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Kinheim avoids sweep; Pioniers moves into first place

...Memorial Day...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
HAARLEM / THE HAGUE / VLEUTEN / DORDRECHT (Neth.) - Corendon Kinheim avoided a 3-game sweep vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates today (Sunday, May 4). After losing on Thursday and Saturday, Kinheim today won 3-1. Was Kinheim limited to only three hits on Saturday, today, Amsterdam registered only three off of four pitchers. Jeffrey Arends batted in two runs, including one with a homerun.

Vaessen Pioniers, DOOR Neptunus and Mr. Cocker HCAW all completed a 3-game sweep today.

Pioniers rallied for four runs in the first inning and won 10-2 at ADO Lakers on 11 hits, including four by D Flanegin. Combined with the loss of Pirates, the win puts Pioniers in sole possession of first place in the Dutch big league.

Neptunus won 6-3 vs. UVV, for whom Duko Jansen went the distance, throwing 161 pitches. Gianison Boekhoudt contributed to the win with a 2-run homerun.

HCAW won 8-3 at Mampaey The Hawks and took a decisive 5-0 lead in the second at bat. Rookie Maickel Rietel started for HCAW and gave up only one basehit in six innings to become the winning pitcher.

All games today started one hour earlier, as it was National Memorial Day. Annually on May 4, at 8 PM, there are two minutes of silence to remember the victims of World War II at various sites throughout the country. The National Memorial is held in Amsterdam at Dam Square, where King Willem-Alexander and Queen Mxima place a wreath.

Earlier today, at 12:30 PM, the annual Memorial was held at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam to remember athletes who were fallen duing the war-years (photo right). Five wreaths are then laid at the statue of Prometeus in front of the historic stadium.

The next day, May 5, Liberation Day is celebrated.

(May 4)

Corendon Kinheim vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates
At Haarlem, Corendon Kinheim avoided a 3-game sweep vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates by winning 3-1 at home in Pim Mulier Stadium. With the Kinheim, took revenge after losing on Thursday (12-3) and Saturday (3-0). With the loss, Amsterdam is now in second place, sharing it with DOOR Neptunus, while Vaessen Pioniers took sole possession of first place in the Dutch big league.

...Starter Nick Veltkamp...
...2 hits against in six innings...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
On Saturday, Kinheim was limited to only three hits, today, Amsterdam collected only three. The last time Amsterdam hit only three hits in a 9-inning game was last year on May 25 in a 3-0 loss vs. Neptunus. Kinheim collected ten basehits today, including four by Niels van Weert.

Initially, Amsterdam opened the score with two outs in the first inning off of Nick Veltkamp when the team hit two of its three basehits. Bjrn Hato led off the game with a single, advanced on an one-out grounder by Kenny Berkenbosch and scored when Bas de Jong followed with a single. A force play ended the at bat.

Amsterdam was then held hitless by Veltkamp in the next five innings, then Pim Walsma added a hitless seventh inning. Amsterdam then collected its third and final hit in the eighth at bat. Despite hitting only one more additional basehit, Amsterdam did reach base frequently, but stranded ten runners after the first inning, including the bases loaded twice.

In the home of the first inning, Kinheim answered with two runs off of Jos de Jong. Ren Cremer led off with a single and Niels van Weert followed with a bunt-single, then both moved on a wild pitch. With one out, Bryan Engelhardt singled in the tying run and Jeffrey Arends added an RBI-single to make it 2-1 in Kinheim's favor. With two outs, Dashenko Ricardo walked to load the base, but a force out at home then ended the inning, leaving three runners.

Amsterdam then got an opportunity to come alongside in the second inning, but also left three runners behind. Rashid Gerard and Bas Nooij walked, then the bases were loaded when Bjrn Hato was hit by a pitch with two outs, but a flyout ended the inning.

In the sixth inning, Kinheim added an insurance run when Jeffrey Arends led off with a homerun.

Amsterdam got the bases loaded again in the seventh without registering a basehit, but the three runners stranded again. In this inning, Pim Walsma took over the pitching for Veltkamp. He walked lead-off hitter Koen Nooij, who moved on a sac-bunt by Roelie Henrique. With two outs, Remco Draijer and Kenny Berkenbosch also walked to load the bases and this time a force out ended the at bat.

In the eighth inning, Amsterdam got close to scoring again, as it got the bases loaded with no outs. Patrick Bok and Rashid Gerard led off with walks, which led to a pitching change. Jean-Paul Gulinck took over for Walsma (who had walked five batters). The lefthander was greeted with a bunt-single by Bas Nooij that loaded the bases. But Koen Nooij then grounded into a double play and a groundout by Henrique ended the at bat. And that earned Gulinck his league-leading third 'hold'.

In the top of the ninth, closer Arshwin Asjes threw for Kinheim and retired the side to secure the win earn a save.

...Niels van Weert => 4 hits...

...Jeffrey Arends homers in the 6th inning...

...Bjrn Hato eliminates Niels van Weert...

...Patrick Bok is forced out by Ren Cremer...
(© Photos: Henk Seppen)

Corendon Kinheim - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 3-1
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Corendon Kinheim20000100X-3100
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Jos de Jong, L (1-2)641833
Kyle Ward22-2--
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
Nick Veltkamp, W (3-0)645211
Pim Walsma, H (1)1 (*)15---
Jean-Paul Gulinck, H (3)1--1--
Arshwin Asjes, SV (1)1-----
(*) - Walsma pitched to 2 batters in the eighth inning
Homerun: Kinheim: Jeffrey Arends (1)(solo,6th,off De Jong).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Winfried Berkvens, 1B-Fred Groenewegen, 3B-Coen van Lierop.
Official Scorer-Fred van der Kade.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Ger van Dongen.
Time-2:40 hr.

ADO Lakers vs. Vaessen Pioniers
At The Hague, Vaessen Pioniers scored four runs in the first inning, then was held scoreless in the next six at bats. However, the four runs were enough, as ADO Lakers also was held hitless until the ninth inning. At that moment, Pioniers led 10-0 and went on to win 10-2.

Pioniers had eleven basehits, including four by D Flanegin and three by Vince Rooi, who both also had three runs batted in. All nine players in the batting order scored at least one run.

...Vince Rooi...
...3 Hits, 2 Doubles, 3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Pioniers decided the game with a 4-run rally on two basehits in the first at bat. Starter Timo van Ancum initially got two quick outs, but he then walked Danny Rombley and gave up an RBI-double to Vince Rooi. Next, the bases were loaded when Mark Duursma was hit by a pitch and Taylor Clemensia walked. The bases were then cleared by veteran D Flanegin, who hit a 3-run double to make it 4-0.

And that was all Pioniers needed today, as veteran pitcher Elton Koeiman again had a good outing on the mound. The righthander gave up only one basehit in the first six innings. Koeiman retired the first six batters he faced, then walked Kelvi Martinez to start the third inning, but he was then eliminated in a double play. In the fourth, after hitting lead-off hitter Odion Gouverneur with a pitch, Koeiman gave up a single to Jason Jakobus, but the two stranded as three outs followed.

Koeiman then retired the side again in the fifth, walked a batter with one out in the sixth and then was supported with another double play. In the seventh, he gave up an one-out single to Glenn Romney and then followed with two strikeouts to bring his total to nine.

Timo van Ancum recovered well after the first inning. He retired the side in the second inning and a lead-off walk in the third at bat didn't result in an additional run. In the fourth, he gave up the first big league-hit to Taylor Clemensia, then another hit to Flanegin, but the two were left behind.

Pioniers stranded two more runners in the fifth inning and left the bases loaded in the next at bat. In the sixth, D Flanegin and Chris Williams were both hit by a pitch and that resulted in a pitching change, as Martijn Riphagen took over for Van Ancum. Flanegin was then forced out on third base on a failed sacrifice bunt-attempt by Max Draijer. After a strikeout accounted for the next out, Pioniers got the bases loaded when Dirk van 't Klooster walked, but a flyout then ended the inning.

In the top of the eighth inning, Pioniers took more distance by adding three runs with two outs. Flanegin led off with a double, then Zerzinho Croes walked with two outs and Van 't Klooster added a single to load the bases. A walk for Rombley and 2-run double by Rooi then lifted the lead to 7-0.

Pioniers scored three more runs in the ninth inning off of new pitcher Jurandy Girigori on a single by Max Draijer and a 2-run, ground-rule, double by Danny Rombley.

Trailing 10-0, ADO Lakers scored twice in the home of the ninth inning off of reliever Dennis Buring, who had taken over in the previous at bat. Christian Diaz and Glenn Romney led off with back-to-back doubles to bring in the first run. With two outs, Romney scored the second run for the home team on a wild pitch.

ADO Lakers - Vaessen Pioniers 2-10
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ADO Lakers000000002-270
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Elton Koeiman, W (2-1)7922--
Dennis Buring221521
pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Timo van Ancum, L (0-3)5 (*)15444
Martijn Riphagen313433
Jurandy Girigori1-1333
(*) - Van Ancum pitched to 2 batters in the sixth inning
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Edwin Louisa, 1B-Antoine Loock, 3B-Johan Brandsma.
Official Scorer-Rienette Hamers.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Alex van den Burg.
Time-2:57 hr.

UVV vs. DOOR Neptunus
At Vleuten, DOOR Neptunus briefly trailed after the first inning, then rallied for four runs in the second at bat. The Rotterdam-squad then led only 4-3 after eight innings, before adding two more runs in the ninth to win 6-3.

...Gianison Boekhoudt...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Misja Harcksen made his first start of the season for Neptunus and gave up only three hits in five innings to earn the win. UVV then added only one more basehit in the remainder of the game off of three relievers, including American Will Dismukes, who made his debut. He pitched the sixth and seventh inning and earned a 'hold' in his first outing.

Duko Jansen went the distance for UVV after having thrown one inning in relief in the opener on Thursday. Jansen, who also is the team's Pitching Coach, used 161 pitches in the nine innings he threw. The veteran righthander gave up nine hits, including three by Benjamin Dille.

After Neptunus left two runners in the first inning, UVV scored a run in the home half. With two outs, Gilmer Lampe doubled. He then stole third base and scored when a throwing error followed.

Neptunus answered with a 4-run rally in the second inning. Daniel Fernandes and Urving Kemp led off with walks, then (after an infield-fly) the bases got loaded when Shaldimar Daantji reached on a bunt-single. A single by Gyenuar Lopez then brought in the tying run and Benjamin Dille followed with a 2-run single. Lopez later scored the fourth run on a throwing error.

UVV, which again used Assistant Coach Kevin Knollenburg as a player (he was the DH), was retired in order in the second and third inning, but got one run back in the fourth. With two outs, Dennis De Quint doubled and scored on a following single by Mike Bazuin.

After leaving two runners in both the third and fourth inning, Neptunus stranded another runner in the fifth. In the home of the sixth, off of new pitcher Will Dismukes, UVV scored again to narrow the deficit to 4-3. With two outs, the American walked Gilmer Lampe, who then advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a following single by Dennis De Quint.

UVV then stranded a runner in the seventh and eighth inning. Neptunus was retired in order in the sixth through eighth inning by Duko Jansen, but then scored two insurance runs moments later. After he walked a batter with one out in the fifth, Jansen retired 13 consecutive batters (including a force play-grounder). With two outs in the top of the ninth, Jansen walked Dwayne Kemp with two outs and then Gianison Boekhoudt followed with a 2-run homerun. That made it 6-3 in favor of Neptunus and that was too much for UVV to turn the game around in the home of the ninth. Closer Berry van Driel walked Thomas Smits with one out, but then Neptunus turned a double play to end the game.

UVV - DOOR Neptunus 3-6
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pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Misja Harcksen, W (2-0)57-321
Will Dismukes, H (1)232111
Jorian van Acker, H (1)1-----
Berry van Driel, SV (1)1-1---
pitcher UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Duko Jansen, L (1-2)945966
Homerun: Neptunus: Gianison Boekhoudt (1)(2-run,9th,off Jansen).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Roy van de Wateringen, 1B-Henri van Heijningen, 3B-Fred van Groningen Schinkel.
Official Scorer-Dieks Bannink.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Dennis Duin.
Time-2:39 hr.

...Winning pitcher Maickel Rietel... hit given up in six innings...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
Mampaey The Hawks vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW
At Dordrecht, Mr. Cocker HCAW rallied for five runs in the second inning and led 8-0 in the seventh at bat vs. Mampaey The Hawks. The home team then broke the shutout and scored three runs of its own, but was left empty-handed with an 8-3 loss, which was the same score as on Saturday.

Rookie pitcher Maickel Rietel made his first big league-start and he did very well. The righthander gave up only one basehit in the six innings he threw and struckout three batters.

...Former HCAW & National Team...
...pitcher Ade Fijth also...
...attended the game...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
Rietel retired the side in the first inning, then escaped a basesloaded situation in the second. In that at bat, Steven Wharwood reached on an error, Dayron Puriel singled with one out and Remian Denis walked with two outs to load the bases. A flyout ended the bat, stranding the three runners.

Rietel then retired the side again in the third, fourth and fifth inning.

HCAW rallied for five runs in the top of the second inning off of starter Quinn Tramm. With one out, Kevin Weijgertse, Rossini Frolijk and Roy Seltenrijch singled to load the bases, then Levine Gabriels and Peter van Doesburg both followed with back-to-back 2-run doubles to make it 4-0. A grounder by Linoy Croes then accounted for the fifth run moments later.

In the fourth inning, HCAW again got the bases loaded, but scored only once. Frolijk led off with a single, Seltenrijch walked and Van Doesburg singled with one out to put runners on all bases. Croes then followed with another RBI-grounder, but this time two runners were left behind.

Two more runs followed in the fifth inning. Jorin van Amstel was hit by a pitch and Sergino Martis walked. The two advanced on a sac-bunt by Frolijk, then scored when Seltenrijch connected for a 2-run double to make it 8-0. Walks for Gabriels and Van Doesburg followed, but HCAW left the bases loaded.

Trailing 8-0, The Hawks got a run back in the home of the seventh off of Robin Schel, who took over for Rietel. With two outs, he gave up a single to Denis, who reached second base safely on a throwing error. Moments later, he scored on a single by Joris Naber.

Schel gave up two more runs in the eighth inning. The Hawks got the bases loaded with no outs thanks to Berry van Donselaar (walk), Steven Wharwood (single) and Frans van den Heuvel (single). Hereafter, Dayron Puriel followed with a 2-run single, but that was to be all for The Hawks. In the ninth, Tony Kreisel closed the game for HCAW with a hitless inning.

...Hawks-reliever Ronald de Bont...

...HP Umpire Rob Has, catcher Remian Denis and batter...
...Linoy Croes all look up to a pop-fly...

...HCAW's CF Jasper Keijzer makes a diving catch...

...Jorin van Amstel reaches 3rd base...
(© Photos: Alfred Cop Fotografie)

Mampaey The Hawks - Mr. Cocker HCAW 3-8
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Mampaey The Hawks000000120-362
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Maickel Rietel, W (1-0)6131--
Robin Schel2-2532
Tony Kreisel111---
pitchers The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
Quinn Tramm, L (1-1)524988
Ronald de Bont3-32--
Kevin van Veen11----
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Rob Has, 1B-Henny Jansen, 3B-Rudsel Schoobaar.
Official Scorer-Leo van den Brun.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Marijke van den Berge.
Time-2:43 hr.

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