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Huge win Pioniers
HOOFDDORP / HAARLEM / AMSTERDAM / DORDRECHT (Neth.) - Vaessen Pioniers came close to breaking the all-time record by scoring 27 runs in a 27-0 shutout against ADO Lakers on Saturday. DOOR Neptunus needed an extra inning to win 2-1 at Corendon Kinheim and L&D Amsterdam Pirates won 3-2 on a walk-off single in the ninth inning vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW. Mampaey The Hawks won its second game in a row vs. UVV, 12-8.

At Hoofddorp, Vaessen Pioniers registered a huge 27-0 win on Saturday against ADO Lakers. On May 18, Pioniers scored 20 runs in its first game against ADO Lakers. Today, Pioniers collected 24 basehits, including four by Mark Duursma, who hit three doubles, scored four runs and also had four runs batted in. Danny Rombley scored five runs.

Pioniers used 13 position players in today's game and all hit at least one basehit and had at least one RBI. 12 of these players scored at least once.

Leading 3-0, Pioniers rallied for 19 (!) runs in the third inning to set a record. In the inning, 24 batters stepped up to the plate and collected 14 basehits. In the inning, Mark Duursma set a record by hitting three doubles. Mark-Jan Moorman hit two doubles in the inning, Dè Flanegin hit one, while Vince Rooi and pinch-hitter Djewi Appelman hit a triple. Danny Rombley, Rooi and Duursma all scored three runs in the at bat. 14 of the first 15 batters reached base safely. Eleven different players batted in the inning, who all scored at least once. All of them, except for Zerzinho Croes, hit at least one basehit.

ADO Lakers hit only three basehits in the game.

At Haarlem, DOOR Neptunus won 2-1 in 10 innings vs. Corendon Kinheim. Neptunus opened the score in the third inning when Rudy Van Heydoorn led off with a homerun. Kinheim came alongside in the fifth inning when Mervin Gario walked and scored on a sacrifice fly by René Cremer.

As the game was tied after nine innings, the tie-break was needed to decide the game. In the tenth, Neptunus' tie-break runners Daniel Fernandes and Shaldimar Daantji advanced on a sac-bunt by Gianison Boekhoudt. Next, Benjamin Dille flied out. Fernandes was sent home, but appeared to be thrown out by rightfielder Dirk van 't Klooster, but catcher Ramiro Balentina lost control off the ball. And so, Fernades scored what would be the winning run. In the home of the 10th, Kinheim failed to advance their tie-break runners when René Cremer's bunt was caught by pitcher Brendan Wise. Next, the game ended when Dirk van 't Klooster flied out to centerfield and ended in a double play when runner Roy Seltenrijch wasn't back in time on second base.

At Amsterdam, L&D Amsterdam Pirates came from behind in the fifth inning, then went on to win 3-2 in the ninth inning vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW.

In the first inning, HCAW took an 1-0 lead on a 2-out double by Jesus Latte off of starter Jos de Jong. In the bottom of the first inning, Amsterdam got the bases loaded with one out off of lefthander Ivan Granados, who then struckout the next two batters. Amsterdam got another chance to score in the next at bat, but then stranded two runners in scoring position.

De Jong allowed only two batters to reach base from the second through fifth inning, then Pirates came alongside and took the lead in the home of the fifth. Rashid Gerard led off with a double, moved on a bunt-single by Roelie Henrique, then both scored on an one-out single by Kenny Berkenbosch, who is currently the leading hitter in the Dutch league.

HCAW came alongside immediately in the sixth inning. With one out, Linoy Croes singled, then stole second and reached third base on an errant pick-off. Moments later, he scored on a sac-fly by Jorin van Amstel, but HCAW also left the bases loaded.

Amsterdam finally decided the game in the home of the ninth. With one out, Kevin Weijgertse and Bas Nooij singled. Björn Hato then entered the game as pinch-runner for Weijgertse and scored the winning run on a walk-off single by Rashid Gerard. Kevin Heijstek, who threw the final three innings, became the winning pitcher.

...Kevin Weijgertse dives back to 1st base in 9th inning...

...Winning pitcher Kevin Heijstek...
(© Photos: Henk Seppen)

At Dordrecht, Mampaey The Hawks rallied for eleven runs in the first inning, then added only one more, but won 12-8 vs. UVV.

In the first at bat, The Hawks collected nine basehits, while the UVV-defense committed three errors, to take an apparent commanding lead. The first six batters, four of them with a single, reached base safely off of starter Dennis Burgersdijk, then two outs followed. Hereafter, the next six batters reached base, adding five more basehits, including an RBI-double by Erwin Bonis. Allard Lammerts van Bueren and Berry van Donselaar both hit 2-run singles. Van Donselaar also hit an RBI-single in is first at bat, while Urving Kemp also hit two singles in the inning. After the double by Bonis and trailing 11-0, Burgersdijk was finally relieved. Jeroen de Haas took over and ended the inning by striking out Joris Naber.

But in the remainder of the game, The Hawks added only one more run and five hits and the big lead even came into jeopardy. UVV started to come back in the second inning with a big rally of its own, scoring six runs off of starter Elton Koeiman. After scoring two runs on a sac-fly and a grounder, UVV got the bases loaded via three singles, then Daan Cornelissen followed with a 3-run double and later scored himself on a single by Ferd van Stekelenburg. And so, UVV narrowed the deficit to 11-6.

In the fourth inning, UVV scored two more runs on RBI-singles by Dennis De Quint and Van Stekelenburg. Now leading only 11-8 halfway the game, everything seems to be possible again. But only one more run was scored and that belonged to The Hawks. In the sixth inning Steven Wharwood doubled with one out and scored on a single by Berry van Donselaar, who was 3-for-5 and had four RBI's.

(August 10)

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