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DSS records mercy-rule win against Twins

OOSTERHOUT (Neth.) - A day after having suffered a huge loss, DSS recovered and recorded a mercy-rule victory themselves against De Glaskoning Twins on Sunday (May 27). On Saturday, Twins won 19-1 in Haarlem, today, DSS won 11-1 in Oosterhout to avoid a 3-game sweep.

On Thursday-evening, Twins opened the series with a 9-7 win.

DSS struck early and led 5-0 after three innings. The team collected 14 basehits off of six pitchers, including three by Tino van Erk and Omar Williams. Van Erk scored four runs, while Williams batted in five, including two with a homerun.

Two DSS-pitchers gave up only three basehits.

Today's game was interrupted twice for lightning for a total of 32 minutes.

(May 27)

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DSS took an early lead, scoring two unearned runs in the top of the first inning off of starter Nick Peels. With one out, the bases got loaded when Tommy van de Sanden reached on an error, Tino van Erk singled and Denzel Richardson walked. A following walk for Kevin Nieveld and a sacrifice fly by Omar Williams then gave DSS a 2-0 lead. And from here, the Haarlem-squad hold onto the lead and went on to reach a mercy-rule run-difference to end the game in eight innings.

DSS added three more runs in the top of the third. With one out, Tino van Erk walked and scored on a double by Denzel Richardson. With two outs, Omar Williams hit a 2-run homerun to lift the lead to 5-0. Hereafter, Mic van de Ven took over the pitching for Twins, but he got the bases loaded. Sander Paap and Koen Halderman walked, then Mitchel Dautzenberg reached on an infield-hit. However, they were left behind when a flyout ended the at bat.

Tim Halderman made his second start of the season for DSS and threw six fine innings. He struckout six hitters and gave up only three basehits. Initially, no starting pitcher was announced in advance for today's game and that had to do with availability of Tom Stuifbergen. The righthander didn't pitch in this series, as he was not used out of precaution due to a minor injury.

With two outs in the first inning, Halderman gave up a single to Sam Kennelly, who moved on a balk. Halderman closed with a strikeout, then retired the side in the next two innings, adding three more strikeouts.

With a 5-0 lead, Halderman gave up Twins' lone run in the bottom of the fourth. Ruar Verkerk led off for Twins with a single, but after Sam Kennelly had flied out, the game was halted for lightning. After a 10-minute interruption, the game resumed and Twins got the bases loaded when Dennis De Quint and Shurman Marlin both walked. Shortly hereafter, Marlin was forced out on a grounder by Bram Grooten, but that also brought in Verkerk. With two runners on base, Halderman closed the inning with another strikeout.

DSS got the run back in the top of the fifth inning off of new pitcher Jakob Syrén. With one out, DSS got the bases loaded when Omar Williams, Sander Paap and Koen Halderman all singled. Hereafter, the game was halted for the second time due to lightning. This time, the delay took longer, as the game was interrupted for 22 minutes. When the thunderclouds had past, the game continued, and Syrén got an infield-fly. The Swedish righthander then walked Odion Gouverneur to bring in a run, but three runners were left behind when a flyout closed the at bat.

DSS scored two more runs in the sixth to lift the lead to 8-1. Tino van Erk led off with a single and Denzel Richardson walked, which led to another pitching change. Shogo Nakashima took over from Syrén, but he began with a wild pitch. With runners on second and third base, the Japanese righthander gave up a 2-run single to Kevin Nieveld.

After a scoreless seventh inning, DSS reached the 10-run difference in the top of the eighth inning. Jan Evertse became the new pitcher for Twins, but ran into problems. He gave up a lead-off, ground-rule double to Tommy van de Sanden, followed by a single from Tino van Erk and a runscoring single by Denzel Richardson. The bases got loaded when Kevin Nieveld walked, then Omar Williams delivered a 2-run single to give him five RBI's in the game and raise the lead to 11-1. Hereafter, Thijs Steenwijk became the new pitcher for Twins. He began with a strikeout, then an unassisted double play on a foul-fly ended the at bat.

After giving up the run in the fourth inning, Tim Halderman saw Twins leave a runner on first base in the fifth, then retired the side in the sixth.

Scott Prins closed the game for DSS and made his big league-debut. The righthander retired the side in the seventh and eighth inning, ending the game with two strikeouts. Prins, who plays for the second team of DSS, is another pitcher who recently recovered from an injury. He threw in his first game a week ago for DSS-2 in the second highest league.

De Glaskoning Twins - DSS 1-11 (8 inn.)
De Glaskoning Twins00010000-132
pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Tim Halderman, W (2-1)662311

Scott Prins23----

pitchers Twinsinn.SOBBHRER
Nick Peels, L (0-2)2.2-3453

Mic van de Ven1.1-21--

Jakob Syrén1 (*)-2433

Shogo Nakashima21-1--

Jan Evertse- (**)-1433

Thijs Steenwijk11----
(*) - Syrén pitched to two batters in the sixth inning
(**) - Evertse pitched to five batters in the eighth inning

Homerun: DSS: Omar Williams (1)(3rd,2-run,off Peels).
Box Score
Team Rosters
HP-Henny Jansen, 1B-Jeroen Rekveld, 3B-Roy van de Wateringen.
Official Scorer-Feiko Drost.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Dieks Bannink.
Public Address Announcer-Frans Vuister.
Scoreboard Operator-Piet van Gool.
Starting Time-2:00 PM.
Time Played-2:35 hrs.
Site-Sportpark 'De Slotbosse Toren', Oosterhout.

Game Notes:
10-minute delay for lightning in bottom 4th with one out and a runner on first base.
22-minute delay for lightning in bottom 5th with one out and the bases loaded.
Scott Prins (DSS) makes his debut in the Dutch big league.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 25,3° C (77,5° F); wind direction east-southeast;
wind speed 13 kmh (8 mph); wind force 2 Bft; humidity 62%.

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