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Amsterdam Pirates wins twice to win Loek Loevendie Tournament
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AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - L&D Amsterdam Pirates recorded two convincing victories on Sunday (March 19) on the second day of the annual Loek Loevendie Tournament.

The organizing club first won 13-0 against De Glaskoning Twins and then followed with a 9-1 win against DSS.

The day began with a come-from-behind victory for DSS against Twins. In the bottom of the fifth and final inning, DSS trailed 6-4, but then scored three runs to win 7-6. Two walks, two basehits and a costly error accounted for the runs.

On Saturday, the only two games were played at the tournament, which is named after one of the co-founders of the club, 'Mr. Pirates' Loek Loevendie. Under cold and rainy conditions, Amsterdam then also played against DSS and Twins, with both games ending in an 1-1 tie. The game between DSS and Twins was cancelled due to rain.

Because the schedule was not completely played, no tournament-winner was named. However, whatever the result would have been of the cancelled game, Amsterdam Pirates would end up in first place and with that became the unofficial tournament-winner.

Coming weekend, Amsterdam Pirates plays two games against Pickles UVV, Saturday on the site of Houten Dragons in Houten, Sunday at home in Amsterdam. Both games start at 2 PM.

DSS will be one of the four participating teams in the annual Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament of De Hazenkamp in Nijmegen.

Twins has no games scheduled coming weekend.

(March 19)

Complete exhibition schedule

Related Articles:
Two games end in tie at Loek Loevendie Tournament. (March 18)
DSS nips Quick to register first exhibition-win. (March 12)
Twins wins exhibition game in Belgium. (March 12)
DSS empty-handed in exhibition game at Quick Amersfoort. (March 11)
Exhibition games Amsterdam Pirates cancelled. (March 11)




DSS vs. De Glaskoning Twins
In the opening game today, DSS and Twins faced each other for the first time. On Saturday, their match-up rained out.

After two scoreless innings, it was Twins that opened the score in the top of the third inning off of DSS-starter Sander Helmendach. Nick Peels led off with a walk for Twins, which had stranded a runner on scoring position in both the first and second inning. With Peels on first base, two flyouts followed, but next batter Melvin Perdue then reached on an error, followed by an outffield-error that put runners on second and third base. Moments later, Peels scored on a single by Tair Vrutaal.

DSS answered with four runs off of starter Mic van de Ven. The Haarlem-squad already had gotten a chance to open the score in the first inning, but then stranded three runners. In the bottom of the third, DSS collected six hits to score four runs with two outs. Odion Gouverneur led off with a single. With two outs, Djewi Appelman also singled to bring in the tying run. Tino van Erk followed with an RBI-double to put DSS ahead. Tommy van de Sanden accounted for the next single and hereafter, Levine Gabriels delivered a 2-run single to make it a 4-1 score. Next batter Sven van de Sanden also singled, but that ended the inning, as Gabriels was eliminated trying to reach third base.

Trailing 4-1, it was Twins that had a productive fifth inning, scoring five runs on three hits to take a 6-4 lead. In the top of the fifth, Gijs Timmer became the third pitcher for DSS, but ran into problems. He was greeted with singles from Menno Lenting and Jamie Verheyleweghen, then the bases got loaded when Melvin Perdue walked. Both Lenting and Perdue played for DSS last season. A run was then scored when Tair Vrutaal also walked and a sacrifice fly by Bob van der Meer narrowed the deficit to 4-3. The bases were re-loaded when Chris Ge also walked. Hereafter, Twins took a 7-4 lead when the bases were cleared when Mick Molenaar doubled into left-centerfield.

The lead appeared to be enough, but DSS came back in the bottom of the fifth, which would be the last inning of the game. Belgian Matthew Latta had retired the side in the previous at bat (two strikeouts), but he now walked Kevin Nieveld and Djewi Appelman. After Tino van Erk had flied out, Tommy van de Sanden singled. That brought in Nieveld, but when an outfield-error followed, Appelman was able to score the tying run. Van de Sanden ended up on third base and strikeout accounted for the second out. Hereafter, Sven van de Sanden (who was 3-for-3) delivered a walk-off single to bring in his brother and win the game, 7-6.



DSS - De Glaskoning Twins 7-6 (5 inn.)
RHE
De Glaskoning Twins00105 -661
DSS00403 -793
(two outs when winning run was scored in the fifth inning)
pitchers Twinsinn.SOBBHRER
Mic van de Ven3-2744

Matthew Latta, L (0-1)1.232231

pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Sander Helmendach32231-

Timo van Lingen, H (1)11----

Gijs Timmer, BS (1), W (1-0)113355
Standings Exhibition Season
Exhibition Scores
Exhibition Schedule
Umpires: HP-Roy van de Wateringen, 1B-Rob Has, 3B-Efrem Silvania.
Official Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Public Address Announcer-Huub Nelissen.
Scoreboard Operator-Jolande Bierman.
Starting Time-10:00 AM.
Time Played-0:00 hrs.
Site-Pirates Honkbalstadion, Sportpark Ookmeer, Amsterdam

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game - Game 4 Loek Loevendie Tournament.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 11,8° C (53,2° F); wind direction west-southwest;
wind speed 34 kmh (21,2 mph); wind force 6 Bft; humidity 72%.




De Glaskoning Twins vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates
In the second game of the day, Amsterdam Pirates registered a big 13-0 shutout-win in five innings against Twins. The Amsterdam-squad collected 12 basehits, including four by Gilmer Lampe and homeruns by Danny Rombley and Kenny Berkenbosch.

Amsterdam rallied for four runs in the top of the first inning off starter Jan Evertse. The rookie was greeted with a lead-of double by Zerzinho Croes, but then retired the next two batters, one of them with a strikeout. Hereafter, Croes scored the first run on a single by Gilmer Lampe, who advanced himself to third base on an outfield-error. Lampe scored on a single by Kenny Berkenbosch and Danny Rombley followed with a 2-run homerun to make it 4-0.

Five runs were added in the second inning. Max Clarijs led off with a double and Remco Draijer walked with one out, then the first scored on a single by Nick Urbanus. Gilmer Lampe followed with a 2-run double, advanced on a wild pitch and scored when Kenny Berkenbosch homered.

In the third, Amsterdam lifted its lead to 12-0 by scoring three more runs off of new pitcher Matthew Latta. Jesse Aussems led off with a single, Max Clarijs reached on a fielder's choice (error) and with one out, the bases got loaded when Remco Draijer walked. All three scored on a following double by Nick Urbanus.

The 13th run was scored in the fifth off of (outfielder) Nick Peels, who took over the pitching in the previous at bat. With two outs, he got the bases loaded, then gave up a run when he hit Danny Rombley with a pitch.

Amsterdam-starter Robin Schel was supported with a double play in the first inning after a lead-off single by Jamie Verheyleweghen. In the second, he walked Tair Vrutaal with one out, but he later stranded on second base.

Daan Hendrix took over the pitching in the fourth. He gave up a lead-off single to Melvin Perdue, but a double play followed later.

In the fifth, Hendrix began with two strikeouts. Hereafter, Bram Grooten then singled (followed by a throwing error) and Denzel Bryson walked. Jamie Verheyleweghen followed with a single. Grooten tried to score, but was eliminated at the plate, ending the game. By the way, Verheyleweghen was the leading hitter of the tournament with a .571 (4-for-7) batting average.



De Glaskoning Twins - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 0-13 (5 inn.)
RHE
L&D Amsterdam Pirates45301 -13121
De Glaskoning Twins00000 -054
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Robin Schel, W (1-0)3212--

Daan Hendrix2213--

pitchers Twinsinn.SOBBHRER
Jan Evertse, L (0-1)2218109

Matthew Latta1-1332

Nick Peels1.213111

Thijs Steenwijk0.11----

Homeruns: Pirates: Danny Rombley (1)(1st,2-run,off Evertse), Kenny Berkenbosch (1)(2nd,2-run,off Evertse).
Standings Exhibition Season
Exhibition Scores
Exhibition Schedule
Umpires: HP-Rob Has, 1B-Efrem Silvania, 3B-Roy van de Wateringen.
Official Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Public Address Announcer-Huub Nelissen.
Scoreboard Operator-Jolande Bierman.
Starting Time-12:30 PM.
Time Played-0:00 hrs.
Site-Pirates Honkbalstadion, Sportpark Ookmeer, Amsterdam

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game - Game 5 Loek Loevendie Tournament.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 12,7° C (54,9° F); wind direction west-southwest;
wind speed 34 kmh (21,2 mph); wind force 6 Bft; humidity 75%.




DSS vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates
In the final game of the day and the tournament, host Amsterdam Pirates again struck early and went on to win 9-1 vs. DSS.

In the top of the first inning, Amsterdam rallied for three runs off of starter Mike Groen. The team opened the score quickly when Linoy Croes led off with a double, advanced on a single by Zerzinho Croes and scored on a single by Nick Urbanus. A wild pitch accounted for the second run. With one out, Remco Draijer singled in the next run. Rashid Gerard followed with another basehit, but two runners were left behind.

Groen was supported with a double play in the second inning and retired the side in the third. Pirates then rallied for six runs in the fourth. Groen was relieved by rookie Robyn Clara in the fourth inning. He got the bases loaded when he walked Rashid Gerard, gave up a single to Patrick Bok and also walked Max Clarijs. A sacrifice fly by newcomer Norbert Jongerius brought in the first run off the rally. When next batter Linoy Croes walked to re-load the bases, a pitching change followed. Kevin Nieveld, who last year played for HCAW, took over, but he was greeted with a runscoring single by Zerzinho Croes, another newcomer on the Amsterdam-roster. Nick Urbanus followed with another RB-single. Nieveld recovered, struckout the next batter, but then gave up a 3-run double to Remco Draijer that lifted the lead to 9-0.

Amsterdam-starter Kyle Ward retired nine of the ten batters he faced. With two outs in the second inning, the lefthander gave up a double to Tommy van de Sanden, but he stranded on second base.

In the fourth at bat, DSS scored its lone run. Mitchel Dautzenberg led off with a single, then Jordan Illis walked with one out. Hereafter, Ward struckout his second batter in this inning, but then saw Dautzenberg score when Tommy van de Sanden reached on an error.

Outfielder Gilmer Lampe then pitched the fifth inning for Amsterdam. He began with a strikeout and retired the side to end the game.



DSS - L&D Amsterdam Pirates 1-9 (5 inn.)
RHE
L&D Amsterdam Pirates30060 -9101
DSS00010 -122
pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Kyle Ward, W (1-0)45121-

Gilmer Lampe11----

pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Mike Groen, L (0-1)3--633

Robyn Clara0.1-3144

Kevin Nieveld1.211322
Standings Exhibition Season
Exhibition Scores
Exhibition Schedule
Umpires: HP-Efrem Silvania, 1B-Roy van de Wateringen.
Official Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Public Address Announcer-Huub Nelissen.
Scoreboard Operator-Jolande Bierman.
Starting Time-3:00 PM.
Time Played-0:00 hrs.
Site-Pirates Honkbalstadion, Sportpark Ookmeer, Amsterdam

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game - Game 6 Loek Loevendie Tournament.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 13,1° C (55,6° F); wind direction west-southwest;
wind speed 35 kmh (21,3 mph); wind force 6 Bft; humidity 73%.



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