Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 1

Finally, after a long winter, the Dutch hoofdklasse season has started again. The following games were scheduled:  HCAW @ Curaçao Neptunus, Meerlease Pioniers @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and De Glaskoning Twins @ Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. HCAW  0  -  10  Curaçao Neptunus Noblesse oblige, so the reigning European and Dutch champion did …

Late reinforcements for De Glaskoning Twins

After the whole rotation left the club after the transition period last year, De Glaskoning Twins had to look for new starting pitchers. They found them traditionally in Japan but also in Australia. But next two pitchers the club made some surprising acquisitions to complete their roster. The pitcher from Japan is Yuto Onodera. The …

Rick van Dijck takes step back

Dutch pitcher Rick van Dijck, who has spent several years in the highest Czech league will not be seen in the Czech Extra League in 2019 but will play one level lower with SaBaT Prague.   According to Milujeme-Baseball.cz, the Dutch pitcher will reinforce the ranks of the second division club from Prague. In the …

2019 Dutch hoofdklasse

The KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) has released the competition schedule of the Dutch hoofdklasse. The Dutch season will start on Thursday, April 4 and the final game of the regular season will be played on July 28. With the upcoming European Championship in early September, followed by the Olympic Qualifier, the Dutch …

Jakob Syrén signs with Solingen

About two weeks ago you could read an article about Jakob Syrén, who was looking for a new club. Thanks to that blog post quite some clubs contacted him. As a result, he has signed a contract with one of the premier German clubs.  After the aforementioned blog post, the Swedish reliever was approached by …

Hoofdklasse pitcher is looking for a club

For those clubs who are looking for a standout reliever, this is your chance. Jakob Syrén from Sweden is available after he wasn't offered a new contract with his former club from the Dutch hoofdklasse. Coming from Leksand, it is not strange, Jakob got to play baseball as that is one of the biggest sports …

Another Dutchie heads to Italy

Last year, Italian clubs Fortitudo Bologna and A.S.D. Rimini surprised the Dutch baseball world by acquiring two players from the Dutch competition for the 2018 season. This year another hoofdklasse player heads South. Jarreau Martina will join Fortitudo Bologna for the 2019 season. After a season of absence due to professional obligations, Martina returned to …

Quite some changes for De Glaskoning Twins

This year the transaction period was extended with two weeks. In the past years, the period ended on November 1. This year the clubs had time until November 15. De Glaskoning Twins saw several players leave and several players join the club. Starting with the biggest blow, Misja Harcksen decided to return to Neptunus. Harcksen …

Several players from Dutch hoofdklasse in 2018/2019 ABL

Today all ABL clubs presented their opening day roster. Three clubs have players from the 2018 Dutch hoofdklasse on their roster: Sydney Blue Sox, Brisbane Bandits and Perth Heat. Let's start with the Brisbane Bandits. The team from Brisbane has acquired Dutch reliever Loek van Mil. Van Mil who has been pretty dominant in the …

De Glaskoning Twins acquires old acquaintance as third base coach

Today team manager Patrick van Gool announced the name of the new third base coach of De Glaskoning Twins. Old acquaintance because he used to play for the team in 2016 when the team was still under the helm of Kevin Roovers. At the time, the new third base coach played in the outfield.  Diehard …

Atlanta Braves sign Dutch talent

The Atlanta Braves have signed Dutch (Aruban born) catcher Denzel Bryson to a minor league contract. The 17-year Aruban born comes from a modest season with HCAW in the Dutch hoofdklasse. Denzel broke into hoofdklasse baseball through the (now defunct) Bixie baseball academy. He debuted in the hoofdklasse with De Glaskoning Twins in Oosterhout in 2016 …

De Glaskoning Twins announces new head coach

On the day head coach Kevin Knollenburg said goodbye as he could no longer combine managing a hoofdklasse team with his private life and work, the name of the head coach for the 2019 season was announced. The Dutch Baseball Hangout was informed that Jeffrey Arends will be at the helm of De Glaskoning Twins …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Day two of the final playoff round

On the second day of the final playoff round, next to the regular game between HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins, the remainder of yesterday's rained out game was played.  De Glaskoning Twins  5  -  2  HCAW De Glaskoning Twins needed two days to win this game. Yesterday's game was suspended at the start of the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Two of yesterday’s rained out games rained out again

In the playoff round, yesterday's rained out game between HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins was played but rained out again. In the relegation round, DSS hosted Meerlease Pioniers and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks.  But also the game between Pioniers and DSS rained out. De Glaskoning Twins    -    HCAW Since the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 3

Today, both main candidates for a spot in the Holland Series had to work hard to clinch a win. Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW from Bussum and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins. HCAW  3  -  6  Curaçao Neptunus After two scoreless innings, HCAW took the lead in the third. A throwing error by pitcher Brendan Schoemaker …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 2

Curaçao Neptunus restored the order after the humiliating loss vs HCAW last Thursday. Today's game was a lot closer though. L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat De Glaskoning Twins in a very attractive game.  Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  1  HCAW Compared to Thursday's game, not really much happened today. The number of runs that were scored was much …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 1

Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW and had to deal with a major upset. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins clinched a hard-fought victory. HCAW  13  -  0  Curaçao Neptunus Where Neptunus has been rather superior throughout the season so far, it didn't stand a chance against HCAW tonight. In seven innings, HCAW finished the job. The …

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