Grand Slam
Baseball Recaps
April 2, 2006
Compiled and Copyright © 1997-2006 by Marco Stoovelaar

Sunday, April 2
Two Pirates-games canceled
Pioniers again wins big vs. Almere
Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament
ADO beats De Hazenkamp
Kinheim comes back vs. HCAW
ADO wins tournament

Two Pirates-games canceled
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AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - Amsterdam Pirates had two games scheduled on Sunday, but both were canceled because of heavy rain in the morning in the Amsterdam-area.

In the morning, Pirates was to play against Montigny Les Cougars from France, but that game was called off early.
In the afternoon, the game against Sparta/Feyenoord also had to be canceled, as the field had become unplayable.

Coming weekend, Amsterdam Pirates participates in the annual In Memoriam Charles Urbanus Sr. Tournament in Bussum. Pirates opens the event on Friday-evening against host Mr. Cocker HCAW, then play two more games on Saturday and Sunday.
Sparta/Feyenoord organizes its annual Hudson John Tournament in the weekend. It opens on Friday-evening against ADO, where Hudson John is the Bench Coach. On Saturday and Sunday, two more games follow.
Montigny Les Cougars opens its regular season next Sunday in the Baseball Nationale vs. Thiais.
(April 2)

Pioniers again wins big vs. Almere
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HOOFDDORP (Neth.) - For the second day in a row, Konica Minolta Pioniers handed Instant Holland Almere '90 another big loss, this time winning 14-2. Almere's three pitchers walked 14 batters, while the defense committed eight errors.

It wasn't a good weekend for Almere and rookie Head Coach Carlos Arrindell must have a lot to discuss before the next weekend, as his team lost its second game in a row with double figures. After winning its first three exhibition games in a row, Almere was beaten 21-3 yesterday, followed by a 14-2 loss today. Three pitchers gave up eleven basehits, but enabled twelve more batters to reach base with a walk. Besides that, the team committed 14 errors in the two games. After making six yesterday, eight were added today, including five by third baseman Niels van Weert. He filled in for Ivanon Coffie, who made four errors yesterday, but today didn't join the team in Hoofddorp, as he was sick at home. Offensively, Almere got only six basehits (seven yesterday) off three pitchers, including one by newcomer and former Major Leaguer Gene Kingsale, who made his debut in an Almere-uniform, played in centerfield and went 1-for-4.

Almere-starter Forstin Coenraad, who had won his previous two starts, walked seven batters and gave up three basehits and eight runs in the four-plus innings he pitched. He was relieved after facing three batters in the fifth inning by Manuel Dame, who gave up only two hits, but added five walks in the next 1 2/3 inning, in which he gave up three runs. Martin Kuipers finished the game, adding two walks and gave up six hits and three runs in the 2 1/3 inning he pitched.
On the other hand, Pionier-starter Richard Orman dominated. In the five innings he pitched, the lefthander struckout nine batters and gave up only three basehits. He gave up two runs in the fourth inning, but at that time Pioniers already led 5-0. Tommy van Limburg and Erik Jan Lind completed the game for Pioniers.
After giving up the two runs to Almere in the fourth, Pioniers added four more runs of its own in the fifth, then two more in the sixth to make it 11-2. The 10-run difference was reached in the seventh, but, just like yesterdag, nine complete innings were played, whatever the score.

Konica Minolta Pioniers participates in the annual In Memoriam Charles Urbanus Sr. Tournament in Bussum coming weekend, playing two games on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Instant Holland Almere '90 participates in the annual Hudson John Tournament in Rotterdam, also playing twice on Saturday and once on Sunday.
(April 2)

ADO beats De Hazenkamp
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NIJMEGEN (Neth.) - ADO opened the second day of the Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament on Sunday with a 9-2 win vs. host De Hazenkamp, which therefore lost its third game and finished in fourth and last place.

...Tjibbe van Dijk...
(Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
ADO-righthander Tjibbe van Dijk, who started only three games last season, threw four innings today and gave up no basehits, while allowing only two batters to reach base. After retiring the side in the first inning, Paul Sabel, the first batter he faced in the second inning, reached base when third baseman Marvin Bleij committed an error. Van Dijk then walked next batter Wesley Kamoen, but then an infield-fly and a double play ended the inning. Van Dijk retired the last eight batters he faced.
The No-Hitter was lost in the fifth inning when Maikel Benner, who is the regular catcher for the team, took over the pitching from Van Dijk. He walked the first batter he faced, then struckout the next, but then issued another walk. Benner then gave up a 2-run double to Bas Langenhuizen.

ADO had opened the score in the first inning when Harvey Monte doubled with two outs and scored on a single by Berry van Driel.
In the second inning, four runs were added. With one out, Quensley Bazoer reached on a bunt-single, stole second and advanced on a throwing error. Hazenkamp-pitcher Garralt Klaassen then walked Shurty Tremus and Jermaine Esprit to load the bases. Next, he gave up a 2-run single to Marvin Bleij, a single to Harvey Monte to reload the bases and a 2-run single by Percy Isenia which increased ADO's lead to 5-0.

In the fourth inning, ADO again scored four runs to lift the lead to 9-0. Pinch-hitter Michel Korzeniewski led off with a double, followed by Harvey Monte's third hit in the game and a 3-run homerun by Percy Isenia. Berry van Driel then singled and would score on a grounder by Quensley Bazoer.
(April 2)

Kinheim comes back vs. HCAW
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NIJMEGEN (Neth.) - Corendon Kinheim trailed 3-0, but came back to win 4-3 vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW, which therefore was dethroned as tournament-champion. HCAW had won the event five years in a row since 2001. Kinheim scored the winning run in the last inning.

HCAW took a 3-0 lead in the first inning off starter David Bergman. Lead-off hitter Nick Fridsma reached base on a bunt-single and moved on a single by Martijn Meeuwis. After an infield-fly, the two scored on a 3-run homerun by Sidney de Jong, his third homerun of the exhibition season in four games.
Kinheim appeared to come back immediately, as Danny Rombley led off with a walk and next batter René Cremer was hit by a pitch. The two advanced on a groundout, but then Rombley was caught in a rundown between third and home on a grounder back to pitcher Patrick de Lange. The inning ended on a foul-fly.

...Kenny Berkenbosch...
...looks at a pitch... his HCAW-debut...
(Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
Both teams stranded runners in the second and third inning. In the second inning, HCAW's Dimitri Leon reached on an error and Nick Fridsma walked with two outs, but both were left behind. In the third, Sidney de Jong (with one out) and Bas de Jong (with two outs) singled, but also stranded.
Kinheim got less scoring opportunities, but had a runner on first in the second inning when Floris Morang grounded into a double play. In the third, a runner was left on first base, but in the fourth, the team from Haarlem scored twice. With one out, Edward Illidge and Roel Koolen walked, then scored on a 2-out double by Floris Morang, who was thrown out at third base trying to stretch it into a triple.
HCAW again got runners in scoring position in the next three innings, but again didn't score. In the fifth, with two outs, Sidney de Jong walked and reached third base on a failed pick-off by Duko Jansen, who had taken over the pitching from starter David Bergman. But a grounder ended the at bat.
In the sixth, Jansen walked Bas de Jong and Rodney Michel. Next, former pro Kenny Berkenbosch fouled out. Berkenbosch was released earlier in the week by the Florida Marlins-organization and arrived back home on Thursday and now played in his first game for HCAW. A strikeout and another foul out ended the inning.
In the seventh, HCAW also had two runners on base with one out, but this time new pitcher Michiel van Kampen struckout the next two batters.

Kinheim was close to another run in the sixth inning. With one out, Wouter Heemskerk singled and Edward Illidge doubled. Kevin Roovers then took over for starter Patrick de Lange and came out of the inning with a comeback-grounder and a foul out.
In the seventh inning, Roovers walked Floris Morang (who advanced on a wild pitch) and Denny Beljaards. The bases were loaded when a throwing error was made on a sac-bunt by Danny Rombley. HCAW then appeared to again come out of the inning unharmed as René Cremer lined into a double play, as Beljaards was not in time to return to second base. But Dirk van 't Klooster, who is productive in the exhibition season, followed with a 2-run double to give Kinheim a 4-3 win and end the game.

Coming weekend, Corendon Kinheim participates in the annual In Memoriam Charles Urbanus Sr. Tournament in Bussum, playing two games on Saturday and one on Sunday.
(April 2)

ADO wins tournament
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NIJMEGEN (Neth.) - ADO defeated Mr. Cocker HCAW 7-2 in the sixth and final game of the Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament to finish in a tie for first place with Corendon Kinheim. As the game played between the two teams ended in a 2-2 tie on Saturday, the next tie-breaker was the run-ratio, which was in ADO's favor. The team from The Hague therefore won the tournament, with Kinheim finishing in second place and HCAW in third.
The tournament traditionally was organized very well again by host De Hazenkamp, whose chairman Henk Peters handed HCAW's General Manager Ron Jaarsma a remembrance shield for participating for the fifteenth time in this tournament.

...Rob Cordemans...
(Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
ADO took a 1-0 lead in the first at bat. With one out, Marvin Bleij (who has the highest uniform number in history with 142) singled and moved to third on a double by Harvey Monte. But Bleij then was thrown out on a grounder by Percy Isenia, which was followed by an RBI-double by Kalian Sams. HCAW-starter Nick Stuifbergen then recovered and retired seven of the next nine batters, before getting into trouble in the fifth inning when ADO scored six runs.

...Marvin Bleij...
...record uniform number...
...with 142...
(Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
HCAW hadn't much luck off ADO-starter Rob Cordemans, who gave up only one hit in his first four innings, before giving up three in the fifth at bat. In the first and fourth inning, Cordemans was supported with two double plays. In the first, he had walked lead-off hitter Nick Fridsma, who would then be eliminated in an inning-ending double play. In the fifth, Cordemans gave up a lead-off double to Gino Henson, later walked Bas de Jong with one out, but again a double play ended the inning.

HCAW also turned a double in the third inning, but gave up six unearned runs in the fifth which increased ADO's lead to 7-0. With one out, Berry van Driel and Shurty Tremus both reached base on an error by third baseman Rodney Michel. Next, Maikel Benner followed with an RBI-double, then Marvin Bleij added an RBI-single. The next runs were scored on a grounder by Harvey Monte and a double by Percy Isenia, before Kalian Sams added a 2-run homerun. James Rutherford then singled and Michel Korzeniewski doubled, but a comeback grounder made an end to the productive at bat.

In the home fifth, HCAW came back with two runs, but was unable to turn the game around. Rob Cordemans gave up lead-off single to Rodney Michel, then a double to Ronald Jaarsma and a 2-run double to Dimitri Leon, but three flyouts ended the at bat. The last nine HCAW-batters were retired in order, the first six by Cordemans, the last three by Jimmy Summers, who pitched the seventh inning.
ADO left the bases loaded behind in the sixth inning off Jurjen van Zijl, who had taken over for Stuifbergen and were retired in order in the seventh.

Coming weekend, Mr. Cocker HCAW organizes its annual In Memoriam Charles Urbanus Sr. Tournament and will play games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
ADO participates in the annual Hudson John Tournament in Rotterdam and also plays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
(April 2)

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