The German and the Dutch National Teams opened the 2021 European international softball season playing a doubleheader on Sunday, May 2.

The German and the Dutch National Teams played a friendly doubleheader in Enschede, Netherlands. Team Orange took both of the test matches against Germany. Game 1 finished 0-11 will Game 2 0-17.

The Dutch National Team wore blue T-shirts at the beginning of the game to honor Enrico Obletter after his passing in February. The Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS) President Andrea Marcon commented: "we are all deeply touched by this commemoration".

Photo courtesy of @dutchsoftball via instagram

Watch the game 1 and game 2 recaps by Softbaldino TV and the photogallery by Sascha Schneider.

In 2020, the two National Teams played an exhibition series of six games during three weekends. The Ducth took all six games.

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/ Elda Ghilardi
Cover photo by Sascha Schneider