|Compiled and Copyright © 1997-2019 by Marco Stoovelaar|
(Story by Marco Stoovelaar; Photos by Huub Nelissen & Marco Stoovelaar)
Terrasvogels opens season with two wins at DSS
HAARLEM (Neth.) -
Terrasvogels opened the 2019 season in the Golden League on a very cold Saturday-afternoon (April 13) with two victories at DSS.
With that, the team's new Head Coach Stefan Vessies made his debut with two wins.
Two weeks ago, Frans de Bruijn joined the staff as 1B Coach.
De Bruijn is active as a softball-coach since the late nineties.
He has been the Head Coach in the softball big league for DSC '74, HCAW and Onze Gezellen.
In 2014, he was an Assistant Coach of Alcmaria Victrix, which then also played in the highest softball-division.
...Official Scorer Jeanette van Drunen and Announcer...|
...Bert Daniëls sit outside in miserable weather conditions...
(© Photo: Huub Nelissen)
In the opener, Terrasvogels shutout DSS 8-0 in a mercy-rule 5-inning game.
In the second game, Terrasvogels rallied for five runs in the sixth inning and won 6-3.
Today's double-header was played at the site of Kinheim at the Pim Mulier Sportpark.
Due to scheduled soccer-games, the home-site of DSS, which is located at the same complex, was not available.
This meant that Public Address Announcer Bert Daniëls and Official Scorers Jeanette van Drunen and Huub Nelissen were sitting outside, as there is no scorebox at this field.
To protect the scorecards, the play-by-play computer and the announcing/sound equipment from the rain and sleet, plastic baskets were used.
Besides that, it was a very cold day today.
The average temperature was 6,5 degrees C (43,7 F), but the windchill was only 3,4 C (38,1 F).
Last season, Terrasvogels reached the Holland Series against FysioExpert Olympia Haarlem, but lost the best-of-three Championship Final 2-0.
Schedule, Standings & Scores
Terrasvogels struck early in the game against debuting María Gómez Mendoza, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning.
The Venezuelan righthander walked lead-off hitter Yindi Beekveldt, who moved into scoring position on a wild pitch and advanced to third base on a grounder by Katharina Szalay.
Beekveldt then scored the first run, beating the throw to the plate on a fielder's choice-grounder towards second base by Lizzie Clarijs.
For-the-record, the run was scored at 2:02 PM and was one of the first two scored in the 2019 Golden League-season, the other was scored in Oosterhout.
The first basehit was recorded in the game between FysioExpert Olympia Haarlem and Roef! and the first homerun of the season was hit in the opener between Twins Oosterhout and Tex Town Tigers.
Back to the first inning of Terrasvogels.
With Clarijs on first base, the bases got loaded when Karin Tuk and Jessica Waasdorp both singled.
Next batter Ella Krommendijk also singled to make it a 2-0 score.
The inning ended when Gabi Obia grounded into a 5-2-3 double play.
Terrasvogels got a chance to add more runs in the second at bat, but then left three runners behind.
Bobbi Scheurkogel led off with an infield-hit in her first at bat in a Terrasvogels-uniform (she played for Olympia Haarlem last year).
With one out, Yindi Beekveldt again walked and with two outs, Lizzie Clarijs singled, but they all stranded.
But in the fourth inning, Terrasvogels took more distance, scoring three runs.
Bobbie Scheurkogel (walk-stolen base) then scored on a single by Kelsy Pieneman, who scored herself moments later on a triple by Yindi Beekveldt.
A sacrifice fly by Katharina Szalay accounted for the third run in the inning and lifted the lead to 5-0.
...Winning pitcher Roos-Marijn Kramer...|
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
A mercy-rule run-difference was reached in the top of the fifth inning when Terrasvogels again scored three runs.
Ella Krommendijk led off with a double down the rightfield-line.
The ball ended up in foul territory where it was picked up by a player of DSS, who was not participating in the game.
With that, Krommendijk was awarded third base on obstruction.
With one out, she scored on a single by Bobbi Scheurkogel.
The latter moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Kelsy Pieneman, then scored on a single by Yindi Beekveldt, who went on to score herself on a double by Katharina Szalay.
And that increased the score to 8-0.
Roos-Marijn Kramer went the distance for Terrasvogels and struckout seven batters.
The righthander gave up only four basehits.
In the first inning, with two outs, she gave up a single to Czech player Eva Rendlová, but then closed with a strikeout.
Kramer then gave up a 2-out single to Jenny Kinburn in the third inning and walked next batter Annemiek de Rover, but again closed with a strikeout.
Trailing 5-0, DSS got close to scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth.
With one out, Denice van Dijk (who last season played for Terrasvogels) reached on an error and Dominique Burger singled.
Next batter Lorraine Kieft also singled.
Van Dijk was sent home, but was eliminated at the plate on a good throw by rightfielder Kelsy Pieneman.
With runners on second and third base, the inning ended with a strikeout.
|DSS - Terrasvogels 0-8 (5 inn.)|
|Roos-Marijn Kramer, W (1-0)||5||7||2||4||-||-|
|María Gómez Mendoza, L (0-1)||4.2||4||4||11||8||8|
In the second game, Terrasvogels faced a 2-1 deficit after five innings, but then rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to record another win.
DSS outhit Terrasvogels 10-6, including three by Eva Rendlová.
Katharina Szalyay hit three of the six Terrasvogels-basehits.
DSS opened the score in the bottom of the first inning off of starting pitcher Bobbi Scheurkogel.
With one out, Annemiek de Rover walked, moved on a grounder and scored on a double by Sophie Bugter.
She stranded on second base, as Scheurkogel closed with a strikeout.
In the next three innings, Terrasvogels got several runners in scoring position off of starter Anna-Bè Bartels, but was unable to score.
In the second inning, Karin Tuk led off with a walk, moved on a sacrifice bunt by Jessica Waasdorp, but then stranded on second base.
In the third, with two outs, Yindi Beekveldt walked and Katharina Szalay doubled, but they also were left behind.
And in the fourth, Karin Tuk opened with a single, then no out was made on a sacrifice bunt/fielder's choice by Jessica Waasdorp.
They advanced on a sac-bunt by Gabi Obia, then also stranded on second and third base.
DSS also got some scoring opportunities.
In the second inning, Lorraine Kieft reached on an infield-hit, but later stranded on second base.
After completion of the second inning, veteran player Annemiek de Rover (who played at first base) left the game out of precaution with an injury.
With two outs in the bottom of the third, Eva Rendlová doubled for DSS.
A force play was created by walking Sophie Bugter intentionally, but Denice van Dijk followed with a single.
Rendlová tried to score, but was eliminated at the plate on a good throw from centerfielder Yindi Beekveldt.
DSS also got close to adding a run in the fourth, but then left three runners behind.
Dominique Burger led off with a single and Anna-Bè Bartels walked with one out.
An error on a sacrifice bunt by Ilse Kesseler loaded the bases.
Next, Burger was forced out at the plate on a grounder and a flyout ended the at bat.
Moments later, Terrasvogels came alongside in the top of the fifth.
Kelsy Pieneman led off with a walk, moved on a sacrifice bunt by Yindi Beekveldt and scored on a 2-out single by Lizzie Clarijs.
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)
DSS immediately re-took the lead in the bottom of the fifth.
Roos-Marijn Kramer took over the Terrasvogels-pitching, but her first delivery to Eva Rendlová ended up over the left-centerfield fence for a lead-off homerun.
Trailing 2-1, Terrasvogels struck with a 5-run rally in the sixth inning to turn the game around.
The runs were scored on only two basehits, as the DSS-defense contributed with two errors, which led to three unearned runs.
According to the scoring rules, a fourth run was team-unearned, as it was scored off of a reliever, who was credtied with an earned run.
The rally began with a lead-off walk for Jessica Waasdorp, who then moved on a wild pitch and a grounder.
She then scored the tying run on a grounder towards third base by Gabi Obia, who reached first base herself on a fielder's choice.
The bases got loaded when Bobbi Scheurkogel reached on an error and Kelsy Pieneman walked.
Hereafter, María Gómez Mendoza took over the pitching for DSS.
With two outs, she gave up a runscoring infield-hit to Katharina Szaly, which gave Terrasvogels the lead.
The infield-hit was followed by an error, which led to another run.
A triple by Lizzie Clarijs brought in two more runs and lifted the lead to 6-2.
DSS was able to add one more run in the bottom of the seventh, but had a chance to score more.
The bases got loaded quickly when Eva Rendlová, Sophie Bugter and Denice van Dijk all singled to open the inning.
Moments later, Rendlová was forced out at the plate on a grounder by Dominique Burger, but that was followed by a throwing error in an attempt to complete a double play.
That enabled Bugter to score.
With runners on first and third base, a flyout and strikeout ended the game.
|Roos-Marijn Kramer||- (*)||-||-||-||-||-|
|Roos-Marijn Kramer, W (2-0)||3||3||1||5||2||1|
|(*) - Kramer was announced as starting pitcher, but was replaced when bottom 1st began|
|Anna-Bè Bartels, L (0-1)||5.1||2||5||4||5||2|
|María Gómez Mendoza||1.2||2||1||2||1||1|
|Homerun: DSS: Eva Rendlová (1)(5th,solo,0 out,off Kramer).|
Umpires: HP-Britt Nielandt, 1B-Arjan de Wever.|
Official Scorer-Jeanette van Drunen.
Play-by-Play Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Public Address Announcer-Bert Daniëls.
Scoreboard Operator-Bert Daniëls.
Starting Time-4:10 PM.
Time Played-2:00 hrs.
Site-Pim Mulier Sportpark, Haarlem (site Kinheim).
Opening Day Golden League 2019.
Wendy van Wijk (DSS) makes her debut in the Golden League.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy & cold, 6,2° C (43,2° F); wind direction north-northeast;
wind speed 21 kmh (13 mph); wind force 4 Bft; humidity 46%.
Thank you for visiting this site.
Mail your suggestions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 1997-2019 Marco Stoovelaar / Grand Slam * Stats & News.