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Dutch Team wins rain-shortened game - Zoetermeer - Sunday, August 10, 2014
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Small victory for Orange squad

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The Netherlands National Softball Team won 2-1 on Sunday, August 10 in its second confrontation with the team of the University of Alabama. The game was halted in the top of the fifth inning because of rain and didn't resume anymore. There also had been a 24-minute rain delay in the first inning.

Femke van Dusschoten went the distance and gave up three hits.

The Eleven City Tour resumes on Tuesday-evening, August 12 at the site of Hoofddorp Pioniers. Starting a 7:30 PM, the Orange squad then meets reigning world champion Japan.

The Dutch Team opened the score in the first inning. With one out, Merel Oosterveld walked. She then advanced to second base when next batter Britt Vonk and was able to score when an errant throw followed.

In the first Alabama-at bat, lead-off hitter Chandler Dare was hit by a pitch and moved on an error. Dutch pitcher Femke van Dusschoten then followed with a strikeout, but then the game was interrupted by rain. During the delay, the players of both teams performed several dances to entertain the spectators. After a 24-minute delay, the game and the inning resumed and Jadyn Spencer became the second Alabama-runner. The inning ended when Femke added two strikeouts.

In the second inning, the Crimson Tide came alongside. With one out, Peyton Grantham doubled and went on to score on a 2-out double by Chandler Dare, but Alabama stranded runners at second and third base in this inning.

The Orange squad got back on top in the fourth inning. Britt Vonk led off with a single and stole second base. She then moved to third base when Saskia Kosterink flied out and scored the go-ahead run on a following sacrifice fly by Virginie Anneveld.

Alabama was held scoreless in the third and fourth at bat, stranding a runner on third and second base repectively.

In the top of the fifth inning, Leslie Jury took over the Alabama-pitching for starter Sydney Littlejohn. She saw lead-off hitter Nathalie Gosewehr hit a pop-fly. This was the last action of the game, as it was interrupted for a second time by rain. This time, it was not possible to resume the game and it was halted definitively.

After the game, a tasteful barbecue ended the day.

We thank Birds in Zoetermeer for the organization of today's game and activities and for their hospitality.

Box Score Netherlands vs. University of Alabama Crimson Tide


Before today's game, there was clinic for youth-players


The field was already covered before the game, as rain was expected


The players wait to start preparations


Head Coach Craig Montvidas addresses the team


The Alabama-squad starts to prepare for the game...


...as does the Orange squad


Today's umpires
Nicky Ogier, Rob Veldkamp, Albert Tolen and Carolien Stadhouders


The coaches and umpires meet before the game


The players of Alabama are introduced...


...and so are the players of the Dutch Team


Team Manager Paul Boonstra hands a gift to Fred Versluis
to thank host-club Birds for the organization of today's activities


The National Anthems are played


Head Coach Craig Montvidas and Physical Therapist Lisette Hagen


Kitty Westhoek, who is the longest member in years of Birds, throws out the first pitch


Merel Oosterveld scores the first Dutch run in the 1st inning


Virginie Anneveld makes contact


During the rain-delay in the first inning, several dances were performed


The groundscrew works hard to make the field playable again


Players of both teams assist the groundscrew


Femke van Dusschoten went the distance for the Orange


Britt Vonk steals 2nd base in the 4th inning
and later scores the second Dutch run


Nathalie Gosewehr is the final batter in the game in the 5th inning


More rains ends the game


Chantal Versluis, Britt Vonk...


...and Femke van Dusschoten pose with young fans


The days ends dry, with a bright sun and with a BBQ

(above photos made by Fred Versluis)

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