ADO Lakers eliminated for Play-Offs; Pioniers wins in 10th
THE HAGUE / VLEUTEN / AMSTERDAM / BUSSUM / DORDRECHT (Neth.) -
As the current top-4 completed a 3-game sweep on Sunday, July 6, the first decision fell in the second half of the regular season.
With its loss today, ADO Lakers will be unable to reach second place and with that was officially eliminated for the Play-Offs.
And so, ADO Lakers now is the first team that knows it will participate in the Play-Downs at the end of the season.
This will be a 9-game series to decide the team that will play in the Promotion/Relegation Series.
The season will now be interrupted for almost two weeks, as the 27th international Haarlem Baseball Week opens next Friday in the Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem.
Playing at home in The Hague, ADO Lakers lost 13-1 to L&D Amsterdam Pirates, which collected 16 hits, including three by Kenny Berkenbosch, Percy Isenia and Koen Nooij.
The latter also contributed with four runs batted in.
With the loss, the losing streak of ADO Lakers now stands at 12.
At Dordrecht, league-leader DOOR Neptunus extended its winning streak to 17 games by winning 12-2 at Mampaey The Hawks, which is still winless at home this season.
Neptunus had 13 basehits, including three by rookie Shurman Marlin and Urving Kemp.
Benjamin Dille scored four runs for the Rotterdam-club.
At Vleuten, Vaessen Pioniers trailed 3-1 after three innings vs. UVV, but then took a 4-3 lead in the sixth when Kevin Dirksen hit a 2-run homerun.
UVV came alongside in the eighth to force extra innings.
Pioniers then struck with five runs in the top of the 10th inning to win 9-4.
In the at bat, Mark-Jan Moorman put Pioniers ahead with a 3-run double.
The next runs were then scored on a double by Djewi Appelman and a single by Dirk van 't Klooster.
The latter had two hits today (as he had yesterday) to lift his career-total to 1,161 and now needs only five basehits to tie the All-Time Hit Record of Marcel Joost.
At Bussum, Corendon Kinheim won 6-1 vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, despite being outhit 12-9.
Initially, Kinheim was unable to produce off of starting pitcher Maickel Rietel, who took a No-Hitter in the sixth inning.
Kinheim then broke the No-Hitter and the ShutOut, taking a 3-0 lead.
Kinheim opened the score on a 2-run homerun by Quintin De Cuba.
Standings, Scores & Schedule