Keeping track of New Zealanders playing baseball around the world.
Welcome to my first blog on Kiwi baseballers plying their trade at colleges and professional organisations all over the world.
This first blog is mainly letting you know what I'm aiming to achieve by doing this and I am also featuring one of our Kiwi's who is in his first year at Bellevue College in Washington, USA, Dewald De Klerk, but more on him later.
There are approximately 25 young Kiwi men playing baseball all over the world and it is important for not only baseball fans but the general sporting public to see the great work being done by our baseballers and what can be achieved by playing this great game. I will do my best to scavenge the internet for info on our players all over the world and I have already contacted a number of them to contribute to this blog so hopefully as the season kicks into action I'll be letting you know about a lot of Kiwi's playing top baseball.
As promised my first baseballer profiled is Dewald De Klerk. Dewald's family moved to Auckland from South Africa when he was 10 and his Mum and sister currently live in Auckland, while his dad is now based in Australia. He is in his first year at Bellevue and plays catcher alongside NZ Diamondblacks outfielder Max Brown.The Bellevue season is underway and last weekend they played Centralia in their NWAACC League winning all four games of the series, 6 nil, 17-1, 8-1 & 19-1. Read the story here.
On a personal note, Dewald had a successful weekend with the bat, playing 2 games, he went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a day later hit 3 for 5 with 2 further RBI. Bellevue is in action again this weekend against Pierce College.
Well that's it for this week.
Your's in Baseball,