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Top-four also wins second game
ROTTERDAM / BUSSUM / HAARLEM / AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - On Day 2 of the 2014 season, the four teams that opened the season with a victory on Thursday and Friday, today added a second win.

DOOR Neptunus registered its second shutout, winning 6-0 vs. ADO Lakers behind fine pitching of Orlando Yntema.

After the opening game remained tied for five innings on Thursday-evening, Vaessen Pioniers today won convincingly with an 8-1 score at Mr. Cocker HCAW.

Corendon Kinheim, which almost started the season with a surprise loss on Thursday vs. Mampaey The Hawks, today was outhit, but nevertheless won 11-5.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates struck early with three runs in the first inning and went on to win 6-1 vs. UVV.

The teams will meet again on Sunday for Game 3 of the Opening Series.

(April 19)

DOOR Neptunus vs. ADO Lakers
At Rotterdam, DOOR Neptunus registered its second shutout-win of the season. After the rain-shortened, 5-inning, 5-0 win on Thursday-evening, the reigning champion today won 6-0 vs. ADO Lakers.

...Winning pitcher Orlando Yntema...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Neptunus-starter Orlando Yntema had a strong outing, as he struckout nine batters and gave up only three hits in 7 1/3 innings. Reliever Misja Harcksen gave up one additional basehit in the remainder of the game.

Neptunus collected eight basehits off of three pitchers, while the defense of ADO Lakers contributed with three errors.

Neptunus led only 1-0 after four innings, but then rallied for four runs in the fifth to enlarge its lead.

ADO Lakers initially was off to a good start off of Yntema in the first inning. With one out, Stephen Henson singled and moved on a wild pitch. Christian Diaz then followed with another single. Henson was waved home, but was eliminated at the plate on a nice throw from centerfielder Shaldimar Daantji. A strikeout then ended the inning and from then on, Yntema dominated. Through the seventh inning, the righthander allowed only one more player to reach base and retired the side five times.

Since giving up the two singles, Yntema retired 19 of the 20 batters he faced, including the last 14 in a row. But in the eighth inning, Yntema walked lead-off hitter Irving Redan and followed with a strikeout. After Redan stole second base, Yntema also walked Jason Jakobus and he was then relieved by Harcksen. Two grounders ended the at bat and Harcksen completed the game.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Neptunus came close to its second run. With two outs, Adrian Anthony walked and moved on a single by Mourik Huijser. He then tried to score on a single by Daantji, but was thrown out by rightfielder Christian Diaz.

But in the fifth inning, Neptunus broke open the game with a 4-run rally on four hits. Gyenuar Lopez led off with a single and moved to third on an one-out single by Raily Legito. The bases got loaded when Dwayne Kemp walked and then two runs were scored when Gianison Boekhoudt followed with a double. This was followed by a throwing error, which led to the third run in this situation. With two outs, Adrian Anthony singled in another run and that led to a pitching change, bringing in Jurandy Girigori to relief starter Dennis Burgersdijk.

Neptunus added another run in the seventh inning. With one out, Boekhoudt walked, as did Anthony with two outs. The bases got loaded when Huijser also was walked by Girigori, who was then relieved by Sylvester Martina. However, the new pitcher also began with a walk for Daantji to bring in the sixth Neptunus-run. A pop-up then ended the at bat, leaving three runners behind.

After leaving two runners in the eighth inning, ADO Lakers got its final scoring opportunity in the ninth at bat. With one out, Diaz doubled and Edzul Robles was hit by a pitch. The latter was then forced out, bringing Diaz to third base, but he stranded there, as another groundout ended the game.

DOOR Neptunus - ADO Lakers 6-0
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pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Dennis Burgersdijk, L (0-1)4.214855
Jurandy Girigori214-11
Sylvester Martina1.1-3---
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Orlando Yntema, W (1-0)7.1923--
Misja Harcksen1.21-1--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Coen van Lierop, 1B-Fred Groenewegen, 3B-Rutger Druijve.
Official Scorer-Harumi Ueda.
Play-by-Play-Fred van der Kade.
Time-2:54 hr.

Mr. Cocker HCAW vs. Vaessen Pioniers
At Bussum, Vaessen Pioniers took a decisive lead in the third inning by scoring five runs en route to an 8-1 win vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW. On Thursday-evening, HCAW was able to keep Pioniers from taking distance in the first five innings when the score was tied at 1-1, but today, the home team faced a big deficit early on. Both games lasted more than three hours. On Thursday, the opener took three hours and 12 minutes, today, the game lasted two minutes longer.

...Huib Schrijvers throws the ceremonial first pitch...
(© Photo: Alfred Cop Fotografie)
Before today's game, HCAW's new chairman Huib Schrijvers threw out the ceremonial first pitch and was accompanied on the field by beeball-players.

Pioniers collected ten basehits, but also got some support from the three HCAW-pitchers, who issued ten walks.

After stranding two runners in the first inning and one in the second, Pioniers rallied for five runs in the third at bat. Max Draijer then led off with a single and the bases got loaded when Zerzinho Croes (bunt) and Dirk van 't Klooster also singled off Venezuelan starter Ivan Granados. After an infield-fly accounted for the first out, a wild pitch accounted for the first run. The bases were re-loaded when Vince Rooi walked and then it was Granados again who accounted for the next two runs. The lefthander walked Kevin Dirksen and hit DŔ Flanegin with a pitch, which increased the score to 3-0 and left the bases loaded. A sacrifice fly by Djewi Appelman and single by Shane Boeree then lifted the lead to 5-0.

Pioniers added a run in the fourth inning. Zerzinho Croes led off with a walk, then advanced on a single by Dirk van 't Klooster. He then moved to third base on a force play-grounder by Danny Rombley, which eliminated Van 't Klooster. Next, Vince Rooi hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Croes, but the flyout also ended up in a double play, as Rombley wasn't back in time at first base.

In the home of the 6th inning, HCAW got one run back. Pioniers-starter Steven van Groningen had held HCAW scoreless in five innings, but his reliever Dennis Buring then ran into some problems in the sixth. With one out, he walked Sergino Martis and gave up a single to Kevin Weijgertse. Martis then advanced on a force out-grounder by Rossini Frolijk and scored on a single by Roy Seltenrijch. But that would be HCAW's lone run today.

Pioniers scored another run in the seventh without hitting a basehit also leaving the bases loaded. Robin Schel, who had taken over the pitching for HCAW in the sixth, began the at bat by walking Danny Rombley and Vince Rooi. He was then supported with a double play, but then loaded the bases when he also walked DŔ Flanegin and Djewi Appelman. Schel was then relieved by Roel Bellinga, but then walked pinch-hitter Taylor Clemensia, resulting in an automatic run. Bellinga then struckout Draijer to end the inning, meaning Pioniers stranded three runners.

In the bottom of the seventh, HCAW also left three runners on base. Peter van Doesburg led off with a single and Jasper Keijzer walked with one out. The latter was forced out on a grounder by Jorin van Amstel, but then HCAW got the bases loaded when Sergino Martis was hit by a pitch. That brought in Scott Ronnenbergh as reliever for Dennis Buring and he ended the inning with a groundout.

Pioniers scored its final run in the ninth inning on a single by Mark Duursma. HCAW then got two runners in scoring position with two outs in the home of the ninth, but the game ended when Ronnenbergh struckout Martis.

Mr. Cocker HCAW - Vaessen Pioniers 1-8
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Mr. Cocker HCAW000001000-181
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Steven van Groningen, W (1-0)5524--
Dennis Buring1.2-2311
Scott Ronnenbergh2.1411--
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Ivan Granados, L (0-1)5-4866
Robin Schel1.2-5-11
Roel Bellinga2.121211
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 1B-RenÚ Ras, 3B-Edwin Louisa.
Official Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Play-by-Play-Feiko Drost.
Time-3:14 hr.

Corendon Kinheim vs. Mampaey The Hawks
On Thursday-evening, Corendon Kinheim opened the season with a narrow escape vs. Mampaey The Hawks. It was only thanks to a 2-out error in the bottom of the ninth that Kinheim avoided a surprise loss. The error led to a tie score and Kinheim went on to win 2-1 in 10 innings. Today, Kinheim struck early, held an 8-0 lead after four innings and went on to win 11-5.

...Winning pitcher Nick Veltkamp...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
The Hawks outhit Kinheim 11-7, but left nine baserunners. Also, two pitchers contributed by walking 12 Kinheim-batters.

Kinheim opened the score in the first inning when, with two outs, The Hawks-starter JosÚ Moreno walked four batters in a row. It was Quintin De Cuba who then scored on a basesloaded walk for Mervin Gario.

A 4-run rally followed in the third at bat. Bj÷rn Henrichs led off with a double and advanced on a single by De Cuba. The bases got loaded when Bryan Engelhardt walked. After an infield-fly, a run was scored when Gario was hit by a pitch and a sacrifice fly by Dashenko Ricardo brought in the next run. Sven van der Sanden followed with a 2-run double (his first big league beashit) to increase the lead to 5-0.

Three more runs were then scored in the next inning. Lead-off hitter RenÚ Cremer reached on an error and Henrichs followed with a double. A sacrifice fly by De Cuba then brought in a run and with two outs, the bases got loaded when Jeffrey Arends and Mervin Gario walked. Two runs were then added when Ricardo connected for a 2-run single that gave Kinheim a comfortable 8-0 lead.

The Hawks scored its first run in the fifth inning off of starter Nick Veltkamp. The lefthander gave up lead-off basehit in each of the first four innings, but also struckout eight batters. In the fifth inning, The Hawks again got its opening hitter on base with a basehit, as pinch-hitter (and former Kinheim-player) Rodney Michel singled off of Veltkamp. Rookie Remian Denis then walked, but was forced out on a grounder by Jules Peters. Next, Peters was forced out on a grounder by pinch-hitter Dayron Puriel, but then an error was made trying to complete a double play, enabling Michel to score.

The Hawks narrowed the deficit to 8-3 by scoring twice in the sixth inning off of reliever Raymond Rutte. He gave up a lead-off double to Gregory Trinidad, then walked Berend Ruben and gave up an one-out, RBI-single to Michel. After a passed ball moved the two runners, a grounder by Denis brought in the next run.

Kinheim then took more distance by scoring three runs in the home of the sixth off of Quinn Tramm, who had relieved Moreno the inning before and then had retired the side. This time, with two runners on base and no outs, he gave up an RBI-single to Jeffrey Arends, which was followed by a runscoring error. With one out, the next run was scored on a sacrifice fly by Dashenko Ricardo, who today had four runs batted in and was more productive than in his debut game on Thursday-evening. He then left several runners in scoring position and grounded twice into a double play. In the 10th inning, he did drove in the winning run with a sac-fly, but only because Kinheim was able to come alongside the inning before on an error.

Trailing 11-3, The Hawks scored two more runs in the eighth inning off of reliever Pim Walsma. Both runs were unearned, as two runners then scored on a 2-out fielding error.

Corendon Kinheim - Mampaey The Hawks 11-5
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Corendon Kinheim10430300X-1173
pitchers The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
JosÚ Moreno, L (0-1)4-7585
Quinn Tramm425232
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
Nick Veltkamp, W (1-0)581711
Raymond Rutte1-1222
Pim Walsma2-112-
Jerrold Martijn11-1--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Henny Jansen, 1B-Rob Has, 3B-Rudsel Schoobaar.
Official Scorer-Leo van den Brun.
Play-by-Play-Maaike Houtkamp.
Time-2:55 hr.

...Otis Ward throws out the first pitch...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. UVV
At Amsterdam, L&D Amsterdam Pirates struck early with three runs in the first inning and went on to win 6-1 vs. UVV.

Kevin Heijstek, who today celebrated his 26th birthday, struckout five and gave up only two hits in six innings for the win. Chris Mowday then made his debut in a Pirate-uniform, struckout out three in the next three innings and allowed one more hit to earn his first save of the season.

Before the game, the ceremonial first pitch was thrown by youth player Otis Ward to officially open the new season. Otis is the son of former Pirates- and National Team-player Byron Ward.

Amsterdam took charge of the game in the first inning by scoring three runs off of starter Kevin Noordzij. With one out, Michael Duursma doubled, then Remco Draijer walked. The first run was then scored when Kenny Berkenbosch followed with a single. Everyone was then safe when no outs were made on a fielder's choice grounder by Percy Isenia, loading the bases. Next, Isenia was forced out on a grounder by Rashid Gerard, but that enabled Draijer to score.

...A concentrated Kevin Heijstek...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
On Gerard's grounder, UVV tried to complete a double play, but the throw to first base ended in an error and so Berkenbosch also scored.

UVV recovered after the first inning and held Pirates scoreless in the next three innings, while Noordzij gave up only two more basehits.

And UVV got one run back in the top of the fourth inning off of Kevin Heijstek. Norbert Jongerius led off with a single, stole second base and advanced on a grounder by Mike Bazuin. With two outs, a single by Joris van Ballegooy narrowed the deficit to 3-1, but that was to be it for UVV.

In the fifth inning, the home team added two more runs with two outs. Bj÷rn Hato led off with a bunt-single, then moved to third base on a 2-out single by Remco Draijer. After the latter had stolen second base, it again was Kenny Berkenbosch who set things in motion. He singled towards first base to bring in Hato, but the single was followed by an error and that also brought in Draijer to make it 5-1.

Pirates scored its final run in the seventh inning off of reliever Martijn van Soest. He was greeted with back-to-back singles by Bj÷rn Hato and Roelie Henrique (after Hato stole second base), which led to a quick run.

After giving up the run in the fourth inning, Amsterdam-starter Kevin Heijstek retired the next seven batters in a row. He was then relieved by Chris Mowday, who last season pitched for RCH-Pingu´ns in the 'overgangsklasse' (second highest league), but also made his debut in the Netherlands National Baseball Team during the World Port Tournament. Mowday made a strong debut, as he retired the first eight batters he faced, then gave up a 2-out single in the ninth to Gilmer Lampe, but then a flyout ended the game.

...UVV-starter Kevin Noordzij...

...Michael Duursma had 3 hits today...

...Gilmer Lampe eliminates Percy Isenia...

...Amsterdam-closer Chris Mowday...
(© Photos: Henk Seppen)

L&D Amsterdam Pirates - UVV 6-1
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pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin Noordzij, L (0-1)611753
Martijn van Soest2--31-
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Kevin Heijstek, W (1-0)651211
Chris Mowday, SV (1)33-1--
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Roy van de Wateringen, 1B-Efren Silvania, 3B-Fred van Groningen Schinkel.
Official Scorer-Marijke van de Berge.
Play-by-Play-Francis Speters.
Time-2:15 hr.

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