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Amsterdam's winning streak ends; Pioniers takes 4th place
AMSTERDAM / HAARLEM / HOOFDDORP / DORDRECHT (Neth.) - DOOR Neptunus shutout L&D Amsterdam Pirates 3-0 on Saturday to end the 13-game winning streak of the league-leader and also hand them their first home loss of the season.

Reigning champion Corendon Kinheim recovered from last Thursday's unexpected loss vs. ADO Lakers and today won 12-0.

Vaessen Pioniers registered its second consecutive shutout by winning 7-0 vs. UVV and with that moved into fourth place, passing UVV.

Mr. Cocker HCAW also moved a spot in the ranking after winning 8-5 at Mampaey The Hawks.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. DOOR Neptunus
At Amsterdam, L&D Amsterdam Pirates suffered its first home loss of the season, as DOOR Neptunus won 3-0 to end the 13-game winning streak of the league-leader. Amsterdam collected only three basehits, which is its lowest hit-total in a 9-inning game since hitting three hits on April 7, 2011 in a 2-0 loss against Neptunus. Back then, Neptunus-starter Diegomar Markwell gave up two hits in seven innings. Today, Markwell silenced the Amsterdam-offense again, giving up two hits in eight innings.

For seven innings, today was a pitching-duel between Markwell and Kevin Heijstek, who until last season were teammates at Neptunus. Heijstek gave up five hits in seven innings.

In the first seven innings, Neptunus reached base six times, including four times on second base. Pirates reached base only four times, including one runner that reached third base.

For Neptunus, Dwayne Kemp reached on an error in the second, then RafaŽl Jozefa singled. But then Kemp was eliminated in a double play after Rudy Van Heydoorn flied out and the inning ended with a strikeout for Adrian Anthony. In the third, Gianison Boekhoudt doubled with two outs and was left behind. And in the seventh, Van Heydoorn doubled with two outs, then Anthony walked, but this time, a flyout ended the at bat.

For Pirates, Kenny Berkenbosch walked with one out in the second inning. He then advanced on a passed ball and reached third base on a grounder by Wesley Connor, but stranded at third base. Berkenbosch was the lone Amsterdam-runner to reach beyond first base in today's game.

In the bottom of the seventh, Bas de Jong singled with one out, but then was picked off by Markwell. In the eighth, lead-off hitter Connor reached on an error, then two outs followed and the inning ended when Markwell also picked off Connor.

Moments earlier, Neptunus had opened the score in the top of the eighth inning. Shaldimar Daantji led off with a double, which led to the departure of Heijstek, who was relieved by Ben Grover. He began with a strikeout, then Benjamin Dille grounded out to move Daantji to third base. Next, short stop Michael Duursma committed an error on a grounder by Raily Legito, which led to the first run.

Neptunus added two runs in the ninth, also with two outs. With one out, Rudy Van Heydoorn singled and the bases got loaded when Adrian Anthony and Mourik Huijser walked. A flyout followed and hereafter, Kyle Ward took over the pitching. But the lefthander issued walks to Gianison Boekhoudt and Benjamin Dille to bring in two runs, before a force play ended the at bat.

In the bottom of the ninth, closer Berry van Driel pitched for Neptunus. He gave up a lead-off single to Roelie Henrique, but then Michael Duursma lined into a double ply. Van Driel then struckout BjŲrn Hato to end the game and secure the win.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates - DOOR Neptunus 0-3
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pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Diegomar Markwell, W (4-2)8522--
Berry van Driel, SV (6)11-1--
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin Heijstek, L (2-3)7 (*)6151-
Ben Grover1.212122
Kyle Ward0.1-2---
(*) - Heijstek pitched to one batter in the eighth inning
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Fred Groenewegen, 1B-Fred van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-Martijn Bosschaart.
Official Scorer-Marijke van den Berge.
Play-by-Play-Rienette Hamers.
Commissioner-Willem Broertjes.
Time-2:37 hr.

Corendon Kinheim vs. ADO Lakers
At Haarlem, Corendon Kinheim collected 11 basehits off of two pitchers to win 12-0 vs. ADO Lakers. On Thursday-evening, Kinheim lost the series-opener 5-3, which ended ADO's 16-game losing streak. Today, Kinheim took control of the game with a 4-run rally in the fourth and a 5-run rally in the fifth at bat.

The Haarlem-team opened the score in the first inning when lead-off hitter Renť Cremer was hit by a pitch, stole second and third base, then scored on a 2-out single by Rachid Engelhardt. After stranding a runner on third base in the second inning, Kinheim added a run in the third at bat. This time, Cremer led off with a double and scored when an error was made on a following grounder by Dirk van 't Klooster. Cremer reached base five times today and scored four runs.

The lead was lifted to 6-0 in the fourth inning. With one out, Mervin Gario and Roy Seltenrijch walked, then Remco Draijer (one-run) and Renť Cremer (2-run) followed with back-to-back RBI-doubles. After Cremer had stolen third base, he scored on a single by Van 't Klooster.

In the fifth inning, Quintin de Cuba led off with a homerun. Hereafter, Gario walked and scored on an one-out triple by Draijer, which led to a pitching change. Short stop Rodney Michel took over from starter Ricky Voorn and hit Cremer with a pitch, then walked Van 't Klooster. And error on a force play-grounder by Ramiro Balentina then led to two runs, while a successful force play-grounder by Engelhardt made it 11-0.

The final run was scored in the sixth when De Cuba led off with a single and went on to score on a wild pitch.

ADO Lakers was held to only two hits in the first five innings by David Bergman, who recorded his 99th career victory in the Dutch big league. He was supported with a double play in the second inning and retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced. Steven van Groniningen and Dion Steijl then each threw one inning. Van Groningen retired the side, including two strikeouts. Steijl gave up two hits with one out, but then a double play ended the game.

Corendon Kinheim - ADO Lakers 12-0 (6½)
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Corendon Kinheim101451X-12110
pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Ricky Voorn, L (0-5)4.115898
Rodney Michel1.211331
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
David Bergman, W (5-1)53-2--
Steven van Groningen12----
Dion Steijl1--2--
Homerun: Kinheim: Quintin de Cuba (3)(solo,5th,off Voorn).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Edwin Louisa, 1B-Coen van Lierop, 3B-Winfried Berkvens.
Official Scorer-Stefan Slinger.
Play-by-Play-Feiko Drost.
Time-2:02 hr.

Vaessen Pioniers vs. UVV
At Hoofddorp, Vaessen Pioniers shutout UVV 7-0 in a quick two hours and 15 minutes game. Kevin Miner went the distance for Pioniers and threw the first 9-inning shutout in his career, which began in 2006 as a pitcher for Amsterdam Pirates. The righthander threw three more complete game-shutouts, but those lasted seven innings.

Today, Miner faced a former teammate, as Dennis Burgersdijk started for UVV. Miner and Burgersdijk played together in 2011, while being with Mr. Cocker HCAW.

Both UVV and Pioniers got several baserunners in the first four innings, but didn't score. For UVV, Dennis De Quint singled with one out in the first inning, then moved on a sac-bunt by Stijn van der Meer, but then overran the base and was eliminated after all. In the second inning, Ferd van Stekelenburg singled with one out, then Ricky Daal was hit by a pitch, but a double play followed. In the fourth inning, Van der Meer singled with one out and later stranded on third base.

For Pioniers, Phil Ortez singled with one out in the first inning and stole second base, but was left there. In the second at bat, Mark-Jan Moorman doubled with one out and Rudy Dirksen walked, but they also stranded.

After eight batters were retired in a row from the second inning on, Pioniers opened the score with two runs in the fifth inning. Dirksen led off with a single, moved on a wild pitch and a single by Michael Pluijmers, then scored when Zerzinho Croes also singled. Pluijmers went on to score on a force play-grounder by Jefferson Muzo, who then was eliminated at the plate moments later trying to score on a single by Ortez.

The third run was added in the sixth inning when Mark Duursma doubled with one out and went on to score on a wild pitch. But Pioniers also left three runners behind, as had happened frequently this season.

In the seventh inning, the lead was increased to 7-0 thanks to a 4-run rally off of new pitcher Jerremyh Angela. The lefthander walked Ortez, then hit Danny Rombley with a pitch and saw the bases being loaded when he gave up a single Vince Rooi, who last season was his teammate at L&D Amsterdam Pirates. A double by Mark Duursma followed to bring in two runs. A grounder by Mark-Jan Moorman and a single by Kevin Dirksen accounted for the next two runs and made it 7-0.

After giving up the one-out single to Van der Meer in the fourth inning, Kevin Miner retired the next nine batters in a row and 11 of the next 12. In the eighth inning, he gave up a lead-off single to Giovanni Samboe, but the Pioniers-defense then turned a double play. Next, Daan Cornelissen singled, but was eliminated when he tried to stretch it into a double.

Vaessen Pioniers - UVV 7-0
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pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Dennis Burgersdijk, L (1-2)611833
Jerremyh Angela1-1444
Hylke van Viersen1-----
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin Miner, L (4-3)95-7--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Renť Ras, 1B-Efrem Silvania, 3B-Olav Steijger.
Official Scorer-Jeanette van Drunen.
Play-by-Play-Linda Steijger.
Commissioner-Gerben Hardeveld.
Time-2:15 hr.

Mampaey The Hawks vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW
At Dordrecht, Mr. Cocker HCAW won 8-5 vs. Mampaey The Hawks to move into sixth place. HCAW today collected 16 basehits, which is the team's highest total in a winning game since hitting 17 on June 29, 2010 in a 13-8 win against ADO. Last season, HCAW also had a 17-basehit game on June 30, but that came in a 12-7 loss vs. UVV.

Initially, HCAW faced an 1-0 deficit in the first inning. HCAW's Venezuelan/Spanish starter IvŠn Granados struckout three batters in the first inning, but also gave up one run. The lefthander gave up a lead-off single to Shurendell Borgschot, but then struckout the next to batters. Hereafter, Borgschot advanced to third base on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Berry van Donselaar.

HCAW reacted with three runs in the second inning. Kevin Nieveld led off with a walk and went on to score the tying run on a 2-out single by Jim Froberg. The latter then stole second base and scored on a single by JuriŽn Overman, who later crossed home plate on a double by Barry Mastenbroek.

The next run was added in the third inning. With one out, Jorin van Amstel singled and moved to third base when an error was made on a grounder by Nieveld. The bases got loaded when Sergino Martis was hit by a pitch and a walk for Linoy Croes brought in a run and a new pitcher. A 3-2-3 double play then ended the at bat, but HCAW had lifted the lead to 4-1.

HCAW took more distance from the fifth inning on, adding four runs in three innings. A single by JuriŽn Overman accounted for a run in the fifth, then a basesloaded single by Sergino Martis and a wild pitch contributed to two runs in the next at bat. A 2-out double by Tim Vermij made it 8-1 in the top of the seventh.

After leaving the bases loaded the third inning, The Hawks got its lead-off hitter on base in the fourth, but then Granados retired 10 batters in a row. With one out in the seventh inning, the lefthander gave up singles to Thomas Soederhuijsen and Joris Naber, then the bases got loaded when Berend Ruben also singled with two outs. Next, a single by Steven Wharwood produced two runs for the home team, which then got the bases loaded again when Berry van Donselaar walked. But The Hawks then stranded the three runners moments later.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, The Hawks narrowed the deficit to 8-5. Shurendell Borgschot led off with a double and scored when an outfield-error followed a single by Berend Ruben, which made it 8-4. Bob Klaarenbeek was then brought in as reliever and enabled Ruben to score on a wild pitch, but three flyouts then ended the game.

Mampaey The Hawks - Mr. Cocker HCAW 5-8
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Mampaey The Hawks100000202-5122
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
IvŠn Granados, W (2-4)792933
Jasper de Heus1 (*)--222
Bob Klaarenbeek1--1--
(*) - De Heus pitched to two batters in the ninth inning
pitchers The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin van Veen, L (1-5)2.132543
Rick van Dijck422744
Henk van Heijningen1.1--3--
Ronald de Bont1.1--1--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Johan Brandsma, 1B-Mario Blaauw, 3B-Rudsel Schoobaar.
Official Scorer-Francis Speters.
Play-by-Play-Fred van der Kade.
Time-3:15 hr.

(May 25)

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