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Dutch BB Team shuts out Belgium in France
LIEUSAINT (Seine-et-Marne), SÉNART VILLE NOUVELLE (France) - The Netherlands Baseball Team shutout Belgium 10-0 this afternoon (Sunday, September 7) on Day 3 of the Yoshida Challenge, the France International Baseball Tournament in Sénart, near Paris. It was the 63rd international game between the two countries, ending in the 56th win for the Dutch Team.

...Nick Urbanus...
...3 basehits, 3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Tom Stuifbergen started for the Dutch Team and threw the first two innings. The righthander, who is coming back from an injury, struckout two batters and retired all six batters he faced. Wendell Floranus took over in the third inning. The active professional player also pitched two innings and struckout four batters. Like Stuifbergen, Floranus also retired all six batters he faced.

In the fifth inning, Arshwin Asjes became the third Dutch pitcher. He retired the side, but then the Dutch Perfect Game ended when Tim Veraghtert led off the sixth with a walk. He advanced on a grounder by Sebatiaan Vandesompele and moved when Sam Beulens ended the No-Hitter with a single. But the Dutch defense then avoided that the shutout also was being broken by turning a double play.

The seventh inning was pitched by David Bergman. With one out, he gave up the second Belgian basehit, which was hit by Benjamin Dille, a longtime player for DOOR Neptunus in the Dutch big league. A strikeout and pop-fly then ended the at bat.

The Dutch Team collected 16 basehits off of three pitchers, including three by Gilmer Lampe, Nick Urbanus and Gianison Boekhoudt.

The Dutch Team opened the score with three runs in the first inning off of starter Thomas De Wolf. He gave up lead-off singles to Gilmer Lampe and Nick Urbanus, who then scored on an one-out double by Gianison Boekhoudt. The latter moved on a wild pitch, then scored the third run in the inning on a single by Kalian Sams.

After the side was retired in order in the second inning, the Dutch added two runs in the third. Gilmer Lampe led off with a double and Nick Urbanus singled, which brought in a run. Urbanus was then eliminated when Yurendell de Caster grounded into a double play, but Gianison Boekhoudt followed with a homerun to lift the lead to 5-0.

A 4-run rally followed in the fourth at bat of five consecutive singles. With one out, Sharlon Schoop, Danny Rombley and Michael Duursma all singled to bring in the first run. Gilmer Lampe then added another RBI-single and Nick Urbanus followed with a 2-run single to make it 9-0.

The Orange squad then left the bases loaded in the fifth inning, stranded another runner in the sixth, but reached the 10-run difference in the bottom of the seventh inning off the third Belgian pitcher. With one out, Sharlon Schoop singled, moved on a passed ball and scored on a walk-off single by Michael Duursma.

The Dutch line-up was as follows:
Gilmer Lampe (DH, 3-for-4), Nick Urbanus (3B, 3-for-3), Yurendell de Caster (1B, 0-for-4), Gianison Boekhoudt (C, 3-for-4), Kalian Sams (CF, 1-for-3), Quintin De Cuba (LF, 0-for-4), Sharlon Schoop (SS, 2-for-4), Danny Rombley (RF, 2-for-3), Michael Duursma (2B, 2-for-3). Kevin Moesquit (0-for-1) pinch-hit for Urbanus in the 6th inning, then took over at third base.

(September 7)

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