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DeMo EHS wins double header on opening day Dutch competition

April 15, 2006

Haarlem, The Netherlands based DeMo EHS travelled to Spijkenisse for their opening day double header against newcomers Spikes. With Canadian pitcher Glen Moreland (Richmond Hill, ON) still out with an injury, Czech National Team pitcher Martin Svoboda  and former Fedlock Falcon Darren Davies arriving in May, the Demo EHS roster consisted of ten players but this didn't affect their performance at all.


To: fastball(at)pmihrm.com

Subject: DeMo EHS wins double header on opening day Dutch competition

From: Norman.Ames(at)gielissen.nl
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 23:46:18 +0200

 

Spijkenisse, The Netherlands April 15th 2006


Haarlem, The Netherlands based DeMo EHS travelled to Spijkenisse for their opening day double header against newcomers Spikes. With Canadian pitcher Glen Moreland (Richmond Hill, ON) still out with an injury, Czech National Team pitcher Martin Svoboda  and former Fedlock Falcon Darren Davies arriving in May, the Demo EHS roster consisted of ten players but this didn't affect their performance at all.

Line score game 1 (innings = runs - hits - errors)

DeMo EHS: 2-0-0-3-0-0-0 = 5 - 12 - 0
Spikes: 0-0-0-0-2-0-0 = 2 - 3 - 0

Pitchers (K-BB-H-E)

DeMo EHS: Erwin Visser (w) 7 inn 10-2-3-0
Spikes: Arjan Baanen (l) 7inn 7-2-12-1

DeMo EHS started this game well with a lead off single by Jeffry Visser followed by a sac bunt by Anthony Beaumont. Michel Groenhart came through with a RBI single to left field on which Jeffry Visser scored. Groenhart himself moved to second on a fielders choice and moved to third on a hit by Eric Zomerdijk. Rookie Dave Hazel got his first RBI of the season when his single to center field scored Groenhart.

In the third DeMo EHS added three more runs when the exploded on a lead off triple by Zomerdijk, another RBI single by Dave Hazel followed by the second triple off the bat of good old Pim Winkel. Winkel then scored the third run of the inning on a RBI single by pitcher Erwin Visser.

Spikes was only able to do something back in the bottom of the fifth when they scored two runs. Erwin Visser take control over the game again and ended in style with a strike out.


Line score game 2 (innings = runs - hits - errors)

DeMo EHS: 0-7-0-2-2 = 11 - 11 - 4
Spikes: 0-0-1-0-0 = 1 - 2 - 0

Pitchers (K-BB-H-E)

DeMo EHS: Eric Zomerdijk (w) 5 inn 4-1-2-4
Spikes: Arjan Baanen 2inn 1-2-6-0
Spikes: Titus Blom 3inn 4-3-5-1

Homeruns:

Michel Groenhart (2xsolo)
Anthony Beaumont (Grand Slam)
Jeffry Visser (solo)

In game two DeMo EHS used the long ball again when they exploded in the second inning. Eric Zomerdijk got on base on a hit by pitch and was brought over to second on a hit by Etienne Meijer. Zomerdijk scored on a single by Pim Winkel and Meijer moved to third. Meijer then scored on a single by Erwin Visser. Bases got loaded when Maurice Maijer was walked and catcher Anthony Beaumont came through big when he hit his first career big league grand slam homerun!

Michel Groenhart followed Beaumont's grand slam with a back to back homerun which scored the 7th run of the inning. Spikes got one back in the bottom of the third but Michel Groenhart hit his second HR of the game (solo). Dave Hazel scored another run in the 4th on a walk, two passed balls and a sac fly by Eric Zomerdijk.  DeMo EHS completed its batting rage with a solo HR by Jeffry Visser to left field and a run by Maurice Meijer on a RBI single by Groenhart.

Both games showed a complete team effort with 23 hits in 12 innings including 4 HR's, three triples and a double. A team batting avg of .418 over two games. The pitching staff worked hard and kept the Spikes team on only 5 hits. A great debut in the big leagues by Dave Hazel hitting 4-5.


Norman Ames
DeMo EHS Fastpitch, Haarlem, The Netherlands
www.clik.to/ehshaarlem
norman.ames(at)gielissen.nl

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