The Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association (KNBSB) has released a 27-man roster, which will participate in the France International Baseball Tournament “Yoshida Challenge” in Senart, France next weekend and in the European Championship in the Czech Republic from September 12 to 21.
11 professional players are on the roster of head coach Steve Janssen. The team is highlighted by former Major Leaguer Roger Bernadina. Also on the team are pitchers Rob Cordemans, Juan Carlos Sulbaran, Tom Stuifbergen and Mike Bolsenbroek, Hainley Statia, Nick Urbanus and Sharlon Schoop in the infield as well as Kalian Sams in the outfield among others.
In Senart the Netherlands will square off against France, Belgium and a team from Japan, finishing off preparations for the European Championship. At the Euros the Dutch team faces the Czech Republic, Spain, Croatia, Russia and Greece in round one in Ostrava. On paper the squad should be considered as heavy favorite.
- Pitchers: Rob Cordemans, Diegomar Markwell, David Bergman, Kevin Heijstek, Orlando Yntema, Wendell Floranus, Mike Bolsenbroek, Juan Carlos Sulbaran, Tom Stuifbergen, Arshwin Asjes, Jurrian Koks.
- Catchers: Dashenko Ricardo, Gianison Boekhoudt, Shawn Zarraga.
- Infielders: Curt Smith, Michael Duursma, Hainley Statia, Kevin Moesquit, Sharlon Schoop, Nick Urbanus, Yurendell de Caster.
- Outfielders: Danny Rombley, Roger Bernadina, Kalian Sams, Randolph Oduber, Gilmer Lampe, Quintin de Cuba