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 …

2021 European Championship: Dutch Need Seven Innings

Slovakia  0  -  11  Kingdom of the NetherlandsSlovakia wasn't quite an equal opponent. Slovakia was pushed aside by the Kingdom of the Netherlands in only seven mercy rule innings. A Slovakian miscue in the first inning, gave the Dutch a 1-0 lead. It took them a bit to heat up against the debuting country. In …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse, Playoffs And Bottom Four

On the third day of the playoffs, the following games were scheduled: Oosterhout Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus and HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam. In the Bottom Four group, the following games were scheduled: Silicon Storks @ Hoofddorp Pioniers and DSS/Kinheim @ Quick Amersfoort. Playoffs: Oosterhout Twins  0  -  5  Curaçao NeptunusCuraçao Neptunus is the first team …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse, Playoffs And Bottom Four

On the first night after the regular season, in the playoffs, the following games were scheduled: HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Oosterhout Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus. In the bottom four group, the following games were scheduled: Silicon Storks @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, and DSS/Kinheim @ Quick Amersfoort. Play Offs HCAW  5  -  6  L&D Amsterdam …

Dutch Roster For The European Championship: Rejuvenation… Really?

Today, the KNBSB held a round table conference about the rejuvenation of team Kingdom of the Netherlands. A few weeks ago, the federation let some players at the right side of 30 know that they would not get an invitation. When you see the current roster, it is even more mind boggling than expected. Let's …

U23 European Baseball Championship: The Netherlands Wins Gold Medal Game

In a surprising final (who expected the Germans to make it?), the Dutch kind of cruised to the tournament victory. Sure it wasn't a blow out score like in the round robin, but the Dutch win was never in danger. The Netherlands 7 - 3 Germany After a scoreless first inning, the Netherlands took a …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 4

On the fourth day of the 2021 U23 European Championship, two relegation games and two semi-finals were scheduled. The relegation games: France @ Belgium and Ukraine @ Czech Republic. Semi-finals: Great Britain @ the Netherlands and Germany @ Italy. France  12  -  5  Belgium https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/27/u23-european-baseball-championship-belgium-loses-big-against-france/ Ukraine  0  -  15  Czech RepublicThe Czech Republic wasn't wasting …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Dutch Shove Brits Aside.

A lineup with plenty of American-born players wasn't able to deny the Netherlands a spot in the final. After a rigid start, the Dutch flexed their muscles and cruised to the win. Great Britain  4  -  12  the NetherlandsDespite a big score, the British were a pretty gnarly opponent in the first three innings. A …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 3

On the third day of the 2021 U23 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Ukraine @ the Netherlands, Belgium @ Germany, France @ Czech Republic, and Italy @ Great Britain. Ukraine  0  -  10  The Netherlands https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/26/u23-european-championship-ukraine-also-no-match-for-the-netherlands/ France  5  -  7  Czech RepublicBy losing to Great-Britain yesterday, it was clear that we will have …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Ukraine Also no Match For The Netherlands

Already having clinched the first spot in group B, the Netherlands took on Ukraine in the final game of the round robin. Just like Belgium and Germany, Ukraine was no match and lost in six mercy rule innings. Ukraine  0  -  10  The NetherlandsFor the third time in a row, the Dutch team got on …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 2

On the second day of the 2021 European Championship, the following games were scheduled: Belgium @ Ukraine, Czech Republic @ Great Britain, Germany @ the Netherlands, and France @ Italy. Belgium  6  -  3  Ukraine https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/08/25/u23-european-baseball-championship-belgium-vs-ukraine/ Czech Republic  5  -  6  Great BritainOpening the score without a hit. That is what happened to Great Britain. …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Germany Blown Away by The Netherlands

On the second day of the U23 European Championship, the teams that beat their previous opponents in mercy rule fashion, faced each other. The winner of this game would clinch a spot in the semi-finals. Germany 1 - 10 the Netherlands In another battle of neighboring countries, Germany was no match for the Netherlands. The …

U23 European Baseball Championship: Day 1

On the first day of the 2021 U23 European Baseball Championship the following games were scheduled: Great Britain @ France, Ukraine @ Germany, the Netherlands @ Belgium, and Italy @ Czech Republic. Great Britain 3 - 0 FranceIt was a game in which the runs and the hits did not come cheap. Both teams collected …

U23 European Baseball Championship: The Netherlands vs Belgium

On the first day of the U23 European Baseball Championship, the Battle of the Lowlands took place. Of the two neighboring countries, the Netherlands stayed on the right side of the score but it took a while before the team could walk away. The Netherlands  17  -  3  BelgiumBrendan Versrpeet, who normally serves as a …