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Vonk, van Dalen help Netherlands to end Olympic Qualifier with a win

27/07/2019

The Netherlands ended the WBSC Softball Europe Africa Olympic Qualifier with a win against the Czech Republic, 5-0 in 5 innings. Maxime van Dalen got two hits, including a double, while Britt Vonk hit a pair of RBI’s.

Thanks to this result, the Dutch Team ended the Super Round with a 1-2 record. On the other side, the Czech Republic didn’t get a victory in the second part of the tournament.

The Netherlands broke the tie in the fourth inning. With one out, Damishah Charles singled. Then, she stole second. Later, Maxime Van Dalen doubled to deep left center to make the score 1-0.

The host team added six more runs in the fifth. In this frame, Britt Vonk hit a 2 RBI single. Damishah Charles, Maxime Van Dalen and Wies Ligtvoet also plated home a run with a hit.

Ginger de Weert took the win. Katelyn Humhej suffered the loss.

In the third inning, Rebecca Someru pitched for the last time with the Netherlands. She earned a standing ovation from the mates and the fans. Besides, she also took a curtain call. In her career with the Dutch Seniores Team,  she also competed at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.