Van den Hurk does with Orange to World Baseball Classic
Rick van den Hurk in march with Orange participated in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). The 31-year-old topwerper of Brabant made in 2009 for the last part of the national squad during the WBC.
After Andrelton Simmons, Jonathan Schoop, and Xander Bogaerts Van den Hurk the fourth player in Major League plays or has played with the Netherlands in the tournament in South Korea.
Van den Hurk plays now since four seasons in Asia. First came the baseball player out for the South Korean Samsung Lions, and the last two years, the Dutchman is active for the Japanese Softbank Hawks.
In the Major League Baseball played Van den Hurk, spread over six seasons, Florida Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The netherlands, under the leadership of coach Hensley Meulens, the World Baseball Classic as Team Kingdom of the Netherlands”. At the 2013 edition reached the team to the semi-finals. In 2011 he won the Dutch CHAMPIONSHIP in Panama by Cuba in the final with a 2-1 defeat.
“In the best four, is definitely our goal and I think we compared with 2013, a step further should be able to come”, says Van den Hurk in an interview with Honkbalsite.com.