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Exhibition wins for Pirates and Kinheim
AMSTERDAM / HAARLEM (Neth.) - Despite the current cold in the country and sometimes sleet at several sites, two scheduled exhibition games could be played. L&D Amsterdam Pirates shutout Mr. Cocker HCAW 6-0 and reigning champion Corendon Kinheim defeated Vaessen Pioniers, 14-5. Also, three games were played at the 15th edition of the Hudson John Tournament in The Hague.

This means that for the first time during the exhibition season, all eight big league-teams played a game at the same day! In the previous weekends, most exhibitions games were cancelled due to the cold and unfavorable weather conditions.

Coming weekend is the final weekend of the exhibition season with the annual In Memoriam Charles Urbanus Sr. Tournament on the schedule. A few days later, on Thursday, April 11, the regular season opens with four night games.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, 6-0
L&D Amsterdam Pirates, which won 10-1 vs. UVV on March 17, was held to five basehits and two runs in eight innings, then rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to win 6-0. Three Pirates-pitchers held Mr. Cocker HCAW to only two basehits in today's game, which lasted nine innings, took almost two-and-a-half hour and sometimes was bothered by sleet.

Amsterdam opened the score in the first inning. Roelie Henrique led off the at bat with a single off of starter Kaj Timmermans and then stole second base. With one out, Henrique advanced to third base when Percy Isenia grounded out and he then scored the first run of the game on a following single by Wesley Connor.

In the second inning, Kenny Berkenbosch led off with a single, but stranded on third base. The home team then doubled its lead in the third at bat off of new pitcher Sander Helmendach. After a double play, Percy Isenia walked and Wesley Connor connected for a double. When an outfield-error followed, Isenia was able to score the second run.

In the next five innings, Amsterdam was held scoreless, despite reaching base frequently. In the fourth, Bas Nooij and Björn Hato both walked, but were left behind. In the sixth, two more runners stranded. In the seventh and eighth at bat, Amsterdam left a runner at first base.

HCAW reached base only four times in the first eight innings. In the first inning, Amsterdam-starter Jos de Jong gave up an one-out double to Jim Froberg, but he then was retired in a double play when next batter Jorin van Amstel lined out to short stop Jesse Aussems. With this line-out, De Jong retired eleven batters in a row. With one out in the fifth inning, the righthander gave up a single to Jasper Keijzer, who advanced on a wild pitch, but then was left behind. In the sixth inning, new pitcher Kyle Ward began with two strikeouts, then walked Arjan Elshof, but a grounder ended the at bat. After retiring five batters in a row, the lefthander (who is a former HCAW-pitcher) walked Sergino Martis with one out in the eighth inning. A grounder by Max Clarijs (who played in the Pirates Rookies) then brought Martis to second base and he was the second and last player to reach second base. And also the last HCAW-batter to reach base, as rookie Daan Hendrix pitched the ninth inning for Amsterdam and retired the side.

As nine complete innings were played, Amsterdam returned to bat in the home half of the ninth and then rallied for four runs on only one basehit to make it a 6-0 score. Sedley Karel, who last season pitched for UVV, became the new pitcher and walked lead-off hitter Björn Hato. An error was then made on a force play-grounder by Raoell Kortstam. The two runners advanced on a grounder by Jesse Aussems and the bases got loaded when Percy Isenia also walked. A wild pitch then enabled Hato to score and the bases were re-loaded Karel issued another walk, this time for Wesley Connor. A double by Bas de Jong then produced two more runs and a grounder by Kenny Berkenbosch resulted in the next run to make it 6-0, before another grounder ended the game.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates - Mr. Cocker HCAW 6-0
Mr. Cocker HCAW000000000-025
L&D Amsterdam Pirates101000004-660
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Kaj Timmermans, L21-311
Sander Helmendach3.11411-
Gijs van Els1.21----
Leon Elshof1--1--
Sedley Karel1-3142
pitchers Amsterdam Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Jos de Jong, W56-2--
Kyle Ward, H342---
Daan Hendrix, SV1-----
Umpires: HP-Henri van Heijningen, 1B-Winfried Bervens, 3B-Peter Brink.
Scorer-Rob Schuurman (HCAW).
Time-2:29 hr.

Corendon Kinheim vs. Vaessen Pioniers
Vaessen Pioniers, which a week ago won the Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament in Nijmegen, today initially held a 5-0 lead early in the game. But opponent Corendon Kinheim, which played its first exhibition game, then turned the game around, rallied for a lot of runs in the middle of the game and went on to win 14-5.

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(March 30)

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