2021 U15 European Championship: Dutch Also Shove Aside Slovakia

After yesterday's four inning victory over Austria, the Netherlands also made quick work of the game vs Slovakia. In five innings, the Dutch bested the Slovakians 15-1. In the five-inning game, the Dutch scored at least one run per inning. It all started with a five-run first. Singles by Reyes Mercado, Mauricio Espinoza Montenegro, D'mani …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 9, Day 2

On the second day of the ninth round of the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: HCAW @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort, and DSS/Kinheim @ Oosterhout Twins. HCAW  7  -  1  Hoofddorp PioniersEven though it wasn't a blowout score, HCAW really had its way with Hoofddorp Pioniers today.  A single by …

Alessandro Maestri Calls it a Career

Italian pitcher and globetrotter Alessandro Maestri announced today that he has decided to hang up his spikes. His career began in Torre Pedrera, in one of Italy's lower leagues. In 2005, he broke into the Serie A with San Marino. But Maestri's stint with San Marino would not last long as he was signed by …

Frontier League Excludes Canadian teams

Last season, the Frontier League could not play due to COVID19. To avoid the same scenario for 2021, the league has taken necessary steps. With the strict rules the Canadian government has applied, there may be a big chance teams cannot cross the Canadian -US border. In order to avoid the cancellation of the 2021 …

Uniforms Of Mavericks League Trickle In, Part 2

A few weeks ago, you could read a blog post here about some new uniforms of the Independent Mavericks League that will be run by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Since then a new uniform has reared its head. The new uniform is of the Campesinos de Salem-Keizer. Campesinos is Spanish for farmers. The jersey comes in …

Jiandido Tromp Joins T&A San Marino of Italian Serie A

After a minor league career with the Phillies organization and one year in Indy ball, Aruban outfielder Jiandido Tromp will head to Europe, Italy to be exact, where he will continue his baseball career. Jiandido joined the Phillies organization in 2012 when he debuted in the Gulf Coast League before he was promoted to the …

Peter Moylan named Melbourne Aces Manager

After a career in which he spent parts of ten seasons in the Major Leagues and pitched three seasons for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League, Peter Moylan has been appointed manager of the latter club. Moylan broke into the Bigs in 2006, spent a part of the 2007 season with the Braves …

Austrian Baseball Club Appoints Female Manager

While in the US, some baseball clubs have appointed female coaches, the Austrian Dornbirn Indians have assigned a woman as their head coach. The Bundesliga club has named US citizen Marin Pschorr as their new head coach. Pschorr wasn't the first choice of the club. But after the first two candidates could not join the …

Dutch Baseball Hangout interviews Nick van der Kooi

What started as a single interview with Rick van Dijck, the Dutch Baseball Hangout is trying to make this a returning item: To interview the not so famous Dutch players abroad. In this second interview, we are paying attention to Nick van der Kooi. Nick van der Kooi is from the Dutch Province of Friesland …

Battle At The Castle calls it quits

Sad news. The organization of the Battle At The Castle (BATC for short) baseball and softball tournament has announced to cease the activities of the highly touted youth baseball tournament after seven editions. For seven years, this tournament was played at the facility of Oosterhout Twins. What started as a U12 tournament, quickly turned out …

Australian Baseball League: Cooperation with American Association and More Postponements

The other day, the Australian Baseball League announced a cooperation with the independent American Association. Also some postponements of games were announced as corona rules got more strict. Three games between the Canberra Cavalry and the Sydney BlueSox at Sydney's Blacktown International Sportspark, scheduled for January 1-3, have been postponed due to ongoing restrictions on …

Baseball Related Songs: “Kingdome” by Lenny Randle

In today's episode of "Baseball Related Songs," we pay attention to a real funky disco stomper. How much baseball related do you want it? A song about a ballpark sung by a former MLB player. The guy was literally a journeyman who became famous thanks to one special play he made at the Kingdome in …

New attempt to start a European Professional Baseball League

Out of the blue, some Tweets about a newly formed European Professional Baseball League reared up. The new league, named European Super League of Professional Baseball (ESLB for short), is in its early stages. Not much information is available yet. https://twitter.com/ESLBOficial/status/1323929137250271233 According to its website eslb.pro, there will be six teams, most not in areas …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

2020 has been a strange year in every possible way. COVID-19 spoiled many things, not only the baseball season. Besides all the victims that are not around us anymore, it caused a massive layoff of jobs. Compared to that, missing much of baseball is just a minor detail. Nevertheless 2020 was a tough year for …

Dohren Wild Farmers add new duo to coaching staff

After fan favorite Caleb Cooper Fenimore decided to go back to his home state Indiana to accept a job as assistent coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, there was a void at the position of head coach of the Dohren Wild Farmers. Today the club announced it has filled the void with a local. Also …

Groups European Championship Qualifier announced

In a stream call, the WBSC Europe announced the four groups and their participants of the 2021 European Championship Qualifier. The qualifiers will be played at the same time. Five surprising countries were added to these qualifiers. The group that will play in Utena, Lithuania contains:- Georgia- Greece- Lithuania- Poland- RomaniaThe group in Bratislava, Slovakia …