Birth son, and EK-title deliver Sams ‘best day of life’
For game Kalian Sams was the Sunday two times price. First was the 30-year-old Dutchman father of son Dean and then he was just in time in Hoofddorp, the netherlands to the European title to celebrate.
“This was the best day of my life. Two-time champion, my day can’t,” said Sams against Ziggo Sport.
The EK-finals, against Spain in Hoofddorp started at 17.00 hours, while son Dean to 16.47 hours came into the world in The Hague.
Sams, the hard rechtsvelder of Orange at the tournament in the Netherlands, missed it the first half of the match, but was ultimately still on time to play a role in the exciting final match (3-2 victory).
“I sat the whole time with my friend to watching the clock. I thought: my god, I must away”, continued the Hagenaar in the NIS. “Then came Dean at a quarter to five, and all was well, so I am about 160 kilometers per hour to Hoofddorp raced. I think I have a few fines have been caught, but that was worth it.”
Final european cup baseball Netherlands-Spain in the picture
The Dutch honkballers have Sunday for the 22nd time the European champion will be crowned.
The team of Steve Janssen was in the final in Hoofddorp after ten innings with a 3-2 too strong for Spain.
The honkballers celebrate their european CHAMPIONSHIP title.
The honkballers have their 22nd European title conquered by a victory in the final on Spain: 3-2
Dwayne Kemp makes the second point for Orange.
Yurendell De Caster was to the final, the Dutchman with the highest batting average.
Randolph Oduber is from the thuisplaat in the second inning.
The 41-year-old Rob Cordemans was the starting pitcher in four innings on the hill near the Netherlands.
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Sams, who after the final, was honored as the player with the most home runs during the european CHAMPIONSHIPS (4), came halfway through the match, the Dutch dug-out in and was immediately serenaded by the thuisfans.
“I found it very special that I was received by the audience when I arrived, that was very nice to be with.”
Coach Steve Janssen brought Sams into the eighth inning in the field and in his first ensure non playing was the buitenvelder almost the matchwinner with a 2-2 stand a hit to save with runners at first and second base. The 3-2 was not because Yurendell de Caster to third base was stopped.
“That would be the icing on the cake”, says the Hagenaar. “But we won and that’s it. I am really very happy. We have a great week with the boys.”
Honkballers conquer 22nd European title with victory in Spain