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Netherlands wins exhibition game against Germany

HAARLEM (Neth.) - The Netherlands Baseball Team played an exhibition game against the National Team of Germany on a cloudy Wednesday-evening (June 28) and won the match-up with a 5-3 score.

The game was played at the site of Onze Gezellen in Haarlem. The main baseball- and softball-squads of this club both play in the second highest league. In August, the complex will be one of the two playing sites of the European Premiers Cup Women Softball.

For the Netherlands Team, this was a final moment to do some fine-tuning for the upcoming World Port Tournament, which begins coming Saturday (July 1) in Rotterdam.

In tonight's game, Sidney de Jong made his debut as Manager of the National Team. He will lead the squad during the World Port Tournament, but will be assisted by Steve Janssen, who is the regular Manager of the Orange squad since April 2013.

Also in this game, the nine rookies on the roster of the Oranje-squad all made their international debut. Rachid Engelhardt (leftfield), Bram Grooten (rightfield) and Rowan van Hoek (designated hitter) started. During the game, Jerremyh Angela, Max Clarijs, Kendrick Delima, Max Draijer, Nick Peels and Kaj Timmermans made their National Team-debut.

(June 28)

The first two innings of the game remained scoreless, but both teams got runners on base.

In the top of the first inning, Eric Brenk led off the game for Germany with a single off of starter Lars Huijer, who pitched the first two inning for the Netherlands. However, he was eliminated at second base when he tried to stretch his hit into a double. With two outs, Huijer hit Max Boldt with a pitch and gave up a single to Shawn Larry, but then closed with a strikeout.

In the second German at bat, Chris Goebel singled, but was caught stealing.

For the Dutch squad, Chris Garia led off the first inning with a walk, then Gianison Boekhoudt walked with two outs, but they were left behind. German starter Clayten Freimuth, who pitched the first three innings, then retired the side int he second at bat.

Kevin Heijstek took over from Huijer in the third inning and retired the side. In the home half, the Orange opened the score with two runs. Rachid Engelhardt led off with a double in his first Orange-at bat. With one out, Stijn van der Meer walked and Dwayne Kemp followed with runscoring single. With two outs, Dudley Leonora singled in the second run.

In the fourth, Mike Bolsenbroek pitched for Netherlands. The righthander, who pitches in the German league for Regensburg Legionäre, gave up a lead-off single to Max Boldt. He was forced out, then a double play ended the at bat.

After the Dutch Team was retired in order in the bottom of the fourth, Germany came alongside in the fifth off of new pitcher Jim Ploeger. The lefthander gave up a lead-off single to Lukas Steinlein, then got the bases loaded when he hit the next two batters with a pitch. A grounder by Nici Weichert and a single by Eric Brenk then made it a 2-2 score.

The Orange immediately answered with two runs in its fifth at bat off of new pitcher Jonathan Eisenhuth. The former pro saw Chris Garia reach on an error, then gave up a 2-run homerun to Gianison Boekhoudt that made it a 4-2 score.

After another pitching change, the Netherlands added a run in the sixth. With one out, Nick Urbanus tripled and scored on a single by rookie Bram Grooten. Rachid Engelhardt then walked, but he and Grooten were left behind.

With a 4-2 lead, rookie Jerremyh Angela took the mound for the Netherlands in the sixth. He began with a strikeout, but then got the bases loaded after a double, walk and error, but the three German runners were left behind.

In the seventh, Loek van Mil pitched and gave up the third German run. Lead-off hitter Eric Brenk reached on an error, then scored on a grounder by Max Boldt.

With a 5-3 lead, Kaj Timmermans made his debut and pitched the eighth and ninth inning. He retired the side in the eighth. The righthander walked the lead-off batter in the ninth, but then a double play and grounder ended the inning and the game.

Netherlands - Germany 5-3
pitchers Germanyinn.SOBBHRER
Clayten Freimuth333322

Tim Stahlmann1-----

Jonathan Eisenhuth, L (0-1)1--12-

Philipp Neuhauser321211

pitchers Netherlandsinn.SOBBHRER
Lars Huijer22-3--

Kevin Heijstek11----

Mike Bolsenbroek, H (1)1--1--

Jim Ploeger, BS (1), W (1-0)1--222

Jerremyh Angela, H (1)1111--

Loek van Mil, H (1)1--11-

Kaj Timmermans, SV (1)211---

Homerun: Netherlands: Gianison Boekhoudt (5th,2-run,off Eisenhuth).
Umpires: HP-Martijn Bosschaart, 1B-Peter Brink, 3B-Rob Has.
Official Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Starting Time-7:37 PM.
Time Played-2:28 hrs.
Site-Van der Aart Sportpark, Haarlem (site Onze Gezellen).

Game Notes:
Exhibition game.

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