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Yntema, Van Heydoorn join Neptunus
ROTTERDAM (Neth.) - Righthanded pitcher Orlando Yntema and catcher Rudy Van Heydoorn, both National Team-players, will play for DOOR Neptunus in 2013, the club confirmed on Tuesday-evening. Earlier, it was already announced that infielder Gyenuar Lopez also will play for the Rotterdam-squad next season.

This season, Orlando Yntema was 6-7 for UVV, appearing in 14 games in which he struckout 60 batters and gave up 75 hits in 88 innings. The righthander closed the regular season with a 2.15 ERA.

Rudy Van Heydoorn joined AamigoO ADO Lakers during the season and batted .271 in his first year in the Dutch big league. The catcher was 35-for-129 with five homeruns, 26 RBI's and scored 16 runs. Later in the year, he made his debut in the Dutch National Team.

It was already announced that RHP Kevin Heijstek leaves the club and will pitch for L&D Amsterdam Pirates next season. Not returning to Rotterdam are pitchers Dushan Ruzic and Bobby Carrington, while pitcher Kevin van Veen and infielder Urving Kemp will play for Mampaey The Hawks, which will make its debut in the highest division next year.

1B Jeffrey Arends, who left the team during the season, will play for Corendon Kinheim in 2013.

Neptunus will be led by former player Evert-Jan 't Hoen in the new season. The former pro succeeds Jan Collins, who will be the Bench Coach in 2013. Former player Jeroen Sluijter will be the 3B Coach.

(October 31)

...Orlando Yntema...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)

...Rudy Van Heydoorn...
(© Photo: Marco Stoovelaar)

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