Témesh Lourens

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Témesh Lourens

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Témesh Lourens has pitched for the Curaçao national team and in the Netherlands. He is the brother of Emeron Lourens [1] which makes him the nephew of Ritchie Daal and cousin of Randy Daal, Ricky Daal and Rodney Daal. [2]

Lourens was with the Curaçao team in the 2016 Haarlem Baseball Week. [3] He was 1-3 with a 8.59 ERA at Missouri Valley College that spring. In the 2017 World Port Tournament, he was 0-1 with a 2.35 ERA. He was 5th in opponent average (.200, between Ruderly Manuel and Akira Yamaguchi) but led with three balks. [4] He pitched briefly for Quick Amersfoort in the 2020 Hoofdklasse, allowing eight hits, four walks and five runs in 5 1/3 IP but striking out nine. He pitched for Curaçao when they won the 2021 Caribbean Baseball Cup; it is unclear if he was related to younger teammate Je-andrick Lourens. [5]

In the 2022 Haarlem Baseball Week, he got a huge upset win over former major leaguer Shairon Martis and the Dutch national team. He allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings, taking over for a struggling Chris Koeiman in the first and lasting until Alexander Rodriguez succeeded him. He also pitched a shutout frame against the US collegiate team, relieving Siamani Boekhoudt in the 6th with one on, two outs and a surprising 1-0 lead. Wyatt Langford stole and came home on a wild pitch but Lourens walked Jacob Wilson but pinch-runner Jack Hurley was thrown out to end the inning. In the 7th, he got Kyle Teel on a fly, walked Brayden Taylor, whiffed Yohandy Morales then walked Tre' Morgan. Risandro Pastor took over and escape the jam as his team got another big upset. His .118 opponent average was 5th among hurlers with 5+ IP, between Lars Huijer and Angelo Palumbo. [6]

He was 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA in the 2022 Caribbean Baseball Cup, beating Robin Haven and the Bahamas. Curaçao finished third and won a spot in the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games, their first Central American and Caribbean Games as a separate team entity from the Netherlands Antilles (which they had once been politically a part of). [7] Pitching for the WildCats KJ74 in the 2023 Caribbean Series, he beat Yusniel Padron-Artiles and the Federales de Chiriquí for the second win for a Curaçao team in a Caribbean Series. He was the first homegrown pitcher to do so for the country as their other win came from Venezuelan native Néstor Molina. He was 1-0 for the event with no hits in 3 1/3 IP (2 BB, 2 K). He was apparently signed by ASD San Marino in 2023 but is not listed on their roster. [8]

The right-hander then appeared in the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games. He was the first starting pitcher in their first Central American and Caribbean Games contest as an independent (non-Netherlands Antilles) team. He got their first K in a CACG game when he whiffed Anselmo Joya. He went five innings and allowed eight hits, no walks and four runs (three earned) while fanning four to beat Nelson Alfaro and the host Salvadoran national team; Sedley Karel succeeded him. He also pitched one relief inning versus Nicaragua (BB, K, 2 R, 0 ER), relieving Marlison Brunken and being replaced by Koeiman. He led the team in Ks in their first CACG while only Jordan Lucas threw more innings. [9]