On Tuesday-evening, it already had become clear that the Dutch Team would finish in first place in its pool.
That means that the Orange squad will open the Second Round (which is the qualifier for the Play-Offs) on Wednesday-afternoon against Sweden, starting at 3:30 PM.
On Tuesday-evening, the Dutch Team finished in first place of Group B, as Spain had defeated Slovakia, meaning the Orange became unreachable for the other teams.
Today, the Dutch Team played another productive game, as playing against 'weaker' teams always creates moments of adjusting.
But by registering another convincing shutout-victory, the Dutch players underscored that they again approached the game disciplined and in a professional matter.
After being held scoreless the day before by Croatia, the Dutch Team today rallied for five runs in the opening at bat.
With one out, Anne Blaauwgeers and Britt Vonk both reached on a bunt-single.
A throwing error followed Britt's bunt, putting runners at the corners.
After Britt had stolen second base, the bases were loaded when Saskia Kosterink walked.
An error on a grounder by Virginie Anneveld then produced the first two runs, followed by a 2-run double by Dinet Oosting that made it 4-0.
With two outs, a single by Lindsey Meadows lifted the lead to 5-0.
Six runs were added in the second inning when 11 batters stepped up to the plate.
The bases got loaded when Merel Oosterveld (lead-off) and Britt Vonk (with one out) walked and Saskia Kosterink then was hit by a pitch.
A single by Virginie Anneveld was then followed by an error, which cleared the bases.
Moments later, Virginie scored herself on a single by Dinet Oosting.
With two outs, Lindsey Meadows connected for an RBI-triple, then scored on a following single by Yonina Sint Jago that made it 11-0.
Six more runs followed in the third at bat with this time 10 Dutch players entering the batter's box.
Britt Vonk led off with a walk, then Saskia Kosterink singled.
A fielder's choice on a force play-grounder by Virginie Anneveld then loaded the bases, as no outs were made.
Next, we saw some spectacular baserunning on a drive by Dinet Oosting.
The three baserunners were closely running behind each other.
While Britt ran for home plate, Virginie was running on the heels of Saskia en route to the plate.
In the meantime, Dinet was arriving at third base with a triple and later scored on a sac-fly by Lindsey Meadows.
Yonina Sint Jago followed with a single and Merel Oosterveld added a double, then both scored on a single by Anne Blaauwgeers, which lifted the lead to 17-0.
An overview of Field A on Svoboda Park, the home of SK Joudrs Praha
Announcer Jan Čech, Head Scorer Lenka RichterovŠ and two volunteers
The field is being prepared before the game
New lines are placed
Pitching Coach Karen Marr goes over the details with pitchers
Rebecca Soumeru, Dagmar Bloeming & Ginger de Weert
James and Lynelle, the parents of Lindsey Meadows with in the middle
Caroline Powell, her clubcoach at FysioExpert Olympia Haarlem
The mothers also formed a team
Here, we see Karin Versluis, Maaike Tuk and Margaret Gosewehr,
the mothers of Chantal Versluis, Karin Tuk and Nathalie Gosewehr
Returning from the batting cage, Britt Vonk and Saskia Kosterink
And here, we have Virginie Anneveld
Schedule & Results are listed at the clubhouse
Ed Kosterink and Fred Versluis, the fathers of Saskia and Chantal
Karin Tuk's father Jaap and her grandparents
Lindsey Meadows walks to the playing field from the batting cage
Media Officer/Scorer Marco Stoovelaar hangs up the Dutch flag in the dug-out
Pitching Coach Karen Marr gets some assistance in the bullpen
Head Coach Craig Montvidas before the start of the pre-game activities
Craig Montvidas hits grounders, while Czech TV registers the activities
Ready for another game
Sara Dielen (1B, Belgium), Florian Lautenschlšger (HP, Germany) & Josť Sanchez (3B, Sweden)
Craig Montvidas meets Slovakian coaches Jan Zapalac and Dusan Borbely and the umpires
Ready for the National Anthems
Cobus Oosting again is the lead-singer of the Dutch National Anthem
The Dutch players and staff-members listen to the Dutch Anthem
Due to a technical problem, it was not possible to play the Slovakian
National Anthem, so the players sang it themselves
Exchange of gifts
The team-yell and then Play Ball
Slovakian starting pitcher Barbora SladekovŠ
Britt Vonk reaches on a bunt-single in the 1st inning
2B Laura FerancovŠ, who took over first base, gets the ball too late
With the bases loaded, Virginie Anneveld connects,
reaches on an error and brings in two runs
Cheering from the dug-out
Dinet Oosting follows with a 2-run double
Virginie Anneveld scores on Dinet's double
MarisŤla de Wind waits for a pitch in the 1st inning
Another look from the dug-out
Dinet Oosting scores the 5th run in the 1st inning on a single by Lindsey Meadows
Slovakian Head Coach Jan Zapalac looks on
Yonina Sint Jago is the 9th Dutch batter in the 1st inning
Ginger de Weert is the starting Dutch pitcher
Anne Blaauwgeers does the catching
Ginger de Weert pitched the first and second inning
Nicely decorated Slovakian helmet
Virginie Anneveld takes her position at 3rd base
Merel Oosterveld plays at 2nd base today
2B Merel Oosterveld takes over 1st base to elimimate Michaela KoštalovŠ
on a sacrifice bunt in the first inning
Lindsey Meadows plays in leftfield today
In the back is the banner for next years World Championship in Haarlem (Netherlands)
Britt Vonk takes her position at short
Merel Oosterveld steals 2nd base in the 2nd inning after leading off with a walk
2B Laura FerancovŠ didn't received the ball yet
Belgian umpire Sara Dielen
Looking on from the Dutch dug-out
The Dutch fans also look on
Dutch Junior-player Manoa Weijgertse today arrived in Prague after returning home
earlier in the day from Canada, where she participated in the World Junior Championship
Merel Oosterveld is on 2nd base and Britt Vonk at 1st in the 2nd inning
Coach Berend Mannessen looks at the action
Lindsey Meadows on her way to 3rd base with an RBI-triple in the 2nd inning
A Czech cameraman makes a close-up of the hair of MarisŤla de Wind
Playing in centerfield today is Yonina Sint Jago
MarisŤla de Wind plays in rightfield
Playing at first base is Dinet Oosting
Ready to field are 1B Dinet Oosting and 2B Merel Oosterveld
Saskia Kosterink singles in the 3rd inning
Paula Vojtekova is the catcher, Florian Lautenschlšger the umpire
Catcher Anne Blaauwgeers makes noise and has fun
Top 3rd: Britt Vonk (walk) is on 2nd base, Saskia Kosterink (single) is on 1st
Coach Berend Mannessen keeps an eye on the action
Virginie Anneveld follows with a grounder, but no outs are made, loading the bases
Dinet Oosting is the next batter...
...and she connects for a 3-run triple...
Spectacular baserunning by Saskia Kosterink and Virginie Anneveld,
who run closely behind each other
Virginie and Saskia are welcomed after their baserunning-show
Moments later, Dinet Oosting scores on a sac-fly by Lindsey Meadows
The scoring continues, here Merel Oosterveld scores on a single by Anne Blaauwgeers
Pitching Coach Karen Marr gives MarisŤla de Wind a new hairstyle
Rebecca Soumeru looks on from the dug-out
Dagmar Bloeming throws the third inning for the Orange
Catcher Anne Blaauwgeers
Dagmar Bloeming retires the side and strikes out two batters
End of the game
The players thank the spectators
Head Coach Craig Montvidas is interviewed for the tournament's website
Czech television interviews Rebecca Soumeru
Virginie Anneveld is also interviewed
(photos made by Marco Stoovelaar (MS) and Fred Versluis (FV)