Darryl Collins starts MiLB season at Low A.

Today, the Kansas City Royals presented the rosters of its farm teams. Curious where one of the biggest Dutch talents will play, yours truly checked them all. Darryl Collins will start the season at Low A. The player that calls Curaçao Neptunus his home in Dutch baseball, will play for the Columbia FireFlies on opening …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Batting Titles, ERA Titles, etc.

Now the 2020 regular season came to an end yesterday, it is time to look to the performances of the players. Who won the batting title, who had the best ERA, you name it. Here is an overview of the main categories. Batting Title: This year a thirty-six-year old record was broken. For the first …

Quiet transition period for Neptunus

Reigning European and Dutch champion Curaçao Neptunus did not make a lot of moves during this year's transition period. Even though the club saw four players leave, the club added only two players from outside the club to its roster.  According to manager Ronald Jaarsma, it was hard to give three of his younger players …

Holland Series 2018: Neptunus brings back tension

He wasn't as dominant as Kevin Heijstek yesterday, but Neptunus' starter Elton Koeiman kept the Pirates' lineup in check. Pirates did not have an answer to his variety of pitches that he mixed very well. Neptunus took advantage of one poor inning of Kyle Ward and walked away with the 4-1 victory. It was a …

Darryl Collins signs contract with Royals

In a press release by his club Curaçao Neptunus, it was announced today that youngster Darryl Collins has signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. After the game vs De Glaskoning Twins, Collins signed the contract under the watchful eye of Nick Leto, scout of the Kansas City Royals. The 16-year old …

U-18 European Championship 2018: Kingdom of the Netherlands brings home title

The Dutch U-18 squad managed to win the 2018 European title by beating Spain 6-3. Luuk ter Beek pitched a gem and kept the Spanish scoreless in eight innings.  It wasn't really a close game but the Dutch did not manage to walk away from their opponent. In the first four innings, the Dutch jumped …

U-18 European Championship 2018: Dutch beat Italy in seven, advance to final

Today, the Dutch cruised through seven innings as they beat Italy 12-2. In the lion's den, the Dutch were way too strong for the host nation. Solid hitting and a pristine outing by Sem Robberse, laid the foundation for this easy victory. After the Dutch scored on a passed ball in the first inning, Italy …

U-18 European Championship 2018: Dutch blank Ukraine in seven innings

The Kingdom of the Netherlands shoved aside the still winless Ukraine 17-0. Starting pitcher Chris Stuart took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning but it was spoiled with two outs. Thanks to this win, the Dutch will advance to the semis as the winner of group A. Chris Stewart was dominating the Ukraine lineup …

U-18 European Championship 2018: Great Britain no match for Dutch

Only five innings was what the Dutch needed to shove aside Great Britain. The Kingdom of the Netherlands showed no mercy as the team outscored their opponent 21-2 and outhit them 15-4. Eight of the twenty-one runs the Dutch scored were unearned thanks to the five errors the British defense committed.  After a slow start …

Holland Series 2017: Walk off win for Curaçao Neptunus

In an exciting game, L&D Amsterdam Pirates had a lead for eight and a half innings but eventually, the team gave away the win as they failed to take advantage of runners in scoring position. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  4  - 5  Curaçao Neptunus By the fourth inning, Pirates had collected seven hits but had scored only …

Debuting Dutch win Colt World Series

Sensational! Unbelievable! What else can you name it? A country debuting at the Colt League World Series goes the distance. That's the story of this year's Colt League World Series in a nutshell. The Dutch team beat Upland 6-0. Even though it wasn't a walk over like the previous three games, the win was never …

Dutch beat Korea to reach final of Colt League World Series

In the double elimination format, the Dutch Colt League team met the Colt League team from Seoul, South Korea for the second time in this tournament. And for the second time,  the Dutch beat their opponent. With another great team effort, the Netherlands won 10-6. For the first time this tournament, the Netherlands were trailing …

Dutch team makes its presence felt at Colt World Series

After their debut blow out victory vs the Lafayette team, the Dutch Colt League team made clear it is a team to be reckoned with. In another mercy rule shortened game, they blew away the Koreans 12-2. Not only did the Dutch outscore the Koreans, they also outhit them 11-4. The only tiny black mark …

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