Cooperation Between Herons and Alcmaria Victrix Ends

Earlier this year, you could read about the cooperation between the above-mentioned clubs and the intention to expand that cooperation at the level of youth teams. The other day, Herons announced through its Facebook page, the cooperation has ended. According to the post, the cooperation between the two clubs is impossible for the eerste klasse …

Oosterhout Twins Presents New Coaching Staff

Through the club's website, Oosterhout Twins has announced the names of the 2023 coaching staff. Three new names for the hoofdklasse team, but already related to the club. Sooner than expected, the club created a new coaching staff. The new head coach of the flagship team will be Rob Hendriks. He has a long experience …

Change of Strategy at Oosterhout Twins, Adonis Kemp Steps Down as Head Coach

According to the website of Oosterhout Twins, the club will move on with more home grown players. As a result, several hired guns that dominated the lineup in the past years will not return. Also, manager Adonis Kemp will leave after just one season at the helm of the flagship team. On its website, Twins …

Gilmer Lampe Calls it a Career

Through his instagram account, Gilmer Lampe announced his retirement from top baseball. In a personal message Gilmer wrote: "I don't think it is a goodbye but it feels more like a "see you later" type of situation. But for now Gilmer's out." In the past season, Lampe made a move from L&D Amsterdam Pirates to …

2022 Holland Series: Championship Within HCAW’s Grasp

In another close game and another pitching duel, HCAW stayed at the right side of the score again. One blow was enough to decide the game and take a 3-0 lead in games in a best-of-seven series. HCAW  1  -  0  Curaçao NeptunusManager Legito sent Kevin Kelly to the mound. Normally a reliever, Kelly has …

HCAW Takes 2-0 Lead in Holland Series

After narrowly winning game one on Thursday night (5-4), HCAW took a big step to their first Dutch championship since 1998 by beating Curaçao Neptunus 2-0 today. Curaçao Neptunus 0 - 2 HCAWIn a quick game (two hours and twenty-two minutes), HCAW roped Neptunus to its chariot again. This game was a nice pitching duel …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates Hires New Manager

Still reigning Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates has hired a new manager for the 2023 season, after Ronald Jaarsma called it quits. The new manager comes from Hoofddorp Pioniers, where he spent the past five years as player-coach. Mervin Gario The new head coach of the soon to be replaced Dutch champion will be Mervin …

2022 German Championship Series, Game Two: A Photo Impression

Yesterday, yours truly went to Bonn to attend game two of the German Championship Series, between the six-time German champions Untouchables Paderborn and the one-time German champions Bonn Capitals. The weather was good, the beer was cold, the fans came in droves (about 3,000 fans in the stands and around the field), and the atmosphere …

Different Holland Series Than Usual

For the first time since 2015, we will have a different Holland Series than the L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs Curaçao Neptunus matchup we grew accustomed to. Thanks to a 3-1 win over reigning champions L&D Amsterdam Pirates, HCAW advanced to the 2022 Holland Series, and thus we will have a new Dutch champion. L&D Amsterdam …

Time to Reconsider Who Represents The Netherlands in The European Champions Cup?

With L&D Amsterdam Pirates on the brink of elimination, HCAW from Bussum needs only one win in the semi-finals to advance to the Holland Series for the first time in seventeen years. If HCAW advances, there will be an odd situation. In the last couple of years, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 4

Last weekend, in the fourth round of the 2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold, the following series were scheduled: Mortsel Stars @ Brussels Kangaroos, Hoboken Pioneers @ Deurne Spartans, and Brasschaat Braves @ Borgerhout Squirrels. Mortsel Stars @ Brussels Kangaroos (0 - 1 ; 4 - 6)This was the only series played on one day. Game …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse Top Four Competition: Round 6, Day 3

On the third day of the Top Four Competition in the 2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curaçao Neptunus and Oosterhout Twins @ HCAW. L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8 - 3 Curaçao NeptunusL&D Amsterdam Pirates completed the sweep over Curaçao Neptunus, but the final score did not represent the real …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse Top 4 Competition: Round 6, Day 2

On the second day of round six in the Top Four Competition in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following matchups were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW @ Oosterhout Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  2  -  4  L&D Amsterdam After a close win over Curaçao Neptunus on Thursday night, L&D Amsterdam Pirates stayed at the right …

Once Again WBSC Does Not Act in The Interest of Baseball

As we all know, the WBSC is supposed to act in the interest of baseball. We also know, that the world baseball governing body doesn do that. Two days ago, the WBSC added another chapter to not acting in the best interest of our beloved sport. A few years ago, WBSC chairman Fraccarri allowed national …

2022 Belgian Division 1 Gold: Round 3

Today, the final game of round three was played. Borgerhout Squirrels hosted neighbor Deurne Spartans but stayed at the wrong side of the score for the second day in a row. Deurne Spartans  7  -  1  Borgerhout SquirrelsAfter yesterday's wipeout, today's game wasn't much better for the Borgerhout Squirrels. By the time the Squirrels got …

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