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Quick Amersfoort records small victory against HCAW

AMERSFOORT (Neth.) - Quick Amersfoort scored early and went on to record a small 3-1 victory at home against HCAW on Friday-evening (April 26).

In the opener on Thursday-evening, it was HCAW that took an early lead and nipped Quick Amersfoort, 3-2.

The second games of this week's 3-game series are played on Friday-evening, as no games are scheduled on Saturday, which is King's Day. No games are scheduled to give everyone the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. In several previous seasons, games were scheduled on King's Day (April 27) and in the past Queen's Day (April 30). But not this year.

(April 26)

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Quick Amersfoort scored its three runs in the second and third inning and hold onto the small lead in the remainder of the game. HCAW was limited to only five basehits by Sem Robberse, who last season made his big league-debut playing for the Bussum-squad. Tonight, he threw eight solid innings against his former team and struckout five batters.

Both teams got into scoring position in the first inning, but were held scoreless.

Jeandro Tromp led off with a single for HCAW, but was forced out on a grounder by Oliver van der Wijst Severino. With two outs, he stole second base, but was left behind.

Quick Amersfoort had a similar first at bat. With one out, Jules Cremer singled off of starter Kaj Timmermans. He also was forced out on a grounder by Rachid Engelhardt, who then moved to second base on a single by Bryan Engelhardt. Timmermans closed with a strikeout.

Quick opened the score with two runs in the second inning. Both runs were unearned, as the HCAW-defense committed two errors. Rowan van Hoek led off with a single and advanced to third base when a throwing error was made on a sacrifice bunt by Sam van der Ploeg. With runners on first and third base and one out, the first run was scored when Kevin Windster Adelina also reached on an error. Shortly hereafter, Van der Ploeg and Windster advanced on a wild pitch. A second wild pitch then enabled Van der Ploeg to score the second run.

The home-team added another run in the third inning when Bryan Engelhardt hit his third homerun of the season with one out.

Hereafter, Quick was held scoreless in the remainder of the game, but HCAW managed to score only one run itself.

...Winning pitcher Sem Robberse...
(© Photo: Jan Kruijdenberg)
That Bussum-run was scored in the top of the fourth inning. Oliver van der Wijst Severino led off with a walk, then Rodney Daal singled. With one out, the two runners advanced on a wild pitch. Van der Wijst then scored on a following single by Ruendrick Piternella. With runners on second and third base, Arthur Lugtmeijer hit a line drive, but that was caught by pitcher Sem Robberse, who then eliminated Piternella on second base to complete an inning-ending double play. It probably also saved the lead for Quick Amersfoort.

In the next three innings, Quick failed to expand its lead, as it left six runners behind.

In the fourth, Quick had runners on first and third base with two outs. Lead-off hitter Jordy Burger had reached on an error and Jules Cremer walked with two outs, but they stranded.

In the fifth, Taylor Clemensia (with one out) and Sam van der Ploeg (with two outs) singled, but were left behind on first and second base.

And in the sixth, it was Kevin Windster Adelina, who reached on an error and moved to third base on a 2-out single by Rachid Engelhardt, but they also stranded.

In the meantime, HCAW was unable to get into scoring position after having scored its lone run in the fourth. Sem Robberse retired 12 of the 14 batters he faced in the fifth through eighth inning, including eleven in a row.

With two outs in the top of the eighth inning, Robberse gave up a single to Bob van der Meer. That brought Pitching Coach Cliff Foster to the mound. After arriving there, he hold up his hand for the ball. With that, it appeared that the evening for Robberse was over. But after some talking, which also included catcher Jules Cremer, Foster put down his hand and returned to the dug-out. Moments later, Robberse closed the inning with a strikeout.

Jan-Willem Geerts then pitched the ninth inning for Quick. He retired the side to earn his second save of the season.

...Left: Coaches Reinier de Vries (Quick) and Dè Flanegin (HCAW) meet with Umpires Roy van de Wateringen and John Beltman...
...Right: Public Address Announcer Willum de Jong and Official Scorers Brigitta Zaal and Dieks Bannink are ready for the game...

...Left: Oliver van der Wijst Severino steals 2nd base for HCAW in the 1st inning while 2B Rachid Engelhardt gets the ball...
...Right: Quick Amersfoort-runner Jules Cremer dives back to 1st base in the first inning during a pick-off attempt...

...Left: Sem Robberse had a fine outing for Quick Amersfoort as starting pitcher...
...Right: Rachid Engelhardt makes contact for Quick Amersfoort...

...Bryan Engelhardt hits a homerun for Quick in the 3rd inning and is greeted by 3B Coach Reinier de Vries...

...Left: Rachid Engelhardt embraces his brother Bryan Engelhardt after scoring on his homerun...
...Right: Short stop Sam van der Ploeg fields a bal for Quick Amersfoort...

...Left: Kevin Windster Adelina puts down a sacrifice bunt for Quick in the 4th inning...
...Right: Pitcher Sem Robberse leaves the mound with a big smile after closing the 8th inning with a strikeout...

...Left: Sem Robberse is greeted by Pitching Coach Cliff Foster...
...Right: Outfielders Kevin Windster Adelina, Jordy Burger and Joran Berkhout celebrate the win...
(© All Photos: Jan Kruijdenberg)

Quick Amersfoort - HCAW 3-1
Quick Amersfoort02100000X-391
pitchers HCAWinn.SOBBHRER
Kaj Timmermans, L (1-2)631831

Ian Delemarre21-1--

pitchers Quickinn.SOBBHRER
Sem Robberse, W (3-1)851511

Jan-Willem Geerts, SV (2)1-----

Homerun: Quick: Bryan Engelhardt (3)(3rd,solo,1 out,off Timmermans).
Box Score
Team Rosters
Umpires: HP-John Beltman, 1B-Roy van de Wateringen.
Official Scorer-Brigitta Zaal.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Dieks Bannink.
Public Address Announcer-Willum de Jong.
Scoreboard Operator-Willum de Jong.
Starting Time-7:30 PM.
Time Played-2:26 hrs.
Site-XL Lease Park 'Dorrestein', Amersfoort.

Game Notes:
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 15,7° C (60,3° F); wind direction southwest;
wind speed 10 kmh (6,2 mph); wind force 3 Bft; humidity 49%.

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