Dudley Leonora Makes His Presence Felt in Debut With T&A San Marino

During the opening weekend, "Italian" champion T&A San Marino was way too strong for its opponent CSA SRL Torre Pedrera Falcons SC ASD (a mouthful). New import player Dudley Leonora from St. Maarten (Dutch Caribbeans) made his presence felt in both games. After Leonora was told he would not be selected for the Dutch national …

Collecchio Signs Young Aruban Pitcher

The other day, Collecchio Baseball, playing in the Italian Serie A, announced the signing of a player with a Dutch passport. In the past few years, players from the Dutch Kingdom are popular among Italian clubs. Especially players from Curaçao and Aruba since those players have a Dutch passport and thus can be considered players …

FIBS Releases Schedule of 2022 Serie A

The Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS) has released the schedule of the 2022 Serie A season. Unlike last season, when there were eight groups of four teams, there will be three groups of eight teams and one of seven teams this year. The federal council of the FIBS announced the 2022 schedule. Next to …

Rudy van Heydoorn Joins Nettuno BC 1945

After announcing the acquisition of Victor Draijer, a few days ago, Italy's oldest baseball club, Nettuno BC 1945, announced the acquisition of another player with a link to the Dutch Kingdom. The 32-year old Rudy van Heydoorn returns to Italy to join the club of the Italian Serie A. Van Heydoorn spent five seasons in …

Breaking!!! Nettuno BC 1945 Signs Victor Draijer

Another Italian club signs another player from the Dutch Kingdom. Most of the time these players come from the Dutch Caribbean Islands Aruba or Curaçao but this time the player comes from the Dutch mainland: Victor Draijer. Born in Heemstede, Draijer made his first steps in the Dutch hoofdklasse in 2015 at the age of …

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 …

2021 European Championship: Italy pushes over Belgium

After the unexpected loss vs Austria, today's game vs Italy should be a must win game. But deep down inside, this game might have been a calculated loss for the Belgians. Italy  14  -  3  BelgiumIt was one of those games. The Belgian lineup was kept in check by the Italian pitching staff and the …

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: 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: 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: 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 …

Kingdom of The Netherlands Climbs One Spot in World Ranking

Today, the WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation) released the new world ranking. As usual, there were some countries that rose some spots and there were countries that dropped some spots. First of all Japan. The land of the rising sun is unchallenged with a more than eight hundred point lead over the second place …

2021 U12 European Championship: First Surprise of The Tournament

On the second day of the U12 European Championship, there was quite a surprise. In the Czech Republic, Italy had an opponent that dealt them the first loss of the tournament. Czech Republic 7 - 3 Italy With one offensive outburst and excellent pitching, the Czechs shoved aside the Italians. In the first two innings, …

2021 U15 European Championship: Dutch Clinch Third Place

Even though it was only in the Bronze Medal game, the Dutch got their revenge for the ass whooping by Italy, earlier this week, as they beat their eternal rivals 5-3. The Netherlands took an early lead when it scored twice on a sac fly by Tyrell Mercado Reyes and an RBI single through the …

2021 U15 European Championship: Italy Routs The Netherlands

In an easy 12-2 victory over the Netherlands, Italy clinched first place in Group B. Both teams already had clinched a spot in the semi-finals on the previous day. In the first inning, the Italians took a decisive lead thanks to an RBI groundout and a three-run home run. But the team continued to drive …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 5

On the final day of the 2021 European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Rouen Huskies (to decide who will be demoted to the 2022 CEB cup), Fortitudo Bologna @ Curaçao Neptunus (for third place), and Bonn Capitals @ Parmaclima (gold medal game). Heidenheim Heideköpfe    -    Rouen HuskiesIn the …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 4

On the fourth day of the European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Rouen Huskies @ L&D Amsterdam, Parmaclima @ Fortitudo Bologna, Curaçao Neptunus @ Bonn Capitals, and Arrows Ostrava @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe. Rouen Huskies @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates https://dutchbaseballhangout.blog/2021/07/16/2021-european-champions-cup-rouen-huskies-ld-amsterdam-pirates/ Parmaclima  5  -  4  Fortitudo BolognaA surprising result in the first semi-final today. Favorite …

2021 European Champions Cup: Day 3

On the third day of the 2021 European Champions Cup, the following games were (re)scheduled: Parmaclima @ Arrows Ostrava, Curaçao Neptunus @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, Parmaclima @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Rouen Huskies, Curaçao Neptunus @ Fortitudo Bologna, and Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals. Parmaclima  13  -  8  Arrows OstravaArrows Ostrava wasn't blown away …

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