Curacao Neptunus threepeats and clinches 16th Dutch championship

In another convincing game, Curacao Neptunus clinched their 16th Dutch national baseball championship. After the first three games, the team had a 3-0 lead and it looked like they would sweep Corendon Kinhiem. But yesterday, against the odds, Kinheim postponed the championship party of the team from Rotterdam. But today, in Haarlem, Neptunus made a …

Dutch Hoofdklasse – 2015 Holland Series: Neptunus can bring out the brooms tomorrow

In game three of the Holland Series, it looked like it would be a seven inning mercy rule finish, early in the game as Curacao Neptunus had a 7-0 lead after two innings. With Nick Veltkamp on the mound for Kinheim, as Tom Stuifbergen was still serving a three game suspension, Neptunus took a 2-0 lead …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Holland Series 2015, game 1

After L&D Amsterdam Pirates was ousted by Curacao Neptunus two weeks ago, the Rotterdam based team took on Corendon Kinheim in game one of the Holland Series. Starter for Neptunus was Diegomar Markwell, who posted a 9-2 record and a 2.06 ERA during the regular season.  Starter for Corendon Kinheim was David Bergman who had …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs, Saturday August 22: No-hit bid spoiled

Today the following games were scheduled in the Play Offs:  Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus and Corendon Kinheim @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates.  Two exciting games . One in which both teams were almost each other’s match and another in which a no-hit bid was spoiled late in the game. Vaessen Pioniers @ Curacao Neptunus  1 …

European Cup 2014: Dutch clinch 21st title

Yogi Berra said it once: "It aint over until it's over." Italy proved that this Berraism is very true. After the Dutch took a 5-0 lead, all runs but one were scored on solo homeruns, the Italians started to get back into the game. In the top of the fourth, the Italians started to see …

European Cup 2014: Dutch still unbeaten

Mike Bolsenbroek going nine shutout innings and two homeruns. That's the story of the game between the Netherlands and Italy in a nutshell. Both teams didn't score in the first inning. But the Netherlands took a small lead when Yurendell de Caster hit a mammoth solo homerun  over the left field fence.  It cleared the …

European Cup 2014: Dutch unbeaten to next round

There was never any doubt if the Dutch would beat Russia. But for a long time it looked like the Russians could force the Dutch into nine innings. Dutch team manager Steve Janssen started a couple of bench players: Jurrian Koks (SP), Danny Rombley (RF), Gilmer Lampe (LF) and Dashenko Ricardo (C). After three innings …

European Cup 2014: Final roster of team Netherlands and Italy

The final roster for the Dutch has been published. To me there are some surprises. The last cuts have been made by manager Steve Janssen. After Roger Bernadina was called up to the Majors, one cut didn't have to be made. Now a second one doesn't need to be made. Juan Carlos Sulbaran has been …

France International Baseball Tournament: Dutch win not convincing

Tonight the Dutch got their "revenge" for the 12-8 loss vs France last night. The Dutch won 3-2, but the win wasn't convincing. The Dutch started with Rob Cordemans on the mound. The hero of the 2011 World Cup final recently burned his hand and was pulled after one inning in which he allowed one …

European Cup 2014: Dutch provisional roster

Less than a day after I posted the probables, the Dutch baseball and softball federation (KNBSB) announced the provisional roster of the Dutch national team.The Dutch will go to Sénart with the following players* :Pitchers:Rob Cordemans (L&D Amsterdam Pirates) Diegomar Markwell  (DOOR Neptunus)David Bergman (Corendon Kinhiem)Kevin Heijstek (L&D Amsterdam Pirates)Orlando Yntema (DOOR Neptunus)Wendell Floranus  (Gulf …

European Cup 2014: Dutch probables

Now the play offs are over, the Dutch will focus on the upcoming European Cup first.Two years ago, the Dutch celeberated the 100th birthday of the Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB). Because of that the 2012 European Cup was played in the Netherlands. But what had to be a cherry on the cake turned …

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