|Compiled and Copyright © 1997-2014 by Marco Stoovelaar|
Kinheim eliminated; HCAW wins 800th game
ROTTERDAM / HAARLEM / THE HAGUE / VLEUTEN (Neth.) -
There are now three teams left over for the first two spots in this years Play-Offs: Vaessen Pioniers, L&D Amsterdam Pirates and DOOR Neptunus.
Today (Sunday, May 25), Corendon Kinheim was officially eliminated for the first and second place after losing 10-4 vs. Pioniers.
With the victory, Pioniers moved back into first place and switch places again with Pirates for the fourth time since last Tuesday.
Pioniers is the sole league-leader again, as Pirates lost 6-5 at Neptunus in eleven innings.
For the second time in their 3-game series, Pirates led in the ninth inning, but ended up empty-handed again.
The Amsterdam-squad led 5-4 today in the ninth, when Neptunus came alongside to force extra innings.
After three hours and 39 minutes, Neptunus won 6-5 in the eleventh inning.
With the victory, Neptunus won the 3-games series vs. Pirates 2-1.
When Neptunus wins its make-up game next Tuesday vs. Mampaey The Hawks, it moves into a tie for second place with Amsterdam, but has the advantage due to the head-to-head results.
That creates an interesting standing for the upcoming final series of the first half of the competition, as Pirates and Pioniers then will meet in three games.
Neptunus will play three games against Mr. Cocker HCAW and therefore has a good chance of qualifying for one of the two Play-Off spots, instead of either Pioniers or Pirates, who were the top-2 favorites the last weeks.
But with the right combinations in wins and losses and even a tie score on Tuesday and in the upcoming weekend, it is even possible that we will have a 3-way tie between Pioniers, Pirates and Neptunus.
The head-to-head results in this situation then also will create a 3-way tie.
In that case the run-average of the games played between these three teams will decide the ranking.
HCAW and The Hawks both ended their losing streak today.
HCAW had lost eight games in a row, but this afternoon won big vs. ADO Lakers with a 14-1 score.
With the win, the Bussum-squad registered its 800th victory in history at the big league-level.
The victory also moved HCAW back into fifth place.
The Hawks ended a 10-game losing streak by winning 9-2 vs. UVV.
DOOR Neptunus vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates
At Rotterdam, DOOR Neptunus trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning with one out vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates, but came alongside to force extra innings and went on to win 6-5 in eleven innings.
It marked the second time in the 3-game series that Amsterdam held the lead in the ninth inning, but failed to hold onto it.
Last Thursday, Amsterdam led 3-1 and lost 4-3.
A 3-game series sweep would have meant that Amsterdam would have become the first team to qualify for the Play-Offs in the first half of the season.
But now, the two losses might be very costly for Amsterdam.
It almost surely has to sweep Vaessen Pioniers in the upcoming final series of the first half to qualify.
Otherwise, they have to wait for the second half of the season to reach the top-4.
Amsterdam rallied for three runs in the fourth inning, then Neptunus scored twice in the fourth and sixth at bat to take a 4-3 lead.
That was briefly, as Amsterdam answered with two runs in the eighth.
But the visitors then failed to hold onto the lead in the ninth and Neptunus went on to register an important win en route to a possible qualification for the Play-Offs.
It was a game in which three Blown Saves were credited to the pitchers.
Starting pitchers Misja Harcksen (Neptunus) and Jos de Jong (Amsterdam) both pitched three scoreless innings before giving up their first runs.
Harcksen retired the first five batters he faced, then gave up a 2-out double to Rashid Gerard in the second inning, but he stranded.
In the third, the righthander walked lead-off hitter Patrick Bok, who then advanced on a sacrifice bunt, but also was left behind.
...Gamewinning sacrifice fly...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
De Jong retired the first four batters and then Gianison Boekhoudt singled with one out in the second inning, but later was caught stealing to end the at bat.
In the third, he gave up a lead-off single to Adrian Anthony, who then was picked off first base for the second out.
Pirates then opened the score with a 3-run rally in the fourth inning.
Remco Draijer led off with a double and Kenny Berkenbosch walked, then Bas de Jong doubled.
That brought in the first run, but also was followed with an outfield-error, which led to a second run.
Moments later, De Jong advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly with one out by Jesse Aussems to make it 3-0.
Neptunus got two runs back in the home half of the fourth inning.
With one out, Benjamin Dille singled, then an error was made on a force play-grounder by Raily Legito, which led to runners on second and third base.
A grounder by Dwayne Kemp and a single by Gianison Boekhoudt then narrowed the deficit to 3-2.
After a scoreless fifth inning, Kevin Kelly took over the pitching for Neptunus in the sixth and was supported with a double play.
In the home of the sixth, Amsterdam also brought in a new pitcher, as Chris Mowday took over.
The righthander gave up a lead-off single to Stijn van der Meer, who earlier in the week returned from the States where he studied and played.
Van der Meer then scored the tying run on a double by Benjamin Dille.
The latter then advanced to third on a single by Raily Legito, which led to another pitching change, as Kyle Ward took over.
While Legito took off to steal second base, Ward uncorked a wild pitch, which enabled Dille to score and give Neptunus a 4-3 lead.
Legito tried to advance to third base on the wild pitch, but was thrown out there.
Amsterdam re-took the lead in the eighth inning.
Kelly walked Roelie Henrique and Michael Duursma and that brought in Jorian van Acker as new pitcher.
He saw the runners advance on a sacrifice bunt by Remco Draijer, then issued an intentional walk to Kenny Berkenbosch to set up a force play.
But instead of getting a force out, the tying run was scored when Bas de Jong followed with a sacrifce fly.
The bases were re-loaded when Rashid Gerard walked, which led to a new pitching change.
Berry van Driel took over and walked pinch-hitter Bas Nooij that gave Amsterdam a 5-4 lead.
The inning then ended and three runners were left when Patrick Bok grounded out.
After leaving two runners in the home of the eighth off of new pitcher Jurrian Koks and Pirates was retired in order in the top of the ninth, Neptunus tied the score in the home half of the ninth.
Gianison Boekhoudt led off with a double, then advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Gyenuar Lopez and scored the tying run on a grounder by Daniel Fernandes, which ended up in front of the catcher, but resulted in an out at first base.
In the tenth inning, both teams left two runners.
For Amsterdam, the at bat began with a double play.
Remco Draijer flied out centerfield, which also led to the elimination of Roelie Henrique, the tie-break runner on second base.
Kenny Berkenbosch followed with a single, but then a flyout ended the at bat.
Neptunus got the bases loaded.
Shaldimar Daantji led off with a bunt-single that moved the two tie-break runners.
But then, a 4-2-3 double play followed on a grounder by Stijn van der Meer and another grounded also stranded two runners for the home team.
In the top of the 11th inning, Will Dismukes took over the pitching for Neptunus.
He gave up a sacrifice bunt to Rashid Gerard that brought both tie-break runners into scoring position.
Next, the American struckout Bas Nooij, then walked pinch-hitter Percy Isenia intentionally.
Pirates then left then bases loaded when a groundout ended the inning.
In the home of the 11th, Stijn van der Meer (2nd base) and Raily Legito (1st base) were the tie-break runners.
Dwayne Kemp then received an intentional walk to set up a force play.
A squeeze was expected and so, Amsterdam brought in its leftfielder towards second base as an additional infielder.
However, Neptunus didn't opt for a bunt, as Gianison Boekhoudt drove the ball into centerfield for a sacrifice fly that brought in Van der Meer with the winning run after three hours and 39 minutes.
|DOOR Neptunus - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 6-5 (11 inn.)|
|L&D Amsterdam Pirates||000||300||020 00||-||5||4||1|
|DOOR Neptunus||000||202||001 01||-||6||11||1|
|(one out when winning run was scored in the eleventh inning)|
|Jos de Jong||5||-||-||4||2||-|
|Chris Mowday, BS (1)||- (*)||-||-||3||2||2|
|Jurrian Koks, BS (1), L (0-1)||3.2||-||2||4||2||1|
|(*) - Mowday pitched to 3 batters in the sixth inning|
|Kevin Kelly||2 (*)||-||5||-||2||2|
|Jorian van Acker, BS (2)||0.2||-||2||-||-||-|
|Berry van Driel||2.1||-||1||1||-||-|
|Will Dismukes, W (1-1)||1||1||1||-||-||-|
|(*) - Kelly pitched to 2 batters in the eighth inning|
Umpires: HP-Olav Steijger, 1B-Henny Jansen, 3B-Rudsel Schoobaar.|
Official Scorer-Linda Steijger.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Dieks Bannink.
Corendon Kinheim vs. Vaessen Pioniers
At Haarlem, Vaessen Pioniers won 10-4 at Corendon Kinheim, which therefore was officially eliminated for first and second place and thus the Play-Off Qualification in the first half of the season.
With the win, Pioniers moved back into sole possession of first place, as L&D Amsterdam Pirates lost vs. DOOR Neptunus and dropped back to second place.
Pioniers struck early today, scoring three runs in the first and third inning.
The team also had a 3-run seventh inning.
...3 Hits, 2 Doubles, 3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Pioniers collected 12 basehits today, including three by Danny Rombley and Kevin Dirksen.
Rombley also scored three runs, while Dirksen had three runs batted in and two doubles.
Pioniers opened the game with three runs in the first inning off of starter Glenn Wassink.
With one out, the bases got loaded when Dirk van 't Klooster and Vince Rooi walked and Danny Rombley bunt-singled in between.
Next, Wassink hit Mark-Jan Moorman with a pitch to bring in a run.
A strikeout followed, but then Dè Flanegin singled to bring in two more runs and make it a 3-0 score.
Pioniers added three more runs in the third at bat.
Rombley and Rooi led off with singles, then Mark Duursma delivered an RBI-single with one out.
Two runs were then scored with two outs on a single by Kevin Dirksen to lift the lead to 6-0.
That brought in new pitcher Jerrold Martijn, who ended the inning with a flyout.
Kinheim stranded a runner in the first and second inning off of starter Steven van Groningen, who was one of the Kinheim-pitchers the last few seasons through last year.
In the third, Kinheim got one run back.
Van Groningen then hit both Jefferson Muzo and René Cremer with a pitch and the two moved on a sac-bunt by Niels van Weert.
A sac-fly by Quintin De Cuba brought in a run, but a strikeout then ended the at bat.
Pioniers made it 7-1 in the fourth on back-to-back 2-out singles by Rombley and Rooi.
Kinheim answered with a run in the home of the fourth on a single by Muzo, but also stranded two more runners.
Trailing 7-2, Kinheim narrowed the deficit to 7-4 in the fifth when Quintin De Cuba walked and Bryan Engelhardt followed with a 2-run homerun, his fifth 4-bagger of the season and second in two days.
Pioniers then decided the game by taking more distance in the seventh inning, scoring three runs again, which was done with two outs.
Mark-Jan Moorman reached on an error, then stole second base with one out.
With two outs, Kevin Dirksen doubled and Max Draijer singled to bring in two runs.
Hereafter, Jean-Paul Gulinck took over for Jerrold Martijn.
The lefthander gave up an infield-hit to Zerzinho Croes, which was followed by a throwing error, leading to the third run in the inning, increasing the lead to 10-4.
In the final four innings, Kinheim was held scoreless by four different relievers.
With a 7-4 lead, Dennis Buring pitched the sixth inning and threw a lead-off walk, but then three outs followed.
Sedley Karel began the seventh inning with a walk, but was later supported with a double play.
In the eighth, Swen Huijer took over and he gave up a lead-off single to Jeffrey Arends, but that also was followed by three outs.
In the ninth, closer Bayron Cornelisse was greeted with singles by Jefferson Muzo and René Cremer.
A groundout and pop-out followed, then Cornelisse ended the game with a strikeout.
|Corendon Kinheim - Vaessen Pioniers 4-10|
|Steven van Groningen, W (4-0)||5||2||4||3||4||4|
|Dennis Buring, H (1)||1||-||1||-||-||-|
|Glenn Wassink, L (1-2)||2.2||2||2||6||6||6|
|Homerun: Kinheim: Bryan Engelhardt (5)(2-run,5th,off van Groningen).|
Umpires: HP-Roy van de Wateringen, 1B-Fred van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-Henri van Heijningen.|
Official Scorer-Rienette Hamers.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Jeanette van Drunen.
Kinheim eliminated for Play-Off Qualification 1st/2nd place first half.
ADO Lakers vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW
At The Hague, Mr. Cocker HCAW won with a big 14-1 score at ADO Lakers to register its 800th victory in history on the big league-level.
With the win, HCAW broke an 8-game losing streak.
HCAW collected 17 basehits today, which is the most they hit since also having 17 basehits on June 30, 2012 vs. UVV.
All nine players in HCAW's line-up hit at least one basehit and also scored at least one run.
Jelle Blaauw was the lone player without a run batted in.
Barry Mastenbroek was 4-for-4, while Blaauw and Kevin Weijgertse both had three basehits.
Weijgertse led the team with three runs scored and rookie Rowan van Hoek led with three RBI's.
HCAW's starter Maickel Rietel gave up only three hits in the six innings he pitched and struckout four batters.
HCAW opened the game with a 4-run rally on six hits in the first inning off of starter Jurandy Girigori.
The lefthander got a quick first out, but then the next seven batters reached base safely.
With one out, Linoy Croes tripled and scored on a following double by Roy Seltenrijch, who then scored himself on a single by Kevin Weijgertse.
A walk for Kevin Nieveld and single by Jelle Blaauw then loaded the bases.
The next runs were then scored on following singles by Barry Mastenbroek and Rowan van Hoek.
Blaauw also tried to score on Van Hoek's single, but was eliminated at the plate.
A 6-run rally on five hits followed in the third inning.
Kevin Weijgertse led off with a walk, moved to third base on an one-out single by Jelle Blaauw and scored on a bunt-single by Barry Mastenbroek.
Two runs were then scored on a triple by Rowan van Hoek, which led to a pitching change.
Jeremy Winkel took over for Girigori, but was greeted with an RBI-double by Peter van Doesburg, an RBI-triple by Jasper Keijzer and a sacrifice fly by Linoy Croes that made it a 10-0 score.
Two errors with two outs contributed to a run in the fourth inning, then three more runs were scored in the fifth at bat.
The three runs in the fifth were scored with two outs on a 2-run single by Kevin Nieveld and an error.
Trailing 14-0, ADO Lakers scored its lone run in the home of the sixth inning off of Rietel.
The righthander had retired the first 13 batters he faced, then his Perfect Game was broken in the fifth inning when Kelvi Martinez singled with one out.
In the sixth, lead-off hitter Kelvin Knape reached second base on an error, then ADO Lakers got the bases loaded when Irving Redan walked and Stephen Henson singled.
Christian Diaz then lined into a double play, but a single by Julian Goins then gave ADO Lakers its lone run in the game, which lasted seven innings.
|ADO Lakers - Mr. Cocker HCAW 1-14 (7 inn.)|
|Mr. Cocker HCAW||406||130||0||-||14||17||1|
|Maickel Rietel, W (2-2)||6||4||2||3||1||-|
|pitchers ADO Lakers||inn.||SO||BB||H||R||ER|
|Jurandy Girigori, L (1-1)||2.1||3||2||9||8||8|
Umpires: HP-Edwin Louisa, 1B-Antoine Loock, 3B-Johan Bransdma.|
Official Scorer-Dennis Duin.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Leo van den Brun.
800th big league victory for HCAW.
UVV vs. Mampaey The Hawks
At Vleuten, Mampaey The Hawks ended its 10-game losing streak today by winning 9-2 at UVV.
The Hawks collected eleven basehits, including three by Gregory Trinidad, who also scored twice and had two runs batted in.
Steven Wharwood contributed with two runs, two hits and two RBI's, while Rodney Michel scored twice for The Hawks.
Starting and winning pitcher Quinn Tramm had a good outing.
The righthander went seven innings in which he gave up six hits and struckout four batters.
...3 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 RBI's...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
UVV's starter Duko Jansen struckout eight batters, but also gave up five runs in seven innings.
Initially, The Hawks faced a 2-0 deficit after five innings, but then it had another 4-run rally, which has become a trademark of the team in recent games.
In its three previous games, The Hawks also had 4-run innings, but then lost each time.
Today, The Hawks held onto the lead and even added another 4-run rally in the ninth inning.
UVV opened the score in the third inning.
Sam van Dijck led off with a walk, moved on a sacrifice bunt by Rick Kuipers and a bunt-single by Norbert Jongerius.
But Van Dijck was then eliminated at the plate moments later after trying to score when Jongerius had taken off from first base to steal second base.
However, UVV then scored after all when Nick Peels followed with a triple.
UVV added a run in the fourth at bat.
Dennis De Quint led off with a double, then moved when a hit by Mike Bazuin was dropped in the outfield.
After Bazuin stole second base, the bases got loaded when Joris van Ballegooy walked.
Despite having the bases loaded with no outs, UVV scored only once, which happened when next batter Thomas Smits also walked.
Hereafter, Quinn Tramm struckout the next batter and then two flyouts ended the at bat, leaving three runners behind.
That might have been a crucial inning for UVV, as it failed to take more distance and didn't score more runs in the remainder of the game.
Instead, it was now retired in order in the fifth, then saw The Hawks rally for four runs in the sixth to take over the lead.
In the at bat, lead-off hitter Remian Denis was hit by a pitch, then moved to third base when a throwing error was made on a force play-grounder by Bob de Bruijn.
Denis then scored on a grounder by Berend Ruben.
After Rodney Michel walked, singles by Steven Wharwood and Gregory Trinidad brought in two runners to give The Hawks a 3-2 lead.
The bases then got loaded when Berry van Donselaar also singled and another run was added on a sacrifice fly by Frans van den Heuvel.
After leaving two runners in the seventh inning, The Hawks added another run in the eighth.
Gregory Trinidad and Joris Naber led off with singles, which brought in new pitcher Gilian van Lith.
Two force outs then followed, but the last one enabled Trinidad to score.
The Hawks had another 4-run rally in the ninth inning.
With one out, Berend Ruben walked and scored on a double by Rodney Michel, who then scored on a single by Steven Wharwood.
A single by Gregory Trinidad and an error then lifted the lead to 9-2.
After scoring its second run in the fourth inning, UVV was held to only three hits in the remainder of the game.
The home team left the bases loaded again in the seventh.
Lead-off hitter Rick Kuipers then reached on an error and the bases got loaded with one out when Nick Peels walked and Gilmer Lampe singled.
But then, a strikeout and flyout ended the at bat.
|UVV - Mampaey The Hawks 2-9|
|Mampaey The Hawks||000||004||014||-||9||11||3|
|pitchers The Hawks||inn.||SO||BB||H||R||ER|
|Quinn Tramm, W (2-2)||7 (*)||4||5||6||2||1|
|Kevin van Veen||2||-||-||-||-||-|
|(*) - Tramm pitched to 1 batter in the eighth inning|
|Duko Jansen, L (2-3)||7||8||2||7||5||3|
|Gilian van Lith||1.1||2||1||3||4||3|
|Martijn van Soest||0.2||-||-||1||-||-|
Umpires: HP-Winfried Berkvens, 1B-Coen van Lierop, 3B-Mario Blaauw.|
Official Scorer-Feiko Drost.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Francis Speters.
Techn. Commissioner-Gerben Hardeveld.
Thank you for visiting this site.
Mail your suggestions and questions to email@example.com
Copyright © 1997-2014 Marco Stoovelaar / Grand Slam * Stats & News.