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Neptunus uses two innings to complete sweep vs. Quick Amersfoort

AMERSFOORT (Neth.) - Curaçao Neptunus completed a 3-game sweep against Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort on Sunday (May 27) by winning 9-1.

Neptunus broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth inning by scoring five runs. The team then added four more runs in the seventh at bat.

Neptunus collected 13 basehits off of four pitchers, including three by Dwayne Kemp, who batted in two runs. After today, Kemp hits .431 and shares the top-position in hitting with Tijmen Takke of Quick, who was 1-for-4. Kemp also leads in basehits (28) and runs batted in (17).

Neptunus used six different pitchers in today's game, who combined gave up only two basehits. With that, it gave their pitchers some innings in preparation of the European Champions Cup-tournament, which opens June 6 in Rotterdam.

The first four pitchers held Quick Amersfoort hitless in the first five innings.

On Thursday-evening, Neptunus won the opener with a 7-1 score. On Saturday-afternoon, Neptunus handed Quick Amersfoort a 6½ inning, mercy-rule, 13-1 loss.

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Neptunus was held scoreless in the first four innings by Quick-starter Jos de Jong. The team then rallied for five runs in the fifth at bat and added four more runs in the seventh.

In the top of the first inning, De Jong gave up a 2-out double to Dwayne Kemp, but he stranded on second base. De Jong then retired the side in the next two innings.

After having retired eight consecutive hitters, De Jong again faced Kemp. With one out in the fourth, he singled, but then was eliminated in a rundown after a pick-off. De Jong closed with a strikeout.

Neptunus then struck with five runs on seven basehits in the top of the fifth inning. With one out, Quintin De Cuba and Darryl Collins singled. Gregory Muller followed with a runscoring single and the bases got loaded hereafter when Jochem Koedijk also singled. Hereafter, Colin van Laar took over the pitching for Quick Amersfoort. However, he was greeted with a 2-run single by Stijn van der Meer and a runscoring single by Benjamin Dille. A following sacrifice fly by Dwayne Kemp brought in the fifth run in the inning.

Van Laar retired the side in the sixth inning, but Neptunus added four more runs in the seventh.

Rookie Jiorgeny Casimiri started the game for Neptunus. The young righthander retired the side in the bottom of the first inning, then Berry van Driel took over in the second at bat. Van Driel, who is one of the closers in the team, walked lead-off hitter Remian Denis, who stole second base with one out. Rowan van Hoek then also walked, but a double play ended the at bat.

In the third inning, Taylor Clemensia became the third pitcher for Neptunus. The lefthander threw two innings and became the winning pitcher. Clemensia walked Jelle Blaauw with two outs in the third, but he stranded on first base. He retired the side in the next inning.

In the bottom of the fifth, with Neptunus leading 5-0, Elton Koeiman took over the pitching. He also retired the side, but then gave up Quick's lone run in the sixth.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Tijmen Takke tripled, which was the first basehit in the game for Quick Amersfoort. Moments later, he scored on a passed ball. Koeiman then walked Rachid Engelhardt, but he was caught stealing.

In the top of the seventh, as mentioned, Neptunus added four runs. Three of these runs were unearned. Jochem Koedijk led off with a walk and Stijn van der Meer reached on an error. The bases got loaded when Benjamin Dille singled. A sacrifice fly by Dwayne Kemp, wild pitch and passed ball then produced three runs. With Gianison Boekhoudt (who had walked on the passed ball) on first base and one out, Mark Kolner became the new pitcher for Quick. He got a line out, but then gave up singles to Quintin De Cuba and Darryl Collins, which produced the fourth run in this at bat and lifted the lead to 9-1.

In the bottom of the seventh, Quick got two baserunners off of Koeiman. With two outs, the righthander walked two batters, but they stranded.

Riki Saito became the fifth pitcher for Neptunus in the eighth inning. The lefthanded Japanese gave up a lead-off single to Jordy Burger and hit Jelle Blaauw with a pitch. Two force play-grounders and in between a strikeout followed.

Loek van Mil closed the game for Neptunus and struckout three hitters in the ninth inning.

Neptunus Head Coach Ronald Jaarsma coached at third base himself again in this game. During the opener last Thursday, 1B Coach Wim Martinus took over at third base in the fifth inning for Jaarsma, who had fell ill. While being in the dug-out two days later, Jaarsma also didn't coach at third base in Saturday's game due to some stomach-problems. Initially, he wasn't scheduled to be with the team on Saturday, as he had planned to travel to Italy to do some scouting for the upcoming European Champions Cup-tournament. However, due to his illness, he canceled the trip. ,,I don't know what it was, maybe I ate something wrong'', Jaarsma said and added that he felt much better on Sunday to do the coaching at third base himself again.

Quick Amersfoort - Curaçao Neptunus 1-9
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pitchers Neptunusinn.SOBBHRER
Jiorgeny Casimiri11----

Berry van Driel112---

Taylor Clemensia, W (1-0)211---

Elton Koeiman33311-

Riki Saito11-1--

Loek van Mil13----

pitchers Quickinn.SOBBHRER
Jos de Jong, L (2-3)4.12-644

Colin van Laar212452

Mark Kolner1.2--2--

Aaron Isenia1--1--
Box Score
Team Rosters
HP-John Beltman, 1B-André Ficken.
Official Scorer-Rob Schuurman.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Linda Steijger.
Technical Commissioner-Paul Bokern.
Public Address Announcer-Willum de Jong.
Scoreboard Operator-Willum de Jong.
Starting Time-2:00 PM.
Time Played-2:44 hrs.
Site-XLLease Park 'Dorrestein', Amersfoort.

Game Notes:
Weather conditions at game time: Sunny, 22,3° C (72,1° F); wind direction east-southeast;
wind speed 16 kmh (9,9 mph); wind force 2 Bft; humidity 76%.

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