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Amsterdam Pirates takes sole possession of first place
AMSTERDAM / HOOFDDORP / ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - L&D Amsterdam Pirates is in sole possession of first place of the Dutch big league after three make-up games were played on Tuesday-evening (May 20). Despite some threatening dark clouds, the games could be played as scheduled. This leaves two more make-up games left over from May 8-12 period in which 17 games rained out.

Amsterdam Pirates registered a comfortable 10-0 win at home in eight innings against ADO Lakers. Amsterdam collected 14 basehits, including four by Bas de Jong, who only missed the double to hit-for-the-cycle. ADO Lakers reached base only twice off of three pitchers.

Before tonight, Vaessen Pioniers shared first place with Amsterdam in points (2 for a win, 1 for a tie, 0 for a loss), but played a game less. Tonight, Pioniers couldn't shake off UVV, which managed to come back throughout the game, resulting in a 4-4 tie. It was the first time that Pioniers was unable to win at home in its new stadium, where it had won its previous seven games.

DOOR Neptunus led 7-0 against Mampaey The Hawks, which then sudddenly came back into the game with a 4-run rally. Neptunus went on to win 8-4.

(May 20)

L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. ADO Lakers

At Amsterdam, L&D Amsterdam Pirates won 10-0 in eight innings vs. ADO Lakers to win its sixth game in a row. It was a speedy game, lasting less than 2½ hours and so, Amsterdam had to wait awhile for the result of the game between Vaessen Pioniers and UVV to see if they would still share first place with the team from Hoofddorp. 45 minutes later, the game in Hoofddorp ended due to the curfew-rule, ending in a 4-4 tie. With that, Amsterdam took sole possession of first place in the Dutch big league.

...Bas de Jong...
...2 Singles, Triple, Homerun, 2 Runs, 3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Pirates collected 14 basehits tonight, including four by Bas de Jong. The rightfielder only missed the double to hit for-the-cyle. De Jong also had three runs batted in and scored twice. Remco Draijer scored three runs for the home team.

ADO Lakers reached base only twice tonight off of three pitchers, both times via a basehit. In the second inning, Martijn Riphagen led off with a single off of Chris Mowday, who made his first start of the season for Amsterdam. Riphagen was the only player who reach base in the five innings that Mowday threw. After giving up the single, Mowday retired the next twelve batters in a row.

In the sixth inning, Daan Hendrix took over for Mowday with a 3-0 lead. He retired the side in the sixth and then gave up a lead-off single in the seventh inning to Jason Jakobus, who was the second and last player of ADO Lakers to reach base. He became the lone player to advance to second base, which he did on a grounder by Christian Diaz. Lefthander Kyle Ward threw the eighth inning for Pirates and retired the side, ending with a strikeout.

After leaving a runner in the first inning, Amsterdam opened the score in the next at bat when Bas de Jong led off with a homerun off of starter Glenn Romney. Hereafter, Rashid Gerard reached on an error and Jesse Aussems on a bunt-single, but then a double play and groundout followed, stranding a runner on third base.

The second run was added in the third inning when Roelie Henrique led off with a bunt-single, stole second base, advanced on a sac-bunt by Bjrn Hato and scored on a sac-fly by Remco Draijer.

Amsterdam made it 3-0 in the fifth at bat. Bjrn Hato and Remco Draijer then singled. After the first was eliminated in a double-steal situation, Draijer moved to third base on a grounder, then scored on a 2-out triple by Bas de Jong.

Two runs followed in the sixth inning. Jesse Aussems led off with a walk, then Bas Nooij doubled. Moments later, Aussems scored when Patrick Bok reached on an error. Hereafter, Jeremy Winkel took over for Romney. The next run was then scored while Bok was caught stealing and Nooij scored on the throw to second base.

A 3-run rally in the seventh inning increased the lead to 8-0. Remco Draijer and pinch-hitter Percy Isenia led off with walks, then executed a double-steal. Bas de Jong then delivered an RBI-single, which was followed by a runscoring throwing error from the outfield. With two outs, Bas Nooij singled in the next run.

Amsterdam reached the 10-run difference with two outs in the eighth at bat. Roelie Henrique led off with a walk, but was forced out on a grounder by Bjrn Hato. Remco Draijer then singled, but an infield-fly accounted for the second out in the inning. Next, Bas de Jong reached on an infield-hit back to Odion Gouverneur, who had taken over the pitching in this inning. Trying to eliminate De Jong, Gouverneur made a throwing error, which enabled Hato and Draijer to score and make it a 10-0 lead to end the game.

...ADO Lakers starter Glenn Romney...

...Amsterdam starter Chris Mowday...

...Umpires Stenar van Groningen Schinkel and...
...Henri van Heijningen share a laugh...

...Centerfielder Remco Draijer makes a nice catch...

...Remco Draijer dives back to 1st base...

...Roelie Henrique is forced out...
...on 2nd base by Joshua Zara...

...ADO Lakers Head Coach Eugene Henson...
...visits the mound...
(© All Photos: Henk Seppen)

L&D Amsterdam Pirates - ADO Lakers 10-0 (8 inn.)
ADO Lakers00000000-024
L&D Amsterdam Pirates01101232-10140
(two outs when 10-run difference was reached in the eighth inning)
pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Glenn Romney, L (0-3)5 (*)211055
Jeremy Winkel212233
Odion Gouverneur0.2-122-
(*) - Romney pitched to 3 batters in the sixth inning
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Chris Mowday, W (1-0)55-1--
Daan Hendrix, H (1)22-1--
Kyle Ward11----
Homerun: Pirates: Bas de Jong (2)(solo,2nd,off Romney).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 1B-Rob Has, 3B-Henri van Heijningen.
Official Scorer-Feiko Drost.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Time-2:23 hr.

Vaessen Pioniers vs. UVV

...Vince Rooi...
...2 Doubles, 1 Run, 1 RBI...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
At Hoofddorp, Vaessen Pioniers and UVV both led twice in a game that ended after eight complete innings due to the 10:30 PM curfew-rule. As Pioniers couldn't shake off UVV, the game ended undecided in a 4-4 score. And that ended the 7-game winning streak of Pioniers, which also didn't won a game at home for the first time this season.

Because of the tie, Pioniers dropped out of first place and is now second behind L&D Amsterdam Pirates.

For UVV, it was its second tie of the season and its second in six days. It also played a 4-4, 8-inning, curfew-tie on Thursday, May 15 against ADO Lakers.

UVV immediately opened the score in the first inning of starting pitcher Steven van Groningen. With one out, Nick Peels reached on an error. He then advanced to third base on a single by Gilmer Lampe and both runners moved to their next base on two throws, meaning Peels scored to give UVV an 1-0 lead. Next, Dennis De Quint walked, but he was forced out on a grounder by Mike Bazuin. It brought Lampe to third base, but he then was eliminated trying to steal home plate, ending the at bat. After giving up the run in the first inning, Van Groningen retired the side in the second and third inning, throwing four strikeouts.

Pioniers was held scoreless by rookie Thijs Steenwijk in the first two innings, but then scored two unearned runs in the third at bat to take a 2-1 lead. Lead-off hitter Zerzinho Croes reached on an error, then two outs followed. Croes, who had advanced on two groundouts, then scored the tying run when Vince Rooi doubled. A single by Mark-Jan Moorman then moved Rooi to third base and he then scored on a double by D Flanegin. Next, the bases were loaded when Kevin Dirksen walked, but Steenwijk then ended the inning with a strikeout, meaning three runners were left behind.

UVV immediately answered with a run in the fourth inning to tie the score at 2-2. Gilmer Lampe led off with a walk and stole second base, while next batter Dennis De Quint struckout. He then scored when Mike Bazuin followed with a triple. After Thomas Smits walked, Bazuin was eliminated on a grounder back to pitcher Van Groningen, who tagged out the runner.

...Mike Bazuin...
...Double, Triple, 3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
In the home of the fourth, it was Pioniers turn again to score and it again was an unearned run. Max Draijer led off with a double, then two outs followed. Draijer then scored when a throwing error was made on a grounder by Danny Rombley. The inning ended when Steenwijk picked off Rombley on second base.

In the fifth inning, UVV took the lead for the second time in this game. With two outs, Van Groningen hit Nick Peels with a pitch, then gave up a single to Gilmer Lampe and walked Dennis De Quint to load the bases. Mike Bazuin then followed with a 2-run double down the rightfield-line to give UVV a 4-3 lead. But UVV stranded two runners as a groundout ended the inning.

In the home of the fifth, Pioniers made it a tie score again, 4-4. With one out, Mark-Jan Moorman singled and scored on the second double in the game by D Flanegin. Hereafter, Kevin Dirksen was walked intentionally to set up a force play and then Jurjen van Zijl took over the pitching for UVV. He got a flyout, then loaded the bases by walking Max Draijer, but escaped out of the basesloaded situation when a groundout ended the inning.

And so, Pioniers was unable to take more distance. It left five more runners in the next three innings. UVV, which gave up three runs through errors, also couldn't take more distance. It stranded five runners in the first five at bats, then got only two more players to reach base in the remainder of the game.

With the score tied at 4-4, Sedley Karel took over the pitching for Pioniers in the sixth inning. He gave up an one-out single to Sam van Dijck in the sixth, but he stranded. In the seventh, Karel walked Gilmer Lampe with one out, but this time a double play followed. Swen Huijer retired the side in the eighth inning.

For Pioniers, with two outs in the sixth, Vince Rooi doubled and Mark-Jan Moorman walked, but both were left. In the seventh, Kevin Dirksen led off with a single, but was forced out.

Pioniers got its last opportunity to decide the game in the eighth, as the 10:30 PM curfew approached, meaning this was to be the final complete inning. Pioniers got several strong batters in the batter's box, but was unable to score. Dirk van 't Klooster led off with a single and then stole second base. A bunt-attempt then failed, as Danny Rombley popped out to the catcher. Next, Vince Rooi was walked intentionally. Veteran Duko Jansen then took over the pitching. The righthander struckout Mark-Jan Moorman and saw D Flanegin flyout and that ended the game.

Vaessen Pioniers - UVV 4-4 (8 inn.)
Vaessen Pioniers00211000-4111
(game halted after eight innings due to the 10:30 PM curfew-rule)
pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Thijs Steenwijk4.113841
Jurjen van Zijl3133--
Duko Jansen0.21----
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Steven van Groningen564443
Sedley Karel2211--
Swen Huijer11----
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Fred Groenewegen, 1B-Efrem Silvania, 3B-Winfried Berkvens.
Official Scorer-Jeanette van Drunen.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Dieks Bannink.
Time-3:08 hr.

DOOR Neptunus vs. Mampaey The Hawks

At Rotterdam, DOOR Neptunus led 7-0 after five innings and appeared to be en route to a big score, but then Mampaey The Hawks suddenly rallied for four runs in the sixth inning. It was the lone productive at bat for the team from Dordrecht and Neptunus went on to win 8-4.

The game ended just in time, as moments after the final out was made, it started to thunder and there also was some lightning. Some 15 minutes later, it rained heavily.

...Dwayne Kemp...
...3 Hits, 3 Stolen Bases, 1 Run...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Neptunus got on the board quickly, scoring two runs in the first inning off of starter Quinn Tramm. Gyenuar Lopez led off with a single and advanced on a grounder. The bases then got loaded when Raily Legito walked and Dwayne Kemp also singled. Hereafter, Tramm walked Gianison Boekhoudt and hit Urving Kemp with a pitch to bring in the two runs. Three runners then stranded when a flyout and groundout followed.

After leaving a runner on second base in both the second and third inning, Neptunus added two runs in the fourth at bat. Mourik Huijser and Shaldimar Daantji led off with back-to-back triples, then Lopez walked. Benjamin Dille then grounded into a double play, but that brought in Daantji and made it 4-0.

Three unearned runs were scored in the fifth inning. Gianison Boekhoudt reached on an error, Urving Kemp walked and Daniel Fernandes also reached on an error to load the bases. The first run was then scored on a sacrifice fly by Mourik Huijser and the next two could be recorded when Gyenuar Lopez tripled with two outs.

Trailing 7-0, The Hawks came back into the game thanks to a 4-run rally in the top of the sixth inning. Neptunus-starter Floris Timmer had given up only two basehits in the first five innings and only one player had reached second base. But in the sixth, the righthander ran into problems, giving four consecutive hits and five to the first six batters. The bases got loaded when Kevin van Veen, Jules Peters and Berend Ruben began the inning with singles. Gregory Trinidad then hit the fourth single in a row and that brought in two runs, but he was eliminated himself trying to advance to second base. A sacrifice fly by Berry van Donselaar then accounted for the third run in the at bat. With two outs, Rodney Michel singled and stole second base, then Gino Hersilia walked. That led to a pitching change and Will Dismukes took over for Timmer. The American walked pinch-hitter Frans van den Heuvel, which loaded the bases and then also walked Remian Denis, which led to a run and narrowed the deficit to 7-4. With the bases still loaded, the inning ended on a force play-grounder. Dismukes then retired the side in the seventh inning.

Neptunus added an insurance run in the home of the sixth. With one out, Dwayne Kemp singled, stole second and third base, then scored on a sac-fly by Gianison Boekhoudt. In the seventh, the Hawks turned a double play and in the eighth, Neptunus left three runners behind.

Jorian van Acker took over the pitching for Neptunus in the eighth. He gave up two hits, but no runs. And in the ninth, closer Berry van Driel made a throwing error himself with one out and got runners on first and third base with two outs, but then ended the game with a strikeout.

DOOR Neptunus - Mampaey The Hawks 8-4
Mampaey The Hawks000004000-495
DOOR Neptunus20023100X-8101
pitchers The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
Quinn Tramm, L (1-2)535674
Danny Stolk321411
pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Floris Timmer, W (3-0)5.233744
Will Dismukes, H (2)1.122---
Jorian van Acker11-2--
Berry van Driel111---
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Roy van de Wateringen, 1B-Henk van der Linde.
Official Scorer-Stefan Slinger.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Francis Speters.
Time-2:52 hr.

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