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 …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Dutch fall to Japan in ten innings

Not team Samurai Japan but a selection of college all-stars is representing Japan. A guarantee for small ball. And that is exactly how the team beat team Kingdom of the Netherlands in extra innings as they won 5-3.  In a very close game, the Dutch eventually ended at the wrong side of the score. In …

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 secure spot in semis

In a game of which the score moved back and forth, the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score. The pitching struggled at times and gave away the lead in the sixth but eventually the Dutch bounced back to walk off the field with a 17-7 win.  The 17-7 may not reflect the …

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 …

De Glaskoning Twins has acquired a lot of reinforcements for the 2018 season

Dutch hoofdklasse club De Glaskoning Twins has been very active during the transition period. After a year in which De Glaskoning Twins survived the playdowns (in fact, the club finished on top of the playdowns standings), the club from Oosterhout has lured a lot of new players. With two foreign players added to the roster, …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch fall to Taiwan in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands had to swallow a loss vs Taiwan after wins vs Mexico (in the first round) and Nicaragua (in the consolation round). Some sloppy defense cost the Dutch the game as they fell to Taiwan 4-1.  It took the Dutch until the fourth inning to get on the board. In the …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch have a good start in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands moved on from where they left the first round: With a win. This time the Dutch put Nicaragua aside in a convincing 8-3 victory.  Nicaragua came close to score a run in the first inning when Anthony Valdez Solano got on base on a fielding error and advanced to third …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch beat Mexico in final game of round one

After a close loss vs Japan, yesterday, the Kingdom of the Netherlands shoved Mexico aside today. Four one-run innings proved to be enough against the Mexicans. The 4-0 victory could have been a lot bigger if the Dutch would have cashed in in the second inning. The team loaded the bases with one out, but …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch take care of South Africa

After two losses, the Kingdom of the Netherlands finally clinched its first win. South Africa appeared to be no match for the Dutch. In a 4.5 -inning mercy rule shortened game, the Dutch trounced their opponent 22-3. In the first inning, the Kingdom of the Netherlands flexed its muscles and scored fourteen (!) runs and …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch fall to Cuba despite good game

In a rather close game between Cuba and the Netherlands, the Dutch stayed at the wrong side of the score (3-0) for the second day in a row. But the bright spot was it wasn't a trouncing like yesterday. Unlike yesterday, the Kingdom of the Netherlands managed to collect several hits, seven to be exact, …

2017 U18 World Cup: Dutch no match for USA

In their first game of the 2017 World Cup in Thunder Bay Canada, the USA was way too strong for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. No matter how hard they tried, but the Dutch pitching could not meet the challenge of the American offense.  Eventually the Dutch lost 11-1.  Not only the pitching wasn't able to …

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 …

Dutch win first ever Colt League World Series game

The Dutch Colt League team, the first Dutch representative at a Colt League World Series ever, debuted with a blast. In five innings the team beat thet tournament host Lafayette from Indiana 10-0.   The Dutch team, created with players from the various Dutch baseball academies,  got off a fast start as they scored four runs in …

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