Posted on 22 April 2013.
The Dutch Major League is fully underway as all eight teams have two full weekends of play in hand. So far DOOR Neptunus and Corendon Kinheim are leading the way with 5-1 records. UVV sits in third place just a game out at 4-2 and three teams are tied at 3-3.
This past weekend saw Mr. Cocker HCAW stay winless losing a three game series to Vaessen Pioniers.
Mr. Cocker HCAW 4, Vaessen Pioniers 13
Mr. Cocker HCAW 1, Vaessen Pioniers 7
Vaessen Pioniers 3, Mr. Cocker HCAW 1
Game 1 saw the Pioniers go on a hitting barrage pounding out 20 total hits including seven for extra bases. Kevin Dirksen had a big day driving in three runs going 3-for-5 with a home run and a double. Five batters for Vaessen had three hits in the game and only one starter went hitless.
Philip Ortez added a pair of hits including a 3-run home run in the third inning. Linoy Croes added a solo home run for Mr. Cocker HCAW in the loss.
Sander Helmendach lasted only 2.2 innings taking the loss. Mika de Lincel pitched five innings allowing three runs to pick up the win for the Pioniers.
Game 2 saw a solid pitching performance from the Pioniers Josh Rickards who tossed seven innings allowing one run and striking out 10 to earn the win. The Pioniers pitching staff limited Mr. Cocker HCAW to just five hits in the game. Ivan Granados took the loss not pitching too bad in five innings of work.
Philip Ortez drove in another two runs with a double.
Game 3 was the closest of all as both teams got solid starts from their pitchers. Kevin Minor went six innings allowing just one run on five hits to pick up the win for Vaessen. Kaj Timmermans gave up only two hits over 5.1 innings but walked five and gave up three runs (two earned) taking the loss.
Both Dirksen and Ortez drove in runs for the Pioniers in the win.
UVV 6, DOOR Neptunus 0
UVV 2, DOOR Neptunus 3
DOOR Neptunus 6, UVV 4
Both teams headed into their weekend series at 3-0, but WBC star Diegomar Markwell didn’t have a good outing as he gave up six runs on seven hits in just five innings taking the loss for the Neptunus. He was out pitched by Jurjen van Zijl who tossed 6.2 scoreless innings giving up just one hit and striking out seven to earn the win for UVV.
UVV used a four run second inning to get out on top early and it all came with two outs in the inning. Daan Cornelissen singled with one out and was joined on the base paths an out later when Markwell walked both Joris van Ballegooy and Andy Raaf. The next batter, Norbert Jongerius, doubled to left field clearing the bases and putting UVV up 3-0. He would later score on a single by Dennis Ribbens.
UVV would add two more in the third inning and that was all that was need for the win.
Game 2 was a bit tighter as both starters pitched well limiting the scoring. Orlando Yntema pitched five inning for DOOR allowing just two runs while striking out eight. He would not factor into the decision as Jorian van Acker would pick up the win in relief.
Ian Delamarre pitched 5.2 innings giving up just a single run for UVV, but didn’t get the win. Jeremyh Angela took the loss for UVV giving up two runs in an inning of relief.
Game 3 was another close one that DOOR would come out on top of again. Aided by two errors, Neptunus scored six runs off of UVV starter Chris Mezger, but only two were earned. Mezger pitched 6.1 innings striking out seven but took the loss.
Jorian van Acker got the win in relief of starter Tim Roodenburg. Acker pitched two shutout innings. Berry van Driel picked up the save even though he gave up a run in the ninth.
Ado Lakers 8, Mampaey the Hawks 9
Ado Lakers 8, Mampaey the Hawks 9 (10)
Mampaey the Hawks 4, Ado Lakers 2
The Ado Lakers dropped a three game series to Mampaey the Hawks over the weekend losing three close games. Game 1 saw a late inning comeback by the Lakers fall just short. Fielding was an issue as the teams combined for nine errors. That spelled the doom for Lakers starter Ricky Voorn who took the loss tossing just one inning giving up four hits and allowing five unearned runs.
The Lakers would give up two more unearned runs late in the game and that would be the difference.
Kevin van Veen started and picked up the win for the Hawks as he pitched five innings allowing just three runs (two earned).
Shurendell Borgschot set the tone for the Hawks batting lead off and picking up a pair of doubles, a walk, a stolen base, and scoring three runs. Steven Wharwood picked up a pair of RBI going 2-for-4 on the day.
Rodney Michel homered for the Lakers in the loss.
Game 2 saw the Hawks win by the same score but this time they needed and extra frame to do it. Again fielding was critical in the game as both teams committed three errors.
Lakers starter Wimsley van Heyningen lasted just 3.1 innings giving up six runs on four hits and seven walks. Martijn Riphagen pitched well in relief lasting 5.1 innings allowing just one unearned run. However, a meltdown in the tenth inning gave Ludwin Obispo the loss after giving up two unearned runs.
Rodney Michel had a big day at the plate for Ado going 3-for-5 and driving in three runs in the loss.
Shurendell Borgschot had another big day setting the table for the Hawks. He went 2-for-3, drove in two runs, scored three runs, and stole two bases. Kevin Noordzij picked up the win in relief tossing 1.2 innings.
Game 3 saw the Hawks over come five errors to pick up the series sweep behind a strong performance from starter Elton Koeiman who tossed a complete game giving up just two runs (one earned) on six hits.
Timo van Ancum pitched well but took the loss for the Lakers.
Berry van Donselaar had a good day at the plate for the Hawks going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
L&D Amsterdam Pirates 6, Corendon Kinheim 3
L&D Amsterdam Pirates 4, Corendon Kinheim 7
Corendon Kinheim 11, L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8
Fielding errors plagued Kinheim in Game 1 as they gave up four unearned runs. Starter David Bergman tossed 5.2 innings giving up five runs (2 earned) to take the loss. Pirates starter Rob Cordemans got the win pitching six innings allowing just two unearned runs. Jurrian Koks picked up the save.
Rashid Gerard drove in a pair of runs and Jesse Aussems, Percey Isenia, and Koen Nooij added two hits apiece for the Pirates in the win.
Corendon Kinheim came back in Game 2 with a solid pitching performance from Steven van Groningen who gave up just two runs in six innings picking up the win.
Kevin Heijstek tossed seven innings allowing just four runs (two earned) taking the loss for Amsterdam.
Ramiro Balentina had a good day at the plate for Kinheim going 3-for-4 driving in a pair of runs.
Neither starter in Game 3 fared well. Both failed to make it through the fourth inning as the bats finally came alive in the series.
Dirk van’t Klooster drove in three runs going 3-for-5 with a triple. The 3, 4, 5, and 6 hitters for Kinheim all drove in two runs apiece including Quintin de Cuba who hit a lead off home run in the third inning.
Jos de Jong went 3-for-5 in the loss for the Pirates scoring two runs and hitting a double.
1. DOOR Neptunus 5-1
2. Corendon Kinheim 5-1
3. UVV 4-2
4. L&D Amsterdam 3-3
5. Vaessan Pioniers 3-3
6. Mampaey the Hawks 3-3
7. Ado Lakers 1-5
8. Mr. Cocker HCAW 0-6