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Convincing exhibition-win UVV against The Orioles

HOUTEN (Neth.) - In its first exhibition game of the season, Pickles UVV recorded a convincing 13-1 victory against The Orioles, one of the 16 teams that will play in the second highest league ('Overgangsklasse') this year.

The game was played in Houten at the site of Houten Dragons.

Initially, both teams would play another game against each other on Sunday at the site of The Orioles in Bergschenhoek. However, that game was cancelled. Instead, UVV will conduct a practice session in the morning at the site of Knickerbockers in Soest. At the same site, UVV will play against Curaçao Neptunus coming Saturday.

(March 11)

Complete exhibition schedule

...Jelle Blaauw...
...3 basehits...
Jan Kruijdenberg)
In its first exhibition-game of the season, UVV collected 12 basehits, including three by Jelle Blaauw, who last season played for HCAW. Also, three Orioles-pitchers issued 13 walks. Rick Kuipers and Julian Goins both received three walks.

Making his debut as Head Coach of UVV today was American Ty Eriksen. Last season, Eriksen played as an outfielder for Munich-Haar Disciples in the German Bundesliga. He also participated with the team in the inaugural season of Euro League Baseball.

The Orioles is led by former big league-pitcher and National Team-pitcher Orlando Stewart, who had many successful seasons pitching for Giants Diemen and Sparta. Today, the team of Stewart was limited to seven basehits by five UVV-pitchers.

UVV opened the score with two runs in the second inning. With one out, Sergino Martis and Tijmen Takke walked. After a double-steal brought them to second and third base, Martis scored the opening run on a grounder by Berend Ruben, then Takke scored on a wild pitch.

...Sergino Martis...
...3-run double...
Jan Kruijdenberg)
Two runs were added in the third at bat. The bases got loaded when Bryce Cherry led off with a walk, Mike Bazuin singled and Julian Goins also walked. A sacrifice fly by Sergino Martis and a grounder by Tijmen Takke then accounted for the runs.

In the three middle innings, more runs were added. In the fourth, Cecil Comenencia led off with a walk and went on to score on a sacrifice fly by Mike Bazuin.

Two more runs followed in the fifth. Tijmen Takke and Berend Ruben began with singles, advanced on a sac-bunt by Cecil Comenencia, then respectively scored on singles by Rick Kuipers and Jelle Blaauw.

...Ty Eriksen...
...Head Coach UVV...
Jan Kruijdenberg)
The Orioles then scored its lone run in the top of the sixth inning off of Jimmy Osinga, who last season made his big league-debut. He then played for L&D Amsterdam Pirates, with whom he also won the European Champions Cup. With two outs, Osinga got the bases loaded, then the run scored on a wild pitch.

UVV enlarged its lead with a 4-run rally in the seventh inning. With the bases loaded, Julian Goins walked to bring in a run. Hereafter, Sergino Martis cleared the bases with a 3-run double to lift the lead to 11-1.

UVV scored its final two runs in the eighth at bat. With one out, Berend Ruben walked and Cecil Comenencia singled. With two outs, the bases got loaded when Jelle Blaauw was hit by a pitch and then, Bryce Cherry delivered a 2-run single that made it a 13-1 score.

All nine batters in the UVV line-up had at least one basehit and scored at least one run. Eight players batted in at least one run.

Afterwards, debuting Head Coach Ty Eriksen looked back to the game with a good feeling. ,,The nice weather granted us our first time outside and our first game on the same day'', Eriksen said. ,,We had to limit how many innings each pitcher threw, as the game for Sunday was cancelled and we needed to work in as many guys as possible. Defensively, we played sound defense despite taking grounders for the first time. On offense, we had a lot of free passes. It was nice to see that our team wasn't swinging at bad pitches.''

Pickles UVV - The Orioles 13-1
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pitchers The Oriolesinn.SOBBHRER
Lex Meinderts, L (0-1)327244



pitchers UVVinn.SOBBHRER
Jurjen van Zijl, W (1-0)2.12----

Timo van Ancum, H (1)2121--

Jimmy Osinga221311

Kevin van Veen2112--

Roland Laurens1211--

Standings Exhibition Season
Exhibition Scores
Exhibition Schedule
Umpires: HP-Olav Steijger, 1B-André Eijpe.
Scorer-Carina Broersma (UVV).
Public Address Announcer-none.
Scoreboard Operator-none.
Starting Time-2:00 PM.
Time Played-0:00 hrs.
Site-Sportpark Meerpaal, Houten (site Houten Dragons)

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.
Game played at the site of Houten Dragons in Houten.
Weather conditions at game time: Partly cloudy, 13° C (55,4° F); wind direction east;
wind speed 8 kmh (4,2 mph); wind force 2 Bft; humidity 72%.

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