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Neptunus shuts out Pioniers
ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - Curaçao Neptunus shutout Vaessen Pioniers 7-0 on Thursday-evening (July 2).

The Rotterdam-squad batted only two more basehits than Pioniers, but also reached base on eleven walks. Besides that, Pioniers committed three defensive errors.

Neptunus-starter Diegomar Markwell gave up only two basehits in the six innings he pitched and won his eighth game of the season.

(July 2)

Pioniers got into scoring position only twice in this game off of four pitchers. In the opening at bat, Daniel Fernandes led off with a single and got into scoring position on a following grounder by Dirk van 't Klooster, but then was left behind. Starting with this groundout, Neptunus-starter Diegomar Markwell retired 12 batters in a row.

In the fifth inning, Markwell gave up a lead-off single to Mark-Jan Moorman, but Neptunus then turned a double play.

In the seventh inning, Kevin Kelly took over for Markwell and gave up a lead-off single to Dirk van 't Klooster, but, with one out, the Neptunus-defense again followed with a double play.

In the eighth, Pioniers got into scoring position for only the second time. Berry van Driel became the new pitcher for Neptunus and he walked lead-off hitter Mark-Jan Moorman, who advanced on an one-out single by Taylor Clemensia. Hereafter, Loek van Mil took over for Van Driel and was supported with the third double play Neptunus turned in four innings. Van Mil retired the side in the ninth to end the game.

Neptunus scored five of its seven runs in the first three innings off of two pitchers.

In the bottom of the first inning, the home team scored its first run off of starter Reggie Bomberg. The at bat began with an unexpected change, as Stijn van der Meer entered the game as pinch-hitter for lead-off hitter Dwayne Kemp, who had played defensively as short stop in the top of the first inning. However, when the third out was recorded, on their way back to the dug-out, there must have happened something between Kemp and first baseman Rien Vernooij, who also was replaced and didn't return when Neptunus took the field again in the top of the second inning. In the bottom of the first inning, Van der Meer reached on an error, advanced on a wild pitch and a grounder, then scored on a grounder by Raily Legito.

Neptunus added three runs with two outs in the second inning on only one basehit. With one out, Christian Diaz doubled, then the bases got loaded with two outs when Gyenuar Lopez and Urving Kemp both walked. Hereafter, Stijn van der Meer and Benjamin Dille also walked, bringing in two runs. An error on a grounder by Raily Legito led to the next run and lifted the lead to 4-0. Three runners were left behind when a flyout ended the at bat.

Another run was scored in the third inning. With one out, Christian Diaz walked and advanced on an error. When next batter Adrian Anthony also walked, Dennis Buring took over the pitching. A double steal followed, then a grounder by Gyenuar Lopez led to a run.

Neptunus scored its sixth run with two outs in the fifth at bat and again left three runners. Mourik Huijser, who had replaced Vernooij in the batting order, led off with a walk. With two outs, the bases were loaded when Gyenuar Lopez walked and Urving Kemp singled, then a single by Stijn van der Meer accounted for the run. But a flyout left the bases loaded.

After Pioniers had turned a double play in the top of the sixth inning, the Hoofddorp-squad gave up another run in the seventh. Sedley Karel took over the pitching and he walked lead-off hitter Christian Diaz. Hereafter, Adrian Anthony singled, putting runners on first and third base. Pioniers then turned another double play on a grounder by Gyenuar Lopez, but that also enabled Diaz to score his third run of the evening.

Curaçao Neptunus - Vaessen Pioniers 7-0
Vaessen Pioniers000000000-043
Curaçao Neptunus13101010X-760
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Reggie Bomberg, L (2-2)2.1-6152
Dennis Buring3.223311
Sedley Karel1-2211
Bayron Cornelisse12----
pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Diegomar Markwell, W (8-2)62-2--
Kevin Kelly1--1--
Berry van Driel0.1-11--
Loek van Mil1.21----
Box Score
Standings 2nd half
Overall Standings
Umpires: HP-Olav Steijger, 1B-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-André Eijpe.
Official Scorer-Alex van den Berg.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Ger van Dongen.
Public Address Announcer-Hélène van Eijk.
Time-2:25 hr.

Game Notes:
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 23,8° C (74,8° F), northern wind 13 kmh (8,1 mph),
wind speed 2,6 Bft, humidity 65%.

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