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Baseball Recaps
March 26, 2006
Compiled and Copyright © 1997-2006 by Marco Stoovelaar

Sunday, March 26
Neptunus comes alongside in ninth inning vs. Kinheim
Pirates shuts out Pioniers
ADO opens exhibition season with win
HCAW wins big in Belgium

Neptunus comes alongside in ninth inning vs. Kinheim
Nederlands | Line Score | Kinheim's previous game | Neptunus' previous game
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HAARLEM (Neth.) - Corendon Kinheim, which yesterday won 17-8, today was leading 4-0 after eight innings vs. DOOR Neptunus. But in the ninth inning, Neptunus scored four unearned run to come alongside, after which the game ended in a 4-4 tie.

Kinheim-starter David Bergman struckout six batters and gave up only one basehit in his debut for the Haarlem-club, pitching four scoreless innings. He only gave up a lead-off double to Jurriaan Korff in the second inning, but was retired trying to advance to third base on a following grounder back to Bergman. In the fifth inning, Duko Jansen took over the pitching and gave up a double in that at bat to Melfried Comenencia. After reaching second base, Comenencia was replaced by a pinch-runner for precaution, as he might have twisted his ankle. Michiel van Kampen was the third Kinheim-pitcher and also made his debut for the club. Kinheim was en route to a shutout, but in the ninth, Van Kampen had to give up four unearned runs. The righthander gave up only one basehit, but defensively three errors were made.

Kinheim opened the score in the first inning. Renť Cremer was hit by a pitch by rookie starter Kevin Heijstek, moved when a 2-base error was made on a fly by Dirk van 't Klooster, then scored on a grounder by Tjerk Smeets.
In the fourth inning, Kinheim rallied for three runs off rookie Rogier Vleugels on four hits, three of which were extra basehits. First, Danny Rombley tripled and scored on a single by Tjerk Smeets. After Smeets moved to third base on a double by Edward Illidge, he scored on a grounder by Roel Koolen. Illidge then scored on a double by Robin Longhurst.

Neptunus didn't get much scoring opportunities, but tied the score in the ninth inning. Lead-off hitter Lennart Koster reached second base when his flyball was missed by leftfielder Denny Beljaards. Raily Legito followed with a single. Next, Koster was thrown out at home on a grounder to third by Jurriaan Korff. Evert-Jan 't Hoen then also grounded to third baseman Floris Morang, which even might have become a game-ending double play. But rookie Morang made a fielding error to load the bases. A run was then scored when Michiel van Kampen hit next batter Jeffrey Arends with a pitch. Moments later, Neptunus was able to tie the score when Morang made another error on a grounder by Jeroen Sluijter, which enabled all three runners to score.
The ninth inning was not completed. Kinheim didn't hit in the home ninth, as Neptunus had ran out of available pitchers. All pitchers worked on a pitch-limit (50 pitches) this weekend and the club had used four pitchers yesterday and three today. Before the game, it was initially agreed to play only seven innings. But after that, extra innings were played, based on the availability of pitchers.

Coming weekend, Corendon Kinheim participates in the two-day Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament in Nijmegen, hosted by De Hazenkamp, where it will play three games.
DOOR Neptunus has no games scheduled, and will conduct a 2-day trainingcamp in its home stadium.
(March 26)

Pirates shuts out Pioniers
Nederlands | Line Score | Pioniers' previous game | Pirates' previous game
Exhibiton Standings | Exhibition Schedule | All Line Scores & Box Scores
HOOFDDORP (Neth.) - Amsterdam Pirates registered only three hits, but played an attractive game vs. Konica Minolta Pioniers, resulting in a 5-0 shutout victory.
Pirates used five pitchers today, who gave up six basehits. The team of Head Coach Louis Hofer got good outings from its pitchers, but had also some fine defensive plays. While the team had only three hits, it took advantage of two errors and four walks to score five unearned runs. Pioniers stranded eleven runners, including seven in scoring position. Two times, Pioniers had the bases loaded, but failed to score.

Pionier-starter Richard Orman faced only nine batters in the three innings he pitched. In the first inning, BjŲrn Henrichs led off with a single and stole second base, but was thrown out as he left his base and didn't return in time, thinking a foul ball was being hit. Orman then retired eight batters in a row.
In the home first, Glenn Romney and Mark Duursma singled with one out off starter Robin Franken, but then the next two batters flied out. In the next inning, Franken retired the side, including two batters on a strikeout.
In the third inning, Pioniers was close to opening the score, as it got the bases loaded with one out. Edwin de Graf led off with a single off new pitcher Tom Stuifbergen, but then Michael Duuursma struckout. The bases were loaded when Glenn Romney singled and Mark Duursma walked, but the inning ended when DŤ Flanegin grounded into a 1-2-3 double play.

Pirates opened the score in the fifth inning off Tommy van Limburg, who had relieved Orman the inning before. With one out, Fausto Alvarez walked and advanced when an error was made on a grounder by Derrick Francisca. The bases were loaded when Remco Draijer followed with a single. Van Limburg then walked Ralph Lagas bringing an automatic run. Next, Francisca scored on a grounder by Kevin Gerard.
In the home fifth, Pioniers again got the bases loaded, this time with no outs. New pitcher Mark Kan walked lead-off hitter Edwin de Graaf and gave up an infield-hit to Norbert Lokhorst, who was brought in as an additional (tenth) hitter in this at bat. The bases were loaded when a flyball by Michael Duursma was missed by leftfielder Derrick Francisca. But then Mark Kan struckout the next two batters and the inning ended when DŤ Flanegin grounded into a force play.

Pirates added three runs in the seventh at bat. With one out, rookie pitcher Erik Jan Lind walked Remco Draijer and Ralph Lagas. After an infield-fly, the two advanced when an error was made on a grounder by BjŲrn Henrichs. The bases were then cleared when Mark Kan hit a 3-run double into the rightfield-corner to make it 5-0.

Coming weekend, Konica Minolta Pioniers will meet Instant Holland Almere '90 twice.
Amsterdam Pirates will play two games against Sparta/Feyenoord. It will play a double-header on Sunday, as they also will meet Les Cougars from France in the morning.
(March 26)

ADO opens exhibition season with win
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THE HAGUE (Neth.) - ADO and Sparta/Feyenoord finally were able to play their first game of the season today. ADO was leading 7-0 after eight innings when Sparta/Feyenoord scored four runs in the ninth. But ADO opened its season with a 7-4 win.
For the first time in his big league-career Rob Cordemans appeared on the mound in a different uniform. The righthander, who had played for DOOR Neptunus since 1994, this afternoon made his debut for ADO and immediately showed his qualities. Cordemans struckout nine batters in the five innings he pitched and walked none. He only gave up a single to Jeffrey Sprott in the fifth inning.

ADO scored its first run in the second inning off starter Elton Koeiman when Kalian Sams doubled and scored on a double play-grounder.
In the next inning, off Daan Baecke, the second run was scored, but also the defensive highlight of the game was manufactured. Shurty Tremus led off with a walk and moved on a wild pitch. He advanced to third when Adrian Anthony singled. Anthony then took off for second base, thinking next batter Remco Seitzinger walked. But his count was 3-2 and a throwing error to second base followed, enabling Tremus to score. On the next pitch, Seitzinger did walk. But then the inning ended when next batter Maikel Benner lined into a triple play. Rookie second baseman Dwayne Kemp caught the ball, threw to short stop Ramphis Trinidad to retire Anthony, after which the ball was thrown to first baseman Jeffrey Sprott to complete the triple play and retire Seitzinger.

After three scoreless innings, ADO added three runs in the sixth inning off rookie Rudy Seebus on an RBI-double by Marvin Bleij and a 2-run single by Percy Isenia.
In the seventh inning, ADO increased its lead to 7-0 when Arthur McDonald, another rookie, pitched. In the inning, Michel Korzeniewski singled, then McDonald hit next batters Shurty Tremus and Adrian Anthony to load the bases. Korzeniewski then scored on a wild pitch, followed by an RBI-single by Remco Seitzinger.

Sparta/Feyenoord finally was able to score runs in the ninth inning. They scored four runs on two outs off Robin van Doornspeek, who also made his ADO-debut and entered the game the inning before. Earmy Isabella and Sil Wagenaar singled, but Marwin Kleinmoedig flied out. Wagenaar was then forced out on a grounder by Ramphis Trinidad. Next, Dwayne Kemp singled in a run, followed by an RBI-double by Sjoerd Hermans. The bases were then loaded when Jeffrey Sprott walked, after which Rutger Veugelers delivered a 2-run single.

Coming weekend, ADO participates in the two-day Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament in Nijmegen, hosted by De Hazenkamp, where it will play three games.
Sparta/Feyenoord will play two games against Amsterdam Pirates.
(March 26)

Second win HCAW in Belgium
Nederlands | Line Score | HCAW's previous game
Exhibiton Standings | Exhibition Schedule | All Line Scores & Box Scores
ANTWERP (Belgium) - Mr. Cocker HCAW on Sunday also won its second meeting with Antwerp Eagles. This afternoon, the Bussum-club had 18 basehits, including four homeruns to win 17-2.
HCAW scored runs in six of the seven innings the game lasted. The only inning in which the team didn't score was the seventh.

HCAW scored its first run in the first inning when Nick Fridsma (walk) scored on a force play-grounder by Bart GabriŽls.
Five runs were then added in the second inning. With one out, Martijn Meeuwis produced an RBI-single. After a hit by pitch and a fielder's choice grounder, Rodney Michel contributed with a 2-run double. The two remaining runs were then scored on an outfield-error and two wild pitches.
In the third inning, Ronald Jaarsma doubled and scored when Martijn Meeuwis homered.

Bart GabriŽls led off the fourth inning with a homerun. Later in this at bat, the bases were loaded when Bas de Jong, Dimitri Leon and Ronald Jaarsma all singled. Sacrifice flies by Martijn Meeuwis and Nick Fridsma then lifted the lead to 11-0.
In the home fourth, Antwerp Eagles scored its two runs. Starter Jos de Jong gave up three basehits, including a double, resulting in two runs, and was relieved by Kevin Roovers, who would finish the game.
HCAW got the two runs back immediately in the fifth inning on a wild pitch and an RBI-single by Nick Makkinje.
In the sixth inning, four more runs were scored, thanks to two homeruns. First, Sidney de Jong hit his second homerun of the weekend. Next, with Bas de Jong (double) and Dimitri Leon (error) on base, Ronald Jaarsma hit a 3-run homerun to make it 17-2.

Coming weekend, Mr. Cocker HCAW will defend its title in the two-day Jan van de Vegte Memorial Tournament in Nijmegen, hosted by De Hazenkamp, where it will play three games.
(March 26)

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