Second game promotion/relegation series interrupted by rain
THE HAGUE (Neth.) -
After winning Game 1 of the best-of-five Promotion/Relegation Play-Off on Sunday, ADO Lakers was en route to be handed a big loss on Monday-evening by Twins.
On Saturday, the opening game of the series rained out, then ADO Lakers won 6-2 at Twins on Sunday.
But tonight, playing at home, ADO Lakers didn't do well.
In this make-up game, Twins rallied for 12 runs in the second at bat and led 12-0 in the top of the sixth inning when the game was interrupted by rain.
It was impossible to resume the game, which now will be completed coming Saturday before the regularly scheduled third game in The Hague, starting at 12 PM.
In the first at bat, Shurty Tremus walked with one out for Twins, but then was picked off moments later, followed by a strikeout.
And so, starting pitcher Wimsley van Heijningen started the game well for ADO Lakers.
But in the second inning, two pitchers walked seven batters, while Twins added seven basehits and the ADO-defense committed three errors.
Twins got the bases loaded quickly, as Van Heijningen walked Martijn Meeuwis and Tommy Smeets, followed by a single by Anthony Vrolijk.
And then, the scoring started.
The first run was scored on a sacrifice fly by Rikkert Kempen, then the bases were re-loaded when Roy de Milde singled.
A walk for Christopher Ge then brought in Smeets and a single-plus-outfield error by Jarreau Martina accounted for the next two runs.
Shurty Tremus followed with an RBI-double and that led to a pitching change.
Rick van der Post took over, but he began by walking Bart Hanegraaf, which loaded the bases again.
Martijn Meeuwis followed with a 2-run single and as an outfield-error followed, the third runner also scored.
Meeuwis then scored the next run on a single by Tommy Smeets.
Hereafter, Twins loaded the bases again when Vrolijk and De Milde (with two outs) both walked.
Next, Van der Post also walked Ge, which made it 10-0.
Martina followed with an RBI-single, followed by an error to make it 12-0.
A flyout by Tremus, the 17th batter in the inning, finally ended the disastrous at bat for ADO Lakers, but of course very productive at bat for Twins.
In the next innings, Twins was held scoreless by the ADO-pitching.
In the third, Van der Post walked Hanegraaf and gave up a single to Meeuwis, but then three outs followed.
Van der Post then retired the side in the fourth, but allowed two batters to reach base again in the fifth.
He walked Tremus, then gave up a single to Hanegraaf and was relieved by Sylvester Martina, who retired the next three batters.
In the meantime, ADO Lakers was silenced by Kevin Roovers, who pitched several seasons in the big league for Mr. Cocker HCAW.
In the first five innings, the righthander allowed only three batters to reach base.
In the second inning, he walked Julian Goins with one out and in the third, he gave up a single with two outs to Carlos Ocilia.
In the fourth at bat, Goins reached base on an error with two outs.
In the top of the sixth inning, with Twins still leading 12-0, Martina struckout pinch-hitter Lars Molenaar.
Hereafter, next hitter Roy de Milde had a 2-1 count when the game was interrupted by heavy rain.
That blanked the playing field almost immediately, making it impossible to resume the game.
And so, it was decided to halt the game and postpone the remainder until next Saturday.
To be continued!