Anouk Vergunst

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Anouk Vergunst

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 176 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Anouk Vergunst has played regularly for the Dutch women's national team.

She debuted in the 2014 Women's Baseball World Cup, closing out a 11-0 loss to Canada. Relieving Maaike Haak, she retired both batters (Amanda Asay and Ella Matteucci) she faced. She allowed five hits and three runs in one inning against Team USA then threw four wild pitches in 2/3 of an inning (one unearned run) against Venezuela. She got to bat once, doubling off Keila Aranguren. She went 4 1/3 versus Hong Kong (6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K) and was 0 for 2 as a DH against Hong Kong in the 7th/8th place game loss. She tied Ho-Ying Au, Yee-Wan Lam and Ayami Sato for the event lead in games pitched. Her five wild pitches tied Yan-Wa Ng for the lead. [1]

In the 2016 Women's Baseball World Cup, she allowed three hits and three walks in two innings against India but no runs to get the win over Chittari Chandu Priya in relief of Maud Werkman. She lost to Cuba and Maite Despaigne, pitching 1 1/3 IP (3 H, 3 R, 2 ER). Her last outing, she relieved Berber Jansen and closed out a win over Pakistan, getting Maryum Asif Butt on a grounder, hitting Mariam Shafiq then getting Fazila Akhlaq to line into a double play. She also played a little DH, going 0 for 3 for the Cup. She tied Jansen for the team lead in games pitched and only Haak had a better ERA. [2]

Vergunst pitched in the 2018 Women's Baseball World Cup; in her first game, she relieved Jansen with a 8-6 lead over South Korea, two outs and the bases loaded. She walked Hee-ra Yeom to force in one run, struck out Hye-ryeon Yon but gave up a single to Bit-na Lee to tie it. After a wild pitch, she was replaced by Werkman. She closed out a 16-1 loss to Puerto Rico, relieving Loes Asmus and giving up two hits, two walks and four unearned runs in one inning. She started against Australia and lost to Kaila Borgomastro, allowing five hits, three walks and six runs in 1 1/3 IP; Maria van Veen relieved her. She also pinch-hit once, striking out against Hong Kong's Yik-Shan Hung. [3]

The first European Women's Championship was held in 2019. Entering the finale (which did not count for statistical leader purposes), she had hit .533/.632/.733 with six runs and eight RBI in four games, handling 25 chances error-free. She mostly played 1B, pitching only once (1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 K). She was 4th in average, 5th in slugging (between Mélissa Mayeux and Marie Manon), 9th in OBP (between Manon and Nikola Schwarzingerová), tied Vendula Nesvadbová for 9th in runs, tied Léna Sellam for the hit lead (8), led in RBI, tied Sellam for the most total bases (11), led in total chances (one ahead of Mayeux) and led in putouts (24, double runner-up Géraldine Gauzelin). In the finale, she hit cleanup; her first-inning single off France's Camille Foucher scored Winke Verdick with the game's first run. She drew walks in two of her other three plate appearances and had three error-free chances but the Netherlands lost 5-2; facing Mayeux, she lined into a double play to end the game. [4]