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Mampaey The Hawks completes first big league-sweep
Nederlands
THE HAGUE / ROTTERDAM / HAARLEM / BUSSUM (Neth.) - Mampaey The Hawks completed its first big league-sweep on Sunday by winning 4-2 against ADO Lakers to move into a tie for fourth place. Corendon Kinheim and DOOR Neptunus are the two league-leaders after two weeks of play in the Dutch big league. Kinheim won 11-8 against L&D Amsterdam Pirates, while Neptunus won 6-4 vs. UVV. Vaessen Pioniers also completed a sweep, winning 3-1 vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, which now has lost six games in a row.



ADO Lakers vs. Mampaey The Hawks
At The Hague, Mampaey The Hawks defeated ADO Lakers 4-2 to complete a 3-game sweep, its first on the hightest level. A week ago, the team from Dordrecht made its debut in the big league when it was swept in three games by DOOR Neptunus. With the win, The Hawks moved into a tie for fourth place in the second week of competition.

Veteran pitcher Elton Koeiman went the distance for The Hawks and gave up only six basehits. Koeiman, who turns 40 next month, needed only 103 pitches to become the winning pitcher.

The Hawks, which commited five errors, faced an early 1-0 deficit in the second inning. Dayron Puriel then led off with a single and Gino Hersilia walked. The latter was then forced out on a grounder by Quensley Bazoer, which moved Puriel to third base. He then scored when a throwing error followed a stolen base by Bazoer. But ADO Lakers left runners on first and third later in the bat.

In the fourth inning, The Hawks took a 2-1 lead off of Timo van Ancum. Steven Wharwood walked and Erwin Bonis doubled, then a sac-fly by Frans van de Heuvel and double by Berry van Donselaar made it 2-1. In the home of the fourth, ADO came alongside. Gino Hersilia walked and moved on a sac-bunt and a wild pitch. Next, Wamaer Bordewijk also walked. His stay at first base was then extended when a caught stealing after a pick-off ended in an error. Bordewijk was able to return safely to first basee, but Hersilia scored the tying run.

In the eighth inning, The Hawks broke the 2-2 score. Steven Wharwood led off with a single, moved on a sac-bunt and scored on a single by Berry van Donselaar, who was 3-for-4. The Hawks added an insurance run in the ninth inning. With one out, Urving Kemp walked, stole second base and scored on a single by Bob de Bruijn.

ADO Lakers got several baserunners in the last few innings, but was unable to score more runs and so was left empty-handed again for the third time in a row.

ADO Lakers - Mampaey The Hawks 2-4
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pitcher The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
Elton Koeiman, W (1-1)933621
pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Timo van Ancum, L (0-2)7.243833
Rick van der Post1.1-2111
Umpires: HP-Martijn Bosschaart, 1B-Fred Groenewegen.
Box Score
Standings
Schedule
Official Scorer-Dennis Duin.
Play-by-Play-Jeanette van Drunen.
Time-2:34 hr.



DOOR Neptunus vs. UVV
At Rotterdam, DOOR Neptunus encountered another low-scoring outing against UVV and faced another deficit, but in the end won 6-4. With this, Neptunus handed UVV its second consecutive loss after they had won its first four games of the new season. Neptunus trailed 3-1 in the sixth inning, came alongside and went on to win the game.

UVV's American pitcher Chris Mezger, who had a fine outing a week ago, today gave up eight hits. In the second inning, he gave up a run when Dwayne Kemp led off with a single, advanced to third base on an errant pick-off, then scored on a sac-fly by RafaŽl Jozefa on foul territory.

But in the top of the third inning, UVV answered with three runs off of Tim Roodenburg. With one out, Brennan Nijhof singled and Andy Raaff reached when an error was made on his sac-bunt. After the two advanced on a passed ball, Norbert Jongerius grounded to short stop Raily Legito, but while trying to field the ball, baserunner Raaff ran into the veteran infielder. Raaff was ruled out on interference, while Jongerius got first base and Nijhof of course stayed at third base. Next, Dennis Ribbens doubled to bring in Nijhof and Jongerius, followed by a single by Ferd van Stekelenburg that made it a 3-1 score.

UVV got the bases loaded in the fourth inning, but left three runners, then saw Neptunus come alongside in the sixth at bat. Gianison Boekhoudt led off with a single, moved on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Raily Legito. With one out, Legito advanced to second and third base on two wild pitches and scored the tying run on a sac-fly by Rudy Van Heydoorn.

UVV got another scoring opportunity in the seventh inning, but this time the team left two runners. Neptunus then struck with three runs in the home of the seventh inning to take a 6-3 lead. The home team got the bases loaded thanks to Benjamin Dille (error), Adrian Anthony (single) and Gyenuar Lopez (one-out single). After rookie Oscar Meuris became the new pitcher, Gianison Boekhoudt hit a sac-fly to make it 4-3. Next, Raily Legito walked in combination with a wild pitch, which enabled Anthony to score the next run. After next hitter Dwayne Kemp also walked, Meuris was replaced by Duko Jansen, but walked RafaŽl Jozefa with the bases loaded to bring in the next run. A strikeout then ended the at bat, leaving the bases loaded.

UVV got only one run back in the ninth inning off of closer Berry van Driel, who gave up a 2-out double to Joris van Ballegooy and RBI-single to Dennis De Quint, but then ended the game.

DOOR Neptunus - UVV 6-4
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pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Chris Mezger, L (1-1)6.171862
Oscar Meuris0.1-2---
Duko Jansen1.111---
pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Tim Roodenburg6 (*)52733
Jorian van Acker, W (2-0)21----
Berry van Driel, SV (2)11-211
(*) - Roodenburg pitched to two batters in the seventh inning
Umpires: HP-Rudsel Schoobaar, 1B-Johan Brandsma, 3B-Roy van de Wateringen.
Box Score
Standings
Schedule
Official Scorer-Maaike Houtkamp.
Play-by-Play-Francis Speters.
Umpire Observer-Paul Bokern.
Time-2:59 hr.



Corendon Kinheim vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates
At Haarlem, Corendon Kinheim and L&D Amsterdam Pirates combined on 14 runs and 19 basehits in the first four innings, leading to quick departures of the starting pitchers, then added five more runs and seven basehits in the remainder of the game. Both teams had a big rally to give them a lead in a game that saw a lot of activities, but also some nonchalant defensive plays. Kinheim, which turned four double plays, turned the game around in its favor in the sixth inning. Trailing 8-6, the home team scored four runs to re-take the lead.

Kinheim scored three runs in the first inning off of Jos de Jong. Mervin Gario (lead-off walk) then scored on a 2-out single by Bryan Engelhardt, who advanced on a passed ball and stolen base, then scored on a double by Jeffrey Arends. A single by Quintin de Cuba then made it 3-0.

Amsterdam got two runs back in the second inning off of Nick Veltkamp. Wesley Connor (single) and Bas de Jong (double) then scored on a sac-fly by Kenny Berkenbosch and single by Bas Nooij. But moments later, Kinheim added two more runs, which appeared to be unnecessary. With one out, Remco Draijer walked, stole second base and advanced to third on a flyout. Dirk van 't Klooster then hit the ball into rightfield, where it appeared to be catchable. But the ball dropped in front of rightfielder Bas de Jong and so Draijer was able to score. Singles by Ramiro Balentina and Bryan Engelhardt then made it 5-2.

In the third inning, Quintin de Cuba led off with a homerun, which marked the end for Jos de Jong, who was relieved by Kyle Ward. In the top of the fourth inning, Pirates rallied for six runs to take an 8-6 lead. The first nine batters reached base safely. The bases got loaded when Percy Isenia, Wesley Connor and Bas de Jong all singled. Next, Kenny Berkenbosch also singled to bring in Isenia. Bas Nooij then grounded to third, leading to a force play at home, but catcher Ramiro Balentina then threw the ball high over first base into rightfield trying to complete a double play after being out of balance by sliding runner Connor. The error led to two runs. Singles by Rashid Gerard and Roelie Henrique produced the next run and tied the score and brought in reliever Dion Steijl. The lefthander was greeted with an RBI-double by Michael Duursma which gave Amsterdam the lead, then walked Jesse Aussems, meaning all nine players in the batting order reached base successfully. A sac-fly by Isenia then made it 8-6. From the fifth inning on, Steijl gave up only two more basehits and held Pirates scoreless, before being relieved.

In the sixth inning, Kinheim rallied for four runs to re-take the lead. With one out, Roy Seltenrijch and Remco Draijer singled, then a walk for Mervin Gario loaded the bases. Daan Hendrix then took over the pitching, but gave up RBI-singles to Dirk van 't Klooster (one-run) and Ramiro Balentina (2-run). With runners on second and third base, Bryan Engelhardt was walked intentionally, then a sac-fly by Jeffrey Arends made it 10-8, with three of the runs in this at bat being credited to Ward.

In the seventh, Kinheim added another run when Roy Seltenrijch walked and scored on a triple by Dirk van 't Klooster.


...Father & Son Roeland Henrique...

...Jesse Aussems is forced out at 2B...

...Closer Pim Walsma earned a save...

...Veteran umpires Fred van Groningen Schinkel...
...and Henri van Heijningen...

...Pitching Coach Rob Cordemans talks with pitcher...
...Jos de Jong and catcher Bas Nooij...

...Quintin de Cuba (40) is greeted after his homerun...

...Winning pitcher Dion Steijl...

...Wesley Connor slides into catcher Ramiro Balentina...
...who then makes a throwing error, resulting in 2 runs...

...Dirk van 't Klooster slides into third base with...
...an RBI-triple in the seventh inning...
(© All Photos: Henk Seppen)

Corendon Kinheim - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 11-8
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Corendon Kinheim32100410X-11142
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Jos de Jong2 (*)-2766
Kyle Ward, L (0-1)3.111433
Daan Hendrix, BS (1)1.1-3322
Jurrian Koks1.111---
(*) - De Jong pitched to one batter in the third inning
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
Nick Veltkamp3.111988
Dion Steijl, W (1-0)4343--
Jean-Paul Gulinck, H (3)0.2-----
Pim Walsma, SV (1)1-----
Homerun: Kinheim: Quintin de Cuba (1)(solo,3rd,off J. de Jong).
Umpires: HP-Winfried Berkvens, 1B-Henri van Heijningen, 3B-Fred van Groningen Schinkel.
Box Score
Standings
Schedule
Official Scorer-Marco Stoovelaar.
Play-by-Play-Huub Nelissen.
Time-3:05 hr.




...HCAW's Taylor Clemensia made his big league-debut...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. Vaessen Pioniers
At Bussum, Vaessen Pioniers won 3-1 vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW to complete a 3-game sweep and hand HCAW its sixth loss in a row.

Pioniers opened the score with two runs in the first inning off of Kaj Timmermans. Linoy Croes led off with a single and moved on a grounder by Mark Duursma and a single by Danny Rombley. After Rombley stole second base, the bases got loaded when Vince Rooi walked. Next, a walk for Phil Ortez opened the score. Another walk followed, this time for DŤ Flanegin that made it 2-0. But the inning then ended when Kevin Dirksen flied into a double play.

HCAW then left a runner in its second inning, but got one run back in the third. With one out, Dylan de Mello walked and Arjan Elshof singled. After the latter was forced out, a single by Jesus Latte brought in De Mello, but HCAW also stranded two runners.

Nothing much happened in the fourth and fifth inning, then Pioniers added an insurance run in the sixth inning. Vince Rooi was hit by a pitch and was safe when an error was made on an one-out force play-grounder. This brought in new pitcher Sedley Karel, who was welcomed with an RBI-double by Kevin Dirksen that made it 3-1.

In its last four at bats, HCAW reached base only twice and ended up short again.


...Vince Rooi is tagged out by Max Clarijs...
...in the first inning...

...Linoy Croes dives back safely to first base...
...1B DŤ Flanegin just misses him...

...Danny Rombley steals second base...
...2B Arjan Elshof slips and has no play...

...Winning pitcher Kevin Miner...

(© All Photos: Alfred Cop Fotografie)

Mr. Cocker HCAW - Vaessen Pioniers 1-3
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Mr. Cocker HCAW001000000-151
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin Miner, W (1-1)642511
Dennis Buring, H (1)211---
Bayron Cornelissen, SV (1)12----
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Kaj Timmermans, L (0-2)5.1-5232
Sedley Karel3.22-2--
Umpires: HP-Efrem Silvania, 1B-Olav Steijger.
Box Score
Standings
Schedule
Official Scorer-Linda Steijger.
Play-by-Play-Fred van der Kade.
Time-2:38 hr.

(April 21)


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