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Kinheim wins against DSS to force 5th game

HAARLEM (Neth.) - Kinheim scored early on Monday-evening (October 7) against DSS and went on to win 6-3 to equal the best-of-five Promotion/Relegation Series at 2-2. With the win, Kinheim forced a fifth and deciding game that will be played coming Saturday.

Tonight's fourth game was originally scheduled for Sunday, but then rained out and was re-scheduled for tonight. In Game 3, on Saturday, Kinheim led 2-1 after eight innings, but lost 3-2.

A week ago, DSS opened the Series with an 1-0 win. The next day, the second game also rained out and was made up the following day. Kinheim then won 12-7.

In tonight's game, veteran righthander Glenn Wassink went the distance for Kinheim and gave up five basehits. Wassink has pitched in all four games and has been the pitcher-of-record in the last three.

In the opener, on September 28, Wassink threw the last 2 1/3 inning in relief. Two days later, he started the second game, threw six innings, gave up ten basehits and four unearned runs, but was the winning pitcher. Last Saturday, Wassink threw 2/3 inning in relief. He then took over in the eighth inning with an 1-0 lead, but gave up a double that tied the score, which gave him a Blown Save. Kinheim re-took the lead, but in the ninth, Wassink gave up a 2-run single and became the losing pitcher.

Tonight, Wassink had a fine outing in a game that had a rare moment in the second inning.

(October 7)

Kinheim opened the score in the top of the first inning off of starter Moreno Vork. Veteran René Cremer led off with a double. Cremer had retired after the 2014 season, but recently returned to active status in the team of Kinheim for whom he played in 2003-2014. Cremer advanced to third base on a grounder by Bram Blokker, then scored on a single by Linus Holmberg.

In the second at bat, Kinheim added another run, but there also was an unique moment. Wesley van Hemert led off with a single, then advanced on a sacrifice bunt to first base by Jenk Lemmink. However, Lemmink batted out of order, as Chiel Berkhout followed Van Hemert in the official batting order and line-up presented to the umpires and official scorers before the game. While Lemmink was hitting, Berkhout was standing on-deck. After Lemmink had been eliminated and Van Hemert had advanced, DSS appealed. After the correct batting order was confirmed by the umpires, Berkhout (the correct batter) was ruled out and Van Hemert had to return to first base. When an incorrect batter is retired and the correct batter is ruled out for batting out of turn, all actions of the incorrect batter transfer to the correct batter, but runners cannot advance. In this case, Berkhout is credited with an at bat and grounds out to first base, as the sacrifice bunt was annulled. When an incorrect batter reaches base and the correct batter is ruled out, all actions of the incorrect batter are annulled. The correct batter then gets an at bat (Lost Turn) and the out is credited to the catcher.

With Van Hemert on first base and now one out, Lemmink stepped up to the plate as the correct order was restored. On the very first pitch, Van Hemert advanced to second base after all on a passed ball, then moved to third base on a grounder by Lemmink and scored when Nick Hofer reached on a throwing error.

Kinheim again doubled its lead in the top of the third inning, scoring two runs. Bram Blokker led off with a walk and moved into scoring position via a sacrifice bunt by Linus Holmberg. Moments later, he scored on a single by Jeldwin Orman, who moved to third base when an error was made on the throw to the plate. That also led to a pitching change, as Robyn Clara took over from Moreno Vork. Clara was greeted with a sacrifice fly by Marcel Tolenaars that brought in Orman and lifted the lead to 4-0.

Kinheim-pitcher Glenn Wassink retired the side in the first two innings. Wassink pitched in the big league for Kinheim in 2014-2016, then for Hoofddorp Pioniers in 2017.

In the bottom of the third inning, DSS cut the deficit in half, as Wassink gave up two runs. He gave up a lead-off infield-hit to Tim Halderman, who is one of the pitchers of DSS. However, he has not pitched for the team in this Series and tonight, he was the rightfielder. Halderman moved on a bunt-single by Mitchel Dautzenberg, then the two runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Bram Blokker. They then respectively scored on a sacrifice fly by Tino van Erk and a single by Leandro Anasagasti.

Kinheim left runners behind in scoring position in the fifth and sixth inning. DSS stranded a runner on second base in the fourth inning.

...Glenn Wassink went the distance for Kinheim...
...On the photo, he pitches for Kinheim in the 2015 season...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
In the seventh inning, Kinheim scored its next run. After René Cremer led off with a walk, Nick Keur took over the DSS-pitching, succeeding Robyn Clara. With his first delivery, Keur hit Bram Blokker with a pitch. After Cremer en Blokker advanced on a wild pitch, Keur got the bases loaded when he also hit Linus Holmberg with a pitch. That led to another pitching change, as Sander Helmendach relieved Keur. With the bases loaded, Cremer was forced out at the plate on a grounder by Jeldwin Orman. Hereafter, Blokker scored the fifth Kinheim-run on a sacrifice fly to leftfield by Marcel Tolenaars. On the sac-fly, Holmberg advanced to third base and Orman to second base. Leftfielder Aldi Guzman (who had just entered the game) threw the ball to third baseman Leandro Anasagasti, who then made a throwing error towards second base. On the error, Holmberg and Orman started to move to the next base. First baseman Tino van Erk picked up the ball and threw it to catcher Koen Halderman. There, the approaching Holmberg ran out of his baseline to avoid being tagged by the catcher and was ruled out for 'baseline violation', which ended the at bat. As the sacrifice fly and the play at the plate were interrupted by an error, this is not credited as a double play.

In the eighth inning, Kinheim had runner on first and second base with one out, but the inning then ended when a line drive by Nick Hofer resulted in a double play.

After Glenn Wassink had retired the side again in the seventh and eighth inning, Kinheim added another run in the top of the ninth. Lead-off hitter René Cremer reached on an error and scored on a 2-out double by Jeldwin Orman.

DSS managed to score an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth. Koen Halderman led off with an infield-hit and Aldi Guzman also singled. The latter was forced out in a double play, which brought Halderman to third base. He then scored when a hit into the outfield by Koen Werkman was missed.

DSS committed four errors in this game, Kinheim two. In the four games played so far, 18 errors have been made, including twelve by DSS. The team made seven errors in Game 2.

DSS - Kinheim 3-6
pitcher Kinheiminn.SOBBHRER
Glenn Wassink, W (2-1)961532

pitchers DSSinn.SOBBHRER
Moreno Vork, L (0-1)2.111442

Robyn Clara3.2 (*)42211

Nick Keur- (**)-----

Sander Helmendach31121-
(*) - Clara pitched to one batter in the seventh inning
(**) - Keur pitched to two batters in the seventh inning

Box Score
Team Rosters
Umpires: HP-Aad Otsen, 1B-André Ficken, 3B-Jeffrey Bentsnijder.
Official Scorer-Rob Schuurman.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Alex van den Berg.
Technical Commissioner-Fred van Groningen Schinkel.
Public Address Announcer-Bert Daniëls.
Scoreboard Operator-Wouter Creighton (Kinheim).
Starting Time-7:30 PM.
Time Played-2:20 hrs.
Site-Pim Mulier Stadion, Pim Mulier Sportpark, Haarlem (site Kinheim).

Game Notes:
Game 4 Promotion/Relegation Series.
Series tied, 2-2.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 10,8° C (51,4° F); wind direction south-southeast;
wind speed 23 kmh (14,3 mph); wind force 3 Bft; humidity 87%.

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