Dutch National Team starts new series of indoor games in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - The Dutch National Softball Team on Friday, January 22 played its first game of a new series of indoor intersquad games to be played every Friday-afternoon at Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam through the end of March.
Today, the team was joined again by three players from the Dutch Junior-squad.
Today's game was the first of 10 scheduled indoor intersquad games to be played on Friday-afternoon in Amsterdam.
Last weekend, the players, divided over three different teams, played several games participating in the 15th International Indoor Cup Tournament in Schiedam.
The three teams finished in the first three places.
As was the case on December 18, when the last indoor game of the 2009 season was played, the Dutch National Softball Team was joined by some players from the roster of the Dutch Junior Team.
Participating in today's practice session and the intersquad game were Daphne Endlich, Cheryl Hiele and Suzanne Meiring.
In the upcoming weeks, more players will be invited to get the opportunity to practice and play with the National Team.
The players and staff of the the Dutch Team thank today's umpires Albert Jung and Boyd Suk for their participation in the intersquad game.
For the first time, the game was played in a different way, as each inning started with another situation (i.e. runners on base and/or number of outs).
The first intersquad game of the year ended with a towering 2-run homerun by Saskia Kosterink.
Head Coach Craig Montvidas addresses the players before the practice session
Dutch Juniors Suzanne Meiring, Cheryl Hiele and Daphne Endlich,
who joined the National Team today and participated in the practice and the intersquad game
The team warms up for the intersquad game
Today's veteran umpires Albert Jung and Boyd Suk
Pitchers Kirsten Scheele and Femke van Dusschoten
Pitchers Dagmar Bloeming and Rebecca Soumeru
Suzanne Meiring hitting with Karin Tuk doing the catching
Boyd Suk is the Home Plate Umpire
Saskia Kosterink running at third with Virginie Anneveld doing the fielding
Rookie Daphne Endlich playing at second base
A look into the dug-out
Sitting in front are Kirsten Scheele, Britt Vonk and Maaike Blaauwgeers
Sitting in the back are Virginie Anneveld, Fabienne van Uden and Nadine Marinus
Another meeting between innings
Suzanne Meiring playing at third base with Areke Spel being the runner
Umpire Boyd Suk keeps an eye on the action
Daphne Endlich, Kim Donkers, Suzanne Meiring, Cheryl Hiele
and Fabienne van Uden listen to more explanations by Head Coach Craig Montvidas
Maaike Blaauwgeers playing at second base
Nadine Marinus hitting with Cheryl Hiele behind the plate
Albert Jung makes the calls as umpire
Action on the bases during a rundown-situation
While running at third base, Merel Oosterveld listens to Head Coach Craig Montvidas
Here, Meike Witteveen is playing at second base
Rebecca Soumeru, Karin Tuk, Solange Starrenburg, Areke Spel, Nathalie Gosewehr,
Saskia Kosterink and Daphne Endlich are sitting in the dug-out
Pitcher Rebecca Soumeru goes over the details with Catcher Cheryl Hiele
Daphne Endlich at bat with Cheryl Hiele doing the catching
Albert Jung is the umpire
The game ends with a 2-run homerun by Saskia Kosterink