Gert Rosiers

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Gert Rosiers played for the Belgian national team numerous times.

Rosiers debuted in Belgium's First Division in 1994.

Rosiers was 3 for 5 with 5 RBI in the 1995 European Championship as Belgium won a Bronze Medal. Gert batted .583 in the 1997 European Championship with a 8 RBI (tied for 8th in the event with Jeffrey Cranston, Adonis Kemp and Ruggero Bagialemani) and a team-best 8 runs.

He fell to 3 for 18 with a double, one run and 0 RBI in the 1999 European Championship as the Euros switched to wood bats. He fielded .938 as Belgium's primary shortstop in the event. During the 2001 European Championship, Rosiers went 3 for 12 with 2 walks, 3 runs, 3 RBI and Belgium's only home run.

Rosiers had 6 hits in 14 at-bats in the 2003 European Championship, drew two walks, scored twice and drove in three. Had he qualified, he would have been 7th in the event in average, with four of the players ahead of him having experience in Organized Baseball.

Rosiers hit only .211/.250/.368 as the #3 hitter for the Antwerp Royal Greys in the 2008 European Cup but his hits were big - 3 for 4 in a win over the Mainz Athletics and a solo homer off former minor leaguer Leslie Nacar of Spain's Marlins Puerto Cruz. He was a 3B-DH for Antwerp in the 2009 European Cup, again batting third, and did better, as he led them in average and OBP at .294/.400/.353 (former minor leaguer Bryon Bell outslugged him).

In 2009, he hit .323/.433/.454 to lead the Antwerp Royal Greys in average and OPS in his final season before retiring.