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Neptunus records seventh consecutive win; Dwayne Kemp reaches milestone

HAARLEM (Neth.) - Curaçao Neptunus won 12-5 on Thursday-afternoon (May 10) in the opener of a 3-game series against DSS to win its seventh game and remain unbeaten.

Neptunus took an early lead, scoring five runs in the second inning and led 7-2 after three at bats. The team then was unable to add more runs to reach a mercy-rule 10-run difference, as it was scoreless in the next three innings. By the way, Neptunus was one of three teams today that failed to reach a 10-run difference, despite having an early big lead.

Trailing 8-3, DSS narrowed the deficit to 8-5 after a pitching change in the eighth inning, but Neptunus then added four more runs in the ninth.

Neptunus collected 17 basehits today. Four of them were hit by third baseman Dwayne Kemp, which included his 500th at the highest level. All nine starting players had at least once basehit.

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Neptunus opened the score quickly, as Stijn van der Meer led off the game with a homerun off of Australian righthander Greg Mosel.

In the second inning, Neptunus rallied for five runs off of six basehits. Four runs were scored with two outs. Shaldimar Daantji led off with a triple, which already was his third of the season. With one out, he scored on a single by Gregory Muller. Jochem Koedijk added another single and a grounder led to runners on second and third base. Both scored on a single by Benjamin Dille, which was followed by an RBI-double from Dwayne Kemp. Moments later, Kemp stole third base and scored the fifth run in the at bat on a double by Dudley Leonora. Hereafter, Mosel walked Gianison Boekhoudt, who played in his first game of the season. The veteran catcher got injured during the the exhibition season and it was reported that he might be out for several weeks. But today, he returned and was the designated hitter.

Neptunus-starter Diegomar Markwell retired the side in the first inning, but saw DSS score twice in the next at bat. The lefthander gave up a lead-off single to Denzel Richardson, who stole second base with one out. A throwing error by Markwell during a pick-off enabled Richardson to reach third base. With two outs, Markwell walked Sander Paap, then gave up a 2-run double to Koen Halderman that made it a 5-2 score.

Neptunus got one of the runs back again in the top of the third inning. Gregory Muller then singled with one out, stole base and scored on a 2-out single by Stijn van der Meer.

In the next three innings, Neptunus was held scoreless by reliever Tim Halderman. After being supported with a double play in the fourth, he gave up two singles. The first of them was hit by Gianison Boekhoudt, who was replaced by pinch-runner Ruendrick Piternella after reaching first base. Shaldimar Daantji accounted for the second hit, but the two runners were left behind.

Halderman retired the side in the next two innings, which all were flyouts.

DSS scored another run with two outs in the fifth inning, when Kevin Nieveld homered. That cut the deficit in half, as the score now was 6-3.

In the top of the seventh, Neptunus scored its first run off of Halderman. Ruendrick Piternella led off with a single, stole second base and scored on an one-out double by Quintin De Cuba.

In the bottom of the seventh, DSS got its lead-off hitter on base when Sander Paap walked. He was forced out on a grounder by Koen Halderman. The inning ended when Neptunus turned a double play on a grounder by Djewi De Lanoi, who sustained a hamstring-injury and had to leave the game. Afterwards, it was announced that De Lanoi had a small tear in his hamstring and will be out for three to six weeks.

...Dwayne Kemp...
...500 career basehits...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
In the eighth inning, Neptunus failed to do some more scoring and left three runners behind off new pitcher Mike Groen. With one out, Benjamin Dille was hit by a pitch and Dwayne Kemp followed with a single, which was the 500th basehit in his big league-career. With two outs, the two runners moved on a wild pitch, then Ruendrick Piternella walked to load the bases. A flyout then ended the at bat.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, with an 8-3 lead, Neptunus went to the bullpen. Diegomar Markwell, who was supported with a double play in the seventh inning, was relieved by Taylor Clemensia. While the lefthander struckout three hitters, he also ran into problems, as he walked four batters and gave up two runs. Clemensia struckout lead-off hitter Kevin Nieveld, but the third strike ended in a wild pitch and so, the hitter reached first base. Nieveld then moved into scoring position on another wild pitch and the bases got loaded when Odion Gouverneur and Tino van Erk both walked. Hereafter, Clemensia struckout Denzel Richardson and Omar Williams. But he followed with two more walks, this time for Tommy van de Sanden and Sander Paap, which led to two runs and kept the bases loaded. It also resulted in a pitching change. Berry van Driel took over and he got a force play-grounder from Koen Halderman that ended the inning. However, DSS had narrowed the deficit to 8-5.

In the top of the ninth, Neptunus scored four more runs (two unearned) on only one basehit to increase its lead to 12-5. Centerfielder Denzel Richardson took over the pitching for DSS, but he walked three hitters. By the way, the three Neptunian pitchers walked nine hitters, while five DSS-pitchers walked five. In the ninth, Richardson walked lead-off hitter Quintin De Cuba, then struckout rookie Joel Hernandez. The bases got loaded when Jochem Koedijk and Stijn van der Meer also walked. Another pitching change followed. Utility player Kevin Nieveld, who started as second baseman and moved to third base in the eighth, took the mound for the Haarlem-team. He got a force play-grounder from Benjamin Dille, but that ended in an error, a run and kept the bases loaded. The following run was scored when the runners were awarded the next base on balk. A grounder by Dwayne Kemp and a single by Dudley Leonora brought in two more runs.

DSS also got the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth off of Berry van Driel, but was unable to do some more scoring. Rookie Barry Beugeling (who made hit debut) led off with a walk. With one out, Odion Gouverneur also walked, as did Denzel Richardson with two outs. A flyout then ended the game and that earned Van Driel his third save of the season.

DSS - Curaçao Neptunus 5-12
Curaçao Neptunus151000104-12171
pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Diegomar Markwell, W (3-0)752533

Taylor Clemensia0.234-22

Berry van Driel, SV (3)1.1-3---

pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Greg Mosel, L (0-1)3111077

Tim Halderman4--511

Mike Groen1-11--

Denzel Richardson0.113-32

Kevin Nieveld0.2--11-

Homeruns: Neptunus: Stijn van der Meer (1)(1st,solo,off Mosel); DSS: Kevin Nieveld (1)(5th,solo,off Markwell).
Box Score
Team Rosters
HP-Peter Brink, 1B-Winfried Berkvens, 3B-Yme van der Lugt.
Official Scorer-Dieks Bannink.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Francis Speters.
Technical Commissioner-Fred van Groningen Schinkel.
Public Address Announcer-Bert Daniëls.
Scoreboard Operator-Bert Daniëls.
Starting Time-2:00 PM.
Time Played-2:56 hrs.
Site-Pim Mulier Sportpark, Haarlem.

Game Notes:
Barry Beugeling (DSS) makes his debut in the Dutch big league.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 14° C (57,2° F); wind direction northwest;
wind speed 29 kmh (18 mph); wind force 5 Bft; humidity 75%.

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