Roster National Team announced for Haarlem Baseball Week
NIEUWEGEIN (Neth.) -
Steve Janssen, Manager of the Netherlands Baseball Team, has announced his roster for the upcoming Haarlem Baseball Week.
The 27th edition of the bi-annual event will be organized July 11-20 with the historic Pim Mulier Stadium being the site again for the event.
This year, only four teams are participating in the international tournament.
The Netherlands-squad will meet Japan, Taiwan and the USA.
The Orange opens the event on Saturday-evening, July 12 against the USA, starting at 7 PM.
The opening game on Friday-evening, July 11, will go between the USA and Japan, starting a 7 PM.
The 24-man roster has six new players, who will make their debut in the Dutch National Team.
These six are pitchers Mike Bolsenbroek, Sedley Karel and Kevin Kelly, infielders Kevin Moesquit and Shurendell Mujica and outfielder Gilmer Lampe.
Righthander Mike Bolsenbroek pitched three seasons professionally in the organization of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008-2010.
After starting in the Rookie League, he promoted to Short-Season Single-A, then played in Single-A in the 2010 season.
In 41 games, he started two, and had a 2-4 record, while striking out 64 batters in 74 innings.
After returning from the States, Bolsenbroek went on the pitch in the highest German league, where he plays for Buchbinder Legionäre in Regensburg.
With this team, he last week participated in the European Cup Tournament in the Czech Republic.
RHP Sedley Karel this season pitches for Vaessen Pioniers after having thrown for Mr. Cocker HCAW and UVV in the previous two seasons.
RHP Kevin Kelly is in his first season in the Dutch big league, pitching for DOOR Neptunus.
Last year, he participated in the World Port Tournament in Rotterdam with the squad from Curaçao.
Kevin Moesquit is also playing in his first Dutch season.
He joined the team of Mampaey The Hawks a few weeks ago.
The infielder played three professional seasons (2011-2013) in the organization of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Last year, he played in 49 games in the Single-A team of the Angels and also 44 games for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in an Independent League.
With this, Moesquit becomes the first player of The Hawks to reach the National Team.
Shurendell Mujica is a 2nd baseman/short stop, who played professionally in the organization of the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and 2011.
In both seasons, he played in the Rookie League-team of the club in the Dominican Republic.
This season, Mujica plays for Groot Kwartier Stars on Curaçao.
The sixth newcomer is outfielder Gilmer Lampe, who this season made his Dutch big league-debut playing for UVV.
The complete roster is as follows:
Arshwin Asjes, David Bergman (both Corendon Kinheim), Mike Bolsenbroek (Regensburg Legionäre, Germany), Rob Cordemans, Kevin Heijstek (both L&D Amsterdam Pirates), Berry van Driel, Kevin Kelly, Diegomar Markwell, Orlando Yntema (all DOOR Neptunus) and Sedley Karel (Vaessen Pioniers).
Gianison Boekhoudt (DOOR Neptunus) and Dashenko Ricardo (Corendon Kinheim).
Michael Duursma (L&D Amsterdam Pirates), Dwayne Kemp, Stijn van der Meer (both DOOR Neptunus), Kevin Moesquit (Mampaey The Hawks), Shurendell Mujica (Groot Kwartier Stars, Curaçao) and Vince Rooi (Vaessen Pioniers).
Shaldimar Daantji (DOOR Neptunus), Quintin De Cuba, Bryan Engelhardt (both Corendon Kinheim), Bas de Jong (L&D Amsterdam Pirates), Gilmer Lampe (UVV) and Danny Rombley (Vaessen Pioniers).
Steve Janssen (Manager), Ben Thijssen (1B Coach), Wim Martinus (3B Coach), Sidney de Jong (Hitting Coach), Evert-Jan 't Hoen (Infield Coach).
Pepijn van Ingen (Physical Therapist), Rob Tamminga (Physical Therapist), Peter Meijers (Team Manager), Ton Meiresonne (Equipment Manager).