Veteran right-hander Rob Cordemans set a new all-time strikeout record in the Dutch Hoofdklasse this past weekend. With eight strikeouts against DSS he reached 1,949 for his career, passing Bart Volkerijk (1,948) in first place. In 2012 Cordemans already had passed Volkerijk to become the wins leader in Netherlands baseball. Right now he stands at 188 wins and can become the first pitcher with 2,000 strikeouts and 200 wins in his career.
Cordemans debuted in the Hoofdklasse in 1994. He played for Neptunus, ADO, Sparta-Feyenoord and since 2010 for the L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Nine times he won the best pitcher award. For the Dutch national team he debuted in 1995 and won the 2011 Baseball World Cup among several European Championships.