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Two victories for Dutch Juniors in marathon
ENSCHEDE (Neth.) - The Dutch Junior Team ('Jong Oranje') today registered its first double-header win of the season. At Tex Town Tigers, the team won 8-2 and 15-13 in a marathon, which lasted more than five hours. The first game took two hours and one minute, then the second game lasted two hours and 33 minutes and had a spectacular line score. Just after 8:30 PM, the team left the field. The first game began almost 30 minutes later than scheduled, as one of the umpires got stuck in a traffic jam, due to an accident.

...Eva van Knegsel...
...5 hits, 2 doubles...

...Denice van Dijk...
...5 RBI's...
(© Photos: Marco Stoovelaar)
In Game One, Dominique Sprengers hit a 3-run homerun and Lizzie Clarijs collected three hits, including a double and triple. In the second game, Eva van Knegsel recorded four basehits (including two doubles), while Denice van Dijk had five RBI's. Aafje van Baal, who also is a player of the Junior-squad, but today played for TTT, hit two triples.

In the opener, the Juniors rallied for four runs in the first inning. With one out, Wies Ligtvoet and Manoa Weijgertse walked, then Dominique Sprengers homered. With two outs, Lizzie Clarijs scored the fourth run on a single by Gabi Obia.

Tex Town Tigers got one run back in the third when Maaike Ogink doubled with two outs and scored on an error. The home team then added a run in the fourth when Nadine Marinus walked and scored on a single by Marije ten Thij, but they also left three runners.

The Orange-team then decided the game with another 4-run rally in the sixth inning. Denice van Dijk led off with a double, moved on a sac-bunt by Brenda Beers and scored on a squeeze by Jessica Waasdorp. With two outs, Manoa Weijgertse and Dominique Sprengers singled, then Eva van Knegsel followed with an RBI-single and Lizzie Clarijs added a 2-run triple to make it 8-2.

...Aafje van Baal...
...2 triples...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
In Game 2, the Juniors led 6-1 after one inning, but the score was tied at 12-12 after five at bats. Tex Town Tigers then took a 13-12 lead in the sixth, but the Juniors answered with three runs in the seventh to win 15-13.

In the top of the first, the Juniors rallied for six runs. Two of the runs were scored on a wild pitch, the others on basehits by Eva van Knegsel, Denice van Dijk (2-run) and Brenda Beers (double).

After TTT got one run back, the Juniors added two runs in the second on back-to-back doubles by Van Knegsel and Weijgertse, plus a grounder by Van Dijk. Trailing 8-1, TTT rallied for three runs in the home of the second on singles by Annemiek Jansen, Nadine Marinus and Mieke Smit. TTT then narrowed the deficit to only 8-6 by scoring twice in the third on a triple by Aafje van Baal and single by Maaike Ogink.

The Juniors then appear to take more distance in the next two at bats. A sac-fly by Lizzie Clarijs in the fourth inning and a single by Wies Ligtvoet, double by Eva van Knegsel and an error in the fifth inning added four runs and made it 12-6. But then, TTT reacted with a 6-run rally in the home of the fifth to tie the score at 12-12! A double by Isa Los, 2-run triple by Aafje van Baal, a wild pitch, triple by Nadine Marinus and double by Mieke Smit created the runs.

In the sixth inning, the Juniors left two runners, then TTT scored on an error to take a 13-12 lead. But in the top of the seventh inning, the Juniors rallied for three runs to take a decisive lead. A single by Denice van Dijk led to two runs and renewed the Juniors-lead, then a single by Rachel van Veen added an insurance run that made it 15-13.

Game 1
Tex Town Tigers - Jong Oranje 2-8
Jong Oranje4000040-8112
Tex Town Tigers0011000-271
pitchers Jong Oranjeinn.SOBBHRER
Quincey Catsburg, W (1-1)4-3421
Ruby Jane Krikke, SV (1)3--3--
pitchers Tex Town Tigersinn.SOBBHRER
Marit van Vulpen, L (0-1)4.137543
Amber Krijgsman2.21-644
Homerun: Jong Oranje: Dominique Sprengers (1)(3-run,1st,off Van Vulpen).
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Patrick Reus, 1B-Martin Lemstra.
Official Scorer-Fred Haak.
Play-by-Play-Jos Huigsloot (Tex Town Tigers).
Time-2:01 hr.

Game 2
Tex Town Tigers - Jong Oranje 13-15
Jong Oranje6201303-15141
Tex Town Tigers1320610-13143
pitchers Jong Oranjeinn.SOBBHRER
Dominique Sprengers2-3544
Gini Ketelaars2.1-2788
Ilona Andringa, W (2-2)2.21221-
pitchers Tex Town Tigersinn.SOBBHRER
Marit van Vulpen- (*)-4155
Amber Krijgsman, L (0-8)72413108
(*) - Van Vulpen pitched to five batters in the 1st inning
Box Score
Umpires: HP-Martin Lemstra, 1B-Patrick Reus.
Official Scorer-Fred Haak.
Play-by-Play-Jos Huigsloot (Tex Town Tigers).
Time-2:33 hr.

(May 5)

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