Duursma, Stuifbergen cut from Dutch roster
PANAMA CITY (Panama) -
Infielder Michael Duursma and Pitcher Nick Stuifbergen have been cut from the roster of the Dutch Baseball Team for the upcoming World Championship, which opens on Saturday in Panama.
Manager Brian Farley announced the moves on Friday, the day that all teams have to hand in their final 24-man rosters to the International BAseball Federation (IBAF).
Farley traveled to Panama with 26 players on his roster, meaning two of them had to be cut after completion of the exhibition series of the last few days.
As part of its preparations for the event, the Dutch team played four exhibition games, which were won all four.
Duursma played in all four exhibition games, but didn't start one of them.
He entered the first game as a replacement for Mariekson Gregorius at short stop, then played second base in the next three games replacing starter Sharlon Schoop.
In the four games, Duursma batted 2-for-6 (.333).
Stuifbergen was the starting pitcher in Game 4 against Venezuela.
The righthander of Corendon Kinheim threw 2 1/3 inning in which he struckout one batter, walked three and gave up two basehits.
|...Pitcher Nick Stuifbergen & Infielder Michael Duursma...|
(© Photos: Henk Seppen)