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Amsterdam moves into 1st place tie, while HCAW sets record
BUSSUM / VLEUTEN / THE HAGUE / ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - L&D Amsterdam Pirates moved into a tie for first place with a 5-0 shutout win vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, which erased a record from the record-books. Today, HCAW played its 1630th game in the Dutch big league to become the new recordholder in this category, taking over the record of Sparta(-Feyenoord), which relegated last season and in October was dissolved. For Pirates, it was its 11th win in a row and the team is now is first place with DOOR Neptunus, whose game against Corendon Kinheim was cancelled for the third consecutive day. On Thursday and Friday, rain made playing impossible, today, the field conditions still weren't acceptable and so, 10 minutes past the scheduled starting time of 2 PM, the umpiring crew cancelled the game. It was re-scheduled for Monday-afternoon.

UVV led 5-2 after seven innings vs. Mampaey The Hawks, but in the end won only 6-5 to end a 6-game losing streak. Vaessen Pioniers registered a big 20-2 victory against ADO Lakers, which now has lost its last 14 games in a row.

Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates
At Bussum, L&D Amsterdam Pirates won 5-0 at Mr. Cocker HCAW, which played its 1630th game in the Dutch big league to set a new record for most games played in the highest division. With the win, Amsterdam won its 11th game in a row and second consecutive shutout.

Amsterdam-starter Kevin Heijstek gave up only two basehits in six innings, then three relievers gave up only two more basehits to HCAW. The righthander gave up a lead-off single to Dylan de Mello in the first inning, but he was later forced out. From the second inning on, Heijstek retired 12 batters in a row, then gave up a lead-off single to JuriŽn Overman in the sixth at bat, but he was caught stealing. Heijstek then retired the next two batters, then Ben Grover took over in the seventh inning. He gave up an one-out single to Jasper Keijzer, but that was followed by a double play. Daan Hendrix pitched the eighth for Pirates, began with a lead-off walk for Kevin Nieveld, but then retired the next three hitters to earn his league-leading fifth Hold. Closer Jurrian Koks pitched the ninth inning and gave up a lead-off single to pinch-hitter Jim Froberg. With one out, Froberg advanced on a grounder to become HCAW's lone player to reach second base, but he stranded there, as a flyout ended the game moments later.

Amsterdam opened the score in the first inning by scoring two runs. HCAW's starter IvŠn Granados hit lead-off hitter Michael Duursma with a pitch, who then reached second base when a throwing error was made on a force play-grounder by BjŲrn Hato. The bases were then loaded when Percy Isenia walked. The first run was then scored when Bas de Jong grounded into a double play and an RBI-single by Kenny Berkenbosch made it 2-0.

In the fourth inning, Pirates added a run when Milan Post led off with a a single, stole second base and scored on a 2-out single by Hato. After being held scoreless in the next four innings, Pirates increased the lead to 5-0 in the fifth inning off of new pitcher Leon Elshof. With one out, Roelie Henrique and Michael Duursma singled. A throwing error on a force play-grounder by Hato then enabled Henrique to score. Duursma advanced to third base on the error and scored the fifth run when a throwing error followed on a stolen base for Hato.

...Amsterdam-reliever Ben Grover...

...Amsterdam's Pitching Coach Rob Cordemans...

...Michael Duursma tags out JuriŽn Overman...

...Closer Jurrian Koks and Catcher Milan Post shake hands...
(© Photos: Henk Seppen)

Mr. Cocker HCAW - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 0-5
L&D Amsterdam Pirates200100002-590
Mr. Cocker HCAW000000000-043
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin Heijstek, W (2-2)62-2--
Ben Grover, H (2)1--1--
Daan Hendrix, H (5)1-1---
Jurrian Koks11-1--
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
IvŠn Granados, L (1-4)632731
Sedley Karel2-----
Leon Elshof1--221
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Johan Brandsma, 1B-Roy van de Wateringen, 3B-Henk van der Linde.
Official Scorer-Marijke van den Berge.
Play-by-Play-Feiko Drost.
Time-2:21 hr.

UVV vs. Mampaey The Hawks
At Vleuten, UVV led 5-2 after seven innings vs. Mampaey The Hawks, but in the end won only 6-5 to end a 6-game losing streak.

Both teams scored once in the first inning. The Hawks took an 1-0 lead off of Dennis Burgersdijk, but also stranded two runners. Lead-off hitter Shurendell Borgschot was hit by a pitch, moved to third base on a single by Steven Wharwood, then scored on a following single by Erwin Bonis. Wharwood then moved to third base when Berry van Donselaar flied out, but was unable to score on a bunt by Berend Ruben, which moved Bonis to second base. But a grounder then ended the at bat. UVV came alongside moments later off of Pim Swinkels. For UVV, its lead-off hitter also reached base and scored. Norbert Jongerius walked, moved to third base on a single by Dennis De Quint and scored on a sac-fly by Stijn van der Meer, who played in his first game of the season for UVV, since returning recently from the USA, where he studied and ended his college-season.

In the third inning, UVV scored twice. Jongerius led off with a single and Van der Meer singled with one out, then both scored on a single by Ferd van Stekelenburg to put UVV ahead. The home team then added another run in the next inning when Dennis Ribbens led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch.

After four scoreless innings, in which four runners were left, The Hawks, scored its next run in the sixth inning. Berend Ruben then led off with a double and later scored on a 2-out single by Thomas Soederhuijsen.

UVV got the run back in the seventh inning and again it was the lead-off hitter who scored, as Brennan Nijhof opened with a double and scored on an one-out single by De Quint.

Trailing 5-2, The Hawks narrowed the deficit to 5-4 in the eighth at bat off of Jeroen de Haas. Ruben led off with a walk and scored when Frans van de Heuvel followed with a double. After Duko Jansen took over the pitching, Urving Kemp singled, which brought Van de Heuvel to third base and he then was able to score when a throwing error followed. But then three outs followed.

UVV scored an insurance run in the home of the eighth when Ricky Daal walked with one out and scored on a 2-out single by Joris van Ballegooy. It was a much needed run, as The Hawks scored again in the top of the ninth on a single by Van Donselaar.

UVV - Mampaey The Hawks 6-5
Mampaey The Hawks100001021-5100
pitchers The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
Pim Swinkels, L (0-2)3.221744
Hugo van der Kooij4.142322
pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Dennis Burgersdijk, W (1-1)632622
Jeroen de Haas, H (2)1 (*)-2121
Duko Jansen, SV (3)22-311
(*) - De Haas pitched to two batters in the eighth inning
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Rob Has, 1B-Fred van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-Fred Groenewegen.
Official Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Play-by-Play-Eddy van Loon.
Time-2:54 hr.

ADO Lakers vs. Vaessen Pioniers
At The Hague, Vaessen Pioniers registered a big 20-2 victory against ADO Lakers, which now has lost its last 14 games in a row. Pioniers collected 21 basehits, including five by Vince Rooi, who was 5-for-6, scored three runs and had six runs batted in. Phil Ortez contributed with four basehits and four RBI's, while Michael Pluijmers was credited with five RBI's.

Pioniers set the tone of this high-scoring game with a 5-run rally in the second inning. Vince Rooi led off with a single, then moved to third base on an one-out single by Mark-Jan Moorman and scored on a single by Kevin Dirksen. The bases were loaded when Chris Williams also singled, then a double by Michael Pluijmers cleared the bases and lifted the lead to 4-0. Jefferson Muzo then moved Pluijmers to third base with the next basehit and Phil Ortez then accounted for the seventh basehit in this inning that made it 5-0.

ADO Lakers scored one run in the home of the second inning on an error, but Pioniers got the run back in the third on a single by Williams. Pioniers then put the score out of reach with an 8-run rally in the fourth at bat. With one out, Ortez singled and moved on a wild pitch, then Danny Rombley walked and Vince Rooi followed with a 3-run homerun. Mark Duursma then doubled and Moorman walked, which led to a pitching change. Rick van der Post took over for starter Timo van Ancum, who saw five more runs being scored with two outs. A single by Pluijmers produced two runs, as did a single by Ortez. In between, a wild pitch contributed to another run.

In the fifth and sixth inning, two more runs were added. In the fifth on a sac-fly by DŤ Flanegin and in the sixth, on a single by Rooi.

Trailing 16-1, ADO Lakers scored its second run in the sixth inning on a grounder by Rodney Michel, but Pioniers then scored four more runs in the seventh at bat. These final runs were scored on a single by Ortez, double by Rombley and 2-run single by Rooi.

ADO Lakers, which used three catchers, collected only four basehits, including two by Nurison Leonora.

ADO Lakers - Vaessen Pioniers 2-20 (7)
Vaessen Pioniers0518114-20211
ADO Lakers0100010-241
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Josh Rickards, W (3-2)55131-
Shane Gnade1--111
Daley Paalvast1-----
pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Timo van Ancum, L (0-6)3.123131111
Rick van der Post1.212443
Rick Spanjer2-3455
Homerun: ADO Lakers: Vince Rooi (1)(3-run,4th,off Van Ancum).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Edwin Louisa, 1B-Henri van Heijningen, 3B-Winfried Berkvens.
Official Scorer-Maaike Houtkamp.
Play-by-Play-Sven van Eijk.
Time-2:37 hr.

(May 18)

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