Sparks Haarlem, Terrasvogels win, Play-Offs set
SANTPOORT / HAARLEM / OOSTERHOUT (Neth.) -
Iber Lengua Terrasvogels and Oolders Omaco Sparks Haarlem both won their double-header on Saturday and because of that, the Play-Off combinations are set.
Terrasvogels won 9-0 and 9-6 vs. Alcmaria Victrix to claim second place.
Sparks Haarlem won 9-6 and 10-0 vs. Olympia Haarlem, which only had a theoretical chance to climb to third place, but because of the double loss today, they finish in fourth place, meaning Alcmaria Victrix finished in third place.
As a result, Sparks Haarlem will meet Olympia Haarlem in the best-of-five Play-Off, opening at home on Saturday, September 17.
On the same date, Terrasvogels opens its best-of-five at home against Alcmaria Victrix.
Alcmaria could end the additional round in a tie with Terrasvogels, but because of the 2-0 head-to-head result of today, Terrasvogels will end in second place.
Because of this, the remaining games in the additional round, including two make-up double-headers on Sunday and two scheduled double-headers next Saturday, will be of no influence anymore for the final standings in this round.
However, the games remain on the schedule to be played.
At Santpoort, Kate Vanderham threw a 5-inning No-Hitter in Game 1 for Terrasvogels vs. Alcmaria Victrix.
Terrasvogels scored once in the first inning, then rallied for eight runs in the fourth inning on four hits, including a 2-run triple by Marisèla de Wind and a solo-homerun by Kate Gentile, who was 3-for-3.
In Game 2, Terrasvogels led 6-0 after two innings, then Alcmaria scored five runs in the third.
Terrasvogels collected 13 hits, including a solo-homerun by Solange Starrenburg and two doubles by Anouk van den Heuvel, who was 3-for-4.
At Haarlem, Sparks Haarlem led 9-0 after four innings, then Olympia Haarlem scored three runs in the fifth and sixth inning off new pitcher Virginie Anneveld, who had taken over for starter Dagmar Bloeming.
Both teams had eight basehits, including a 3-run homerun by Debby Connor (Sparks) and a 3-run triple by Elena Leon (Olympia).
In Game 2, Rebecca Soumeru (3 innings) and Shannah van der Kaaij (1 inning) threw a 4-inning No-Hitter.
Sparks had 11 basehits, including a 2-run homerun by Julie Owen and two doubles by Beau van Gelder, who was 3-for-3 and also had three RBI's.
At Oosterhout, Twins won 6-4 and 9-1 vs. Centrals in the Play-Downs.
In the opener, Centrals led 3-2 after four innings, then Twins scored three runs in the fifth.
Centrals outhit Twins, 11-8.
Sophie Bugter went 3-for-4 for Twins.
In Game 2, Centrals took an 1-0 lead in the first inning, but was left empty-handed again.
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