courtesy of NetherlandsBaseball.com
Almere Magpies need 10 innings to beat ADO in The Hague in rubber game of series
Almere Magpies scored 2 runs on a homerun by catcher Giovanni Samboe in the top of the ninth to even the score at 2. In the tenth 2 more runs scored. ADO manufactured only one run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
ADO manager Leo Voogd left starter Jurrian Koks too long in the game. During eight innings Koks dominated the Almere batters. He scattered 5 hits. In the top the 9th, Mitchell Graham singled. The next batter, Giovanni Samboe, hit the ball over the to right centerfield wall. After Ferd van Stekelenburg doubled, Jurandy Girigori replaced Koks. He got Joey Berkenbosch to hit into a double play to end the inning.
In the 10th Girigorie ran into trouble. After recording 2 outs, Wesley Bernardus walked; stole second and scored the go ahead run on Sytse Visbeen’s single to left. Mitchell Graham doubled Visbeen home to give Almere Magpies a 4-2 lead.
All three games of the series were decided in the last inning. ADO had a walk off win Thursday night on an error. Saturday night Almere Magpies scored the winning run in the 10th inning on a fielder’s choice.