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Top-4 teams win comfortable in return to field
...Finally, a blue sky today with friendly clouds...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
HAARLEM / THE HAGUE / VLEUTEN / DORDRECHT (Neth.) -
Today was lucky 13, as tonight (Tuesday, May 13), the 'Play Ball' sounded on all four playing sites in the Dutch big league, ending the streak of five rainy days, which produced a record of 17 cancelled games.
Finally, tonight all eight teams were on the field at the same time to play for the first time since Sunday, May 4.
However, the day did start a little tricky in the Rotterdam-area, as it had rained there again in the morning, but that stopped around 12 PM.
And so, all four scheduled make-up games could be played.
And it was a wild evening with a total of 61 runs, 79 basehits and 10 errors.
The current top-4 in the big league all celebrated the return to field with big scores.
Vaessen Pioniers won 15-2 vs. UVV, which used seven pitchers, L&D Amsterdam Pirates won 12-1 at ADO Lakers and Corendon Kinheim won 9-3 vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW.
DOOR Neptunus, which is currently in fourth place, won 18-1 vs. Mampaey The Hawks and scored ten runs in the sixth inning.
The top-4 scored 54 of the 61 runs and collected 56 of the 79 basehits tonight.
Besides all the runs and hits, there were 28 different pitchers and 52 different offensive or defensive changes in the four games.
So, the official scorers had a lot to do tonight.
A group of officials which isn't mentioned that often.
I'm proud of my scoring colleagues!
The webmaster of Grand Slam * Stats & News wants to give a big compliment to all those members of the various ground crews (which sometimes also even include coaches and players).
They are never mentioned, but they did a lot of work the last days (and of course also on other days) at the eight playing sites.
...Ben Meenhorst (Amsterdam)...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
...Frans van Elst (UVV)...
Despite the rainy conditions, they prepared the fields, only to see that their hard work has been done for nothing, as another cancellation followed.
Today, they were back on the field under much better weather conditions and tonight, the games could be played, thanks to those people who prepare the fields, put on the lines, etc.
Without them, it wouldn't have been possible to play!
Pictured left are only two of those loyal groundskeepers.
Through them, Grand Slam * Stats & News honors them all!
Corendon Kinheim vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW
At Haarlem, Corendon Kinheim scored a run in the first three innings, but again couldn't really take some distance from Mr. Cocker HCAW, which came alongside in the fifth at bat.
Kinheim then re-took the lead in the sixth and rallied for five runs in the seventh to win 9-3.
HCAW's next chance to register its 800th all-time victory comes next Thursday when it opens its next 3-game series vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates.
The game featured two rookie starting pitchers tonight, as RHP Maickel Rietel took the mound for the visitors and RHP Glenn Wassink threw for the home team.
In the first inning, Kinheim opened the score when Niels van Weert tripled with one out and scored on a following single by Quintin De Cuba, but then a double play ended the at bat.
After HCAW stranded a runner on second and third base in the top of the second inning, Kinheim added its second run in the home half, also with one out.
This time, Mervin Gario walked with one out, then moved to third base on a double by Dashenko Ricardo and scored on a single by Bruce Martinus.
Wassink then retired the side in the top of the third inning, including two strikeouts, and was supported with another run in the home half.
With one out, Quintin De Cuba tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Bryan Engelhardt to make it 3-0.
HCAW hit only two basehits in the first four innings off of Wassink, who struckout five batters in this span and was supported with a double play in the fourth at bat.
But in the fifth inning, the Bussum-squad came back into the game and tied the score.
Roy Seltenrijch led off with a single and then Levine Gabriëls walked.
A failed pick-off at second base moved the runners and a following single by Linoy Croes produced the first HCAW-run.
After a walk for Jasper Keijzer loaded the bases, a grounder by Peter van Doesburg resulted in a force out, but also a run.
In an attempt to make a double play, a throwing error followed and that enabled Croes to score the tying run, 3-3.
Next, Jorin van Amstel lined out and Van Doesburg was eliminated trying to advance to third base, but it now was a new ballgame.
Kinheim re-took the lead in the home of the sixth inning after HCAW had stranded two runners in the sixth inning off of new pitcher Pim Walsma.
Bryan Engelhardt led off the sixth with a double, moved when Jeffrey Arends flied out and scored on a wild pitch by Rietel.
HCAW then stranded two more runners in the seventh inning and moments later, Kinheim rallied for five runs to take a more comfortable lead.
In the seventh, Bob Klaarenbeek took over the pitching for Rietel and gave up four consecutive singles to Jefferson Muzo, René Cremer, Niels van Weert and Quintin De Cuba, bringing in three runs.
He then walked Bryan Engelhardt and was replaced by Tom de Blok, who loaded the bases by walking Jeffrey Arends.
A double play followed, but Kinheim added another run when Dashenko Ricardo reached on an error.
HCAW did reach base again in the eighth inning off of new pitcher Jerrold Martijn, but was unable to add more runs.
Martijn retired the side in the ninth to end the game.
...Quintin De Cuba scores for Kinheim...
...Tom de Blok takes over for HCAW in the 7th inning...
|(© Photos: Alfred Cop Fotografie)|
|Corendon Kinheim - Mr. Cocker HCAW 9-3|
|Mr. Cocker HCAW||000||030||000||-||3||8||1|
|Maickel Rietel, L (1-1)||6||2||2||7||4||4|
|Bob Klaarenbeek||- (*)||-||1||4||5||4|
|Tom de Blok||1||1||1||-||-||-|
|Gijs van Els||1||2||-||2||-||-|
|(*) - Klaarenbeek pitched to 5 batters in the seventh inning|
|Pim Walsma, W (1-0)||2||2||1||3||-||-|
Umpires: HP-Fred Groenewegen, 1B-Rob Has.|
Official Scorer-Maaike Houtkamp.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Feiko Drost.
ADO Lakers vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates
At The Hague, L&D Amsterdam Pirates took charge of the game quickly again at ADO Lakers, added a 6-run rally in the fifth inning, and went on to win 12-1.
Amsterdam rallied for three runs in the first at bat and like the evening before, Kenny Berkenbosch contributed with a big hit.
Roelie Henrique led off the game with a walk, stole second base and advanced on a grounder by Michael Duursma.
ADO Lakers-starter Jeremy Winkel then also walked Remco Draijer (who also stole second base) and then gave up a 2-run double to Berkenbosch, who had hit a 3-run homerun in the first inning on Monday-evening.
Moments later, Berkenbosch advanced on a wild pitch and scored the third run on a single by Bas de Jong.
...Single, Triple, 2 Runs, RBI...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Winkel then retired Amsterdam in order in the second at bat, but gave up another run in the third inning.
He walked lead-off hitter Remco Draijer, who then moved to third base on a single by Berkenbosch and scored when the latter was forced out on second base on a grounder by Bas de Jong.
Amsterdam made it 5-0 in the top of the fourth inning.
Patrick Bok and Björn Hato then led off with walks.
With one out, Bok advanced on a force play-grounder by Michael Duursma, then scored on an errant pick-off attempt by Winkel at first base.
Amsterdam-starter Jos de Jong retired the first nine batters he faced, but his Perfect Game ended in the fourth inning when lead-off hitter Odion Gouverneur reached on an error by third baseman Rashid Gerard.
With one out, it was again Christian Diaz, who spoiled a No-Hitter/Shutout of an Amsterdam-pitcher.
On Monday, his homerun in the fourth inning ended the No-Hit Shutout of Kevin Heijstek and now, he connected for a double that brought in Gouverneur with the first run for the home team.
But then two outs followed.
Amsterdam answered with a 6-run rally in the fifth inning off of new pitcher Sylvester Martina.
He gave up lead-off singles to Kenny Berkenbosch (his third basehit) and Bas de Jong, then a force out followed on a grounder by Rashid Gerard.
The bases then got loaded when Bas Nooij was hit by a pitch.
Next, Patrick Bok connected for a 2-run single.
Hereafter, Björn Hato (2-run) and Roelie Henrique (1-run) hit back-to-back triples.
The latter then scored the sixth run in the inning on a grounder by Michael Duursma to lift the lead to 11-1.
After completion of the top of the fifth inning, Amsterdam-starter Jos de Jong was inserted into the batting order, replacing short stop Michael Duursma, as several defensive changes were made.
Duursma was replaced out of precaution, as he was slightly injured a week earlier.
In the seventh inning, Amsterdam scored its twelfth run when Bas de Jong (fielder's choice) scored on a double by Rashid Gerard.
Daan Hendrix took over the pitching for De Jong in the sixth and then retired the side.
Jurrian Koks closed the game for Amsterdam in the seventh inning.
He struckout three batters, but gave up an one-out single to Kelvi Martinez, which was the third and last hit in the game for ADO Lakers.
|ADO Lakers - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 1-12 (7 inn.)|
|L&D Amsterdam Pirates||301||161||0||-||12||10||1|
|Jos de Jong, W (2-2)||5||7||-||2||1||-|
|pitchers ADO Lakers||inn.||SO||BB||H||R||ER|
|Jeremy Winkel, L (0-2)||4||4||6||3||5||4|
Umpires: HP-Olav Steijger, 1B-Peter Brink, 3B-Antoine Loock.|
Official Scorer-Stefan Slinger.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Ger van Dongen.
Mampaey The Hawks vs. DOOR Neptunus
At Dordrecht, Mampaey The Hawks and DOOR Neptunus were so anxious to play after five days of rain and cancellations that they started their game tonight even a few minutes earlier before the scheduled starting time of 7:30 PM.
...Single, Double, Triple, 4 Runs, 3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Neptunus got on the board quickly and led 4-0 in the third inning.
The Rotterdam-squad then rallied for ten runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to win big 18-1 on 19 basehits.
All nine starting Neptunus-players scored at least once and hit at least one basehit.
Shaldimar Daantji scored four runs, had three hits and three runs batted in.
He missed the homerun to hit-for-the-cyle.
In the first at bat, The Hawks-starter Evan Simons walked lead-off hitter Daniel Fernandes and, with one out, Raily Legito.
The two runners tried to advance on a passed ball, but only Fernandes was successful, as Legito was eliminated.
Moments later, Dwayne Kemp delivered a double to put Neptunus ahead.
Two runs were scored in the second inning.
With two outs, Urving Kemp walked and after having stolen second base, he scored when Shaldimar Daantji singled.
The latter then advanced on a single by Fernandes and scored when Benjamin Dille also singled.
Neptunus scored its fourth run in the third inning when Dwayne Kemp, Gianison Boekhoudt and Gyenuar Lopez began the at bat with three consecutives singles.
Trailing 4-0, The Hawks came close to a run in the home of the third inning.
Remian Denis led off with a single off of starter Floris Timmer and advanced on an one-out single by Steven Wharwood.
After an infield-fly accounted for the second out, Denis tried to score on a single by Berry van Donselaar, but was thrown out at the plate by leftfielder Urving Kemp.
After two scoreless innings, Neptunus rallied for ten runs in the sixth inning.
Danny Stolk took over the pitching for The Hawks in this at bat and he saw ten consecutive players reached base safely and all of them scored.
He was then relieved by Homme Bürmann.
This probably is the first time that a pitcher faced 10 batters, who all reached base and scored.
It all began with a lead-off double by Shaldimar Daantji, who then scored on a single by Daniel Fernandes.
Hereafter, Benjamin Dille also singled, then Raily Legito followed with a 3-run homerun.
The bases then were loaded by Dwayne Kemp (hit by pitch), Gianison Boekhoudt (walk) and Gyenuar Lopez (walk).
A passed ball then led to a run and the bases were re-loaded when Stolk also walked Adrian Anthony.
Urving Kemp followed with a 2-run single and Shaldimar Daantji added a 2-run triple to become the tenth player in a row to reach base safely.
That bought in Bürmann, who then hit pinch-hitter Mourik Huijser with a pitch to become the eleventh consecutive batter to reach base.
Benjamin Dille then grounded into a double play to bring in Daantji, meaning all runners who were the responsibility of Stolk had scored.
A flyout ended the at bat.
Four runs were added in the seventh inning off of Bürmann.
Boekhoudt doubled with one out and scored on a passed ball, then Lopez doubled and scored on a force play-grounder by Urving Kemp.
Next, Daantji walked, then Huijser and Dille followed with RBI-singles to make it 18-0.
The Hawks scored its lone run in the home of the seventh inning off of Jorian van Acker, who then took over for starter Floris Timmer.
With two outs, Remian Denis (fielder's choice) moved when Jules Peters walked, then scored on a single by Steven Wharwood.
A line out by Rodney Michel then ended the game.
|Mampaey The Hawks - DOOR Neptunus 1-18 (7 inn.)|
|Mampaey The Hawks||000||000||1||-||1||8||0|
|Floris Timmer, W (2-0)||6||2||1||7||-||-|
|Jorian van Acker||1||-||2||1||1||1|
|pitchers The Hawks||inn.||SO||BB||H||R||ER|
|Evan Simons, L (0-3)||5||3||4||8||4||4|
|Danny Stolk||- (*)||-||3||6||10||10|
|(*) - Stolk pitched to 10 batters in the sixth inning|
|Homerun: Neptunus: Raily Legito (1)(3-run,6th,off Stolk).|
Umpires: HP-Edwin Louisa, 1B-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-René Ras.|
Official Scorer-Alex van den Berg.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Rienette Hamers.
UVV vs. Vaessen Pioniers
At Vleuten, Vaessen Pioniers rallied for four runs in the second and fourth inning vs. UVV, added a 6-run rally in the ninth and went on to win 15-2.
UVV's Head Coach Ferenc Jongejan tonight used six different pitchers, including one who took the mound twice.
Two of the six pitchers were position players, one of them being starting rightfielder Nick Peels.
The other was starting catcher Joris van Ballegooy, who also played at 2nd base and in rightfield tonight.
...Dirk van 't Klooster...
...5x on base, 2 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
The pitching changes weren't the only ones by UVV.
It also brought in four new players during the game and made a total of 14 defensive changes and also one offensive change.
After leaving a runner in the first inning, Pioniers scored four runs in the second at bat off of Belgian Kenny Van Den Branden, who made his first start of the season.
With one out, Dè Flanegin singled, as did Chris Williams with two outs.
The bases were then loaded when Max Draijer walked.
All three runners then were able to score when third baseman Mike Bazuin committed a throwing error on a grounder by Zerzinho Croes, who himself ended up on third base.
He then scored the fourth run on a following single by Dirk van 't Klooster.
It wasn't Bazuin's evening, as in the home of the second inning, he was ejected by Home Plate Umpire Fred van Groningen Schinkel for arguing balls and strikes.
He had an 1-2 count at that moment and Cecil Comenencia completed the at bat as pinch-hitter.
Comenencia struckout with the strikeout being credited to Bazuin.
Pioniers staged another 4-run rally in the fourth inning off of Martijn van Soest, who had taken over the pitching for UVV in the previous at bat.
He walked Max Draijer and Zerzinho Croes, who was then forced out on a grounder by Dirk van 't Klooster.
But then Danny Rombley followed with an RBI-double, Vince Rooi added a 2-run single and after Mark Duursma had also singled, the fourth run was scored on a sacrifice fly by Dè Flanegin.
Ricardo Hernandez Sanchez started for Pioniers, as he would have done in the previous five attempts to play a game.
Despite having a complete warming up on Monday-evening before the game was eventually cancelled, the lefthanded Venezuelan took the mound tonight.
He retired the first eleven batters he faced, including five strikeouts, but his Perfect Game then ended in the fourth inning when Gilmer Lampe singled with two outs.
Lampe was the lone player Hernandez allowed to reach base in he five innings he pitched.
Pioniers left two runners in both the fifth and sixth inning off of Gilian van Lith and Thomas Steenwijk respectively.
The latter also pitched the seventh inning for UVV and then gave up a run.
With one out, Zerzinho Croes tripled and scored on a grounder by next hitter Dirk van 't Klooster.
...Dennis De Quint...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
UVV then scored two runs in the home of the seventh inning off of Dennis Buring, who had relieved Hernandez the inning before.
He gave up a lead-off double to Gilmer Lampe and a 2-run homerun to Dennis De Quint, but that was all the scoring for the home team tonight.
In the eighth inning, Joris van Ballegooy, who was the starting catcher for UVV, but moved to 2nd base in the fifth inning, took over the pitching.
He got two quick outs, then saw Dè Flanegin reach on an error, but a force play followed.
In the ninth, rightfielder Nick Peels became UVV's sixth pitcher of the evening, while Van Ballegooy moved to rightfield.
Peels ran into problems quickly after he walked lead-off hitter Chris Williams.
He advanced to third base when a throwing error was made on a force play-grounder by Max Draijer and then Zerzinho Croes followed with a runscoring single.
Dirk van 't Klooster then walked and Danny Rombley followed with a 2-run double.
With one out, the bases got loaded when Mark Duursma walked.
Peels then also walked Dè Flanegin to bring in a run and he then switched places again with Van Ballegooy.
He gave up RBI-singles to Djewi Appelman and Chris Williams that made it a 15-2 score.
Two force outs then finally ended the inning.
Swen Huijer pitched the ninth inning for Pioniers, gave up a 2-out single to Van Ballegooy, but then ended the game with a strikeout.
|UVV - Vaessen Pioniers 2-15|
|Ricardo Hernandez Sanchez, W (3-0)||5||6||-||1||-||-|
|Kenny Van Den Branden, L (0-1)||2||4||3||3||4||-|
|Martijn van Soest||2||1||2||4||4||4|
|Gilian van Lith||1||2||1||1||-||-|
|Joris van Ballegooy||1||-||-||-||-||-|
|Joris van Ballegooy||0.2||-||-||2||-||-|
|Homerun: UVV: Dennis De Quint (1)(2-run,7th,off Buring).|
Umpires: HP-Fred van Groningen Schinkel, 1B-Roy van de Wateringen.|
Official Scorer-Brigitta Zaal.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Jeanette van Drunen.
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