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No 1,000th win yet for Neptunus
HOOFDDORP / THE HAGUE / DORDRECHT / VLEUTEN (Neth.) - DOOR Neptunus wasn't successful on its first try to capture its historic 1,000th victory on the big league-level. The Rotterdam-squad failed to hold onto or expand an early 2-0 lead and lost 5-3 at Vaessen Pioniers, which played its first night game in its new stadium in Hoofddorp. And so, Neptunus lost its first game of the season and also gave up its first runs after 23 consecutive scoreless innings since the start of the season. The next chance for Neptunus to win its 1,000th game is next Saturday, when the team again plays in Hoofddorp.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Corendon Kinheim both registered huge shutout-victories on Thursday-evening (April 24) to remain unbeaten. Amsterdam scored 17 runs on 18 hits to win 17-0 at Mampaey The Hawks, while Kinheim scored 18 runs on 17 hits to win 18-0 at ADO Lakers. For ADO Lakers, this was its fourth consecutive shutout-loss since the start of the season.

At Vleuten, the game between UVV and Mr. Cocker HCAW was stopped in the top of the seventh inning with one out due to rain and lightning. HCAW was leading 9-3 at the moment and as the game didn't resume anymore, this also became the final score.

In the hours leading up to the scheduled 7:30 PM starting times in Hoofddorp and Vleuten, rain and thunder was predicted. While it rained hard in places surrounding Hoofddorp, it dripped only a little at the ballpark with some thunder sounding in the distance. And so, the game was played in dry weather and without problems. Initially, there were also no weather problems in Vleuten, but during the 7th inning, the rain and lightning led to the decision to stop the game. The weather was fine in The Hague and Dordrecht.

(April 24)

Vaessen Pioniers vs. DOOR Neptunus
At Hoofddorp, a win would give DOOR Neptunus its 1,000th on the big league-level to become the first team in history to do so. In the first inning, Neptunus appeared to be en route to a win, taking a quick 2-0 lead, but the Rotterdam-team failed to hold onto it. Opponent Vaessen Pioniers came alongside, took a 3-2 lead, saw Neptunus tie the score, but then went on to win 5-3 to win the first night game in its new stadium.

...Vince Rooi moments before hitting his RBI-double... the 7th inning off of starter Diegomar Markwell...
...Catcher Mourik Huijser and HP Umpire...
...Roy van de Wateringen also wait for the pitch...
...Umpire Henri van Heijningen also looks on...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
Neptunus struck early in the first inning off Venezuelan Ricardo Hernandez Sanchez. Several of the first pitches of the lefthanded starter were high and he walked lead-off hitter Gyenuar Lopez, then gave up an RBI-triple to next batter Benjamin Dille. Hernandez then struckout Raily Legito, but Dwayne Kemp followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. Hernandez then ended the inning by striking out Gianison Boekhoudt and from that moment on pitched well, while being supported with some good defense.

In the next five innings, Hernandez allowed only one more runner to reach second base. That happened in the third at bat. Lopez then led off with a single and moved to second base when second baseman Zerzinho Croes made a great play on a hard grounder by Benjamin Dille. But Lopez then was left behind.

In the fourth inning, Hernandez gave up a lead-off single to Boekhoudt, but then was supported with a double play when Daniel Fernandes lined out to Croes. In the sixth inning, Legito singled with one out, but after a flyout, the inning ended when leftfielder Kevin Dirksen made a nice catch on the warning track just before the fence on a drive by Boekhoudt.

Neptunus-starter Diegomar Markwell also had a difficult first at bat. He gave up singles to Zerzinho Croes, Mark Duursma and Dirk van 't Klooster to load the bases, then gave up a run when Danny Rombley hit a sacrifice fly. The bases were re-loaded when the lefthander walked Vince Rooi, but then got out of the inning with a pop-fly and strikeout, meaning Pioniers stranded three runners.

In the second inning, Markwell also was supported with a double play, but then gave up the tying run with two outs in the third at bat. Rombley then singled, stole second base and scored on a following single by Rooi to make it 2-2. In the fourth and fifth inning, Markwell retired the side.

After having retired eight batters in a row, Markwell gave up an one-out single in the sixth ining to Kevin Dirksen. He then advanced on a 2-out walk for Dè Flanegin and scored the go-ahead run on a single by rookie Max Draijer.

The lead was shortlived, as Neptunus made it 3-3 in the top of the seventh inning. Hernandez then walked Adrian Anthony and gave up a single to Daniel Fernandes and was relieved by Sedley Karel. The runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Mourik Huijser. Next, Anthony was eliminated at the plate on a nice play by third baseman Vince Rooi to catcher Shane Boeree on a short grounder by Shaldimar Daantji. This brought Fernandes to third base and he then scored the tying run on a single by Gyenuar Lopez.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, Pioniers re-took the lead. Shane Boeree led off with a walk, but Markwell then struckout powerhitters Dirk van 't Klooster and Danny Rombley. Hereafter, Vince Rooi hit the ball near the rightfield-foulline. Rightfielder Gianison Boekhoudt came from far and tried to catch the ball, but it dropped for an RBI-double that made it 4-3 in favor of Pioniers. It led to the departure of Markwell, who was relieved by Misja Harcksen. The righthander was greeted with another hit towards the rightfield-foulline, this time off the bat of Kevin Dirksen. Again, Boekhoudt made a attempt to catch the ball near the foulline and touched it before the ball rolled to foul territory. Home Plate Umpire Roy van de Wateringen immediately and resolutely signaled the ball was fair and so, Rooi scored the fifth Pionier-run and Dirksen ended up on second base with a double. Moments later, Dirksen tried to score on a single by Mark-Jan Moorman, but he was thrown out at the plate on a nice throw by leftfielder Daniel Fernandes to catcher Mourik Huijser, who today celebrated his 23rd birthday.

Neptunus got two more runners on base with two outs in the eighth inning, but Sedley Karel then ended with a strikeout. In the home of the 8th, Zerzinho Croes singled with two outs, stole second base, then tried to score on an error, but was thrown out at the plate on a nice throw by first baseman Gyenuar Lopez. Pioniers-closer Bayron Cornelisse pitched the ninth, walked a batter with one out, but went on to end the game with a strikeout to earn his first save of the season.

...the first night game in the new stadium in Hoofdddorp...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)

Vaessen Pioniers - DOOR Neptunus 5-3
DOOR Neptunus200000100-361
Vaessen Pioniers10100120X-5111
pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Diegomar Markwell, L (1-1)6.274855
Misja Harcksen0.1--2--
Jorian van Acker1--1--
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Ricardo Hernandez Sanchez6 (*)33533
Sedley Karel, BS (1), W (1-0)2211--
Bayron Cornelisse, SV (1)111---
(*) - Hernandez pitched to two batters in 7th inning
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Roy van de Wateringen, 1B-Martijn Bosschaart, 3B-Henri van Heijningen.
Official Scorer-Marco Stoovelaar.
Play-by-Play-Maaike Houtkamp.
Time-2:54 hr.

ADO Lakers vs. Corendon Kinheim
At The Hague, Corendon Kinheim handed ADO Lakers its fourth consecutive shutout-loss, winning 18-0 on 17 basehits, including four by René Cremer and rookie Sven van de Sanden. The latter also scored four runs. All starting Kinheim-players scored at least once. Except for Jefferson Muzo (who was 0-for-4 with a walk), all starters also hit at least one basehit.

...René Cremer...
...2 Runs, 4 Hits, triple, RBI...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Kinheim rallied for nine runs in the top of the first inning, which lasted almost 30 minutes. With one out, ADO Lakers rookie starter Jeremy Winkel walked Björn Henrichs and Quintin De Cuba, then saw the runners being awarded the next base, as a balk was called. Next, Bryan Engelhardt homered to give Kinheim a quick 3-0 lead.

The homerun was one of five basehits by Kinheim in the first at bat, while the ADO Lakers-defense committed three errors. After Engelhardt's homerun, Jeffrey Arends and Mervin Gario singled, then an error was made on a force play-grounder by Dashenko Ricardo that loaded the bases. Ricardo was then forced out on a grounder by Sven van de Sanden, which brought in a run, then another run was added when a throwing error followed in an attempt to make a double play. A walk for Jefferson Muzo and single by René Cremer in his second at bat in the inning followed to re-load the bases, which marked the end for Winkel. Sylvester Martina took over the pitching, but he saw Henrichs reach on a 2-run error, then gave up a 2-run double to De Cuba that lifted the lead to 9-0. Next, Engelhardt walked and then, the inning was finally over when Arends flied out.

And so, after almost 30 minutes, Kinheim-starter David Bergman could finally take his place on the mound. But that was a short one, as the righthander retired the side on only six pitches.

In the second inning, Kinheim added three more runs on a double by Ricardo, single by Henrichs and basesloaded hit by pitch for De Cuba. Martina then retired the Kinheim-side in the third inning, but two more runs followed in the fourth at bat, thanks to a basesloaded, 2-out single by Calvin Martinus.

In the top of the 5th, there were several defensive changes at ADO Lakers, including Glenn Romney becoming the new pitcher. He held Kinheim scoreless in the fifth and sixth inning, but then gave up four more runs in the seventh. A double by Sven van de Sanden, passed ball, triple by René Cremer and a wild pitch then lifted the lead to 18-0.

After retiring the side in the first inning, David Bergman gave up a lead-off double to Edzul Robles in the second inning, followed by a single by Irving Redan, but a flyout and two strikeouts then ended the inning. Bergman gave up two more hits in the fourth inning, but again ADO Lakers stranded two runners. In the fifth, Bergman was supported with a double play, then Raymond Rutte and Jerrold Martijn threw the next two innings for Kinheim. Rutte retired the side, Martijn allowed only one more runner.

ADO Lakers - Corendon Kinheim 0-18 (7 inn.)
Corendon Kinheim9302004-18171
ADO Lakers0000000-053
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
David Bergman, W (1-0)55-5--
Raymond Rutte1-----
Jerrold Martijn1-1---
pitchers ADO Lakersinn.SOBBHRER
Jeremy Winkel, L (0-1)0.2-3483
Sylvester Martina3.1-3865
Glenn Romney341544
Homerun: Kinheim: Bryan Engelhardt (2)(3-run,1st,off Winkel).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Winfried Berkvens, 1B-Fred van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-Mario Blaauw.
Official Scorer-Rienette Hamers.
Play-by-Play-Ger van Dongen.
Time-2:25 hr.

Mampaey The Hawks vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates

...Remco Draijer...
...2 runs, 2 Hits, HR, 5 RBI's...
...League-leader with 10 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
At Dordrecht, L&D Amsterdam Pirates produced two big rallies and went on to win 17-0 vs. Mampaey The Hawks. Amsterdam collected 18 basehits, including three by Rashid Gerard. Remco Draijer homered and had five runs batted in. Draijer now leads the league with 10 RBI's. All Amsterdam-players, who played in the game, had at least one basehit, except starting first baseman Kenny Berkenbosch, who was 0-for-3. But Berkenbosch walked once, meaning all Pirates-players reached base in tonight's game. All players also scored at least once, except Berkenbosch.

Amsterdam opened the score with two runs in the second inning off of starter Evan Simons, who last week silenced the Kinheim-offense in five-plus innings. Bas de Jong and Percy Isenia led off the at bat with a walk. The first then scored when a throwing error followed a bunt-single by Rashid Gerard. Isenia scored on a force play-grounder by Jesse Aussems.

A 6-run rally then followed in the fourth at bat on four basehits. Isenia (walk), Gerard (single) and Bas Nooij (single) loaded the bases, then walks for Aussems and Roelie Henrique led to two automatic runs. A single by Michael Duursma was then followed by a throwing error, which cleared the bases and lifted the lead to 7-0. A grounder by Remco Draijer led to the final run in this at bat and a pitching change.

In the fifth inning, Amsterdam made it 9-0 via a 2-out single by Draijer.

Amsterdam failed to end the game in seven innings through the 10-run mercy rule, but did so in the next at bat. Pirates then rallied for eight more runs on nine hits to make it a 17-0 score.

In the eighth, Remco Draijer led off with a walk and scored on a following double by Patrick Bok, who had taken for Berkenbosch at first base two innings earlier. With one out, Koen Nooij, who was inserted one inning before, also doubled, followed by a 2-run double by Rashid Gerard. Moments later, runs were added on a grounder by Aussems and a single by Duursma, then Draijer hit a 3-run homerun in his second at bat in the inning to increase the score to 17-0.

Amsterdam-starter Rob Cordemans threw five innings and became the first 2-game winner of the season. The righthander struckout six and gave up only two hits, while being supported with a double play in the second inning. He retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced. Daan Hendrix (2 innings, 3 strikeouts) and Jurrian Koks (1 innings, 2 strikeouts) then completed the game.

Mampaey The Hawks - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 0-17 (8 inn.)
L&D Amsterdam Pirates02061008-17180
Mampaey The Hawks00000000-043
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Rob Cordemans, W (2-0)5612--
Daan Hendrix2311--
Jurrian Koks12-1--
pitchers The Hawksinn.SOBBHRER
Evan Simons, L (0-1)3.128487
Kevin van Veen4.1321076
Henk van Heijningen0.11-422
Homerun: Pirates: Remco Draijer (1)(3-run,8th,off Van Heijningen).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Peter Brink, 1B-Olav Steijger, 3B-Rudsel Schoobaar.
Official Scorer-Dieks Bannink.
Play-by-Play-Huub Nelissen.
Time-2:51 hr.

UVV vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW
At Vleuten, Mr. Cocker HCAW took an early 2-0 lead vs. UVV, which then came alongside. But HCAW re-took the lead in the fourth inning. Leading 9-3 in the top of the seventh inning with the bases loaded, the umpire crew stopped the game due to lightning and rain. As the game didn't resume anymore, 9-3 also became the final score, as all plays of the top of the seventh will be included in the final statistics.

...Sander Helmendach...
...winning pitcher...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
HCAW took a 2-0 lead in the first inning off of starter Gilian van Lith. Linoy Croes led off with a double, advanced on a single by Jasper Keijzer and scored on a wild pitch. Jorin van Amstel then hit the third consecutive basehit to advance Keijzer, who then went on to score on a sacrifice fly by Sergino Martis. With runners on first and second base, Van Lith ended the inning with a strikeout.

UVV left a runner on third base in the first inning, but then came alongside in the next two at bats. In the second, Mike Bazuin led off with a single off of starter Sander Helmendach. Bazuin advanced on a following throwing error, then scored on a single by Jirka Bliek. In the third, UVV scored the tying run with two outs when Gilmer Lampe singled, stole second base and scored on a single by Dennis De Quint.

HCAW re-took the lead in the fourth inning off of new pitcher Jurjen van Zijl. The Bussum-team scored two unearned runs, as UVV contributed with two errors. Rossini Frolijk led off with a single, then was safe when an error was made on an one-out force play-grounder by Levine Gabriels. The bases were then loaded when Peter van Doesburg singled. The latter was forced out on a grounder by Linoy Croes (which would have been the third out), but it enabled Frolijk to score the go-ahead run. Moments later, Gabriels scored on a single by Jasper Keijzer.

Two runs were added in the fifth inning. With one out, Frolijk and Seltenrijch singled, then both scored on a double by Gabriels.

In the sixth, HCAW again scored twice off of Martijn van Soest, who had taken over in the previous inning. Keijzer and Van Amstel singled, followed by an RBI-double by Martis and a runscoring grounder by Frolijk with one out that lifted the lead to 8-2.

UVV got one run back in the home of the sixth. Lead-off hitter Lampe was hit by a pitch, then De Quint walked and Bazuin followed with an RBI-single. Hereafter, Helmendach was relieved by Bob Klaarenbeek, who completed the inning and was supported with a double play on a line drive by Thomas Smits.

In the top of the 7th inning, Thijs Steenwijk became the fourth pitcher for UVV. With one out, he walked Van Doesburg, Croes and Keijzer and was relieved by Nick Peels, who was the leftfielder until then. Peels walked Van Amstel to bring in a run, which made it 9-3. Hereafter, the umpires stopped the game due to lightning. Distant lightning already had been visible in the previous innings, but it now came too close and so, the game was halted. Moments later, it also started to rain, resulting in the definitive halting of the game.

UVV - Mr. Cocker HCAW 3-9 (6½ inn.)
Mr. Cocker HCAW2002221-9131
(game halted in top 7th inning with one out, bases loaded and HCAW leading 9-3, due to lightning, then stopped due to rain;
all statistics of the top 7th are valid and are recorded in the game stats)
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Sander Helmendach, W (1-0)5 (*)51733
Bob Klaarenbeek1-----
(*) - Helmendach pitched to three batters in the 6th inning
pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Gilian van Lith, L (0-2)331422
Jurjen van Zijl1.111642
Martijn van Soest1.2--322
Thijs Steenwijk0.1-3-11
Nick Peels- (*)-1---
(*) - Peels pitched to one batter in the 7th inning
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 1B-René Ras, 3B-Edwin Louisa.
Official Scorer-Fred van der Kade.
Play-by-Play-Marijke van den Berge.
Time-2:25 hr.

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