Curaçao Neptunus Doesn’t Continue Cooperation With Ronald Jaarsma

A surprising move by Curaçao Neptunus. After the lost Holland Series, the club has decided not to continue the cooperation with manager Ronald Jaarsma. After five seasons, the club needs to look for a new manager. Curaçao Neptunus approached Jaarsma at the end of the 2016 season, which caused quite a commotion as they did …

Summary of Game 7 of The Holland Series

With the Holland Series behind us, it is time to look back on game seven, the championship clincher. Here is the link to eyecons.com to watch the summary of the game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus. In order to watch this summary, you have to subscribe to eyecons.com. Enjoy. https://eyecons.com/videos/holland-series-game-7-sams-en-martis-bezorgen-ld-amsterdam-de-landstitel-11365

Dudley Leonora Joins T&A San Marino

On his Facebook page, Dudley Leonora showed a photo wearing a San Marino Baseball cap and a San Marino jersey, indicating he is joining the reigning "Italian" champion. By being denied a spot on the roster of the Dutch national team with the 2021 European Championship, due to a rejuvenation of the team, Leonora lost …

Michael Duursma Steps Down as Manager of L&D Amsterdam Pirates

A day after clinching the Dutch title with L&D Amsterdam Pirates, it was announced that Michael Duursma, manager of the club has decided to step down. His job as coordinator of the Rabbits Baseball Academy in Haarlem and his role as manager of the Dutch U15 team are hard to combine with managing the current …

RCH-Pinguïns Earns Promotion to The Dutch Hoofdklasse

Four years after the promotion of Silicon Storks to the Dutch hoofdklasse, a new team will knock on the door of the Walhalla of Dutch Baseball. Of all clubs, it is Silicon Storks that lost the second match of the promotion/relegation series vs RCH-Pinguïns. photo: courtesy of Jan Kruijdenberg Fotografie RCH-Pinguïns 7 - 3 Silicon …

2021 Holland Series: L&D Amsterdam Pirates is Clutching at Straws With Clear Victory

In a must win game, it looked like Curaçao Neptunus would walk away with the win as the team from Rotterdam took a 2-0 and a 3-1 lead. But L&D Amsterdam Pirates' big fifth inning turned the tables. As a result, it will all come down the rubber game tomorrow. Curaçao Neptunus  5  -  11  …

2021 Holland Series: Neptunus One Win Away From Twentieth Championship

Game five of the 2021 Holland Series was an important one. With the series tied at two, the winner of tonight's game would take the lead and would only need one more victory for the championship. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  5  -  6  Curacao NeptunusToday wasn't really a pitching duel. Both starting pitchers gave up quite …

2021 Holland Series: Neptunus Ties Series at Two

After two losses, Curaçao Neptunus seems to have been woken up. Yesterday's win was still a close one, just like the previous two wins of L&D Amsterdam Pirates, but today, the team from Rotterdam needed one monster inning to clinch the win. Gio de Graauw, who kept the Neptunus lineup in check in the make …

2021 Holland Series: Neptunus Strikes Back

Just like the previous two games, this one was a close affair as well. Proof that both teams are pretty much evenly matched. Both starting pitchers pitched a complete game but Kevin Kelly, who made a spot start, pitched a gem. L&D Amsterdam Pirates 0 - 2 Curaçao Neptunus Trailing by two games to none, …

2021 Holland Series: L&D Amsterdam Pirates Strikes Again

Another close game, another win for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. With tonight's win, the club has made an important step in this year's Holland Series. But of course, it ain't over yet as Pirates still has to win two more games. Where manager Jaarsma of Curaçao Neptunus used four different pitchers, manager Duursma of L&D Amsterdam …

2021 Holland Series: L&D Amsterdam Pirates Strikes First

As honkbalsoftbal.nl stated, L&D Amsterdam Pirates has beaten Curaçao Neptunus for the seventh time in a row in the Holland Series. The streak dates back to 2019, when the club won four in a row after trailing Neptunus 3-0 in that year's Holland Series. In the corona troubled 2020 season, L&D Amsterdam Pirates took a …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Bottom Four, Round 3, Day 1

On the first day of the Bottom Four competition, the following games were scheduled: Hoofddorp Pioniers @ DSS/Kinheim and Quick Amersfoort @ Silicon Storks. Hoofddorp Pioniers  9  -  6  DSS/KinheimIn this matchup between the top two teams of the Bottom Four competition, DSS/Kinheim took an early lead. In the first inning, singles by Donny Kuijper …

2021 World Cup U23: Dutch Don’t Stand a Chance vs Nicaragua

In their final game of the tournament, the Kingdom of the Netherlands did not stand a chance against Nicaragua. It wasn't a blowout score, but one cannot expect a team to win when it produces only three base hits. Nicaragua  6  -  1  Kingdom of the NetherlandsThe Dutch lineup was kept in check by the …

2021 World Cup U23: The Netherlands Clinches First Victory

Finally! The Kingdom of the Netherlands won its first game at the U23 World Cup. In a real team effort with superb pitching and good offense, the Dutch beat Panama that had a 2-1 record before the start of today's game. Kingdom of the Netherlands  4  -  1  PanamaKoen Postelmans pitched a stellar game, keeping …

2021 World Cup U23: Dutch Still Without a Win After Three Matches

After three games at the 2021 U23 World Cup of Baseball, the Dutch team is the only European team without a win. Last night the team was no match for Columbia as they were shutout 10-0. Until the fourth inning, the Dutch could keep pace with Columbia as they trailed 1-0. But in the fourth …

2021 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Playoffs and Bottom Four

Today, the fourth game in the best-of-five semi-final between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW was played. In the Bottom Four competition, Silicon Storks hosted DSS/Kinheim and Quick Amersfoort hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  7  -  0  HCAWFor L&D Amsterdam Pirates, today's game was a must win as it trailed 2-1 in the semi-final. The …

2021 World Cup U23: Dutch Blow 7-2 Lead And Lose in Extra Innings

They were so close. The Dutch were three outs away from becoming the second European team that pulled off an upset but they blew a five run lead in the seventh inning and fell to Korea in the eighth. The Kingdom of the Netherlands scored thrice in the first inning on a sac fly and …

2021 European Championship: Dutch Win Final in Come From Behind Fashion

For the twenty-fourth time in the history, the Kingdom of the Netherlands has won the European Championship. In the final against Israel, the Devil was in the tail and the Dutch beat Israel 9-4 Despite opening the score in the second inning, on a single by Juremi Profar, the Netherlands trailed Israel for the biggest …