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# 24 - Femke van Dusschoten - pitcher
BirthdateOctober 10, 1986
BirthplaceHaarlem (Netherlands)
ResidenceHaarlem (Netherlands)
OccupationHair dresser
Height1,76 m
Weight70 kg
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
Positionpitcher


Dutch National TeamMay 2009-current
Games Dutch National Team20


ClubsKinheim (Haarlem, 1997-2003)
Terrasvogels 2 (Santpoort, 2004-2005)
Onze Gezellen (Haarlem, 2006-2008)
Northwest Florida State Coll. (Niceville, Fl, USA, Spring 2008)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, 2009-2010)
Alcmaria Victrix (Alkmaar, 2011-2013)
La Loggia Softball (La Loggia, Italy, 2013)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, current)
(Dutch Major League: 2009-current)
Tournaments participated in | Awards | Career | Family





















...Tournaments Participated In...
with Onze Gezellen
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2004, 2005 (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Terrasvogels
2009 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)
Cup Winners Cup (Parma, Italy)
2010 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Cup Winners Cup (Haarlem, Netherlands)

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

with Caserta (Italy)
2012 - European Cup (Enschede, Neth.) (pick-up player)

with District 1 Little League
2005 - Big League World Series (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)

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 Blue) (Schiedam, Neth.)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
2011 - American Tour (Florida/Tennessee, USA)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia (Bollate, Italy)
Games vs. Argentina (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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)

Career
2013 --- On June 27, Femke 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 --- On July 8, in the second game of the European Championship vs. Croatia, Femke strikes out five batters (as reliever) and throws a combined No-Hitter with Lindsey Meadows --- On July 11, in the fifth game vs. Austria, Femke strikes out three (as reliever) and throws her second combined No-Hitter, this time with Ginger de Weert --- This season, Femke pitches in the Italian Softball League for La Loggia, with whom she wins the Italian championship --- She also pitches in seven regular season-games for Alcmaria Victrix and is 5-2 with 42 strikeouts in 35 innings --- With Alcmaria Victrix, she participates in the European Cup-tournament in Prague (Czech Republic) --- In October, Femke is one of 23 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2014 season --- In the 2014 season, Femke returns to the Dutch big league and then will play again for Terrasvogels, for whom she also played in 2009 and 2010.
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2012 --- In March, Femke participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Tennessee and Florida --- On June 8, Femke 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, Femke throws a complete game and strikes out four in seven innings, being the winning pitcher in the third game of the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City against Puerto Rico --- On July 6, Femke is the starting and winning pitcher, striking out five in five innnings in the second exhibition game against Washington Lake Breeze Gold during a training camp in Seattle --- On July 12, Femke strikes out four in four innings and is the starting and winning pitcher in an exhibition game against Chinese Taipei preceeding the World Championship in Canada --- On July 14, Femke throw the final inning in a 5-inning combined No-Hitter with Lindsey Meadows in a 9-0 win against Argentina in the second game of the World Championship in Whitehorse (Canada) --- On July 17, she throws a 4-inning, mercy-rule, No-Hitter in a 13-0 shutout win against South Africa in the fifth game of the Championship --- In the regular season, Femke is 12-6 with an 1.55 ERA for Alcmaria Victrix, striking 151 batters in 113 innings, while walking only 28 in 22 games, 20 of them starts --- With Alcmaria Victrix, she reaches the Holland Series and is 1-0 with two saves in the season's final and celebrates the first Dutch championship in club-history --- In October, Femke is one of 31 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2013 season --- In December, Femke 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 catcher Anne Blaauwgeers.
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2011 --- In March, Femke participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Florida and Tennessee --- On March 8, Femke is the starting and winning pitcher vs. St. John's University, striking out six in five innings --- In June, Femke 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, Femke was with the team for the double-header vs. Argentina (which was part of the Holland Tour) in Amsterdam (Netherlands), but didn't play --- On July 13, Femke is one of the four players who are cut from the final roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in Italy, but she remains on the list as an alternate --- In the regular season, Femke throws in 22 games in her first season with Alcmaria Victrix and finishes with an 8-6 record, four saves and an 1.63 ERA, while striking out 119 in 107 1/3 inning --- Her 1.63 is third-best in the Dutch big league, while her innings pitched and strikeouts are second-best, but she leads with her four saves --- In the Additional Round, that follows the regular season, Femke leads this pool with 19 strikeouts in 19 1/3 inning --- During the Play-Offs, Femke leads all pitchers with 20 strikeouts and 22 1/3 innings pitched --- In October, Femke 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, Femke participates with the National squad (playing for Team Blue) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands) with her team finishing in second place --- On January 18, Femke is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster for this years World Championships --- On May 8, Femke throws a No-Hitter in the Dutch big league vs. Olympia Haarlem --- On June 11, Femke is cut for the final roster for the World Championship in Venezuela, but remains on the list as an alternate --- In August, Femke participates in the Cup Winners Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) with Terrasvogels --- In the regular season, Femke throws in 16 games and is 9-5 for Terrasvogels. She strikes out 81 batters in 85 1/3 inning --- After completion of the season, Femke decides to transfer to Alcmaria Victrix for the 2011 season --- On October 31, Femke is one of 24 players to be named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2011 season.
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2009 --- On May 9, Femke is added to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Team. She joins the team the next day prior to the games vs. Centrals in the Holland Tour --- On May 17, Femke makes her debut in the National Team when she pitches two innings in relief and earns a save in the opening game vs. Gryphons --- On May 20, she makes her first start and throws a combined No-Hitter with Dagmar Bloeming in the opener vs. the Dutch Juniors --- On May 27, Femke 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 --- On May 31, Femke strikes out five and gives up only one hit, throwing two innings in relief and is the winning pitcher in the opener vs. Robur '58 --- On June 14, Femke throws two innings in relief in the opener of a double-header against the Foreign All Stars and earns her second save --- On June 19, Femke makes her international debut in the game against Great Britain, is the starting pitcher, strikes out six in three innings and is the winning pitcher --- On July 25, Femke combines with Rebecca Soumeru, Dagmar Bloeming and Kirsten Scheele in a 7-inning No-Hitter in an exhibition game vs. Great Britain prior the European Championships in Valencia --- On July 27, Femke throws a complete game 5-inning No-Hitter in the game vs. France, the opener of the European Championships in her first-ever EC-appearance and is now being involved in three No-Hitters this season --- On July 31, Femke throws four innings in relief, gives up two hits and is the winning pitcher in the come-from-behind victory vs. the Czech Republic during the European Championships --- On August 1, Femke is a member of the Dutch Team which brings the European title back to the Netherlands for the first time in 19 years --- Two weeks later, Femke participates with Terrasvogels in the CupWinners Cup-tournament in Parma (Italy), which is won by her team for the first time in six years --- Unfortunately, due to an administrative error, Femke is not eligible to play in this event (her first European Cup-event), but she is with the team as an Assistant Coach --- On April 11, Femke makes her debut in the Dutch Major League, pitching for Terrasvogels --- In the regular season, her first with Terrasvogels and first on the highest level, Femke is 8-3 with a 3.09 ERA and strikes out 61 batters in 70 1/3 inning.
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2008 --- In the Spring of this year, Femke studies and plays softball at Northwest Florida State College. In 18 games, she is 4-7, strikes out 64 batters and ends the season with the Raiders with an 0.87 ERA --- In the regular season, Femke plays for First Divisionist Onze Gezellen. After completion of this season, Femke and her sister Malou both leave the club. Femke will play for Terrasvogels in 2009, while Malou will wear the shirt of Alcmaria Victrix in Alkmaar.
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2005 --- This year, while playing for the second team of Terrasvogels, Femke is a member of the District 1 Little League Team from the Netherlands and gains her first international experiences participating in the Big League World Series, one of the Little League-events, in Kalamazoo in Michigan, USA.

Family
FEMKE is the daughter of Frans and Anita van Dusschoten and has one brother, Mathijs (who plays baseball at Sparks Haarlem), and one sister, Malou, who plays for Alcmaria Victrix and has been a member of the Dutch National Junior Team. In October 2009, Malou is invited for the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team and is an Alternate for the 2010 season.
Father Frans has played baseball for Kinheim in Haarlem and was the Head Coach of the softball-team of Onze Gezellen in the First Division until the 2008 season. Mother Anita played softball on the highest level with Bloemendaal.
Mother Anita played softball in the Dutch big league for DSS and Bloemendaal (1977-1983).

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