2023 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 8, Day 1, Match of The Day

It is almost impossible to ignore the matchup between the eternal rivals Curaçao Neptunus and Amsterdam Pirates. In what was a close game, Pirates stayed at the right side of the score. Curacao Neptunus  4  -  5  Amsterdam PiratesLooking to their record (19-1-1), Curaçao Neptunus was clearly the favorite in today's matchup. This game emerged …

Fortitudo Bologna Acquires Another Player From Curaçao

On its Instagram account, multiple Italian champions Fortitudo Bologna announced the signing of Curaçao-born Darren Seferina for the second part of the Serie A season. Darren Seferina was born on January 24, 1994 in Willemstad. He was one of those talented players who tried his luck at American schools: Trinity Christian Academy in Deltona and …

Jarreau Martina Signs With Rouen Huskies

On their website, French Division One club Rouen Huskies announced the signing of former Dutch hoofdklasse player Jarreau Martina. This comes as a surprise, as it was intended he would play for Brasschaat Braves of the Belgian Division One. According to several persons of the Brasschaat Braves, Jarreau couldn't join the club after all due …

2023 Dutch Hoofdklasse, Round 4, Day 1, Match of The Day

Normally, opening games of each series are played on Thursday night. But since it is Kingsday in the Netherlands, a national holiday, the opening games of this round were played last night. Hoofddorp Pioniers clinched a hard fought victory over UVV. Hoofddorp Pioniers  7  -  3  UVVStill dead last in the standings with only one …

2023 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round Two, Day Three, Match of The Day

On day three, all four games were played. The most interesting (IMO) was the matchup between Amsterdam Pirates and DSS/Kinheim. Amsterdam Pirates  7  -  6  DSS/KinheimIn another matchup between two young teams, Amsterdam Pirates just needed one big inning to clinch the victory. After DSS/Kinheim had opened the score in the bottom of the first inning, …

2023 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round Two, Day Two, Game of The Day.

On the second day of round two in the Dutch hoofdklasse, Oosterhout Twins hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers. In an eleven run game between two very young teams, Twins stayed at the right side of the score after yesterday's victory. Hoofddorp Pioniers  4  -  7  Oosterhout TwinsAn unusual starting pitcher for Oosterhout Twins. Raf Cocu, who performed …

2023 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 1, Day 2, Match of The Day

Today, it was the first game in for UVV in the Dutch hoofdklasse after its return. Enough reasons to highlight this game and pay attention to the club from Utrecht and its opponent from Heemstede. RCH/Pinguïns  3  -  0  UVVFor five innings, UVV could keep pace with RCH/Pinguïns even though the team was kept in …

2023 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 1, Game 1

After a complete rainout yesterday, three of tonight's four games could continue. Only the game between UVV and RCH-Pinguïns had to be rescheduled again. DSS/Kinheim  0  -  7  Curaçao NeptunusBeing no-hit for five innings, and being outhit 6 to 2 in the first seven innings, but still winning the game 7-0. That's the story of …

Juan Carlos Sulbaran Signs With Indy Team

Through their instagram account, the Lexington Counter Clocks (Atlantic League), the former Legends, signed their first acquisition of the 2023 season. Curaçao-born Juan Carlos Sulbaran will reinforce the team's pitching staff. Juan Carlos Sulbaran (photo: Dutch Baseball Hangout) After a disappointing World Baseball Classic tournament for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Sulbaran is on his …

WBC 2023: Kingdom of The Netherlands Goes 2 – 0

After yesterday's victory over Cuba, the Dutch made an important stride towards the second round by beating Panama 3-1. Once again the pitching did well and this time several players delivered at the right time. One day shy of the seventeenth anniversary of his WBC no-hitter against.... Panama in 2006, Shairon Martis took the mound …

WBC 2023: Kingdom of The Netherlands Stays at Right Side of The Score

With some internationally (23 years and older) rather inexperienced pitchers, the Kingdom of the Netherlands managed to keep Cuba at bay in the tournament opener in Taiwan as they beat the Caribbeans 4-2. In the first inning, Tom de Blok, who hadn't pitched a game for a year due to an injury-riddled 2022 season, struggled …

WBC Home Uni of KOTN Unveiled

Today, M Sports, the clothing sponsor of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, unveiled the home uniform of the team. The uniform contains a white jersey and pants with navy pinstripes, and the words Kingdom of the Netherlands in navy as well. On the right sleeve, the Dutch flag is added. Assumingly, the 2023 World Baseball …

Julian Rip Joins Braves’ Organization, But Not as a Player

On his LinkedIn account, former Dutch hoofdklasse player Julian Rip announced he will join the organization of the Atlanta Braves. In the blog post below, you can read in what capacity. Julian Rip was always one of the talented young players in Dutch baseball. Eventually, he went to the USA to try his luck as …

Edwin Louisa Named Umpire of The Year.

During the Congress of the WBSC Europe in Belgrade, Serbia, the European governing body of baseball and softball has named Dutch umpire Edwin A. Louisa umpire of the year. Recently, Louisa earned the honour to be invited as an umpire for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Today, Louisa made the announcement through his social media …

Dutch WBC Roster Presented

Last night, MLB presented the rosters of the countries that participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Many of them are full with MLB players, some aren't. The Dutch roster is a mix of players that currently play in the Bigs, players with MLB experience, and players from the Dutchhoofdklasse (mainly pitchers). At an impossible …

Edwin Louisa Invited to The World Baseball Classic

Today, Dutch baseball website Grand Slam Stats & News announced that Dutch umpire Edwin Louisa is one of four European umpires who have received an invitation by the World Baseball Classic. Next to Fabry Fabrizi (Italy), Serge Makouchetchev (France), Tim Meyer (Germany) and Cuti Suarez (Spain), Louisa is one of five European umpires to be …

WBSC Unveils New World Ranking

Today, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation unveiled the new World Ranking. The top three did not change much. Japan and Chinese Taipei are still firm in first and second place, but Korea was overtaken by the USA for rank #3. Of the European countries, the Netherlands remains the strongest. As a matter of fact, …

Oosterhout Twins Signs Czech Pitcher

Through their Instagram account, Oosterhout Twins announced the signing of a pitcher from Czechia for the 2023 season. With the loss of Ryan Huntington, Oosterhout Twins had to look for pitchers outside the borders of the Netherlands to strengthen its pitching staff. The pitcher we are talking about is Filip Čapka. Čapka played for the …

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