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Aldric Dunlop, Gershwin Hernandez to coach ADO
THE HAGUE (Neth.) - ADO will be led next season by former player Aldric Dunlop and Gershwin Hernandez, the club announced on Wednesday-evening. Dunlop, who will serve as Head Coach, succeeds Michael Martha, who himself took over on August 6 when Head Coach Leo Voogd stepped down. Hernandez led DOOR Tridents this season to the Dutch championship in the Rookie League. By handling the coaching of ADO next season, Dunlop and Hernandez are re-joined, as they came together to the Netherlands in the late eighties and also share a past when they represented the Netherlands Antilles in a youth team.

...Aldric Dunlop...
Aldric Dunlop is a familiar name for the team from The Hague, as he has both played (9 years) and coached (2 years) for ADO in the past. During the 2000 and 2001 seasons, Dunlop was the Assistant Coach of then-Head Coach Pete Yarasavich, took over the coaching in July of 2001 and finished the season, while being assisted himself by Willem Tuyn in the remainder of the competition. After completion of the 2007 season when the team was led by Wim Martinus (who then left to become a member of the coachingstaff of Neptunus), Dunlop initially was to be the Head Coach for the 2008 edition, but he withdraw, as he had to undergo surgery that year, making him unavailable for a while, so he only assisted during the indoor practices. Ron Steward was the new Head Coach in the 2008 season, but in mid-season Bart Volkerijk took over the coaching. The latter was then succeeded by Leo Voogd, who led the squad in 2009. But early August of this year, Voogd stepped down when ADO was in seventh place with a 9-27 record and one tie. Voogd's assistant Michael Martha took over and coached the remaining four games of the regular season. A canceled game vs. Corendon Kinheim was never re-scheduled. After the season, Martha's ADO was swept in three games in a best-of-five Play-Down vs. Sparta-Feyenoord, but then won the next best-of-five vs. Almere Magies 3-1 to secure the spot in next years big league. When Martha took over in August, it was the fourth time that ADO changed coaches in mid-season in the last 10 years. This year, Dunlop was one of the coaches of ADO's Rookie League-team.

Aldric Dunlop, who turned 41 in September, played several seasons in the Curaçao Baseball League before coming to the Netherlands. After having played two seasons for Celeritas in The Hague, Dunlop made his debut in the Dutch big league in 1990 when he played for ADO. In his rookie-season, Dunlop batted .270 with 30 basehits, including one homerun. After the 1991 season, Dunlop returned to Celeritas, but also played in the Men Softball big league for Kokolishi, which also comes from The Hague. However, his absence from the highest baseball league lasted only one season, as he came back in 1993 when he re-joined ADO. In 1995, he played for Amsterdam-based De Spartaan, where his brother Gerald Dunlop played.

...Gershwin Hernandez...
(© Photo: Neptunus)
But after one season, Aldric returned to ADO, where he played four more seasons. He finished his career in 1999, hitting .328 with 42 basehits, 17 runs and 17 RBI's and was the Assistant Coach of Pete Yarasavich in 2000, when he also made a brief comeback, playing in three more games, hitting 1-for-2, but that was it. A year later, Dunlop succeeded Yarasavich in mid-season as Head Coach.

After completion of the 2001 season, Aldric Dunlop switched to men softball and went on playing for Kokolishi in the Dutch Men Softball Major League for nine seasons and this season was the playing coach for the team. In that period, he also was selected several times for the Dutch National Men Softball Team, with whom he participated in several internationals tournaments.

Gershwin Hernandez was the Head Coach of Sparta-Feyenoord 2 in 2004 and 2005 in the First Division, which in those years was compiled of a pool with 'standard teams' and 'second teams', who played interleague-games, but had a separate standing. In both years, he finished in sixth place with Sparta-Feyenoord. Since 2007, Hernandez was the Head Coach of Tridents (originally Neptunus-2 and since last year their Rookie League-team), which also played in the First Division. In his first season at Tridents, Hernandez led the team to the championship in the so-called 'second team pool'. In 2008, the team finished in fourth place. Since 2009, the 'second teams' play again in their own division, which was renamed Rookie League. Tridents then finished in second place, but this season, it finished in first place and captured the championship title. Hernandez and Dunlop were teammates while playing on Curaçao (Blue Hawks), then both came to the Netherlands in the eighties to study. Both were teammates in 1988 and 1989 at Celeritas, which played in a regional league back then in the The Hague-area. Thereafter, Dunlop joined ADO and Hernandez went to Sparta (yes, there was no combination with Feyenoord yet back then), with whom he played in the Dutch big league in 1990, 1991 and 1992. Hernandez then went on to The Rotterdam Orioles, where he played and coached for several years, before returning to Sparta, where he became one of the coaches of youth teams, followed by the 'second team'.

(October 27)

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