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June 14, 2006
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Pioniers opens with victory
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PRAGUE (Czech Republic) - Konica Minolta Pioniers opened the CupWinners Cup-tournament on Wednesday with a 12-5 victory against Savigny-sur-Orge Lions (France) at Green Roller Park in the Czech capitol Prague.
Pioniers collected 13 basehits and broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the fourth inning. Leading 7-3, Pioniers added a 5-run rally in the ninth at bat.

Both teams scored three runs in the first inning. Pioniers first took a 3-0 lead in its first at bat with two outs. Edwin de Graaf walked with one out and advanced on a passed ball and a flyout. He then scored on a double by Mark Duursma with two outs. After Glenn Romney also walked, Dè Flanegin followed with a 2-run double to make it 3-0.
The lead was shortlived, as Savigny reacted with three runs of its own in its first at bat off starter Richard Orman. With one out, Zota singled and moved on a wild pitch, then scored on a single by Peyrichou, which was followed by a 2-run homerun by Morphy to tie the score.

Pioniers then failed to retake the lead in the next two innings. In the second, they stranded two runners, in the third, the bases were loaded with one out, but a strikeout and a pop-fly ended this scoring opportunity.
After a pitching change, Pioniers scored twice in the fourth inning. Michael Duursma walked and got to third base after a wild pitch and a one-out single by Norbert Lokhorst. Duursma then scored the go-ahead run when his brother Mark Duursma doubled. The bases were loaded when Glenn Romney walked, but only one more run was added. That happened on a sac-fly by Dè Flanegin.

In the fifth inning, Pioniers left another runner at third base, as the French team turned a double play. But two runs were added in the sixth inning, but again two runners stranded. In this at bat, Norbert Lokhorst scored on an error and Glenn Romney scored on a sac-fly by Marcel Venema.
Savigny was unable to score runs after the first inning, as Richard Orman allowed only three baserunners in the next three at bats. In the fifth, American Raul Quiroz took over and pitched three scoreless innings in which he gave up only one basehit. Tommy van Limburg then threw the eighth inning for Pioniers and also didn't gave up runs.

Leading 7-3, Pioniers rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to make it 12-3. After Glennsig Polonius and Marcel Venema had reached base on errors, Jefferson Muzo and Michael Duursma followed with RBI-singles. Another run was then scored on a force play-grounder by Edwin de Graaf, followed by a walk for Norbert Lokhorst, that brought in the fourth French pitcher. With two outs, he gave up a 2-run double to Glenn Romney, that made it 12-3. Romney and Dè Flanegin both had three RBI's in this game.
In the home ninth, Dave Draijer threw for Pioniers and gave up two unearned runs. The righthander started with two strikeouts, but then a grounder ended in an error by second baseman Norbert Lokhorst, followed by an RBI-double, a walk and a runscoring single, before a groundout ended the game.
(June 14)

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