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Pioniers shuts out DSS
Nederlands
HAARLEM (Neth.) - Vaessen Pioniers shutout DSS 5-0 on Thursday-evening (April 30).

Pioniers scored three unearned runs in the fourth inning to lift the lead to 5-0, then reached base only two more times in the remainder of the game.

Lefthander Ricardo Hernandez Sanchez struckout six batters and gave up only two hits in six innings to become the first 3-game winner of the season.

(April 30)




Pioniers opened the score in the first inning, thanks to basehits by the veteran top-3 hitters of the team, Danny Rombley, Dirk van 't Klooster and Vince Rooi. with one out, Rombley doubled, then Van 't Klooster singled. Rooi added a double to open the score.

The second run followed in the second at bat. With two outs, Max Draijer singled, then stole second base, which was followed by a throwing error. A single by Daniel Fernandes then made it a 2-0 score.

A 3-run rally in the fourth inning increased the lead to 5-0. Pioniers again scored with two outs. Max Draijer then singled again, as did Daniel Fernandes. A missed fly ball in the outfield on a hit by Danny Rombley then enabled both runners to score. Rombley himself ended up on third base and scored when Dirk van 't Klooster singled. The all-time basehit-leader was 3-for-3 tonight.

From the fifth inning on, Pioniers was held hitless and reached base only twice. Jorn van Ingen took over for DSS-starter Rik Geestman with two outs in the fifth. He walked Rombley and Rooi in the seventh inning, then was supported with a double play. Rookie Mike Groen made his debut by pitching the ninth inning and retired the side.

DSS stranded several runners, including seven in scoring position, three of them at third base. In the third inning, Mark Smit walked with one out, stole second base and advanced on a wild pitch. Hereafter, Hernandez retired eight batters in a row. In the seventh, off of reliever Dennis Buring, DSS got the bases loaded. With one out, Mitchell Koot walked and stole second base. With two outs, Shane Boeree singled, then Mitchel Dautzenberg walked to load the bases. Sedley Karel took over the pitching and got a grounder to end the inning.

In the ninth, DSS stranded two runners off of Swen Huijer, then reached third base again in the ninth off of Bayron Cornelisse, but all runners were left behind.



DSS - Vaessen Pioniers 0-5
RHE
Vaessen Pioniers110300000-590
DSS000000000-042
pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Ricardo Hernandez Sanchez, W (3-0)6622--
Dennis Buring0.2121--
Sedley Karel, H (2)0.1-----
Swen Huijer11-1--
Bayron Cornelisse122---
pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Rik Geestman, L (1-2)4.22-951
Jorn van Ingen3.122---
Mike Groen1-----
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Umpires: HP-Roy van de Wateringen, 1B-Fred Oosterling, 3B-Stenar van Groningen Schinkel.
Official Scorer-Karin Pieneman.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Public Address Announcer-Bert DaniŽls.
Time-2:37 hr.

Game Notes:.
Debut-game for Official Scorer Karin Pieneman.
Weather conditions at game time: Partly cloudy, 10,3° C (50,5° F), western wind 31 kmh (19 mph), humidity 71%.




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