunus-starter Kevin Heijstek gave up three hits in the four innings he pitched. In the second, he gave up a lead-off single to Jourick Blanco, who then stranded at second base. In the third, Rubinet Koko singled for Sparta-Feyenoord with one out, but also was left behind. In the fourth, after the Neptunian defense had turned a double play, Heijstek gave up a single to Brian Biezen, but he didn't go beyond first base. Arshwin Asjes pitched the fifth and final inning for Neptunus, retired the side and earned a save.

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Sparta-Feyenoord vs. Mampaey The Hawks (game 3 The Hawks Tournament)
At Dordrecht, the last game of the first day of the tournament ended in an 8-0 win for Sparta-Feyenoord vs. The Hawks.

...Gregory Gustina...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Sparta-Feyenoord rallied for seven runs in the first at bat, then added only one more in the remainder of the game. Winning pitcher Gregory Gustina went the distance and threw a 5-inning 2-hitter.

In the first at bat, Sparta-Feyenoord sent 12 batters to the plate, collected six basehits, but scored only two earned runs. Former pro Arthur Bonevacia made his debut in the team and led off with a walk, then moved to third base on a single by Jesus Castillo. The latter then stole second base, enabling Bonevacia to score and scored himself when Quintin De Cuba doubled. Next, an error and two outs followed. The rally then continued when Brian Biezen singled in a run. After Rensver Jansen walked, Emeron Lourens followed with an RBI-single and Rubinet Koko also walked. A single by Arthur Bonevacia and 2-run double by Jesus Castillo then increased the lead to 7-0.

After leaving five runners in the next three at bats, Sparta-Feyenoord added a run in the fifth inning when Koko singled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Churandy La Cruz.

Gregory Gustina gave up an one-out single in the first inning and a 2-out single in the fifth at bat and allowed only four batters to reach base.

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At Utrecht, UVV registered a big 16-0 shutout-win vs. ADO on only six basehits. ADO had only two basehits, which both came in the third inning.

Three ADO-pitchers walked a total of 15 batters in the five innings UVV came to bat. Except for Danny Rombley, all players in the 12-man batting order of UVV walked at least once.

ADO was close to opening the score when it got the bases loaded in the first inning. Lead-off hitter Jay Lopez walked, then Jaïr Roseburg was hit by a pitch with one out and the bases got loaded when Sidney Ensermo also walked. However, the three runners stranded as two pop-outs followed.

...Danny Rombley...
...1 Run, 3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
In the home part of the first at bat, UVV scored its first run. ADO-starter Jurandi Girigori walked lead-off hitter Jeff Delfina, who then stole second base, advanced on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly by Danny Rombley. UVV then added two runs in the second inning on a 2-run single by Jirka Bliek.

Three more runs followed in the third inning. Rutger Veugelers led off with a double and went on to score the first of his three runs in this game on an error. An error also enabled Danny Rombley to reach base. A single by Glenn Romney and walk for Jeroen Hermans then loaded the bases, followed by an RBI-single off the bat of Shurty Tremus and a sac-fly by Norbert Jongerius.

Leading 6-0, UVV scored six runs on no hits in the fourth at bat. Two ADO-pitchers walked nine batters in this at bat, two of them with the bases loaded. Three other runs were scored on passed balls and the sixth was a product of a sacrifice fly by Danny Rombley.

A single by Jeff Delfina, double by Rombley and sac-fly by Romney, plus a wild pitch gave UVV four more runs in the fifth inning to increase the lead to 16-0.

After loading the bases in the first inning, ADO didn't get more scoring opportunities. Five more batters reached base, two of them in the third inning on back-to-back singles by Jay Lopez and Gino Hersilia, which were the lone hits for the team from The Hague. But Lopez was caught stealing, before the of Hersilia, who then stranded. Two batters walked, but both were forced out, including one on a double play in the sixth inning.

In the meantime, National Team-pitcher Orlando Yntema also has arrived in Utrecht and he is scheduled to start Sunday's game in The Hague.

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RCH-Pinguïns vs. Corendon Kinheim
At Heemstede, Corendon Kinheim got the bases loaded in the second inning, but failed to score. First, Bryan Engelhardt led off with a walk, but then Jason Halman grounded into a double play. Next, the bases got loaded when Onno Jansen, Roy Seltenrijch and Björn Henrichs all singled, but then RCH-starter Chris Mowday struckout rookie Robert Hilterman.

...Bryan Engelhardt...
...3rd Homerun...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
RCH-Pinguïns then reacted by scoring two runs in their half of the second inning. Ferd van Stekelenburg led off with a single and then Ricky Daal homered off starter David Bergman to give his team a 2-0 lead. Bergman struckout the next batter, then gave up a single to Kevin Gerard, but was supported by his defense with a double play to end the inning.

Kinheim came alongside in the third inning. With one out, René Cremer and Dirk van 't Klooster singled and as an outfield-error followed it brought the two to second and third base. A wild pitch then gave Kinheim its first run. Next, a sacrifice fly by Bryan Engelhardt made it a 2-2 score.

After leaving a runner on second base in the fourth, Kinheim took the lead in the fifth inning when Bryan Engelhardt hit his third homerun of the exhibition season.

Kinheim turned another double play in the fourth inning, then reliever Pim Walsma took over for Bergman. Walsma walked lead-off hitter Kevin Gerard, but he was caught stealing. Herefter, Walsma retired all remaining five batters he faced in this six-inning game.

After completion of this game, RCH-Pinguins played another game and won 3-2 vs. Double Stars Heiloo.

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(March 26)

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