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Three more shutouts on Day 2 Urbanus Tournament
BUSSUM (Neth.) - On the second day of the 3-day In Memoriam Charles Urbanus, Sr. Tournament in Bussum today (Saturday, April 4), three more shutouts followed, after the event had opened with a shutout on Friday-evening.

In the opener today, Vaessen Pioniers nipped Corendon Kinheim, 1-0.

In its next game, Pioniers was shutout 2-0 by L&D Amsterdam Pirates, which also had registered a 2-0 shutout on Friday.

The second day ended with a huge 15-0 win by Kinheim against host HCAW. Kinheim staged a 7-run rally in the first inning, then scored eight more runs in the second at bat. The team collected 17 basehits.

The tournament ends on Sunday with the final two games.

(April 4)

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Vaessen Pioniers vs. Corendon Kinheim

In today's first game, only one run was scored. That happened in the bottom of the third inning. with two outs, Kinheim-starter Tom Stuifbergen gave up a single to Dirk van 't Klooster, who then scored when Quintin de Cuba followed with a double. And that was enough for the minimal victory.

...Dirk van 't Klooster...
...scored lone run...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Pioniers already had gotten close to a run in the first inning. Daniel Fernandes had led off the first inning with a single, then stole second base and moved to third base after a foul-fly in leftfield, but he then was left behind. In the second inning, Kevin Dirksen was hit by a pitch with one out and later stranded on second base.

Pioniers also stranded runners in its next three at bats. In the fourth inning, Dirksen led off with a single, but again was left on second base.

In the fifth, Pim Walsma took over for Stuifbergen and walked Van 't Klooster with one out. After an errant pick-off by the catcher, Van 't Klooster ended up on second base, but Walsma then struckout the next two batters.

In the sixth, new pitcher David Bergman gave up a lead-off double to Mark-Jan Moorman, but then three outs followed, including two strikeouts. The three Kinheim-hurlers struckout eight batters combined.

Kinheim registered only one basehit in the game and didn't reached base much. Pionier-starter Reggie Bomberg retired the first ten batters he faced, then saw Mervin Gario reach with one out in the fourh inning after a throwing error. But hereafter, Dudley Leonora grounded into a double play to end the inning.

In the fifth inning, Kinheim got the bases loaded, but failed to score. Bryan Engelhardt led off with his team's lone basehit, then Dashenko Ricardo reached on an error with out. After the two had advanced on a wild pitch, the bases got loaded when Sven van der Sanden walked. Bomberg then followed with a strikeout and a force play ended the run-threat.

In the sixth, Sedley Karel took over the pitching for Bomberg and retired the side. In the seventh, he walked Jeffrey Arends with one out, but he was left on second base.

Vaessen Pioniers - Corendon Kinheim 1-0 (6½ inn.)
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Vaessen Pioniers001000X-152
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
Tom Stuifbergen, L (1-1)441411
Pim Walsma121---
David Bergman12-1--
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Reggie Bomberg, W (2-1)5411--
Sedley Karel, SV (1)211---
Umpires: HP-Coen van Lierop, 1B0-Martijn Bosschaart, 2B-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-Edwin Louisa.
Official Scorers-Brigitta Zaal, Feiko Drost.
Time-1:39 hr.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. Vaessen Pioniers

After winning 2-0 on Friday-evening in the opener against HCAW, L&D Amsterdam Pirates this afternoon again registered a 2-0 shutout-win. This time against Vaessen Pioniers.

...Rob Cordemans...
...winning pitcher...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Rob Cordemans started for Amsterdam and retired the side in the first at bat, striking out two. In the second inning, the veteran righthander gave up a lead-off single to Vince Rooi, then walked Mark-Jan Moorman. But a double play and groundout followed.

In the top of the third inning, Cordemans gave up two singles with one out, but held Pioniers scoreless.

Pirates then struck with two runs in the bottom of the third inning off of starter Lars Huijer. He made his first appearance for Pioniers after returning a week ago from the States, where he ended his professional career. Huijer was in Minor League Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs, but opted to return home. The righthander gave up a lead-off single to Linoy Croes, who then advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Daan Groenewoud and moved to third base on a wild pitch. Moments later, Croes scored the first run on a fielder's choice-grounder by Roelie Henrique that didn't end in an out. Henrique then advanced on a grounder by Remco Draijer and scored when a throwing error followed on a grounder by Michael Duursma. Hereafter, Amsterdam got two more runners in scoring position. Duursma moved to the third base on a wild pitch, then Kenny Berkenbosch walked and stole second base, but both were left behind.

In the fourth inning, both teams left a runner. For Pioniers, Mark-Jan Moorman doubled with two outs, but stranded on second base. For Pirates, Rashid Gerard led off with a double, then Linoy Croes walked with one out, but then a double play followed.

In the fifth, both stranded two runners. For Pioniers, Glenn Bakker (with one out) and Daniel Fernandes (with two outs) singled, but a strikeout ended the inning. For Pirates, new pitcher Swen Huijer walked lead-off hitter Roelie Henrique, who then stole second base. With two outs, Kenny Berkenbosch singled, then the third out followed.

In the sixth inning, Tom de Blok became the new pitcher for Amsterdam and retired the side in the two innings he pitched.

Pirates then left the bases loaded in the seventh inning off of new pitcher Bayron Cornelisse. With two outs, Michael Duursma singled, Kenny Berkenbosch was hit by a pitch and Jesse Aussems also singled, but a force out ended the inning and the game.

L&D Amsterdam Pirates - Vaessen Pioniers 2-0 (7 inn.)
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L&D Amsterdam Pirates0020000-270
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Lars Huijer, L (0-1)422421
Swen Huijer2221--
Bayron Cornelisse1--2--
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Rob Cordemans, W (2-0)5616--
Tom de Blok, SV (1)21----
Umpires: HP-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 1B-Martijn Bosschaart, 2B-Edwin Louisa, 3B-Coen van Lierop.
Official Scorers-Brigitta Zaal, Feiko Drost.
Time-2:01 hr.

...Lars Huijer started for Pioniers...

...Amsterdam-RF Kenny Berkenbosch makes a nice catch...
(© Both Photos: Alfred Cop Fotografie)

Corendon Kinheim vs. HCAW

Corendon Kinheim closed the second day of the tournament with a huge 15-0 shutout-win against host HCAW. On a positive note for HCAW, it gave up all runs in the first two innings, then Marco Schel, the third pitcher in this afternoon, held Kinheim scoreless in the remainder of the 5½ inning-game.

After hitting only one basehit earlier today agaist Vaessen Pioniers, Kinheim collected 17 basehits in this game. Kevin Moesquit and Jeffrey Arends each had three basehits. All starting players in Kinheim's line-up collected at least one basehit. Eight of them scored at least once and also eight batted in at least one run. Moesquit batted in four.

...Nick Veltkamp...
...winning pitcher...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
After HCAW had left one runner in the top of the first inning, Kinheim struck with a 7-run, 7-hit rally in the home half off of starting pitcher Tony Kreisel. The first seven batters reached base safely. Kevin Moesquit led off with a single, then Mervin Gario was hit by a pitch and a following single by Bryan Engelhardt opened the score. The bases the got loaded when Dudley Leonora also singled. Hereafter, Jeffrey Arends accounted for the fourth basehit, bringing in a run. In the next play, Engelhardt was forced out at home on a grounder by Dashenko Ricardo, but then Niels van Weert followed with another runscoring single. Rookie Jochem Koedijk followed with an RBI-grounder and Jasper Keijzer (who last season played for HCAW) added a 2-run single, followed by an RBI-single by Moesquit that made it 7-0.

Kinheim-starter Nick Veltkamp gave up an one-out single to Jim Froberg in the top of the second, but he was left behind. And then, Kinheim added an 8-run rally to lift the lead to 15-0. This time, the Haarlem-squad collected 8 basehits. Gijs van Els had become the new pitcher for HCAW. He got a quick first out, but then a walk and single followed. A double by Ricardo drove in the first run in this rally, followed by a runscoring error on a grounder by Van Weert and an RBI-single by Koedijk. After Kinheim got the bases loaded, Moesquit cleared them with a 3-run double. Hereafter, Marco Schel took over for Van Els, but was greeted with a single by Gario. A grounder by Engelhardt and single by Leonora then brought in the next two runs to complete the rally and make it 15-0.

In the next innings, Schel didn't encounter more problems. In the third, he retired the side. In the fourth, Leonora reached on an error, but then three outs followed. In the fifth, Van weert and Koedijk singled with two outs, but then were left behind.

HCAW collected only three hits off of two pitchers. Nick Veltkamp threw the first three innings and became the winning pitcher. Hereafter, Arshwin Asjes took over in the fourth and as he pitched the final three innings of this game, he was credited with a save.

HCAW got a runner in scoring position in the first inning when Max Clarijs walked with one out and was awarded second base on a balk, but then Veltkamp struckout the next two batters. The lefthander gave up an one-out single to Jim Froberg in the second, who was left, then retired the side in the third.

Asjes walked Aldrich Guzman with one out in the fourth, but then was supported with a double play.

In the final two at bats, HCAW got closest to scoring a run.

In the fifth, after two force outs at second base, runner Rikkert Kempen moved on a wild pitch. He then tried to score when an error followd on a grounder by Jazon Allee, but was eliminated at the plate.

In the sixth, HCAW left the bases loaded. With two outs, Roy Seltenrijch and Aldrich Guzman walked, then Jarreau Martina singled. Asjes then ended the inning and the game with a strikeout.

Corendon Kinheim - HCAW 15-0 (5½ inn.)
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Corendon Kinheim78000X -15171
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Tony Kreisel, L (0-1)1--777
Gijs van Els0.1-1575
Marco Schel3.2--511
pitchers Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
Nick Veltkamp, W (1-0)3411--
Arshwin Asjes, SV (1)3232--
Umpires: HP-Martijn Bosschaart, 1B-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel, 3B-Edwin Louisa.
Official Scorers-Dieks Bannink, Feiko Drost.
Time-1:44 hr.

...Jazon Allee hitting for HCAW...

...HCAW-starter Tony Kreisel...

...Kinheim's rookie catcher...
...Dexter de Weert (ex-HCAW)...
...tags out Rikkert Kempen in 5th...

...Kinheim's second baseman Niels van Weert dives after a ball...

(© Photos: Alfred Cop Fotografie)

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