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Terrasvogels wins Haarlem Series

HAARLEM (Neth.) - Terrasvogels won the third edition of the softball-tournament of the Haarlem Series on a grey clouded and cold Sunday (April 1). The team played one game on Saturday, which was won, while Amsterdam Pirates won its two first games.

Today, the two teams faced each other. Terrasvogels won the game 12-2 to become the winner of the tournament, whatever the result of its next game against host Onze Gezellen. Terrasvogels also won that game with a comfortable 14-1 score. Two weeks ago, Terrasvogels also won the international Pre-Season Tournament of Roef! in Moergestel.

Initially, Onze Gezellen had another game scheduled in the morning against Hoofddorp Pioniers, but that team withdraw after having played two games on Saturday due to some injuries and a shortage of available pitchers. It was proposed that Onze Gezellen played an additional game against Amsterdam Pirates in the morning. However, as some players of the Amsterdam-squad had some other commitments in the morning that was not possible. With that, the morning-game was removed from the schedule and only two games were played today.

Halfway through the day, both the baseball- and softball-tournament of the Haarlem Series were stopped temporarily. All participating softball- and baseball-teams and umpires lined up around the infield of the baseball-field, as a moment of silence was observed to remember Caroline Walgien. The wife of Onze Gezellen Softball Coach Rob Walgien passed away on Sunday, March 25 at the far too young age of 55 age after a four-month illness. The impressive and crowded memorial service took place on Friday-afternoon. Out of respect, on Friday-evening, the opening games in both tournaments were cancelled. The softball-team of Onze Gezellen was line up at the first base-side and the team of Terrasvogels lined up at third base-side. Rob Walgien has been the Head Coach of both teams. His son Mitchell Walgien is a player of Kinheim after having played for Onze Gezellen. Both teams participated in the event. Some years ago, Rob Walgien also has been one of the coaches of the Rookie League baseball-team of Kinheim.

(April 1)

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...Players and coaches of the teams and the umpires have lined up to observe a moment of silence for Caroline Walgien...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)

Game 4 - Amsterdam Pirates vs. Terrasvogels

...Alice Donohoe...
...winning pitcher...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
On a cold Sunday-afternoon with sometimes drizzling rain, Terrasvogels opened with a 12-2 win against Amsterdam Pirates, which had won twice on Saturday. With the win, Terrasvogels als became the tournament-winner.

The cold weather of today also might have contributed to two injuries. In both this and the next game, a player of Terrasvogels left with an injury.

In the top of the first inning, Terrasvogels opened the score with four runs off of starter Maja Kouwenhoven. With one out, Noa Brand singled and Britt Vonk was hit by a pitch. Ella Krommendijk then delivered a runscoring single, which was followed by an outfield-error, which led to an additional run. Next hitter Lizzie Clarijs also singled. The two runners moved on a sacrifice bunt by Jessica Waasdorp and both scored on a following single by Denice van Dijk to make it a 4-0 score. Kelsy Pieneman added another single, but a grounder then ended the at bat.

In the second inning, Dervisa Mutic led off for Terrasvogels with a triple. The throw towards third base was off target and Mutic tried to score, but the ball was retrieved in time to eliminate her at the plate. With two outs, Britt Vonk also tripled, but stranded on third base.

Australian righthander Alice Donohoe, who arrived on Thursday, made her debut for Terrasvogels. Despite the cold, she went the distance for the Santpoort-squad. In the bottom of the first inning, Donohoe got the bases loaded, but finished strongly. She walked Jessie Rodermans and Dana Rodermans, then gave up a single to Jeske Meewisse. But with the bases loaded, Donohoe struckout the next three hitters!

...Maja Kouwenhoven...
...starting pitcher Amsterdam Pirates...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
Trailing 4-0, Pirates scored its first run in the second inning. With out out, Resa ter Heegde singled, got into scoring position via a sacrifice bunt from Rosalie Moerkerk, then scored on a double by Jessie Rodermans. Dana Rodermans followed with a single, but the two sisters were left behind at the corners. While trying to field the single, Terrasvogels' 1B Noa Brand sustained a knee-injury and left the game. While it initially appeared to be a serious injury, she was able to walk off the field herself. Luckily, the injury proved to be minor.

Terrasvogels added two runs in the top of the third inning. Lizzie Clarijs led off with a double and scored on a single by Jessica Waasdorp. With two outs, Waasdorp scored on a single by Desiree Adriaansz to make it a 6-1 score.

In the bottom of the third inning, Lizzie Clarijs made a great diving catch as short stop catching a line drive hit by lead-off hitter Uchenna Jong Loy.

In the top of the fourth, it was the Amsterdam-defense that made two nice plays. Lisa Waasdorp, who replaced Noa Brand, led off with a line drive into centerfield, but there, Dana Rodermans made a nice diving catch. Hereafter, Britt Vonk singled and moved into scoring position on an error. Ella Krommendijk followed with a line drive, but that was caught by 3B Resa ter Heegde, which led to an inning-ending double play.

After the Terrasvogels-defense had made a double play in the bottom of the fifth inning, the team added a run in the top of the sixth off of new pitcher Mandy van der Maas. With two outs, Britt Vonk doubled and scored on a following single by Ella Krommendijk.

Trailing 7-1, Amsterdam scored again in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Stacy Groot singled and moved to second base on a 2-out single by Rosalie Moerkerk. She scored on a single by Jessie Rodermans.

...Britt Vonk...
...4-for-4, double, triple,...
...5 times on base, 2 Runs, 1 RBI...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
According to the tournament-rules, all games were to be regular 7-inning games, unless a mercy-rule run-difference was reached. This game took awhile to be completed what time was concerned. As there was no mercy-rule run-difference, the seventh inning began.

In the top of the seventh, Terrasvogels rallied for five runs. That not only increased the lead to 12-2, but also made it an almost 2-hour game. Facing new pitcher Babette Kouwenhoven, Jessica Waasdorp led off with a walk and scored on a double by Denice van Dijk. She then scored on a following single by Kelsy Pieneman and hereafter, Desiree Adriaansz walked. The two runners moved on a grounder, then both scored on a single by Lisa Waasdorp. That brought Britt Vonk in the batter's box. She 'only' neeed a homerun to hit-for-the-cycle, but that didn't happen. Vonk delivered a runscoring single that made it a 12-2 score. The bases then got loaded when Ella Krommendijk and (with two outs) Jessica Waasdorp both walked. A pop-fly ended the long at bat.

Hereafter, the game was halted, as it almost was 3 PM. At that time, the hosting club Onze Gezellen had planned the moment of silence for Caroline Walgien at the baseball-field.

It was initially planned to complete the game with the bottom of the seventh hereafter, but both coaches decided not to do so.

Terrasvogels collected 19 basehits in this game, including four by Britt Vonk, who was 4-for-4 with a double and a triple, reached base five times, scored two runs and batted in one. Lizzie Clarijs was 3-for-5 with a double and scored twice.

Amsterdam Pirates recorded 10 basehits and was again led by the Rodermans-sisters. Jessie Rodermans was 2-for-3 with a triple and batted in both runs of her team. Dana Rodermans was 2-for-2 and walked twice.

Amsterdam Pirates - Terrasvogels 2-12 (6½ inn.)
Amsterdam Pirates010001X-2102
pitchers Terrasvogelsinn.SOBBHRER
Alice Donohoe, W (1-0)6631022

pitchers Piratesinn.SOBBHRER
Maja Kouwenhoven, L (0-1)41-1266

Mandy van der Maas211311

Babette Kouwenhoven1-4455
Standings Exh. Season
Team Rosters
Umpires: HP-Wendy van Hees, 1B-Jerry de Palm.
Official Scorer-Marco Stoovelaar.
Starting Time-1:05 PM.
Time Played-1:50 hrs.
Site-Van der Aart Sportpark, Haarlem (site Onze Gezellen).

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.
Game 4, Haarlem Series 2018.
3-minute injury delay in bottom 2nd inning with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd base when Terrasvogels 1B Noa Brand got injured.

Game 5 - Onze Gezellen vs. Terrasvogels

...Onze Gezellen Head Coach Solange Starrenburg...
...looks on from the dug-out...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
In the final game of the tournament, Terrasvogels recorded another big victory, winning 14-1 against host Onze Gezellen. Jessica Waasdorp was the surprise pitcher for Terrasvogels. She pitched her last game several years ago when she was playing in a cadets youth-team of Onze Gezellen. Her mother Anita Bank had been a pitching ace of Onze Gezellen in the Dutch big league also pitched for the Netherlands National Softball Team. Jessica Waasdorp did very well in her 'pitching-debut' and allowed only one basehit.

Onze Gezellen is coached by former Netherlands Team-outfielder Solange Starrenburg, who retired after the 2013 season after having played seven years for Terrasvogels. She took over the coaching from Rob Walgien, who stepped down in the off-season due to the illness of his wife. Solange Starrenburg will be the Head Coach of the team this season.

Jessica Waasdorp retired the side in the first inning. In the second at bat, she gave up a lead-off single to Laura van der Bos, what was to be the lone hit for Onze Gezellen. However, she was eliminated in an unassisted double play when 1B Denice van Dijk caught a line drive hit by Laura Burggraaf.

In the third inning, Waasdorp gave up the lone run of Onze Gezellen. She walked Lisa Meyering and Danielle Gardeniers, who advanced on a passed ball. Meyering then scored on a grounder from Fiona Sewalt. Starting with this grounder, Waasdorp retired the final nine batters she faced.

...Jessica Waasdorp...
...winning pitcher...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
Terrasvogels opened the score with a 5-run rally in the top of the first inning off of Roos-Marijn Kramer. The righthander threw for Terrasvogels in its first game on Saturday. Terrasvogels and Onze Gezellen have a working agreement together, which means that players can play for both teams during the regular season.

Britt Vonk led off the first inning with a walk, moved on passed ball and scored the first run on a following double by Noa Brand in her lone at bat in this game. She was inserted in the batting order in the first inning to give her an at bat after she had left the first game today with an injury. After reaching second base, she was replaced by pinch-runner Desiree Adriaansz. Lisa Waasdorp then walked and with one out, both runners scored on a triple by Dervisa Mutic, who went on to score herself on a wild pitch, which also was ball-four for Lizzie Clarijs. Moments later, Clarijs stole second base, then scored the fifth run in the inning on a 2-out single by Kelsy Pieneman.

Four runs were added in the second inning. With one out, Britt Vonk walked and Lisa Waasdorp singled. Vonk scored on a grounder by Ella Krommendijk, then Dervisa Mutic walked. An error on a grounder by Lizzie Clarijs enabled Waasdorp to score and Mutic also scored when another error was made in this situation. Clarijs scored the fourth run in this inning when an error followed a single by Denice van Dijk.

In the third inning, off of new pitcher Isanthe Rouwenhorst, Terrasvogels added another run, but also lost another player. With one out, Desiree Adriaansz grounded out, but sustained a hamstring-injury while approaching first base. She fell down in pain and had to be assisted off the field. When the game continued, Britt Vonk singled and moved to third base on two wild pitches. The next two hitters in the batting order then didn't bat, as they were assisting Adriaansz in the locker-room. Vonk went on to score on a single by Dervisa Mutic.

...Desiree Adriaansz is attended in the 3rd inning by...
...Assistant Coach Rob Boersma, player Lisa Waasdorp...
...and José van Hardenbroek...
...Looking on are Umpire Wendy van Hees...
...and Terrasvogels Head Coach Ferenc Jongejan...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
Desiree Adriaansz went to he hospital for a check-up. There, luckily no tear was diagnosed. It is not year clear how long her recovery will take.

After Terrasvogels was retired in order in the fourth inning, the team added four more runs in the fifth at bat. Jessica Waasdorp, who took the spot in the batting order of Desiree Adriaansz, led off with a single, then Britt Vonk followed with a double. A throwing error on a grounder by Lisa Waasdorp led to two runs and a runner on third base. Ella Krommendijk followed with a runscoring single and later scored the 14th run for Terrasvogels on a single by Lizzie Clarijs.

Britt Vonk scored four runs in this game. She was 2-for-2 with a double and two walks.

Britt Vonk, who played professionally in the American National Pro Fastpitch in the past two years, had the highest batting average in this tournament. She batted .875 (7-for-8), but in this tournament, there is no award for the Best Hitter. Vonk was followed by teammate Noa Brand, who batted .857 (6-for-7).

Onze Gezellen - Terrasvogels 1-14 (5 inn.)
Terrasvogels54104 -14110
Onze Gezellen00100 -114
pitcher Terrasvogelsinn.SOBBHRER
Jessica Waasdorp, W (1-0)52211-

pitchers Onze Gezelleninn.SOBBHRER
Roos-Marijn Kramer, L (0-1)235596

Isanthe Rouwenhorst32-653
Standings Exh. Season
Team Rosters
Umpires: HP-Jerry de Palm, 1B-Wendy van Hees.
Official Scorer-Marco Stoovelaar.
Starting Time-3:35 PM.
Time Played-1:32 hrs.
Site-Van der Aart Sportpark, Haarlem (site Onze Gezellen).

Game Notes:
Exhibition Game.
Game 5, Haarlem Series 2018.
4-minute injury delay in top 3rd inning with 2 outs and no runners when Terrasvogels-hitter/runner Desiree Adriaansz got injured.

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