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Olympia Haarlem records two big shutouts against Talent Team Holland

HAARLEM (Neth.) - FysioExpert Olympia Haarlem recorded two big shutout-victories against the Talent Team Holland on Sunday (May 5).

In the opener, Olympia Haarlem won 13-0, then added a 12--0 win in the second game. Both games ended via the mercy-rule. This was only the second double-header the Talent Team played this season.

On Saturday, Olympia had a long day in Enschede. The team then won 14-11 in the opening game, which took three hours and 40 minutes to complete and included 24 minutes of weather delays. The second game was cancelled by rain in the second inning with Olympia leading 3-0. Today, Olympia completed its double-header in two hours and 35 minutes.

Today was National Liberation Day in the Netherlands. On May 5, the ending of World War II is celebrated. Throughout the country, there are several activities and festivals to celebrate freedom.

(May 5)

Schedule, Standings & Scores

Game 1

In the first game, Olympia Haarlem collected 14 basehits, including three by Eva Voortman and Rosanne de Vries. Mariëlle Vleugels hit a double and triple and threw a 2-hitter in the 4-inning game. De Vries hit two doubles, which she also did on Saturday. The team opened the score with two runs in the top of the first inning off of starter Margot van Eijl.

Eva Voortman led off the game with an infield-hit, then stole second base and moved to third base on a passed ball. With one out, she scored on a triple by Mariëlle Vleugels, who then scored on a following double by Rosanne de Vries. The bases got loaded when Rachel van Veen walked and Emma Wójcik was hit by a pitch. Three runners were left behind when a foul-out and groundout followed.

Olympia Haarlem added a run in the second inning. Chelsea Robison led off with an infield-hit, stole second base and scored on a wild pitch with two outs.

...Rosanne de Vries...
...3 hits, 2 doubles,...
...3 RBI's, one run scored...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
Leading 3-0, Olympia decided the game with a 6-run rally on five basehits in the third inning. Rosanne de Vries led off with a double, reached third base on a wild pitch, then scored on another. The bases then got loaded when Rachel van Veen was hit by a pitch, Emma Wójcik singled (these two stole the next base) and Brenda Beers walked. That led to a pitching change, as Isanthe Rouwenhorst took over. She gave up a runscoring single to Julia van der Meer, then saw another run being scored on a wild pitch. With one out, Eva Voortman batted in two runs with a single. After Jessie van Aalst walked, Voortman was forced out at third base on a grounder by Mariëlle Vleugels. Moments later, Van Aalst scored the sixth run in the inning on a single by Rosanne de Vries.

Four more runs were scored with two outs in the fourth inning. After the inning began with several changes in the defense of the Talent Team, Brenda Beers hit a double with one out. With two outs, she scored on a single by Chelsea Robison. Next batter Eva Voortman also singled and Jessie van Aalst followed with a 2-run double. Hereafter, Romy van der Ham took over the pitching, but she was greeted with an RBI-double by Mariëlle Vleugels that lifted the lead to 13-0.

The Talent Team got into scoring position twice. In the second inning, Sterre den Duijn led off with a single and stole second base. With one out, she was eliminated in a rundown on a fielder's choice-comeback-grounder by Lisa Meyering.

In the third inning, Yindi Beekveldt doubled with two outs, but stranded on second base.

In this game, Umpire André Eijpe made his debut in the Golden League. With that, he became only the third Umpire to have officiated games in the highest baseball- and softball-leagues. The other two are John Barrett and André Prins.

Talent Team Holland - FysioExpert Olympia Haarlem 0-13 (4 inn.)
FysioExpert Olympia Haarlem2164 -13140
Talent Team Holland0000 -020
pitcher Olympiainn.SOBBHRER
Mariëlle Vleugels, W (6-0)42-2--

pitchers Talent Teaminn.SOBBHRER
Margot van Eijl, L (0-1)2 (*)22677

Isanthe Rouwenhorst1.221766

Romy van der Ham0.1--1--
(*) - Van Eijl pitched to four batters in the third inning
Box Score
Team Rosters
Umpires: HP-Gerrit-Jan van der Hoeven, 1B-André Eijpe.
Official Scorer-Dennis Duin.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Alex van den Berg.
Public Address Announcer-Eric de Vries (Olympia Haarlem).
Scoreboard Operator-Ben Dernison (Olympia Haarlem).
Starting Time-2:00 PM.
Time Played-1:27 hrs.
Site-Nol Houtkamp Sportpark, Haarlem (site Olympia Haarlem).

Game Notes:
Game played at the site of Olympia Haarlem in Haarlem.
Umpire André Eijpe makes his debut in the Golden League.
Weather conditions at game time: Partly cloudy, 11,1° C (52° F); wind direction north-northwest;
wind speed 29 kmh (18 mph); wind force 4 Bft; humidity 51%.

Game 2

Olympia Haarlem, which was the home team in the second game, scored its first run in the bottom of the first inning off of starter Lisa Meyering. With one out, Amber Krijgsman reached on an infield-hit, stole second base and advanced on a throwing error. She then scored on a sacrifice fly by Mariëlle Vleugels.

After leaving a runner behind on second base in the second inning, Olympia Haarlem struck with an 11-run rally in the third bat bat. On April 28, DSS scored ten runs in one inning in a game against Hoofddorp Pioniers.

...Amber Krijgsman...
...3 hits, 2 runs scored,...
...3 RBI's...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
In the third inning, which got 15 batters, Olympia collected ten basehits off of three pitchers. Eva Voortman, Amber Krijgsman, Mariëlle Vleugels and Rachel van Veen all hit two basehits in this inning. Voortman opened the rally with a double, stole third base and scored on a single by Amber Krijgsman. Hereafter, Mariëlle Vleugels also singled, but then Krijgsman was forced out on a grounder by Rosanne de Vries. The bases got loaded when Rachel van Veen reached on a bunt-single. The next run was scored on a single by Emma Wójcik, which also brought in new pitcher Yala Zwakman, who took over from Lisa Meyering. She was greeted with a runscoring single by Stephanie Pearce. Pinch-hitter Jessie van Aalst followed with a sacrifice fly and the bases were re-loaded when Brenda Beers walked. Two more runs were then scored on a single by Eva Voortman and two more runs were added on a bunt-single (!) by Amber Krijgsman. That led to the next pitching change, as Sterre den Duijn took over. She gave up an RBI-double to Mariëlle Vleugels and saw Rosanne de Vries reach on an error. Hereafter, the eleventh run in the inning was scored on a triple by Rachel van Veen. The long at bat when Den Duijn closed with a strikeout.

Like in the first game, the Talent Team recorded only two basehits.

In the second inning, Marijn Crouwel led off with a double and moved to third base when Nina Oomes reached on an error with one out. After the latter had stolen second base, the two were left behind.

In the third inning, with one out, Yindi Beekveldt walked, stole second base, then advanced on a flyout, but stranded on third base.

And in the fourth inning, Tess Remmers singled with one out, then Nina Oomes walked. The inning and the game ended with a double play.

In this game, Olympia Haarlem collected 13 basehits, including three by Amber Krijgsman, who also batted in three runs and scored twice.

FysioExpert Olympia Haarlem - Talent Team Holland 12-0 (3½ inn.)
Talent Team Holland0000 -022
FysioExpert Olympia Haarlem10(11)X -12132
pitchers Talent Teaminn.SOBBHRER
Lisa Meyering, L (0-2)2.1--866

Yala Zwakman0.1-1344

Sterre den Duijn0.11-22-

pitchers Olympiainn.SOBBHRER
Rosanne de Vries, W (2-0)3211--

Mariëlle Vleugels1111--
Box Score
Team Rosters
Umpires: HP-André Eijpe, 1B-Gerrit-Jan van der Hoeven.
Official Scorer-Dennis Duin.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Alex van den Berg.
Public Address Announcer-Eric de Vries.
Scoreboard Operator-Frans Homringhausen.
Starting Time-3:52 PM.
Time Played-1:08 hrs.
Site-Nol Houtkamp Sportpark, Haarlem.

Game Notes:
Weather conditions at game time: Partly cloudy, 9,8° C (49,6° F); wind direction north-northwest;
wind speed 29 kmh (18 mph); wind force 5 Bft; humidity 59%.

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