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 …

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 …

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

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 …

Dutch Baseball Season/Holland Series are over

What many of us feared has become a reality. Thanks to new measures to contain the coronavirus, all amateur sports leagues in the Netherlands have been cancelled and baseball is one of them. The Dutch Prime Minister announced tonight that all amateur sports leagues for adults will be cancelled. According to the director of the …

2020 Holland Series: L&D Amsterdam Pirates takes 2-0 lead

In another close affair L&D Amsterdam Pirates stayed at the right side of the score. But the team had to go deep as it needed eleven innings to clinch the 7-3 victory. Curaçao Neptunus took a rather quick lead when back-to-back-to-back singles drove in John Polonius for the opening run in the second inning. Two …

2020 Holland Series: L&D Amsterdam Pirates strikes first

After game one was cancelled due to poor field conditions in Rotterdam as a result of pouring rain yesterday, the first game was played at the Loek Loevendie Ballpark in Amsterdam today. It would become a close game in which L&D Amsterdam Pirates would stay at the right side of the score 1-3.Curaçao Neptunus took …

KNBSB is lobbying hard for early start of season

With the current rules set by the Dutch government, the Dutch baseball season will not start before September 1st due to the coronavirus. But the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB) is lobbying to move the starting date forward. Through the Dutch Olympic Committee/Dutch Sporting Federation, the KNBSB is trying to convince the Dutch …

Holland Series 2019: Pirates marks anniversary year with championship

In a somewhat lopsided game, Curaçao Neptunus was no match for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. After the team tied the series at three yesterday, Pirates clearly had the momentum going. After six years, the dominance of Neptunus ended and Pirates could celebrate its fifth overall Dutch championship as it beat Neptunus 6-0. The unlikely hero for …

Holland Series 2019: Walk off walk ties series at three

In a nailbiter of a game, L&D Amsterdam Pirates tied the Holland Series at three games apiece. After trailing 3-0, the team managed to come back in the game and win in the final inning as they beat Neptunus 4-3. After quite a long absence, Rob Cordemans took the mound for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. The …

Holland Series 2019: L&D Amsterdam Pirates fights back

After four scoreless innings, Curaçao Neptunus opened the score as it plated two runs in the top of the fifth inning. But in the bottom of that frame, L&D Amsterdam Pirates scored five times to reach the final score of 5-2.  As written in the prologue, Neptunus opened the score thanks to an RBI single …

Holland Series 2019: Neptunus in driver’s seat

Another close game, another victory for Curaçao Neptunus. For five innings the team was kept in check by Kevin Heijstek as he limited them to one hit. The team needed only two innings to turn the tables and walk off the field with a 2-1 victory. Until the third inning, neither team did not score …

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