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DSS unbeaten winner of Van de Vegte Memorial

NIJMEGEN (Neth.) - DSS added two victories on Sunday (March 26) to remain unbeaten and win the 29th edition of the annual MJFP Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament.

After winning 4-1 against Hoofddorp Pioniers on Saturday, the Haarlem-squad won 6-1 against host De Hazenkamp in the first game on Sunday.

Hereafter, in today's second game, HCAW handed Pioniers an 8-4 loss, meaning the final game of the game would be decisive, as both HCAW and DSS had won both of their games played.

DSS registered a convincingly 8-3 win to finish in first place, while HCAW ended up in second place. Pioniers, which won the event a year ago, had to settle for third place this time, followed by organisor De Hazenkamp.

It marks the first time that DSS wins the tournament in Nijmegen.

Coming weekend, DSS and HCAW will meet again, Saturday in Bussum, Sunday in Haarlem, starting at 2 PM.

Pioniers will play two games against Curaçao Neptunus. Saturday in Hoofddorp at 2 PM, Sunday in Rotterdam at 2:30 PM.

(March 26)

Complete exhibition schedule

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Pioniers again wins against RCH-Pinguïns. (March 19)
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Neptunus registers huge exhibition-victory. (March 12)
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Neptunus wins exhibition game at HCAW. (March 11)
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HCAW opens exhibition season with small win. (March 4)

De Hazenkamp vs. DSS (Game 4)
In Sunday's opening game, DSS broke an 1-1 tie in the top of the fourth inning, then added four runs in the next two at bats to win 6-1. Both teams collected six basehits, but the defense of De Hazenkamp committed three errors, while that of DSS made none.

DSS got close to the opening run in the top of the first inning. With one out, Koen Halderman walked, stole second base, but stranded on third base.

The Haarlem-squad then did score the first run in the third at bat, but it could have been more, as the bases got loaded with one out. Lead-off hitter Tommy van de Sanden reached on a throwing error, then Mitchel Dautzenberg walked. After a double-steal and with one out, the bases got loaded when Kevin Nieveld also walked. A sacrifice fly by Omar Williams then produced the first run and the bases were re-loaded when Tino van Erk walked. However, three runners were left behind when a flyout ended the at bat.

Sander Helmendach started for DSS. The righthander struckout five batters in the four innings he pitched. After retiring six of the seven batters he had faced, Helmendach gave up the tying run in the bottom of the third inning. Bas Langenhuizen led off with a double, advanced on a grounder, then scored on a 2-out, pinch-hit single by Rodney Michel.

DSS re-took the lead in the top of the fourth inning off of Maarten Sommer. Djewi Appelman then led off with a single, stole second base, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Tommy van de Sanden.

Trailing 2-1, De Hazenkamp got a chance to do something back again in its fourth. With two outs, Samuel van Beek walked and Jozua van Beek singled to put runners at the corners, but a force out followed.

DSS added two runs in the fifth at bat to take more distance. With one out, Kevin Nieveld singled, stole second base and scored on a 2-out double by Odion Gouverneur. The latter then scored himself on a single by Levine Gabriëls.

In the bottom of the fifth, De Hazenkamp got another scoring opportunity off of reliever Lars Vogelaar. Bas Timmer and Steffen Vos led off with singles. But hereafter, a bunt resulted in a force out on third base and a double play ended the at bat.

In the sixth, DSS increased its lead to 6-1 by again scoring two runs. Sven van de Sanden led off with a single and stole second base. He then scored when his brother Tommy van de Sanden reached on an error. A single by Mitchel Dautzenberg lifted the lead to 6-1.

De Hazenkamp got three more baserunners in the bottom of the sixth, but the DSS-defense turned another double play to end the game.

De Hazenkamp - DSS 1-6 (6 inn.)
DSS001122 -660
De Hazenkamp001000 -163
pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Sander Helmendach, W (1-0)452311

Lars Vogelaar, SV (1)2-13--

pitchers De Hazenkampinn.SOBBHRER
Antoine Bailey3-5-1-

Maarten Sommer, L (0-1)31-654
Standings Exhibition Season
Exhibition Scores
Exhibition Schedule
Umpires: HP-Edwin Louisa, 1B-Olav Steijger, 3B-Peter Brink.
Official Scorer-Rienette Hamers.
Public Address Announcer-Linda Steijger.
Scoreboard Operator-.
Starting Time-10:30 AM.
Time Played-1:42 hrs.
Site-Sportpark Staddijk, Nijmegen.

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.
Game 4 Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 10,2° C (50,4° F); wind direction northeast;
wind speed 11 kmh (6,3 mph); wind force 2 Bft; humidity 57%.

Hoofddorp Pioniers vs. HCAW (Game 5)
HCAW took an early lead, but decided the game in the sixth and final inning when it rallied for four runs.

Pioniers-starter Darryl Jamoena gave up an one-out triple to Delano Selassa in the first inning and saw him score when Vince Rooi followed with a sacrifice fly.

HCAW added two unearned runs in the second inning, but it could have been more, as the Pioniers-defense committed three errors. With two outs, Raoell Kortstam walked, then Dylan Koster reached on an error. Another error followed on a grounder by Koen Werkman, resulting in a run. The bases got loaded when a third consecutive fielding error followed, this time on a grounder by Roelie Henrique. A wild pitch then enabled Koster to score, but two runners stranded when a flyout ended the at bat.

Pioniers left two runners behind in the first inning (HCAW turned a double play), but got one run back in the next at bat off of starter Ian Delemarre. Pioniers got runners on first and third base when Sander Paap and Glenn Bakker led off with singles. Rookie Duco Nuijten then reached on an infield-hit and brought in Paap to make it a 3-1 score, but two runners were left behind hereafter.

After a scoreless third inning (HCAW left the bases loaded), Pioniers narrowed the deficit to 3-2 in the fourth. With two outs, Mark Smit was hit by a pitch, stole second base and moved on a single by Joey Eeman. When the latter took off to steal second base, Smit stole the plate to score.

In the fifth, HCAW scored its next run off of new pitcher Angelo Wicklert. With one out, Kevin Weijgertse doubled and he would score on a double by Raoell Kortstam, but the HCAW-team again stranded two runners.

In the bottom of the fifth, Pioniers made it an one-run difference again off of new pitcher (and former Pionier) Moreno Vork. He walked lead-off hitter Mervin Gario, who then moved on a grounder and scored on a single by Shurman Marlin.

HCAW then decided the game in the top of the sixth by scoring four runs. With one out, a comeback-grounder by Delano Selassa ended in an infield-hit. Hereafter, Wicklert walked Vince Rooi and was relieved by Bayron Cornelisse. The closer got the bases loaded when Rossini Frolijk singled. Kevin Weijgertse followed with a runscoring single, then the bases were cleared when Seb Visser followed with a 3-run double to lift the lead to 8-3.

Pioniers had one run left in its sixth at bat. With two outs, Mark Smit walked and scored on a double by Joey Eeman. The rookie moved to third base when Gianni Frolijk (who came to Pioniers from HCAW) reached on an error. In a double-steal attempt, Eeman was eliminated at the plate to end the game.

Hoofddorp Pioniers - HCAW 4-8 (6 inn.)
HCAW120014 -891
Hoofddorp Pioniers010111 -494
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Ian Delemarre, W (2-1)411722

Moreno Vork, SV (1)2-2222

pitchers Pioniersinn.SOBBHRER
Darryl Jamoena, L (1-1)411331

Angelo Wicklert1.1-1333

Bayron Cornelisse0.21-322
Standings Exhibition Season
Exhibition Scores
Exhibition Schedule
Umpires: HP-Rudsel Schoobaar, 1B-Olav Steijger, 3B-Edwin Louisa.
Official Scorer-Dieks Bannink.
Public Address Announcer-Rienette Hamers.
Scoreboard Operator-.
Starting Time-1:00 PM.
Time Played-1:55 hrs.
Site-Sportpark Staddijk, Nijmegen.

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.
Game 5 Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament.
Weather conditions at game time: Sunny, 12,1° C (53,8° F); wind direction northeast;
wind speed 10 kmh (6,2 mph); wind force 2 Bft; humidity 58%.

DSS vs. HCAW (Game 6)
The final game of the tournament was decisive for first place, as both DSS and HCAW had won twice and were unbeaten.

In the previous game, DSS decided the game with a 4-run rally in the sixth and final inning. In this game, DSS decided it early with a 6-run rally in the first at bat.

After DSS-starter Donny Breek had retired the side in the top of the first inning, his teammates rallied for six runs moments later in its first at bat.

HCAW-starter Giovanni Tensen walked lead-off hitter Odion Gouverneur, then gave up a single to Tommy van de Sanden. With runners on second and third base, a grounder by Koen Halderman opened the score and Omar Williams followed with an RBI-double to make it 2-0. Williams moved on a single by Tino van Erk, then scored the next run on a grounder by Jordan Illis. Another basehit followed, this time by Djewi Appelman, then (former HCAW-player) Kevin Nieveld reached on an error which enabled Van Erk to score the next run. A double by Sven van de Sanden resulted in two more runs and lifted the lead to 6-0. With a runner on second base and two outs, Tensen was relieved by Jim Ploeger. The lefthander, who had just returned a few days earlier from the World Baseball Classic, closed the at bat with a strikeout, but DSS had taken a decisive lead.

Breek, who allowed only one baserunner in the first three innings, saw HCAW come back into the game when it scored three runs in the fourth inning. With one out, the righthander got the bases loaded when Vince Rooi and Rossini Frolijk singled and Kevin DIrksen walked. An error on a grounder by Kevin Weijgertse then produced a run, as did a force play-grounder by Seb Visser. A throwing error trying to complete a double play followed, giving HCAW another run and narrowing the deficit to 6-3.

DSS added two insurance runs in the next two innings.

With two outs in the fifth, DSS got the bases loaded off of reliever Oscar Meuris. He was then relieved by Sedley Karel, who walked Kevin Nieveld to bring in a run.

In the sixth, Odion Gouverneur led off and was able to reach third base on a throwing error by Karel. Moments later, he scored the eighth run for DSS on a wild pitch.

DSS - HCAW 8-3 (6 inn.)
HCAW000300 -334
DSS600011 -882
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Giovanni Tensen, L (0-2)0.2-1563

Jim Ploeger2.11-1--

Oscar Meuris1.2-1-1-

Sedley Karel0.2-221-

pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Donny Breek, W (1-0)4-1331

Tim Halderman, SV (1)21----
Standings Exhibition Season
Exhibition Scores
Exhibition Schedule
Umpires: HP-Peter Brink, 1B-Edwin Louisa, 2B-Olav Steijger,
3B-Rudsel Schoobaar.
Official Scorer-Linda Steijger.
Public Address Announcer-Dieks Bannink.
Scoreboard Operator-.
Starting Time-3:30 PM.
Time Played-1:41 hrs.
Site-Sportpark Staddijk, Nijmegen.

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.
Game 6 Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament.
Weather conditions at game time: Sunny, 12,5° C (54,5° F); wind direction northeast;
wind speed 10 kmh (6,2 mph); wind force 2 Bft; humidity 56%.

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