2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 3, Day 1

Last night, on the first day of the third round in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, HCAW @ Quick Amersfoort, L&D Amsterdam @ Storks, and Oosterhout Twins @ RCH Memorie Sieraden. Curaçao Neptunus  14  -  1  Hoofddorp PioniersHoofddorp Pioniers was no match for Curaçao Neptunus last night, …

Rick van den Hurk Calls it a (Professional) Career

Dutch right-handed pitcher Rick van den Hurk officially announced his professional retirement today. Through his Instagram account he announced to end his professional career after twenty years. Rick van den Hurk during his presentation with the Yakult Swallows The thirty-six year old righty, was born in Eindhoven and debuted in professional baseball in 2003 with …

Transactions in Belgian Baseball For the 2022 Season: Sunville Tigers

Since the season in Belgium has started already, it is a bit like swinging after the bell, but better late than never. In today's episode of "Transactions in Belgian Baseball..." we pay attention to the recently promoted Sunville Tigers, who had to wait for the final additions before the club could provide the necessary information. The …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 2, Day 3

On the final day of the second week in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: Silicon Storks @ RCH Memorie Sieraden, HCAW @ DSS/Kinheim, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Quick Amersfoort, and Oosterhout Twins @ Hoofddorp Pioniers. HCAW  6  -  1  DSS/KinheimHCAW laid the foundation for its third victory of the week in the …

2022 Belgian Division 1: Round 1

Finally, the baseball season in Belgium has started as well. Yesterday, the first round of Division 1 was played. Like last year, the highest Belgian league contains eleven teams, this time due to the withdrawal of the Antwerp Eagles. Here is a summary of the games. Division 1 A Merchtem Cats @ Hoboken Pioneers (0 …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 2, Day 2

On the second day of the second round in the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse, the following games were scheduled: RCH-Pinguïns @ Silicon Storks, DSS/Kinheim @ HCAW, Quick Amersfoort @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, and Hoofddorp Pioniers @ Oosterhout Twins RCH Memorie Sieraden  9  -  1  Silicon StorksAfter a victory in a rather close game on Thursday night, …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 2, Day 1

On the first day (night) of the second round of the 2022 season of the Dutch hoofdklasse, the following matches were scheduled: HCAW @ DSS/Kinheim, Silicon Storks @ RCH-Pinguïns, Oosterhout Twins @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Quick Amersfoort. HCAW  6  -  2  DSS/KinheimLeaving twelve runners on base and still losing. That was …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 1 Make up Games

Last night, two make up games were played: Hoofddorp Pioniers @ HCAW and Oosterhout Twins @ Quick Amersfoort. Hoofddorp Pioniers  6  -  7  HCAWAn eight-inning game last night. Not because of the mercy rule but because of the dreaded curfew rule. In a close game, HCAW struck first. In the first inning, the team from …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 1, Day 3

Today, for the first time in this short season, all scheduled games were played: DSS/Kinheim @ Curaçao Neptunus, Hoofddorp Pioniers @ HCAW, RCH-Pinguïns @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, and Quick Amersfoort @ Oosterhout Twins. Unlike last Thursday, when Pirates and Twins both lost, there were no surprises today. A day with victories for all home teams. …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 1, Day 2

After some make-up games last night, it was time for the second day of round two. Unfortunately, the game between Oosterhout Twins and Quick Amersfoort was canceled but the other three games (HCAW @ Hoofddorp Pioniers, Curaçao Neptunus @ DSS/Kinheim, and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ RCH-Pinguïns) were played. HCAW  9  -  4  Hoofddorp PioniersWhat was …

Oosterhout Twins Adds Japanese Pitcher

Like previous years, Dutch hoofdklasse club Oosterhout Twins has added a pitcher from Japan. Just like last year, the hurler is coming from partner club Ibaraki Astro Planets. Almost a year ago, Oosterhout Twins and the Ibaraki Astro Planets signed an agreement on exchanging players. Last year, two pitchers of the club from the Baseball …

2022 Dutch hoofdklasse: Round 1, Game 1

With two games rained out tonight, the games between host L&D Amsterdam Pirates and RCH Pinguïns and Quick Amersfoort @ Oosterhout Twins continued despite the inclement weather in most parts of the Netherlands. RCH-Pinguïns  24  -  18  L&D Amsterdam PiratesAfter thirteen years, RCH-Pinguïns is back in the Dutch hoofdklasse. Likely, the club's return was more …

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 …

2022 Johan Veraghtert Tournament

Today, yours truly went to Borgerhout to attend the annual Johan Veraghtert Tournament. This year, host Borgerhout Squirrels, neighbor Deurne Spartans, runner up in last year's Belgian championship Brasschaat Braves, L&D Amsterdam Pirates, and the farm team of Oosterhout Twins participated. A part of the games was played at the facility of neighboring Deurne Spartans. …

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