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DSS nips Quick Amersfoort to register first exhibition-win

AMERSFOORT (Neth.) - DSS nipped Cityside Apartments Quick 7-6 on Sunday (March 12) to win its first exhibition game of the season. On Saturday, the two teams also met and then Quick won 6-4. Quick Amersfoort is one of the 16 teams that will play in the second highest league ('Overgangsklasse') this year.

In today's game, the lead went back and forth in what was an attractive game. ,,It was a good game, both teams were in balance'', Quick's Head Coach Marco Wels stated afterwards. ,,We have played two fine games this weekend.''

Jerry Breek, the new Head Coach of DSS, especially liked the hitting of this team today. ,,We had a lot of basehits, which was a good thing'', Breek said.

Today's game was a home game for DSS and initially was to be played in Haarlem. However, as the home-field of DSS wasn't ready yet to be played on, the game was played at the site of Quick Amersfoort. But it was played as a home-game for DSS.

Coming weekend, DSS participates in the 2-day Loek Loevendie Tournament of L&D Amsterdam Pirates, playing two games on both Saturday and Sunday.

Quick Amersfoort will play against Domstad Dodgers coming Saturday at its home-site, starting at 1 PM.

(March 12)

Complete exhibition schedule

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DSS empty-handed in exhibition game at Quick Amersfoort. (March 11)

Quick opened the score in the top of the first inning off of starter Sander Helmendach, who last season pitched for HCAW. Wesley Bernardus and Jordy Burger led off with walks. The first was then eliminated at the played trying to score on a following single by Niels van Weert, who played in the big league last season for Kinheim. With runners on second and third base, a grounder by Jos de Jong gave Quick an early lead.

DSS came alongside in the second inning off of starter Brian van Laar. He got the bases loaded when Omar Williams led off with a single, Tino van Erk also singled and Jordan Illis walked. The latter was forced out on a grounder by Sven van de Sanden. That brought in the tying run, but also would leave two runners behind.

After two scoreless innings, Quick re-took the lead in the fifth. With two outs, Jordy Burger walked, stole second base and scored on a double by Niels van Weert.

...Tino van Erk...
...3-for-4, double...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
DSS answered with two runs in its fifth at bat and also scored with two outs. Djewi Appelman and Mitchel Dautzenberg both walked and the bases got loaded when Levine Gabriels was hit by a pitch. After a pitching change, Koen Halderman delivered a 2-run single.

Quick made it a 3-3 score it the sixth when Jos de Jong and Remian Denis hit back-to-back doubles.

In the bottom of the seventh, it was DSS that took the lead for the second time by scoring two runs. Tommy van de Sanden led off with a single and scored on a 2-out double by Mitchel Dautzenberg. After another pitching change, Koen Halderman singled in the next run and made it a 5-3 score.

That lead also didn't last long, as Quick came alongside in the top of the eighth off of new pitcher Lars Vogelaar. He walked lead-off hitter Bob Klaarenbeek and then Remian Denis followed with a homerun, which made it 5-5.

DSS answered with two runs in the bottom of the eighth. The bases got loaded when Tino van Erk, Jordan Illis and Sven van de Sanden all singled. Van Erk was 3-for-4 today, including a double. A force play-grounder by Tommy van de Sanden gave DSS a renewed lead, 6-5. Hereafter, Jos de Jong became the new pitcher for Quick. He saw Odion Gouverneur hit a sacrifice fly, but the former big league-pitcher retired all five batters he faced.

Quick narrowed the deficit to 7-6 in the top of the ninth. With two outs, Bas de Jong and Bob Klaarenbeek both singled, then an error on a grounder by Remian Denis accounted for the run. De Jong and Klaarenbeek both also played in the Dutch big league in the past. Bas de Jong played for HCAW and Amsterdam Pirates, as did his brother Jos. While playing for Pirates, Bas de Jong was the leading hitter in the Dutch big league for three consecutive seasons (2013-2015), becoming only the second player in history to accomplish that feat. Quick stranded two runners, as a strikeout ended the at bat.

Despite leading, DSS also used its ninth inning to bat, but was retired in order, ending the game.

DSS - Cityside Apartments Quick 7-6
Cityside Apartments Quick010020220-7112
pitchers Quick Amersfoortinn.SOBBHRER
Brian van Laar2.222311

Mees Cremer, BS (1)222-22

Dennis van den Bunt2--422

T'shawn James, L (0-1)0.2--422

Jos de Jong1.2-----

pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Sander Helmendach222111

Robyn Clara3-2211

Tim Halderman, BS (1)211211

Lars Vogelaar, BS (1), W (1-0)222432

Homerun: Quick: Remian Denis (1)(8th,2-run,off Vogelaar).
Standings Exhibition Season
Exhibition Scores
Exhibition Schedule
Umpires: HP-Roy van de Wateringen, 1B-Martijn Bosschaart.
Scorer-Willum de Jong (Quick Amersfoort).
Public Address Announcer-none.
Scoreboard Operator-none.
Starting Time-11:00 AM.
Time Played-2:50 hrs.
Site-XLLease Park Dorrestein, Amersfoort

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.
Game played at the site of Quick Amersfoort in Amersfoort.
Weather conditions at game time: Partly cloudy, 12,9° C (55,2° F); wind direction southeast;
wind speed 16 kmh (9,2 mph); wind force 3 Bft; humidity 47%.

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