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Starting Pitchers coming series
AMSTERDAM Neth.) - On Thursday-evening, the openers are scheduled for the third 3-game series of the 2014 season. The starting pitchers have been announced and there are some changes in a few rotations.

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L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Vaessen Pioniers and UVV didn't change their starting rotations. And so, they will respectively face Corendon Kinheim, ADO Lakers and DOOR Neptunus with the same three starters as in the previous two 3-game series.

The other five teams made some changes to their rotations.

Corendon Kinheim will start with the same three pitchers as in the first and second series of the season, but again the order has been changed. Last weekend, the starters on Saturday and Sunday switched as opposed to the Opening Weekend. This time, RHP David Bergman, who was the starter in the opening games of both series, will start Game 2 on Saturday. Rookie RHP Glenn Wassink now will start the opener and LHP Nick Veltkamp again will pitch Game 3 against L&D Amsterdam Pirates.

DOOR Neptunus will go with the same two starters in Game 1 and Game 2 against UVV, but named RHP Misja Harcksen as starter for Game 3, instead of RHP Floris Timmer. So far, Harcksen has pitched in relief in three games and is 1-0. This week, Neptunus added an arm to its pitching staff, as 24-year old righthanded American Will Dismukes arrived in Rotterdam.

ADO Lakers also changed its rotation, except for Game 3, in which RHP Timo van Ancum will be the starter again. For Thursday, a surprise starter has been announced, as LHP Glenn Romney will take the mound. Romney is an outfielder and first baseman, who made several pitching appearances in previous seasons, but never has been a regular pitcher. Ibrahin Redan, who was the Opening Day starter two weeks ago, returns to the rotation and now will start Game 2. RHP Dennis Burgersdijk, who was the starting pitcher in Game 2 of the two previous series, is currently sidelined with an injury.

Mr. Cocker HCAW named the same starters for Game 1 and Game 2, but will go with a new starter in Game 3, as rookie RHP Maickel Rietel has been named. Rietel pitched in relief in three previous games. In the previous two series, RHP Tony Kreisel was the starting pitcher.

HCAW's opponent Mampaey The Hawks also named the same two starters for Game 1 and Game 2, but has not made a decision yet for Game 3. In the first series, RHP Ronald de Bont started Game 3 and he also was assigned for the third game in the second series last week. But he was then used in relief in Game 2 and so RHP Quinn Tramm was named to take his place. However, the game rained out and was made up on Tuesday with Tramm as starter. So, the starter for coming Sunday again probably will be either De Bont or Tramm, unless they are needed in relief in one of the other games.

Schedule & Starting Pitchers coming series

(April 30)

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