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# 7 - Anne Blaauwgeers - catcher / infield
BirthdateDecember 16, 1988
BirthplaceWoerden (Netherlands)
ResidenceAmsterdam (Netherlands)
StudyMedical Science (5th year)
Height1,68 m
Weight57 kg
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
Positioncatcher / infield


Dutch National TeamJanuary 2009-current
Games Dutch National Team46
Dutch National Junior Team2005-2007; 2009


ClubsHCAW (Bussum, 1995-2003)
Roadrunners (Ohio, USA, 2006)
Sparks Haarlem (Haarlem, 2006-2008)
Centrals (De Bilt, 2009-2010)
Alcmaria Victrix (Alkmaar, 2011-current)
Central Arizona College (Coolidge, Ariz, USA, Jan.-May 2011)
La Loggia Softball (La Loggia, Italy, 2013)
(Dutch Major League: 2003; 2006-current)
Tournaments participated in | Awards | Career | Family





















...Tournaments Participated In...
with Sparks Haarlem
2007 - European Cup (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2008 - Cup Winners Cup (Bollate, Italy)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2007, 2008 (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Centrals
2009 - International Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Holland Tour (De Bilt, Netherlands) (guest player)
2010 - International Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Tex Town Tigers
2010 - European Cup (Haarlem, Netherlands) (pick-up player)

with Alcmaria Victrix
2012 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Neth.)
International Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
2013 - European Cup (Prague, Czech Republic)

with Dutch Angels
2008 - Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)

with Foreign All Star Team
2010 - Holland Tour (Haarlem/Alkmaar, Netherlands) (fill-in)

with All Stars
2010 - Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands) (guest-player)

with West Nederland Little League
2001 - Little League Eur. Region Championships (Den Haag, Netherlands)
Little League World Series (Portland, Oregon, USA)

with WindMills Utrecht Little League
2003 - Little League Eur. Region Championships (Kutno, Poland)
Junior League World Series (Seattle, Washington, USA)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
2005 - Kingdom Games (Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles)
2006 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)
2007 - World Championships Juniors (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team Under 23
2009 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2009 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada)
World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA)
European Championships (Valencia, Spain)
2010 - International Indoor Cup (Team White) (Schiedam, Neth.)
International Indoor Cup (Team Orange) (Schiedam, Neth.) (fill-in player)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Venezuela International Series (Puerto Ordaz/Barinas, Venezuela)
World Championship (Caracas, Venezuela)
2011 - American Tour (Florida/Tennessee, USA)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia (Bollate, Italy)
Games vs. Argentina (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
European Championship (Ronchi dei Legionari/Staranzano, Italy)
2012 - American Tour (Tennessee/Florida, USA)
Holland Tour (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA)
Seattle Series (Seattle, USA)
World Championship (Whitehorse, Canada)
2013 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
European Championship (Prague, Czech Republic)
2014 - USA Tour I (various sites, Florida, USA)

...Awards...
2009 - Team MVP, Centrals
Nomination Female Athlete of the Year, City of De Bilt

Career
2013 ---On June 27, Anne is one of the 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in the Czech Republic --- This season, Anne plays for La Loggia in the Italian Softball League with whom she wins the Italian Championship --- She also appears in eight games for Alcmaria Victrix, hitting .375 (9-for-24) and scores four runs --- With Alcmaria Victrix, Anne participated in the European Cup Tournament in Prague (Czech Republic) --- In October, Anne is one of 23 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2014 --- In the 2014 season, Anne returns to the Dutch league and will play again for Alcmaria Victrix.
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2012 --- In March, Anne participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Tennessee and Florida --- On May 27, Anne is 2-for-2, scores twice and has two RBI's in the opening game of the Holland Tour against an All Star Team --- On June 8, Anne is one of 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for participation in the World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA), a series of games in Seattle (USA) and the World Championship in Whitehorse (Canada) --- On June 29, Anne is 2-for-4 in the third game of the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City against Puerto Rico --- On July 6, Anne is 3-for-4 and scores twice in the second exhibition game against Washington Lake Breeze Gold during a training camp in Seattle --- In the regular season, Anne leads her team Alcmaria Victrix with a .406 batting average, 42 runs scored, 56 basehits and 16 stolen bases --- With Alcmaria Victrix, she reaches the Holland Series, hits .357 with five basehits and celebrates the first Dutch championship in club-history --- In October, Anne is one of 31 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2013 season --- In December, Anne confirms that she will play for La Loggia in the Italian Softball League in 2013, where she will be joined by her Alcmaria Victrix-teammate and pitcher Femke van Dusschoten.
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2011 --- On January 7, Anne and her twin-sister Maaike fly to the USA to start their first season at Central Arizona College --- In March, Anne participates with the Dutch National Team in part of the American Tour to Florida and Tennessee --- On May 12, Anne returns from the USA, where she had studied and played the past months with her sister --- Three days later, on May 15, Anne is 3-for-3, scores twice and has one RBI in the opening game of the Holland Tour against Holland All Stars at De Bilt and then is 1-for-1 with two walks, scores three runs and has one RBI in the second game of the double-header --- In June, Anne participates with the Dutch National Team in the Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia in Bollate (Italy) and therefore is a member of the team when it plays the 100th game in history against Italy on June 2 --- On July 3, in the first game of a double-header (which was part of the Holland Tour) against the National Team of Argentina, Anne draws a pinch-hit walk and scores --- In the second game vs. Argentina, Anne is 1-for-2 with a walk and scores three runs --- On July 13, Anne is one of the 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in Italy --- On July 31, Anne singles and scores as pinch-hitter vs. Ukraine in the opening game of the European Championship in Italy --- On August 1, she walks three times and scores a run in the game vs. Spain --- The next day, Anne doubles and scores vs. Denmark --- In her first season with Alcmaria Victrix, Anne appears in 16 games after returning from the USA, hitting .385, scores 14 runs, hits 15 basehits (including one homerun) and has six RBI's --- During the Play-Offs, Anne leads Alcmaria Victrix with a .462 average (6-for-13) --- In October, Anne is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2012 season.
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2010 --- In January, Anne participates with the National squad (playing for Team White) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands) with her team finishing in third place --- On January 18, Anne is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster for this years World Championships --- On May 26, Anne is one of 16 players who is named to the final roster for the World Championship in Venezuela --- In August, Anne participates in the European Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) as a pick-up player of Tex Town Tigers, which for the first time in history captures this Cup --- In the regular season, Anne scores a team-leading 22 runs in 32 games and finishes with a .288 batting average. This is the third best of her team Centrals, which reaches the play-offs for the first time in clubhistory --- After completion of the season, Anne and her sister Maaike decide to transfer to Alcmaria Victrix for the 2011 season --- On October 31, Anne is one of 24 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2011 season.
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2009 --- On January 17, Anne is added to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Team and is invited to participate in the indoor-practices --- On May 3, Anne makes her debut in the Dutch National Softbal Team in the opening game of the Holland Tour vs. Euro Stars and contributes with two sacrifice bunts --- On May 6, Anne reaches base three times in the second game against the Dutch Juniors, scores twice and has one RBI --- On May 10, Anne is 2-for-3, reaches base three time and scores three runs in the opening game vs. Centrals --- On May 27, Anne is one of the 17 players who is named to the final roster for the Dutch National Team to participate in this years international events --- Anne scores twice, has one basehit and one RBI in the second game vs. Robur '58 on May 31 --- On June 19, Anne makes her international debut in the game against Great Britain and is 2-for-2 with a double and scores twice --- On June 21, Anne is 2-for-4 in the game vs. the Foreign All Stars --- On July 25, Anne is 1-for-1 and scores a run in an exhibition game vs. Great Britain prior the European Championships in Valencia --- On July 30, Anne scores the lone (and winning) run in the tie-break in the game vs. Italy during the European Championships --- On August 1, Anne is a member of the Dutch Team which brings the European title back to the Netherlands for the first time in 19 years --- On September 2, Anne, Petra van Heijst, Saskia Kosterink and Rebecca Soumeru, accompanied by Head Coach Craig Montvidas and Media Officer Marco Stoovelaar, travel to Papendal to participate in the final of a fundraising for Right To Play --- In the regular season, her first with Centrals, Anne leads the team with a .384 batting average, 38 basehits, 19 runs, 5 doubles and 12 stolen bases.
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2008 --- In the regular season, Anne hits .261, playing for Sparks Haarlem --- After the season ends, Anne decides to play in the 2009 season for Centrals, where her twin-sister Maaike also plays.
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2007 --- Anne again plays for the Dutch Junior Team, which this year qualifies for the first time in history for the play-offs during the World Championships Juniors, which is held in Enschede (The Netherlands) --- In her first full season in the Dutch big league, Anne plays in 31 games for Sparks Haarlem, hits her first big league-homerun and is second-best in the team with 26 runs scored, trailing only Kim Kluijskens, who scores 31. Anne finishes the season with a .338 batting average.
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2006 --- This year, Anne spends five weeks in the USA with her twin-sister Maaike, playing as a catcher and at third base for the Road Runners, a so-called Travel Ball softball-team from Ohio. The team participates in tournaments in Ohio and New York State and finishes with a 37-7 record --- After returning home, Anne (who didn't play in the big league in 2004 and 2005), plays in her first games for Sparks Haarlem, appearing in 13 games in which she scores seven runs and bats .600 (3-for-5) --- As Anne decided to go to the USA this summer, she wasn't part of the Dutch National Junior Team this year.
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2005 --- Anne is selected for the first time in the Dutch Junior Team, with whom she travels to Curaçao to participate in the Kingdom Games, the bi-annual sports event for young athletes from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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2003 --- Playing for HCAW, Anne makes her debut in the Dutch big league, appearing in seven games in which she registers her first basehit on the highest level.
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2001 --- While playing for the West Nederland Little League-team, Anne gains her first international experiences. The team wins the European Region Tournament and qualifies for the Little League World Series in the USA.

Family
ANNE is the daughter of Hans and Rineke Blaauwgeers and has one brother, Mark, and a twin-sister Maaike.
Maaike also plays softball in the Dutch big league. After making her debut with HCAW (2003), she played for Sparks Haarlem (2006) and Centrals (2008-2010) and currently for Alcmaria Victrix. She also played in the Dutch National Junior Team. In October 2009, Maaike is invited for the preliminary roster for the Dutch National Softball Team and was an Alternate in 2010.
Anne's brother Mark plays baseball on a lower level.

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