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Neptunus nips Kinheim in comeback-victory
ROTTERDAM / HOOFDDORP / BUSSUM / VLEUTEN (Neth.) - Diegomar Markwell (Neptunus) and David Bergman (Kinheim) held each other six innings in balance in an attractive pitching duel on a chilly Thursday-evening. Corendon Kinheim hit only one basehit in the game, but led 2-0 after the top of the seventh inning, thanks to five walks. DOOR Neptunus came alongside in the home of the seventh on an error, then won 3-2 in the ninth inning on a walk-off single by Shaldimar Daantji. With the win, Neptunus moved into a tie for third place with Kinheim.

Because of Kinheim's loss, Vaessen Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates are now the two league-leaders. Both won their game on Thursday-evening. Pioniers remained unbeaten in evening-games by winning 12-5 vs. Mampaey The Hawks, which is now in last place. Danny Rombley contributed with four runs batted in.

Amsterdam Pirates held an apparent comfortable 6-0 lead in the eighth inning vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, which then rallied for five runs in the home of the eighth. The Bussum-team ended up empty-handed, losing 6-5 in eight innings, as the game was then halted due to the 10:30 PM curfew-rule.

UVV and ADO Lakers played the first game of the season that ended in a tie. UVV led 4-0 after two innings, but then ADO Lakers scored twice in the fourth and fifth inning to tie the score at 4-4. The game ended after eight innings due to the curfew-rule and so, the first tie score was in the books. Both teams ended their losing streak with tonight's result.

(May 15)

DOOR Neptunus vs. Corendon Kinheim

At Rotterdam, DOOR Neptunus came from behind to win 3-2 vs. Corendon Kinheim on a chilly Thursday-evening in the Family Stadium. With the win, Neptunus extended its winning streak to six games and remained unbeaten at home.

...David Bergman...
...hit by three comebackers...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Both teams scored twice in the seventh inning. After the first half of the at bat, Neptunus trailed 2-0 vs. Kinheim, which had only hit one basehit at that moment and that didn't even contribute to the runs. In the bottom of the seventh inning, one basehit plus a sac-fly and an error accounted for two runs of Neptunus, which came alongside. In the home of the ninth inning, Shaldimar Daantji hit a walk-off single to complete the come-from-behind-victory.

Starting pitchers Diegomar Markwell (Neptunus) and David Bergman (Kinheim) threw an interesting 6-inning pitching duel. Both retired the side in the first and second inning. Bergman struckout eight batters tonight to bring his total to a league-leading 32. In his first game this season, Bergman struckout the 1,000th batter in his career. With that, he became the eleventh pitcher in history since the seventies to have 1,000 strikeouts and 100 victories.

The first four innings were rough for Bergman, who was hit three times on his legs by comeback line drives. In the second inning, he was hit hard just above his ankle by a comebacker from Benjamin Dille, did a great job of fielding the ball and eliminated the batter for the second out. He was then treated for two minutes and continued the game. In the second at bat, it was Gianison Boekhoudt, who hit Bergman, who again made the putout. In the third, Adrian Anthony led off with a grounder towards Bergman, which didn't hit him and with that the seventh batter in a row was retired. Bergman then gave up an one-out double to Urving Kemp, but he stranded, as the righthander followed with two strikeouts.

In the fourth, Bergman got two quick outs, then it was Dwayne Kemp who doubled. Hereafter, Boekhoudt again hit the ball back to Bergman, this time harder than in the second at bat and it hit the pitcher again. This time, he was unable to field the ball and Boekhoudt ended up with an infield-hit that brought Kemp to third base. Another brief treatment followed and Bergman continued again. The two runners stranded, as a flyout ended the at bat.

In the fifth, Shaldimar Daantji reached on an error with two outs, but was left. In the sixth, Dwayne Kemp singled with two outs, but was caught stealing.

...Shaldimar Daantji...
...walk-off single...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Markwell retired the first nine batters he faced, then walked RenÚ Cremer to start the fourth inning. With one out, Cremer was forced out on a grounder by Quintin De Cuba and then Bryan Engelhardt lined a basehit into leftfield. This would be the lone basehit for Kinheim this evening! Both runners were left, as a groundout ended the inning.

Markwell then retired the side again in the fifth and sixth inning, but the lefthander ran into problems in the seventh at bat. The inning began with Quintin De Cuba being ruled out at first base for running inside the baseline. Hereafter, Markwell walked Bryan Engelhardt, Jeffrey Arends and Mervin Gario to load the bases. That brought in newcomer Kevin Kelly, who arrived in Rotterdam last week and now made his big league-debut. The righthander got a force play-grounder from Dashenko Ricardo, which eliminated Gario, but brought in Engelhardt with the first run of the game. The bases were then re-loaded when Sven van de Sanden also walked, but Kelly followed with another walk for Jefferson Muzo, resulting in the second run. Kinheim then left the bases loaded when a flyout followed.

Bergman returned to the mound in the seventh inning and then also encountered some problems. He walked lead-off hitter Gianison Boekhoudt and hit next batter Gyenuar Lopez with a pitch. A bunt-single by Adrian Anthony then loaded the bases. A strikeout followed, but then Shaldimar Daantji hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Boekhoudt. Hereafter, the inning could have been over when Daniel Fernandes grounded towards second baseman Bj÷rn Henrichs, but he committed an error, which led to the tying run. A flyout followed to end the at bat.

Kinheim was retired in order in the eighth inning by Kelly, then Neptunus left a runner on second base in the eighth off of Bergman.

In the top of the ninth inning, Berry van Driel took over the pitching for Neptunus and retired the side. For Kinheim, Pim Walsma became the new pitcher in the home of the ninth. He walked lead-off batter Adrian Anthony, who was replaced by pinch-runner Wendly Wawoe, who then stole second base moments later. A sacrifice bunt by Urving Kemp brought Wawoe to third base. The infield was then brought in for an eventual play at home. With first base open and the potential winning run at third base, the Kinheim-coaching thought of walking the next batter(s) intentionally to set up a force play. The possibilies were weighed but Kinheim eventually didn't opt for the intentional walk-option and so, Walsma pitched to Shaldimar Daantji, who then lined a single throught the leftside of the infield to bring in the winning run.

For coming weekend, Kinheim changed its announced pitching rotation. Lefthander Nick Veltkamp, who was the probable starter for Saturday, will now pitch on Sunday. Jerrold Martijn, another lefthander, will start Saturday's game.

DOOR Neptunus - Corendon Kinheim 3-2
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DOOR Neptunus000000201-360
(one out when winning run was scored in the ninth inning)
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
David Bergman882521
Pim Walsma, L (1-1)0.1-1111
pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Diegomar Markwell6.164122
Kevin Kelly1.212---
Berry van Driel, W (1-1)1-----
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Fred Oosterling, 1B-Olav Steijger, 3B-Rudsel Schoobaar.
Official Scorer-Marco Stoovelaar.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Francis Speters.
Time-2:41 hr.
Game Notes:
Bottom 1st inn. - 2-minute injury delay (Bergman, pitcher, Kinheim, hit by line drive), 1 out, no runners on base
Bottom 4th inn. - 2-minute injury delay (Bergman, pitcher, Kinheim, hit by line drive), 2 outs, runners on 1st & 3rd base

Vaessen Pioniers vs. Mampaey The Hawks

At Hoofddorp, Vaessen Pioniers trailed 3-0 in the second inning vs. Mampaey The Hawks, but then answered with a 7-run rally and went on to win 12-5 to remain unbeaten unbeaten at home and in evening-games. The win extended the winning streak of Pioniers to five games, while The Hawks has now lost five in a row.

...Zerzinho Croes...
...2 Runs, 2 Hits, 2 RBI's...
...Double, Triple...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
The Hawks threatened to open the score in the first inning, but then stranded two runners. In the next at bat, The Hawks did score and took a 3-0 lead off of starter Steven van Groningen. The Hawks Head Coach Dino Anasagasti had changed his batting order, as Jules Peters, who was his lead-off hitter in nine of the ten previous games, now batted in the number six spot. Bob de Bruijn was the lead-off hitter tonight for the second time this season. But it was Peters who led off the second at bat and set things in motion for a 3-run rally that gave The Hawks a brief lead. Peters led off with a single and stole second base, then moved to third base on a single by Gino Hersilia. When the latter also stole second base, Peters was able to steal home and score the first run. Next, Joris Naber also singled to bring Hersilia to third base. After pitching coach Dave Draijer had a brief talk with Van Groningen, two outs followed. But after Naber had also stolen second base, Berend Ruben doubled to bring in both runners, which gave The Hawks a 3-0 lead.

The lead was shortlived, as Pioniers answered with a 7-run rally in the home of the second inning off of starter Ronald de Bont. Vince Rooi walked and Mark Duursma singled, then the bases got loaded with one out when Taylor Clemensia also walked. A single by Shane Boeree then produced the first run and consecutive walks for Max Draijer and Zerzinho Croes tied the score. This also led to a visit to the mound, which also was followed by an out. But then, Danny Rombley cleared the bases with a 3-run triple and scored himself when Vince Rooi singled in his second at bat in the inning to make it 7-3.

Pioniers added a run in the fourth inning when Zerzinho Croes tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Danny Rombley.

The Hawks narrowed the deficit to 8-5 by scoring two runs in the fifth inning. Berend Ruben led off with a single and Gregory Trinidad walked, then Berry van Donselaar followed with an RBI-single. An error on a grounder by Kevin van Veen then led to the next run. The two runners then got into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Jules Peters, but Van Donselaar was then eliminated at home when he tried to score on a grounder towards first by Gino Hersilia. A flyout ended the inning, meaning The Hawks left two runners behind.

Pioniers immediately took more distance in the home of the fifth inning by scoring three runs. Mark Duursma led off with a single and advanced on an outfield-error, then moved when DŔ Flanegin also singled. Taylor Clemensia then hit the third consecutive single to bring in Duursma. With one out and after a double-steal, a run was added on a sac-fly by Max Draijer, which led to a pitching change. Quinn Tramm took over, but was greeted with an RBI-double by Zerzinho Croes that made it 11-5.

Both teams left two runners behind in the sixth inning.' After reliever Swen Huijer struckout the side in the top of the eighth inning, Pioniers added another run in the home half. Michel Offerman took over the pitching for The Hawks to make his big league-debut and gave up a lead-off single to Kevin Dirksen, then walked Danny Rombley. With one out, no out were made on a fielder's choice-grounder by Djewi Appelman, then a run was scored on a sacrifice fly by Mark-Jan Moorman. The bases got loaded when Taylor Clemensia walked, but then three runners stranded when Offerman struckout another player who made his big league-debut tonight, Glenn Bakker.

The Hawks has announced its starter for the two games in the weekend. On Saturday, righthander Henk van Heijningen will make his first start of the season. Righthander Evan Simons will be the starter on Sunday. In the meantime, Venezuelan righthander Danny Forte Salvador hasn't arrived yet in Dordrecht. It was initially hoped that he might arrive before coming weekend, but he is now scheduled to arrive next Friday.

Vaessen Pioniers - Mampaey The Hawks 12-5
Mampaey The Hawks030020000-5101
Vaessen Pioniers07013001X-12133
pitchers The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
Ronald de Bont, L (0-2)4.23491111
Quinn Tramm2.1--3--
Michel Offerman112111
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Steven van Groningen, W (3-0)513754
Sedley Karel2112--
Swen Huijer13----
Scott Ronnenbergh12-1--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 1B-RenÚ Ras, 3B-Johan Brandsma.
Official Scorer-Alex van den Berg.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Fred van der Kade.
Time-2:57 hr.

Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates

At Bussum, L&D Amsterdam Pirates appeared to lead with a comfortable 6-0 score in the eighth inning vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW. But in the home half of the eighth, the Bussum-squad rallied for five runs and left the bases loaded. This was the last inning in this game, due to the 10:30 PM curfew-rule and so, HCAW lost 6-5, which extended its losing streak to four games.

Amsterdam struck early with three runs in the first inning off of starter Sander Helmendach. The first run was scored quickly. Roelie Henrique led off with a single, advanced from first to third base on a wild pitch, then scored when Michael Duursma followed with a single. Moments later, an error was made on a sacrifice bunt by Remco Draijer, which led to runners on second and third base. Kenny Berkenbosch then brought in both runners with a single to bring his league-league total of runs batted in to 19. With two outs, Berkenbosch advanced on a wild pitch and Koen Nooij walked, but then a flyout ended the inning.

...Olivier Severino van der Wijst...
...celebrates his first basehit... his first big league at bat...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
For Pirates, Rob Cordemans retired the first eight batters in a row. He then gave up a 2-out single to Peter van Doesburg, but he was left behind. Van Doesburg's basehit was HCAW's only one until the eighth inning.

After Pirates stranded two runners in the third inning, Bas Nooij led off the fourth inning with a single, but later was eliminated in an inning-ending double play. That marked the final play at that time, as the game was interrupted for a sun-delay. When the sun sets and is bright enough, the batters are bothered by it during night games played at the Baseball Valley in Bussum. And that frequently results in sun-delays. Last Friday, the make-up game against Corendon Kinheim was delayed for 14 minutes. This time, the delay lasted 35 minutes. And that delay might have cost HCAW the game in the end.

After the game resumed, Cordemans returned to the mound and retired six batters in a row again.

Amsterdam stranded a runner in the fifth, but then increased its lead to 6-0 by scoring three runs in the sixth inning which also had a scary moment. Rashid Gerard led off with a single and stole second base. Next batter Koen Nooij was then hit on his helmet and the ball then hit his cheek and his nose. As a result, Nooij sustained a nosebleed and was replaced by Patrick Bok, who became his pinch-runner at first base. After an examination in the hospital, it was diagnosed that his nose probably isn't broken. He will undergo another examination next Monday when the swelling has become somewhat lesser.

With Bok at first base and Gerard at second base, Bas Nooij (Koen's brother) advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt. Bj÷rn Hato was then walked intentionally to set up a force play. Hereafter, Robin Schel took over for Sander Helmendach, but he then saw an error being made on a possible double play-grounder by Roelie Henrique, resulting in two runs. The bases then got loaded when Michael Duursma was hit by a pitch and Remco Draijer walked. A passed ball then produced the next run and made it 6-0.

In the home of the sixth inning, Cordemans walked two batters with one out. After a flyout accounted for the second out, the veteran righthander was relieved by Daan Hendrix, who completed the inning. It was the first time this season that Cordemans was relieved during an inning.

Hendrix retired the side in the seventh inning, then Amsterdam left the bases loaded in the eighth at bat. Daley Paalvast took over the pitching for HCAW and got a quick out. Hereafter, Olivier Severino van der Wijst entered the game as pinch-hitter for Roelie Henrique. The player of the Amsterdam Rookie League-team was added to the big league-squad to have an additional infielder. Michael Duursma was slightly injured two weeks ago, while infielder Jesse Aussems (ankle-injury) and first baseman Percy Isenia (hamstring) are currently sidelined. The 16-year old rookie had good contact on an 1-1 pitch and singled in his first big league at bat. He then advanced when Duursma also singled and the bases got loaded when Draijer walked, but a flyout then ended the at bat.

Trailing 6-0 and with the 10:30 PM curfew approaching, HCAW suddenly got back into the game in the home of the eighth inning, scoring five runs on eight hits. For Pirates, Chris Mowday took over the pitching and ran into problems immediately. He gave up singles to Roy Seltenrijch and Max Clarijs, which were followed by an RBI-double by Jim Froberg and a 2-run single by Linoy Croes. Jasper Keijzer then hit the fifth consecutive basehit. After a coaching visit, Mowday struckout then next batter, then saw the two runners advance on a double-steal and gave up an RBI-single to Sergino Martis. Mowday followed with another strikeout, but then gave up his seventh basehit, an RBI-single to Rossini Frolijk that narrowed HCAW's deficit to 6-5. Hereafter, closer Jurrian Koks took over for Mowday. He also was greeted with a single by Roy Seltenrijch in his second turn to bat in this inning. But HCAW then left three runners behind, as Koks struckout Max Clarijs. This not only ended the inning, but also the game.

And so, the 35-minute sun-delay in the fourth inning might be very costly for HCAW. The team had now come back into the game and who knows what the ninth inning would have brought. But now, the curfew-rule of 10:30 PM for evening games had been reached and the game was stopped after eight complete innings, resulting in a 6-5 win for Amsterdam.

...Amsterdam-starter Rob Cordemans...

...HCAW-starter Sander Helmendach...

...Rashid Gerard steals 2nd base in the 6th inning...

...Linoy Croes had two RBI's for HCAW...
...Amsterdam-DH Koen Nooij sustaines a noosebleed after being hit by a pitch in the 6th inning...
...At left, he is attended by Amsterdam's medical staff; at right, he is escorted by Head Coach Charles Urbanus...

...Rob Cordemans has a chat with...
...short stop Michael Duursma...

...Pitching Coach Robbert Keetelaar...
...has a talk with Sander Helmendach...

...Olivier Severino van der Wijst...
...hits his first big league-basehit...

...Amsterdam-reliever Chris Mowday...

...Jim Froberg doubles in the 8th inning...
(© All Photos: Henk Seppen)

Mr. Cocker HCAW - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 5-6 (8 inn.)
L&D Amsterdam Pirates30000300-680
Mr. Cocker HCAW00000005-592
(game halted after eight complete innings due to the 10:30 PM curfew-rule)
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Rob Cordemans, W (4-0)5.2521--
Daan Hendrix1.11----
Chris Mowday0.22-755
Jurrian Koks, SV (1)0.11-1--
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Sander Helmendach, L (2-2)5.125664
Robin Schel1.211---
Daley Paalvast1-12--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Henri van Heijningen, 1B-John Beltman, 3B-Roy van de Wateringen.
Official Scorer-Brigitta Zaal.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Feiko Drost.
Time-2:50 hr.
Game Notes:
Between top & bottom 4th inn. - 35-minute sun-delay
Top 6th inn. - 5-minute injury delay (K.Nooij, DH, Pirates, hit by pitch), 0 outs, runner on 2nd base

UVV vs. ADO Lakers

At Vleuten, UVV held an early 4-0 lead after two innings vs. ADO Lakers, which then tied the score by scoring twice in both the fourth and fifth inning. The 4-4 tie also was the final score, as the game was halted after eight complete innings, due to the 10:30 PM curfew-rule.

UVV was off to a good start in the first inning off of starter Timo van Ancum. Despite hitting only one basehit, the home team scored three runs. Brennan Nijhof led off with a walk, then moved on a sacrifice bunt by Norbert Jongerius. Gilmer Lampe then also walked and Dennis De Quint followed with a runscoring single. The bases got loaded when Mike Bazuin also walked. UVV added its next run when Van Ancum also walked Joris van Ballegooy. Next, an error was made on a force play-grounder by Jirka Bliek, which led to the third run and left the bases loaded. The inning then ended when ADO Lakers turned a double play on a grounder by Thomas Smits.

...UVV-starter Jurjen van Zijl...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
UVV added a run in the second at bat. With one out, Brennan Nijhof was hit by a pitch, then advanced on a single by Norbert Jongerius. He then scored with two outs on a single by Dennis De Quint to make it 4-0.

Despite reaching the bases several times in the next innings, UVV was held scoreless in the remainder of the game.

UVV-starter Jurjen van Zijl gave up only one basehit in the first three innings. But in the fourth inning, the righthander gave up two runs on two hits. Jason Jakobus led off with a single, then Christian Diaz followed with a double. A throwing error on a grounder by Edzul Robles then enabled both runners to score. Three outs followed, but ADO Lakers had narrowed the deficit to 4-2.

ADO Lakers then came alongside in the fifth inning. Joshua Zara led off with a single, then the bases got loaded with one out when Odion Gouverneur walked and Jason Jakobus reached on a fielder's choice sacrifice bunt. The UVV-defense then committed another crucial error, as a throwing error on a grounder by Christian Diaz again led to two runs and tied the score. With runners on second and third base, Jurjen van Zijl struckout the next two batters to end the inning, but the score was now 4-4.

Both teams got an opportunity to break the tie. ADO Lakers got two runners on base with two outs in the seventh inning, but they stranded. UVV got the bases loaded off of new pitcher Martijn Riphagen in the home of the seventh. With one out, Gilmer Lampe walked and Dennis De Quint singled. After a double-steal, Mike Bazuin was walked intentionally to set up a force play and that was successful. First, an infield-fly accounted for the second out, but then Lampe was forced out at third base to end the inning.

UVV then left two more runners in the eighth inning. Thomas Smits led off with a single, then Riphagen was relieved by Ibrahin Redan, who is the scheduled starting pitcher for Saturday's game. He gave up a single to Giovanni Samboe, who played in his first game of the season. Both Smits and Samboe were replaced by pinch-runners, who then advanced with one out on a sacrifice bunt by Jongerius, but then stranded when a groundout followed.

That was the last play of the game, as the 10:30 PM curfew was reached and so, the game ended in a 4-4 tie after eight complete innings.

UVV confirmed that it has named righthander Duko Jansen as its starter for Saturday's game.

UVV - ADO Lakers 4-4 (8 inn.)
ADO Lakers00022000-461
(game halted after eight complete innings due to the 10:30 PM curfew-rule)
pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Timo van Ancum635544
Martijn Riphagen1 (*)-23--
Ibrahin Redan11-1--
(*) - Riphagen pitched to 1 batter in the eighth inning
pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Jurjen van Zijl7 (*)82643
Gilian van Lith11----
(*) - Van Zijl pitched to 1 batter in the eighth inning
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Mario Blaauw, 1B-Fred Groenewegen, 3B-Henny Jansen.
Official Scorer-Marijke van den Berge.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Rienette Hamers.
Time-3:10 hr.

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