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Heijstek shuts out Kinheim in attractive game
AMSTERDAM / HOOFDDORP / ROTTERDAM / BUSSUM (Neth.) - L&D Amsterdam Pirates shutout Corendon Kinheim 3-0 on Saturday (May 3) in an attractive game at Sportpark Ookmeer, which took less than two hours. Amsterdam-righthander Kevin Heijstek played a major role, delivered a great performance and threw a complete game 3-hitter. It was the first time in almost three years that Kinheim had only three basehits in a 9-inning game.

Also today, two starting pitchers had to leave their game early due to injuries. Kevin Noordzij, who started for UVV at DOOR Neptunus, left with a shoulder injury after having faced only two batters. In Bussum, José Moreno, the starter for Mampaey The Hawks at Mr. Cocker HCAW, faced only one batter and had to leave after being hit by a line drive on his elbow.

Neptunus broke a scoreless tie vs. UVV with a 6-run rally in the fourth inning and went on to win 10-1. The HCAW vs. Hawks match-up remained scoreless for four innings. HCAW then opened the score, took a 3-0 lead, saw The Hawks narrow the deficit to 3-2, but then rallied for five runs in the eighth to win 8-3.

Vaessen Pioniers and ADO Lakers played another close game. Pioniers led only 2-0 after six innings, but then took more distance and won 7-3.

Despite the injuries to Noordzij and Moreno, it was a good day for some starting pitchers. Besides Heijstek, there were also fine performances by David Bergman (Kinheim), Steven van Groningen (Pioniers), Orlando Yntema (Neptunus) and Ivan Granados (HCAW).

(May 3)

L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. Corendon Kinheim
At Amsterdam, L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Corendon Kinheim played an attractive game in front of a big crowd. Amsterdam produced some nice offensive moments on the bases and at bat with some nice bunts, including a perfect squeeze, to win 3-0.

Amsterdam-righthander Kevin Heijstek played a major role, as he delivered a great performance and threw a complete game 3-hitter, needing only 84 pitches. With this, Heijstek became the first pitcher this season to throw a complete 9-inning game.

...Kevin Heijstek...
...complete game 3-hitter...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
It was the first time in almost three years that Kinheim had only three basehits in a 9-inning game. The last time Kinheim collected only three hits was on July 7, 2011 when it lost 4-0 to.......Amsterdam Pirates. Back then, Rob Cordemans went the distance for Amsterdam.

For Heijstek, today was his ninth complete game in the Dutch big league, but his first complete 9-inning outing. Seven of his previous complete games lasted seven innings. The remaining game lasted eight innings, which he pitched on April 13 last season and ended in a 3-1 loss vs. ADO Lakers.

Today was Heijstek's seventh complete game shutout, but also his first 9-inning shutout. All other shutouts were 7-inning outings. Heijstek pitched his last shutout on April 16, 2011, when he went the distance for Neptunus in a 10-0 win vs. Sparta-Feyenoord. Coincidentally, in that game Stenar van Groningen Schinkel was the first base umpire, as he was today. And catcher for Sparta-Feyenoord in that game was Quintin De Cuba, who today was the rightfielder for Kinheim. And to be complete, back then De Cuba hit one of three hits Heijstek gave up, as he did today.

The last time an Amsterdam-pitcher threw a 9-inning complete game shutout was on May 26, 2012, when Ben Grover faced UVV in an 8-0 win.

Heijstek faced only two batters over the minimum of 27. The righthander had only two innings with four batters, which came in the fourth and eighth at bat. In the fourth, he gave up a 2-out single to Quintin De Cuba, who then stranded. In the eighth, he gave up a lead-off single to Jeffrey Arends, but he was forced out on a grounder by Mervin Gario, who then was left behind. In the second inning, Heijstek gave up a lead-off single to Bryan Engelhardt, but then next batter Jeffrey Arends grounded into a double play. In the sixth inning, René Cremer was the lone other runner for Kinheim. He reached on an error with two outs, but then was caught stealing.

For Kinheim, David Bergman also threw some fine innings, but he faced a 2-0 deficit in the third when Amsterdam scored two unearned runs. Bergman had retired the first eight batters in a row, then walked Björn Hato with two outs in the third inning. He then stole second base and was waved home on a single over second base by Roelie Henrique. Hato would have been out when rookie catcher Sander Paap should have had control over the ball which he received from second baseman Björn Henrichs. But Paap missed the ball and Hato scored. Moments later, Michael Duursma delivered an RBI-single to make it 2-0. Paap was today's catcher for Kinheim, as Dashenko Ricardo wasn't with the team today due to a bout of flu.

In the fifth inning, Amsterdam added a run with some nice plays. Bas Nooij led off with a double down the leftfield-line, then moved to third base when an error was made on a nice sacrifice bunt by Patrick Bok. Nooij then scored on a perfect squeeze bunt towards third base by Björn Hato to make it 3-0.

In the sixth, Bergman was supported with a great catch by leftfielder Bryan Engelhardt, but then he gave up another double down the leftfield-line by Bas de Jong. Two flyouts prevented an additional run.

In the seventh, Hato singled with one out, then stole second and third base, but stranded.

In the eighth, Jean-Paul Gulinck took over for Bergman, walked two batters, but didn't gave up more runs. Heijstek then came back to pitch the ninth, retired the side and was named Man of the Match.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates - Corendon Kinheim 3-0
Corendon Kinheim000000000-032
L&D Amsterdam Pirates00201000X-361
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
David Bergman, L (1-1)742631
Jean-Paul Gulinck1-2---
pitcher Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin Heijstek, W (3-0)95-3--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Johan Brandsma, 1B-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-Edwin Louisa.
Official Scorer-Harumi Ueda.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Marco Stoovelaar.
Techn. Commissioner-Paul Bokern.
Time-1:56 hr.

Vaessen Pioniers vs. ADO Lakers
At Hoofddorp, Vaessen Pioniers played another close game vs. ADO Lakers, leading only 2-0 after six innings. But they held onto the lead and went on to win 7-3 to remain unbeaten at home this season.

Pioniers-starter Steven van Groningen gave up only two hits in six-plus innings. He took a No-Hitter into the sixth inning, but it was then broken when Stephen Henson singled with one out. After walking a batter with two outs in the first inning, Van Groningen retired the next 14 batters in a row.

...Mark-Jan Moorman...
...2 runs batted in...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Pioniers opened the score in the first inning off of starter Ibrahin Redan. With one out, Dirk van 't Klooster was hit by a pitch, then scored when Danny Rombley followed with a triple. Vince Rooi then walked, but Redan followed with two strikeouts to end the inning.

After being retired in order in the second inning, Pioniers added a run in the third at bat. And it was again Van 't Klooster who scored the run. With one out, he singled, then advanced when Rombley walked. A wild pitch then brought him to third base and with two outs, he scored on a passed ball.

But Pioniers was unable to take more distance and was retired in order again in the fourth and fifth inning. Pioniers left two runners behind in the sixth, which also saw a pitching change, as Jurandy Girigori took over for Redan. With one out, Rooi had doubled and the bases got loaded when Mark-Jan Moorman and Dè Flanegin both walked. Moments after Girigori had taken over, ADO Lakers turned a double play on a grounder by Taylor Clemensia to end the inning.

The home team increased its lead by scoring three runs in the seventh inning on only one hit. Shane Boeree led off with a walk, then moved to third base when a throwing error was made on a sacrifice bunt by Max Draijer, who himself ended up on second base. A pop-up and flyout followed, but then the bases got loaded when Rombley walked. Next, Vince Rooi also walked to bring in a run and Mark-Jan Moorman added a 2-run single that made it 5-0. It also led to a pitching change, as Jeremy Winkel took over from Girigori.

Trailing 5-0, ADO Lakers got back in the game when it answered with three runs in the top of the eighth inning. With one out, pinch-hitter Irving Redan homered off of Swen Huijer, who had taken over the pitching with two runners on base in the previous inning for starter Steven van Groningen. After giving up Redan's homerun, Huijer walked Stephen Henson and Odion Gouverneur and was relieved by Scott Ronnenbergh. The lefthander saw the two runners advance on a double-steal, then Jason Jakobus followed with a sacrifice fly to bring in Henson. Moments later, Gouverneur scored on a wild pitch to narrow the deficit to 5-3.

But this time, Pioniers immediately took more distance by scoring twice in the home of the eighth. Taylor Clemensia led off with a walk and advanced on an error after a flyout, then Max Draijer was hit by a pitch. A double-steal then led to a throwing error, enabling Clemensia to score. Draijer scored the next run on a sac-fly by Zerzinho Croes to make it 7-3. Hereafter, Pioniers got the bases loaded when three powerhitters reached base. Van 't Klooster had a 3-0 count when Christian Diaz took over the pitching for Jeremy Winkel. Diaz added an additional ball (the walk is credited to Winkel) and then Rombley singled and Rooi also walked, but the three were left behind.

In the top of the ninth, Ronnenbergh gave up a lead-off single to Kelvi Martinez, but then was supported with a double play. A single by Joshua Zara followed, but he stranded as a groundout ended the game.

Vaessen Pioniers - ADO Lakers 7-3
ADO Lakers000000030-354
Vaessen Pioniers10100032X-750
pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Ibrahin Redan, L (0-2)5.144321
Jurandy Girigori1.1-313-
Jeremy Winkel1-2-22
Christian Diaz0.1 (*)111--
(*) - Diaz took over for Winkel with a 3-0 count on the batter in the eighth inning
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Steven van Groningen, W (2-0)6 (*)222--
Swen Huijer, H (1)1.1-2133
Scott Ronnenbergh, SV (1)1.2--2--
(*) - Van Groningen pitched to 2 batters in the seventh inning
Homerun: ADO Lakers: Irving Redan (1)(solo,8th,off Huijer).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Peter Brink, 1B-Henri van Heijningen, 3B-Fred Oosterling.
Official Scorer-Stefan Slinger.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Leo van den Brun.
Time-3:07 hr.

DOOR Neptunus vs. UVV
At Rotterdam, DOOR Neptunus broke a scoreless tie vs. UVV with a 6-run rally in the fourth inning and went on to win 10-1.

...Dwayne Kemp...
... 2 hits, double, 3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Neptunus collected 15 basehits, including three by Urving Kemp. Eight of the nine starting players scored at least once and also had at least one basehit. The lone exception was Mourik Huijser, but he was one of six players with at least one run batted in.

Both teams got runners on base in the first inning. For UVV, Gilmer Lampe singled with two outs off of Orlando Yntema, but stranded on second base.

UVV's starting pitcher Kevin Noordzij had a different outing. He walked lead-off hitter Gyenuar Lopez, who then advanced on a wild pitch, and then hit next hitter Benjamin Dille with a pitch. That happened on his seventh and last delivery, as Noordzij was relieved hereafter, due to an injury to his right shoulder. Jurjen van Zijl took over and got Dwayne Kemp to ground into a double play and ended with a flyout.

Van Zijl also held Neptunus scoreless in the second and third inning. In the second, Neptunus stranded two runners, in the third, UVV turned another double play.

But Neptunus then rallied for six runs on five hits in the fourth at bat. The bases got loaded when Gianison Boekhoudt, Daniel Fernandes and Urving Kemp (bunt) all singled. Next, Mourik Huijser walked to bring in the first run. The latter was then forced out on a grounder by Shaldimar Daantji to produce the next run, but when a throwing error followed trying to complete a double play, Kemp also was able to score. Hereafter, Wendley Wawoe walked and a wild pitch moved the runners to second and third base. Gyenuar Lopez followed with a double to bring in both and lift the lead to 5-0. After a groundout, Dwayne Kemp added an RBI-single to make it 6-0.

Orlando Yntema didn't ran into much problems in the first five innings, but then gave up UVV's first run in the sixth. He gave up lead-off singles to Norbert Jongerius and Gilmer Lampe, then saw the two advance on a passed ball with one out and loaded the bases by walking Mike Bazuin. A sacrifice fly by Thomas Smits then brought in the run, but UVV would strand two runners.

In the home of the sixth, Neptunus took more distance by adding four runs. Wawoe and Lopez began the at bat with singles, then a single by Benjamin Dille brought in a run, followed by a 2-run double by Dwayne Kemp. That brought in Thijs Steenwijk as reliever for Van Zijl, but he gave up an 1-out single to Daniel Fernandes that made it 10-1. Urving Kemp added another single, but the UVV-defense then turned its third double play of the afternoon to end the inning.

UVV left another runner in the seventh off of Yntema, who was relieved by Floris Timmer in the eighth inning. He gave up a 2-out single in the eighth, but then retired the side in the ninth to close the game.

DOOR Neptunus - UVV 10-1
DOOR Neptunus00060400X-10152
pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin Noordzij- (*)-1---
Jurjen van Zijl, L (0-2)5 (**)13121010
Thijs Steenwijk31-3--
(*) - Noordzij pitched to 2 batters the first inning (injury)
(**) - Van Zijl pitched to 4 batters in the sixth inning
pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Orlando Yntema, W (2-0)781611
Floris Timmer2--1--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Niek Elshof, 1B-Coen van Lierop, 3B-Winfried Berkvens.
Official Scorer-Jeanette van Drunen.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Rienette Hamers.
Time-2:39 hr.

Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. Mampaey The Hawks
At Bussum, the game between Mr. Cocker HCAW and Mampaey The Hawks remained scoreless for four innings. HCAW then opened the score, took a 3-0 lead, saw The Hawks narrow the deficit to 3-2, but then rallied for five runs in the eighth to win 8-3. HCAW collected ten basehits, including three by Sergino Martis, who also had four runs batted in.

...Winning pitcher Ivan Granados...
...five no-hit innings...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
The game started with a scary moment. After The Hawks was retired in order in the top of the first inning, its starter José Moreno was hit by a line drive by HCAW's lead-off hitter Linoy Croes in the home half of the at bat. Moreno was hit on his right elbow and the game was interrupted to treat him. Moreno was unable to continue and had to leave the game. X-rays were taken at the hospital and luckily, he sustained no fractures. The elbow was bruised and he might be out for a few weeks. Rookie Danny Stolk was brought in to replace Moreno to make his first big league-appearance and he did a fine job. He saw Croes steal second base, walked Jasper Keijzer, but then three outs followed.

Both teams then left runners on second and third base in the second inning. For The Hawks, Rodney Michel and Aschwin Rokx walked with one out and moved on a wild pitch, but then stranded. For HCAW, Rossini Frolijk led off with a walk and Roy Seltenrijch followed with a single. After the two advanced on a sacrifice bunt, two outs followed.

HCAW then opened the score with two runs in the fifth inning. Peter van Doesburg led off with a single and advanced on a sac-bunt by Linoy Croes and a single by Jasper Keijzer. After the latter stole second base, then both runners scored on a 2-out single by Sergino Martis.

HCAW added a run in the sixth inning, but also left the bases loaded. Frolijk led off with a single and stole second base. With one out, Max Clarijs struckout, but reached on a throwing error, then the bases got loaded when Van Doesburg singled. After a flyout, Keijzer was hit by a pitch to bring in an automatic run. Three runners then stranded when a flyout ended the at bat.

The Hawks narrowed the deficit to 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning off of starter Ivan Granados. The lefthanded Venezuelan had a good outing and took a No-Hitter into the sixth inning. It was then broken with one out when Bob de Bruijn singled.

In the seventh, Granados gave up two more hits, but also two runs. Berry van Donselaar led off with a single, then reached second base safely when an error was made on a force play-grounder by Rodney Michel. Hereafter, The Hawks Head Coach Dino Anagasti made a successful move. He brought in Berend Ruben and Shurendell Borgschot as pinch-runner for respectively Van Donselaar and Michel and both went on to score. First, the two advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Aschwin Rokx, then Ruben scored when Gino Hersilia grounded out. Moments later, Borgschot scored when Frans van den Heuvel reached on a throwing error to make it 3-2.

In the home of the seventh inning, HCAW got the bases loaded off of Homme Bürmann, who relieved Stolk and also made his big league-debut. With his first pitch, he hit lead-off hitter Sergino Martis, who then stole second base. He then walked Kevin Weijgertse, saw the runners advance on a sac-bunt by Rossini Frolijk and also walked Roy Seltenrijch to load the bases. Henk van Heijningen was brought in to relief Bürmann and he ended the inning succesfully, as s flyout and pop-out followed.

HCAW then decided the game with a 5-run rally in the home of the 8th inning. With one out and two runners on base, Sergino Martis delivered a 2-run single. He then moved on a throwing error and scored on a single by Frolijk. Another error on a force play-grounder by Seltenrijch then brought in two more runs and made it 8-2.

The Hawks had only one more run left which was scored in the ninth off of reliever Gijs van Els after Roel Bellinga had pitched a scoreless eighth inning. He gave up a lead-off single to Aschwin Rokx, who was eliminated trying to advance to third base on a single by Gino Hersilia. The latter went on to score on a sacrifice fly by Remian Denis.

...Hawks-starter José Moreno is hit on his elbow...

...Rookie Danny Stolk took over for Moreno and did fine...

...Jasper Keijzer scores for HCAW...

...Hawks-catcher Aschwin Rokx goes after a foul-ball...

...3B Jorin van Amstel fields a hard grounder...

...and here, he makes contact in the batter's box...
(© Photos: Alfred Cop Fotografie)

Mr. Cocker HCAW - Mampaey The Hawks 8-3
Mampaey The Hawks000000201-373
Mr. Cocker HCAW00002105X-8103
pitchers The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
José Moreno- (*)--1--
Danny Stolk, L (0-1)642732
Homme Bürmann0.1-2---
Henk van Heijningen1.2-1252
(*) - Moreno pitched to 1 batter in the first inning (injury)
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Ivan Granados, W (2-1)76232-
Roel Bellinga, H (1)1-11--
Gijs van Els0.2-1311
Daley Paalvast0.1-----
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Efrem Silvania, 1B-Martijn Bosschaart, 3B-Fred van Groningen Schinkel.
Official Scorer-Francis Speters.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Feiko Drost.
Time-2:59 hr.

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