Pitching Tent in the Netherlands; Softballer Signs with Dutch Club for Foreign Campaign

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Byline: Murray Wenzel

SOFTBALL: Pitcher Damien Nairn will tee off on another softballing adventure in late March after securing a six to eight month playing stint with The Hague, in the Netherlands.

Nairn, 21, a previous member of the Australian under-19 and Queensland open side, had returned to Bundaberg last year to concentrate less on sport and more on his career, but the greener pastures of the Dutch region have lured him away once more.

"I went down to watch the local softball one week and got back into it, I'd had overseas offers before, but this one really got me interested," he said.

His pitching prowess, coupled with the capability to hit big, attracted the wealthy club to sign the Wests Lynx star.

"They lost last year's premiership, and were after a new pitcher and some new talent, so I got the call," he said.

Nairn is no stranger to jet-setting in pursuit of a game of softball - just two years ago he played a season in New Zealand, an experience he said was extremely rewarding.

"It's not only a chance to play better softball, but also a great way to experience the different ways of playing, hopefully Holland will give me that just like New Zealand did," he said. …

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