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# 1 - Lindsey Meadows - pitcher / outfield / DP








BirthdateDecember 15, 1982
BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana (USA)
ResidenceEnschede (Netherlands)
StudyBachelors Degree in Sociology
from Louisiana Tech University
Height1,58 m
Weight68 kg
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
Positionpitcher / outfield / designated player


National TeamJune 2010 - current
Games National Team32


Clubs Baker Little League (Baker, Louisiana, USA, 1987-1996)
Baker Aces (Baker, Louisiana, USA, 1995)
Louisiana Patriots (Baton Rouge, La, USA, 1996-1998; 2000)
Louisiana Rookies (Baton Rouge, La, USA, 1999)
Baker High School (Baker, Louisiana, USA, 1997-2000)
Louisiana Tech Univ. Lady Techsters (Ruston, La, USA, 2001-2005)
Denham Springs Stingers (Denham Springs, La, USA, 2001)
San Diego Power Gold (San Diego, Calif., USA, 2001)
Tex Town Tigers (Enschede, 2005-2011)
Team TFS International (July 2009)
Nuoro (Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy, 2011)
Bollate (Bollate, Italy, 2012)
Olympia Haarlem (Haarlem, 2013-current)
(Dutch Major League: 2005-current)
Tournaments participated in | Awards | Career | Family





















...Tournaments Participated In...
with Tex Town Tigers
European Cup
2009 (Legnano, Italy), 2010 (Haarlem, Netherlands), 2011 (Caserta, Italy) (*),
2012 (Enschede, Netherlands) (*)

(*) = pick-up player 2011, 2012

with Olympia Haarlem
2013 - Intern. Jan de Wit Tournament (Haarlem, Netherlands)

with Team TFS International
2009 - Canada Cup (Surrey, Canada) (guest player)

with Foreign All Star Team
2009 - Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
2010 - Holland Tour (Haarlem/Alkmaar, Netherlands)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2010 - Venezuela International Series (Puerto Ordaz/Barinas, Venezuela)
World Championship (Caracas, Venezuela)
2011 - American Tour (Florida/Tennessee, USA)
Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia (Bollate, Italy)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Games vs. Argentina (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
European Championship (Ronchi dei Legionari/Staranzano, Italy)
2012 - American Tour (Tennessee/Florida, USA)
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...
1997-2000 - 3x All-State First Team, Baker High School
2x District Most Valuable Player, Baker High School
2005 - Team MVP, Tex Town Tigers
2006 - Nomination Most Valuable Player, Dutch Major League
Team MVP, Tex Town Tigers
2007 - Most Valuable Player, Dutch Major League
Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
Team MVP, Tex Town Tigers
2008 - Most Valuable Player, Dutch Major League
Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
Best Hitter, Dutch Major League
Most Valuable Player, Holland Series
Team MVP, Tex Town Tigers
2009 - Most Valuable Player, Holland Series
Nomination Most Valuable Player, Dutch Major League
Nomination Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2010 - Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League
2013 - Nomination Best Pitcher, Dutch Major League

Career
2013 --- On June 27, Lindsey 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, Lindsey strikes out five (as starter) and throws a combined No-Hitter with Femke van Dusschoten --- On July 9, in the third game vs. Slovakia, Lindsey is 2-for-2 with a triple and has three runs batted in --- On July 10, in the fourth game vs. Sweden, Lindsey is 2-for-3 with a 2-run homerun, scores three runs and has four RBI's --- On July 11, in the sixth game vs. Russia, Lindsey throws a complete game one-hitter with five strikeouts --- On July 13, in the final vs. Italy, Lindsey goes the distance, throws a 5-hitter, strikes out five and is the winning pitcher --- In the regular season, on April 27, Lindsey throws a 6-inning No-Hitter with eight strikeouts in the first game of a double-header vs. Tex Town Tigers --- The next day, April 28, Lindsey throws a 4-inning Perfect Game with eight strikeouts in the opening game vs. the Dutch Junior Team --- On May 18, Lindsey hits three homeruns in the double-header vs. Alcmaria Victrix, she hits two in Game 2, including a grand slam --- In the second game, she sets a single-game, league-record with 10 runs batted in, she has 13 including Game 1 --- She also is the winning pitcher in both games, striking out 13 batters in 10 innings pitched --- In her first season with Olympia Haarlem, Lindsey is 18-8 as a pitcher with an 1.97 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 163 1/3 innings --- As a batter, she hits .408 (51-for-125) with 13 doubles, three triples and six homerun, scoring 47 runs and batting in 50 --- Her 50 RBI's are second best in the league, trailing only Karin Tuk --- Her strikeouts and innings pitched lead the Dutch league in 2013 --- In October, Lindsey 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, Lindsey participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Tennessee and Florida --- On June 8, Lindsey 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, Lindsey is the starting and winning pitcher with seven strikeouts in five innings in the second game of the World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City against Brazil --- On July 6, Lindsey strikes out 11, allows two basehits in five innings and is the winning pitcher in the first exhibition game against Washington Lake Breeze Gold during a training camp in Seattle --- The next day, she hits 2-for-5, scores once and has three RBI's in the third exhibition game against Washington LadyHawks Gold in Seattle --- In the second game of the double-header against Lake Breeze Gold, Lindsey hits a homerun and has three RBI's --- On July 14, Lindsey throws the first four innings and strikes out eight in a combined No-Hitter with Femke van Dusschoten in a 9-0 win against Argentina in the second game of the World Championship in Whitehorse (Canada) --- On July 20, Lindsey is the starting and winning pitcher, striking out five in five-plus innings in a 4-3 Play-Off win against Chinese Taipei in the eighth game of the Championship --- During the regular season in the Dutch big league, Lindsey plays in five games for Tex Town Tigers and is 3-1 as a pitcher with 22 strikeouts in 21 1/3 inning, while hitting .462 (6-for-13) with six runs scored and three RBI's --- During the transfer-period in October, Lindsey announces that she will return to the Dutch big league in 2013 and then will play for Olympia Haarlem --- In October, Lindsey 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 --- On January 22, Lindsey wins the Best Pitcher Trophy for the 2010 season. It is the third time in four years that she is named Best Pitcher --- In March, Lindsey participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Florida and Tennessee --- On March 2, Lindsey starts vs. University of Michigan, throws three innings and is the winning pitcher --- In June, Lindsey 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, Lindsey was with the team for the double-header vs. Argentina (which was part of the Holland Tour) in Amsterdam (Netherlands), but didn't play because of an injury --- On July 13, Lindsey is one of the 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in Italy --- On August 1, Lindsey throws a 4-inning one-hitter and strikes out seven vs. Spain on Day 2 of the European Championship in Italy --- On August 4, she throws three perfect innings as starting pitcher vs. France --- Two days later, Lindsey is the starting pitcher in the final vs. Italy and gives up no hits in four innings before being relieved --- Later in August, Lindsey re-joins her former team Tex Town Tigers and wins the European Cup-tournament in Caserta (Italy) --- In the regular season, Lindsey plays in her first season for Nuoro in the Italian Softball League --- In June, shortly after completion of the tournament in Bollate, Lindsey returns to the Netherlands, due to an injury --- Shortly before the European Championship, as part of her recovery, she appears in two games of Tex Town Tigers and throws in two innings. After the Championship, she plays in one more game for the Enschede-team --- In her first season in the Italian Softball League, Lindsey hits .368 with two homeruns and five RBI's. As a pitcher, she appears in only eight games, due to her injury, but strikes out 70 batters in 42 1/3 inning and finishes with a 3-5 record --- In October, Lindsey is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2012 season --- In the off-season, Lindsey switches teams in the Italian Softball League and will play for Bollate in 2012, becoming a teammate of Saskia Kosterink, who will return there for her third season.
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2010 --- On April 24, Lindsey throws a Perfect Game in the Dutch big league vs. Olympia Haarlem --- On June 11, Lindsey is officially added to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the World Championship in Venezuela --- On June 15, Lindsey makes her debut in the Dutch National Team during the opening game of the Venezuela International Series at Puerto Ordaz vs. host Venezuela --- On June 24, Lindsey throws three innings in relief, strikes out five and is the winning pitcher against Great Britain in the opening game of the World Championship in Venezuela --- On June 26, Lindsey strikes out 10 batters and gives up seven hits in a 3-0 shutout-win vs. Cuba (the first Dutch win vs. Cuba in history) --- In August, Lindsey 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, her sixth and last with Tex Town Tigers, Lindsey hits .302, scores 15 runs and has 14 RBI's, playing in 32 games, while being 13-3 as a pitcher, striking out a league-leading 150 batters in 96 1/3 inning. Lindsey walks only 13 and also leads the league with an 0.36 ERA --- After completion of the season, Lindsey decides to leave Tex Town Tigers and will play for Nuoro in 2011 in the Italian Softball League --- On October 31, Lindsey 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 --- This season, Lindsey's fifth with Tex Town Tigers and in the Netherlands, she is 14-4 and strikes out 147 batters in 119 2/3 inning --- As a batter, she leads Tex Town Tigers with a .425 average, scoring 19 runs and having 25 RBI's --- During the Holland Series, Tex Town Tigers wins its second Dutch title in a row and Lindsey again is named Holland Series MVP --- After completion of the season, she is also nominated again for Best Pitcher and MVP in the league, but this year doesn't win the awards.
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2008 --- On April 19, Lindsey throws a Perfect Game vs. Twins in the Dutch big league --- Lindsey has another dominating season playing for Tex Town Tigers, which wins its first Dutch national title --- She again leads the league in strikeouts (235) and victories (26). Lindsey's record is 26-4 and she also earns three saves, throwing in 197 innings and finishing with an 0.82 ERA --- As a batter, she leads the league with a .480 batting average, scores 31 runs, has 16 RBI and hits 49 basehits --- After being named the Most Valuable Player of the Holland Series and winning the Batting Trophy, Lindsey also is named Best Pitcher and Most Valuable Player again of the Dutch big league --- Lindsey is also named Team MVP of Tex Town Tigers for the fourth year in a row.
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2007 --- From this season on, Lindsey starts to dominate the Dutch league as a pitcher. She leads the league with a 18-5 record and earns six saves, pitching in 32 games. She strikes out a league-leading 190 batters in 168 1/3 inning and finishes with an 0.79 ERA. As a batter, she hits .385, scores 23 runs, has 18 RBI's and registers 35 basehits, including three homeruns --- After completion of the season, Lindsey is named Best Pitcher and Most Valuable Player of the Dutch Major League --- She is also named Team MVP of Tex Town Tigers.
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2006 --- In her second Dutch season, Lindsey is 13-5, throwing in 22 games and completing 19 of them. She strikes out 121 batters in 135 1/3 inning. Offensively, she hits .310, collecting 31 basehits --- After the season, she is nominated for Most Valuable Player in the Dutch league --- She is again named Team MVP of Tex Town Tigers.
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2005 --- Lindsey plays in her first season in the Dutch Major League, playing for Tex Town Tigers in Enschede --- In her first season, she appears in 18 games, including 15 as a pitcher. She is 8-5 and strikes out 54 batters in 77 2/3 inning --- This all earns her the title of Team MVP of Tex Town Tigers.
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1997-2000 --- While playing at Baker High School, Lindsey is named three times to the All-State First Team and is two-time District Most Valuable Player --- She also sets the record for most StrikeOuts in a single season with 286.

Family
LINDSEY is the daughter of James and Lynelle Meadows and one brother Joshua.
Lindsey is married to Tim Oosterveld, who is the brother of Dutch National Team-player Merel Oosterveld

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