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# 14 - Ginger de Weert - pitcher
BirthdateNovember 30, 1990
BirthplaceNaarden (Netherlands)
ResidenceBussum (Netherlands)
StudyIn final year of HAVO
Height1,76 m
WeightThat's a secret
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
Positionpitcher


Dutch National TeamDecember 2008-current
Games Dutch National Team8
Dutch National Junior Team2006-2009
Dutch National Cadets Team2005


ClubsHCAW (Bussum)
De Zuidvogels (Huizen)
Almere '90 (Almere)
Centrals (De Bilt, 2008)
Tex Town Tigers (Enschede, 2009-2010)
Central Arizona College (Coolidge, Ariz, USA, 2010)
Terrasvogels (Santpoort, 2011-current)
(Dutch Major League: 2008-current)
Tournaments participated in | Awards | Career | Family





















...Tournaments Participated In...
with Centrals
2008 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Tex Town Tigers
2009 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)
European Cup (Legnano, Italy)
2010 - European Cup (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Terrasvogels
2011 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Neth.)
Cup Winners Cup (Castions di Strada, Italy)
2012 - Intern. Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Neth.)
Cup Winners Cup (Nuoro, Italy)
2013 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)
Cup Winners Cup (Montegranaro, Italy)

with WindMills Hilversum Little League
2003 - Little League Eur. Region Championships (Kutno, Poland)

with WindMills Utrecht Little League
2004 - Junior League Eur. Region Championships (Kutno, Poland)
Junior League World Series (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

with Dutch Cadets Softball Team
2005 - European Championships Cadets (Tuckhovo, Russia)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
2006 - International Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)
Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships Juniors (Collecchio, Italy)
2007 - World Championships Juniors (Enschede, Netherlands)
Kingdom Games (The Hague, Netherlands)
2008 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships Juniors (Deggendorf, Germany)

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

with Dutch National Softball Team
2009 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
2010 - 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)
European Championship (Ronchi dei Legionari/Staranzano, Italy)
2012 - American Tour (Tennessee/Florida, USA)
Holland Tour (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)
2013 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
European Championship (Prague, Czech Republic)
2014 - USA Tour I (various sites, Florida, USA)

...Awards...
2005 - Best Pitcher, European Champions Cadets
2006 - Riet Vermaat Trophy (Best Dutch Youth Pitcher 19 and under)
2008 - Best Pitcher, Apeldoorn Softball Series
2009 - Riet Vermaat Trophy (Best Dutch Youth Pitcher 19 and under)
2012 - Nomination Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2013 - Nomination Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League

Career
2013 --- On June 27, Ginger 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 9, in the third game of the European Championship vs. Slovakia, Ginger strikes out three (as starter) and throws a combined No-Hitter with Dagmar Bloeming --- On July 11, in the fifth game vs. Austria, Ginger strikes out three (as starter) and throws her second combined No-Hitter, this time with Femke van Dusschoten --- In the regular season, Ginger is 15-7 for Terrasvogels and strikes out 134 batters in 142 innings, while finishing with a 2.32 ERA --- With Terrasvogels, she wins the European Cup Winners Cup in Montegranaro (Italy) and wins the Dutch Championship, beating Sparks Haarlem in the Holland Series --- In October, Ginger is one of 23 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2014 season.
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2012 --- In March, Ginger participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Tennessee and Florida --- On June 8, Ginger is one of nine players who are cut from 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). The nine players remain on the list as alternates --- In the regular season, Ginger finishes with a .209 earned run average and leads the Terrasvogels pitchingstaff with 13 victories --- She is 13-5, appears in 35 games as pitcher and strikes out 87 batters in 120 2/3 inning, walking only 31 batters --- In October, Ginger is one of 31 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2013 season.
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2011 --- In March, Ginger participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Florida and Tennessee --- On March 13, Ginger throws the final three innings in relief vs. the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to earn a save --- In June, Ginger 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 --- In this historic game, Ginger is the starting and winning pitcher, giving up only one basehit in four innings --- On July 3, in the first game of a double-header (which was part of the Holland Tour) against the National Team of Argentina, Ginger is the starting and winning pitcher, strikes out three and gives one hit in three innings --- On July 13, Ginger 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, Ginger makes her debut in an European Championship with the National Team and throws a 3-inning, complete game, one-hitter with four strikeouts against Ukraine in the opening game of the European Championship in Italy --- On August 4, she throws the final two innings in the game against France --- Later in August, Ginger participates in the European Cup Winners Cup-tournament in Castions di Strada (Italy) with Terrasvogels, which finishes in second place --- In the regular season, her first with Terrasvogels, Ginger is 8-5, appears in 17 games and strikes out 52 batters in 71 innings, finishing with an 1.77 ERA --- In October, Ginger 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 --- On January 8, Ginger leaves for Phoenix (Arizona, USA), where she will start her college career and play through May at Central Arizona College --- On January 9, Ginger wins the Riet Vermaat Trophy for the second time in her career. The award is handed out annually to the Best Dutch Pitcher 19 and Under --- On January 18, Ginger is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster for this years World Championships --- Ginger returns home on May 15 after completion of her season in Arizona, where she pitched for Central Arizona College, which finished the season with a 41-23 record --- She then rejoins the National Team and throws in her first game on May 23 during the Holland Tour vs. the Foreign All Star Team --- Early June, Ginger is cut for the final roster for the World Championship in Venezuela, but remains on the list as an alternate --- In August, Ginger participates in the European Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) with Tex Town Tigers, which for the first time in history captures this Cup --- In the regular season, Ginger throws in only six games for Tex Town Tigers and is 2-2, while striking out eight batters in 15 innings --- After completion of the season, Ginger decides to play for Terrasvogels in the 2011 season --- On October 31, Ginger 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 17, Ginger makes her debut in the Dutch National Softball Team during the Holland Tour when she is the starting and winning pitcher in the second game vs. Gryphons --- On May 24, Ginger starts her second game, throws three innings vs. Twins and earns her second win --- On May 27, Ginger is one of the five players who is cut for the final roster for the Dutch National Team, but remains on the list as an alternate --- Ginger is with the team as an alternate on May 31 vs. Robur '58 and throws three innings in the second game, strikes out three an earns a save --- On June 21, Ginger makes her international debut, being the starting pitcher in the game vs. Great Britain, throwing four innings and becomes the winning pitcher --- In August, Ginger Meike participates with Tex Town Tigers in the European Cup Tournament in Legnano (Italy), which is her first EC-event --- In the regular season, her first with Tex Town Tigers, Ginger is 7-3 with two saves, an 1.31 ERA and strikes out 41 in 58 2/3 inning --- Ginger reaches the Holland Series with Tex Town Tigers, which wins its second consecutive Dutch championship title.
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2008 --- Another successful year for the Dutch National Junior-squad, which captures the European title in Deggendorf (Germany) --- Playing for Centrals, Ginger makes her debut in the Dutch big league. She appears in 17 games and gets credited with three victories, striking out 21 batters --- After the season, she decides to play for Tex Town Tigers, which won the Dutch championship --- On December 11, Ginger is one of 28 players being named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Team for 2009 and is invited to start practice in January.
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2007 --- At Enschede (Netherlands), with the Dutch National Junior Team, Ginger reaches the play-offs of the World Championships for the first time in history --- Earlier in the year, the team wins the gold medal in The Hague at the Kingdom Games, which are organized every two years for young athletes from the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
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2006 --- In her year in the Dutch National Junior Team, Ginger participates in the European Championships in Italy, but again ends in second place --- At the end of the season, Ginger wins the Riet Vermaat Trophy, as she is named the best Dutch youth pitcher by Dutch national team-coaches.
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2005 --- This year, Ginger is selected for the Dutch National Youth Team, with whom she participates in the European Championships for Cadets in Russia, finishing in second place --- In Russia, there is a personal success, as Ginger is named Best Pitcher of the European Championships.
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2004 --- Ginger again participates in the European Region Championships in Poland, this time with a team from Utrecht in the Junior League. The team shuts out Russia 10-0 in the final and represents Europe a month later in the Junior League World Series in the USA, where it finishes in tenth place.
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2003 --- Ginger gets her first international experiences when she is a member of the Windmill Little League-team from Hilversum which represents the Netherlands at the European Region Championships for the Little League World Series.

Family
GINGER is the daughter of Ronald and Linda de Weert and has one brother, Dexter, who plays baseball.

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