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European Championships - Day 9 - Saturday, August 1 (part 2)
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Dutch Team wins European title; back on top after 19 years!

VALENCIA (Spain) - The Dutch National Softball Team captured the European title on Saturday-evening in Valencia by winning 4-0 vs. Great Britain in the all-deciding final. It was the first time the title went to the Netherlands, since it last won in 1990.

Here, the photo gallery of the final day and the celebrations continues
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The trophies of the 16th European Championships


Big smiles for Dagmar Bloeming and Virginie Anneveld


Smiles also for Saskia Kosterink and Head Coach Craig Montvidas


Coaches Nancy Evans and Tiffany McDonald in a special winning pose


The Dutch Team enters the field for the Closing Ceremony


Meike Witteveen and Karin Tuk grab a bite


Saskia Kosterink, Petra van Heijst and Rebecca Soumeru pose for a photo


An unique photo: Dagmar Bloeming with a bat


Dutch umpire Carolien Stadhouders (center) also applauds the new European champion


Chantal Versluis receives the Team MVP Award from ESF-President André van Overbeek


Rebecca Soumeru is named Best Pitcher of the tournament


Tournament MVP Stacie Townsend gets her award from Chief TC Bob Milosavljevic


Team MVP Chantal Versluis and Best Pitcher Rebecca Soumeru
pose with their awards


ESF's Chief Technical Commissioner Bob Milosavljevic with the bronze Czechs


The silver team of Great Britain


Next, the players and staff-members of the Dutch Team are called forward


The Gold Medals are then handed out to
...Dagmar Bloeming, Kirsten Scheele...


...Meike Witteveen, Virginie Anneveld...


...Britt Vonk, Saskia Kosterink...


...Anne Blaauwgeers, Petra van Heijst...


...Nadine Marinus, Chantal Versluis...


...Femke van Dusschoten, Nathalie Timmermans...


...Areke Spel, Assistant Coach Tiffany McDonald...


...Karin Tuk, Rebecca Soumeru...


...Business Manager Rich Hooff...


...Coach Nancy Evans, Physical Therapist Anouk Fermont...


...Media Officer/Scorer Marco Stoovelaar, Head Coach Craig Montvidas...


and team Manager Paul Boonstra


Next, the permanent European Championship Cup is handed out to the Team


The Team with the European Championship Cup!


ESF-President André van Overbeek hands out the ESF European Championship Trophy
to team-captains Rebecca Soumeru, Petra van Heijst and Saskia Kosterink


The Golden Team of Valencia 2009!


ESF-President André van Overbeek closes the 16th European Championships


After the Closing Ceremony, all players and staff-members are waited upon by
family-members and friends, who form a honorary bow everyone has to enter
Business Manager Rich Hooff leads off and is followed by...


...Media Officer/Scorer Marco Stoovelaar...


...Karin Tuk...


...Dagmar Bloeming...


...Anne Blaauwgeers...


...Nadine Marinus...


...Kirsten Scheele...


...Physical Therapist Anouk Fermont...


...Assistant Coach Tiffany McDonald...


...Solange Starrenburg...


...Meike Witteveen...


...Chantal Versluis...


...Petra van Heijst...


...Femke van Dusschoten...


...Britt Vonk...


...Virginie Anneveld...


...Rebecca Soumeru...


...Nathalie Gosewehr...


...and Coach Nancy Evans...


Chantal Versluis and Rebecca Soumeru with the Cup


This is how the game ended, with a 4-0 shutout win by the Dutch


A drink for Karin Tuk and Nathalie Gosewehr


Anne Blaauwgeers also takes a little something to drink


Solange Starrenburg with the two European Cups and a drink


After the celebrations, the Team enjoyed a pizza


Petra van Heijst with Head Coach Craig Montvidas' son Quinn


After the Closing Ceremony, it's party time!


Pfew, what a day and what a year!

(thanks to Fred Versluis and Ed Kosterink for submitting several photos)

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