2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Top Four, Round 1, Day 1

After the regular competition has ended. the Dutch hoofdklasse has been split up into two groups: The top four (with L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Curaçao Neptunus, HCAW, and Oosterhout Twins) and the bottom five group (with DSS/Kinheim, Storks, RCH Memorie Sieraden, Quick Amersfoort, and Hoofddorp Pioniers. In the top four group, the following games were scheduled: …

2022 European Champions Cup: Parmaclima Repeats as European Champion

In a nail biter, L&D Amsterdam ended at the wrong side of the score. In a game in which the pitching on both sides wasn't great, but good enough to keep the teams in the game, Parma struck in the eighth inning when it turned the tables and turned a Amsterdam lead into a lead …

2022 European Champions Cup: L&D Amsterdam Pirates Advances to Finals

After San Marino advanced to the semi-finals by losing the remainder of Monday's postponed game by just one run, they faced the Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates in the first semi-final of the day. In a game that lacked quality pitching, Pirates stayed at the right side of the score and advanced to tomorrow's final. …

2022 European Champions Cup: Curaçao Neptunus Wins But is Destined to Play Against Relegation

This early morning, the game between T&A San Marino and Curaçao Neptunus, that was postponed at a 5-5 score on Monday, was rescheduled for today. Neptunus had to win with a difference of three runs to make it to the semis. T&A San Marino  7  -  8  Curaçao NeptunusThe game continued at the start of …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 3

So far the tournament has been plagued by inclement weather, so the schedule has been reshuffled. Yesterday's game between the Bonn Capitals and Curaçao Neptunus was rescheduled for today at 16.00. Other scheduled games were: Draci Brno @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, Arrows Ostrava @ Curaçao Neptunus, Parmaclima @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe (remainder of yesterday's game), L&D Amsterdam …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 2

On the second day of the 2022 European Champions Cup in the former German capital Bonn, the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Draci Brno, T&A San Marino @ Arrows Ostrava, Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals (make up game for yesterday's rainout), Parmaclima @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, and Bonn Capitals @ Curaçao Neptunus. Once …

2022 European Champions Cup, Day 1

On the first day of the 2022 ECC, the following games were scheduled: Draci Brno @ Parma, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Curaçao Neptunus @ T&A San Marino, and Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals. Draci Brno  1  -  11  ParmaclimaParmaclima needed eight innings to clinch today's victory. In the first inning, Draci took a …

Alcmaria Victrix/Herons Combination @ Oosterhout Twins 2, a Photo Impression

Today yours truly headed to Sportpark De Slotbossetoren in Oosterhout, to watch a game in the eerste klasse (second-tier league) between Alcmaria Victrix/Herons combination and Oosterhout Twins 2, the farm team of Oosterhout Twins that plays in the Dutch hoofdklasse. Twins 2 won the game 12 - 2. Here are a few photos of the …

2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 8, Day 2.5

Tonight, two matches that were originally planned for coming Sunday were played. The reason are the obligations Curaçao Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates will have next week during the 2022 European Champions Cup. In this way, the players will be able to travel to Bonn and have some needed rest. The games that were played …

2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 8, Day 1

In the final round of the regular season, the following games were scheduled for the first day: Curaçao Neptunus @ HCAW, Hoofddorp Pioniers @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Quick Amersfoort @ Storks, and DSS/Kinheim @ Oosterhout Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  9  -  1  HCAWSo far, HCAW had lost only one game during the regular season, so last …

2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 7, Day 3

On the third day of the seventh round in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Quick Amersfoort - Hoofddorp Pioniers, Storks - Curaçao Neptunus, RCH Memorie Sieraden - DSS/Kinheim, L&D Amsterdam Pirates - HCAW. Quick Amersfoort  2  -  13  Hoofddorp PioniersFor one inning, Quick Amersfoort had the lead. In the second inning, Emeron …

2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 7, Day 2

On the second day of the seventh round, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ Storks, Hoofddorp Pioniers @ Quick Amersfoort, DSS/Kinheim @ RCH Memorie Sieraden, and HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Two near surprises, but eventually, the score turned out like everyone expected. Curaçao Neptunus  8  -  7  StorksOne of yesterday's near surprises. …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 7, Day 1

Due to Ascencion Day, today's games were played in the afternoon. The following games were scheduled: Storks @ Curaçao Neptunus, RCH Memorie Sieraden @ DSS/Kinheim, Quick Amersfoort @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ HCAW. Storks  1  -  15  Curaçao NeptunusBy the time Storks got on the board in the sixth inning, Curaçao Neptunus …

2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 6, Day 3

On the third day of the sixth round in the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: HCAW @ Storks, Curaçao Neptunus @ RCH Memorie Sieraden, DSS/Kinheim @ Quick Amersfoort, and Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. HCAW  6  -  0  StorksA clear victory for HCAW in a game in which Storks didn't stand …

2022 Dutch Hoofdklasse: Round 6, Day 1

On the first day of the sixth round in the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: HCAW @ Silicon Storks, Curaçao Neptunus @ RCH Memorie Sieraden, DSS/Kinheim @ Quick Amersfoort, and Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. HCAW  12  -  1  StorksHCAW needed a bit more than two hours to finish last night's …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 4, day 3.

On the third day of the fourth round of the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Storks @ Pioniers, RCH Memorie Sieraden @ Quick Amersfoort, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ DSS/Kinheim, and Oosterhout Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus. Storks 4 - 0 Hoofddorp PioniersA very close game until the ninth inning. Storks took a 1-0 …

New Baseball Facility And New Vision For The Herons From Heerhugowaard

Last weekend, yours truly attended the eerste klasse (second-tier league) game between host Jeka and guest Herons/Alcmaria Victrix. After I wasn't able to attend the unofficial opening of the new facility, as it was on a Friday night, I decided to attend last weekend's game so I could interview the manager Mitchell Berghmans of Herons/Alcmaria …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 4, Day 1

On the first day of the fourth round of the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Storks @ Pioniers, RCH Memorie Sieraden @ Quick Amersfoort, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ DSS/Kinheim, and Oosterhout Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus. Storks  2  -  15  Hoofddorp PioniersStorks didn't stand a chance against Hoofddorp Pioniers. The club from Hoofddorp …

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