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Third exhibition game Netherlands Softball Teams won by Men Team

HOOFDDORP (Neth.) - The Netherlands National Softball Teams for women and men continued their 5-game exhibition series with a game on Tuesday-evening (April 30) at the site of Hoofddorp Pioniers in Hoofddorp. The Orange Men Softball Team won 4-1.

Tonight's game closed the annual Softball Against Cancer-day at the site of Pioniers.

The two teams opened their 'Battle of the Sexes' on Wednesday, April 17 in Uithoorn. On that day, the attractive opening game was also won by the Men Team with a 7-5 score.

Last week, on Wednesday, April 24, the two teams started their second game in Amersfoort. The game went underway, but was halted by rain in the top of the fourth inning. At that moment, the Men Team led 4-0.

The next game is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 at the site of De Zuidvogels in Huizen. The series ends on Wednesday, May 29 at the site of UVV in Vleuten/Utrecht.

(April 30)

Related Articles:
Second exhibition game Netherlands Softball Teams halted by rain. (April 24)
Netherlands Softball Team Women/Men open exhibition series. (April 17)

In today's game, several regular players of the Netherlands Women Team had the evening off. Instead, some younger players participated in the game.

...Kirsten Scheele was the starting pitcher for the Orange Women...
(© Photo: Screenshot SoftbalDino TV/Marco Stoovelaar)
The Men Team opened the score with one run in the top of the second inning off of Kirsten Scheele, who made her comeback in the Women Team. With one out, Emeron Lourens hit a double and Anthony Beaumont walked. A following sacrifice bunt by Matthew Scholten enabled both runners to advance two bases. With that, Lourens scored the first run.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Women Team got two runners in scoring position off of Selvinson Angeliste, who made his pitching debut in the Men Team. Karin Tuk led off with a walk, but was forced out on a grounder by Cindy van der Zanden. Next batter Yindi Beekveldt (who made her debut in the team) then walked. The two runners advanced on a wild pitch, but stranded on second and third base when Angeliste struckout the next two batters.

In the top of the third inning, the Men Team added three runs off of new pitcher Eva Voortman. The lefthander gave up a lead-off single to Quincy Jones, but he was eliminated on second base when he tried to stretch it into a double, thanks to a nice throw from rightfielder Jessie van Aalst. Next batter Gabriel Goderski singled and Choy Francisca walked. After a double-steal, a run was scored when Enio Kwas reached on an error. Hereafter, two more runs were added on a single by Niels van Amstel. The productive at bat continued with a single by Emeron Lourens, but then a force out and flyout ended the inning.

In the fourth inning, Jeroen Mulder and Anthony Beaumont from the Men Team were inserted in the defense of the Women Team as pitcher and catcher respectively. Mulder struckout eight batters and gave up only one basehit. That was a lead-off bunt-single by Ron Dix in the fourth, but he was caught stealing moments later.

The Women Team also reached base several times in this game, but was able to score only one run.

...Matthew Scholten puts down a sacrifice bunt...
...for the Orange Men in the 2nd inning...
(© Photo: Screenshot SoftbalDino TV/Marco Stoovelaar)
In the third inning, Brenda Beers led off with a walk, then Jessie van Aalst singled. Both were eliminated moments later. Beers when she tried to score on a wild pitch, Van Aalst on a grounder by Mariëlle Vleugels.

The Orange Women left a runner behind on first base in the fourth and fifth inning. The Team then scored its lone run in the sixth and got a chance to do some more scoring. Lead-off hitter Karin Tuk reached on an error, then Cindy van der Zanden walked. The two moved on a wild pitch and with one out, the bases got loaded when Charlotte Drijvers walked. A pitching change followed. Enio Kwas took over from Wesley Blonk, who had entered the game in the fifth. Kwas was greeted with a runscoring single from Rachel van Veen, which brought in Tuk and kept the bases loaded. Anthony Beaumont was the next batter, but his grounder ended in a force out at the plate. Three runners were left behind when Kwas closed with a strikeout.

Kwas retired the side in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.

The following players played for the Netherlands Women Team:
Jessie van Aalst, Yindi Beekveldt, Brenda Beers, Charlotte Drijvers, Sterre den Duijn, Onaisha Franka, Isa Los, Kirsten Scheele, Karin Tuk, Rachel van Veen, Mariëlle Vleugels, Eva Voortman, Cindy van der Zanden.
Anthony Beaumont and Jeroen Mulder joined the team in the fourth inning as battery.

The following players played for the Netherlands Men Team:
Niels van Amstel, Selvinson Angeliste, Anthony Beaumont, Wesley Blonk, Jeff Delfina, Ron Dix, Choy Francisca, Gabriel Goderski, Lars Ham, Quincy Jones, Enio Kwas, Emeron Lourens, Dyron Juaquin, Idel Raap, Danny Rombley, Matthew Scholten.

Netherlands Women Team - Netherlands Men Team 1-4
Netherlands Men Softball Team0130000-461
Netherlands Women Softball Team0000010-132
pitchers Netherlands Meninn.SOBBHRER
Selvinson Angeliste, W (1-0)3241--

Wesley Blonk2.13311-

Enio Kwas, SV (1)1.21----

pitchers Netherlands Womeninn.SOBBHRER
Kirsten Scheele, L (0-1)2-2111

Eva Voortman1-1432

Jeroen Mulder4821--
Umpires: HP-Arjan de Wever, 1B-Gerrit-Jan van der Hoeven,
2B-Patrick Reus, 3B-Sara Dielen.
Official Scorer-Huub Nelissen.
Public Address Announcer-Hans Heil (Hoofddorp Pioniers).
Starting Time-8:02 PM.
Time Played-2:13 hrs.
Site-Sportpark Hoofddorp Pioniers, Park21, Hoofddorp (site Hoofddorp Pioniers).

Game Notes:
Game 3 'Battle of the Sexes' 2019.
Weather conditions at game time: Cloudy, 10,9° C (51,6° F); wind direction north-northwest;
wind speed 11 kmh (6,8 mph); wind force 2 Bft; humidity 84%.

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