Melvin Perdue heads to Austria

A name that will be familiar to Austrian and Dutch baseball fans. Melvin Perdue. Melvin spent time in Austria with the Attnang-Puchheim Athletics and played in the Netherlands with DSS from Haarlem and Oosterhout Twins. Now the friendly American is ready for a return to Europe, Austria to be precise. Since Melvin is hired as …

Kinheim and DSS on merger course

According to the website of Baseball and Softball Club Kinheim from Haarlem, an important step towards a merger with DSS has been made. Both DSS' and Kinheim's members decided to work on a merger proposal in the coming months. With the meeting at DSS, there was a unanimous vote, at Kinheim, a vast majority of …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Promotion/relegation series, game 5

After the warning track and the infield of Kinheim's home, Pim Mulier Stadium were flooded due to superfluous rainfall yesterday, the decisive game was moved to today. In a do or die matchup for both parties, DSS stayed at the right side of the score as it overcame a 5-1 deficit and beat Kinheim 14-5.  …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Promotion/relegation series, game 4

As game four of the promotion/relegation series was rained out on Sunday, it was played tonight. After blowing the lead on Saturday, Glenn Wassink was clearly the man of the match as he pitched nine innings to guide Kinheim to a 6-3 victory. After Linus Holmberg singled up the middle and drove in René Cremer …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Promotion/relegation series, game 3

Today, Kinheim was the home team in its own Pim Mulier Stadium in this Haarlem get-together. Kinheim had the lead for the biggest part of the game but in the final inning, its pitching collapsed and surrendered two runs to hand DSS the 3-2 win. In the sixth innings, after five scoreless innings, DSS pushed …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Promotion/relegation series, game 2

After yesterday's game of the promotion/relegation series was rained out yesterday, DSS and Kinheim faced each other tonight. Kinheim bounced back big time after Saturday's loss as they beat DSS 12-7. Kinheim jumped on DSS starting pitcher Nick Keur as they scored four times in the first inning. Singles by Jeldwin Orman and Jenk Lemmink …

2019 Dutch hoofdklasse: Promotion/relegation series, game 1

Today the first game of the promotion/relegation series between Kinheim (overgangsklasse) and DSS (hoofdklasse) was played. The background of this series is rather odd as both teams, that are literally neighbors, are investigating cooperation. In this best-of-five series, DSS struck first and won 1-0. Even though Kinheim was the home team, the game was played …

Baseball developments in Haarlem

On their website, DSS from Haarlem has announced it will have talks with neighbour Kinheim. Both teams play at the Pim Mulier Sportspark and are only separated by a small road that lies between their baseball grounds. According to the website, both clubs have had talks in which they agreed to further talks about a …

2019 Playdowns round two: Silicon Storks secures spot in 2020 hoofdklasse, DSS to play against relegation

At the start of the playdowns, nobody expected this to happen. Silicon Storks ended dead last in the regular competition. But now the team has clinched a spot in the 2020 hoofdklasse by beating DSS today 8-0 to win the series 3-1. Silicon Storks and DSS collected about the same numbers of base hits, Storks …

Silicon Storks gets win appointed by KNBSB in playdowns

Last Saturday, the hoofdklasse playdown game between Silicon Storks and DSS was postponed after the home plate umpire was hit by a foul ball. The foul ball itself wasn't the direct cause of the postponement, merely a nasty remark by one of the players of DSS. After home plate umpire was hit on the hand …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Playdowns, round two, game one

In the second round of the playdowns, Silicon Storks from the Hague hosted DSS from Haarlem. The game was played in Hoofddorp as Storks' home field doesn't have artificial lights. DSS clinched an easy 3-1 victory. Juan Carlos Sulbaran limited his former team (Storks) to three hits in six innings. He needed a lot of …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Playoffs and playdowns, game 3

On the third day of the playoffs, Meerlease Pioniers headed to Rotterdam to face Curaçao Neptunus, the likely victors of the upcoming Holland Series. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW. In the playdowns, Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks, that clinched a surprising win yesterday and Oosterhout Twins hosted DSS. Meerlease Pioniers  0  -  8  Curaçao Neptunus …

Photo impression of Oosterhout Twins @ DSS

Today, Twins and DSS played in Oosterhout but Twins was the road team. For seven innings long, Twins appeared to cruise to an easy victory but in the eighth inning, DSS came back to 6-5. Eventually, Twins scored three insurance run in the ninth to clinch the sure win. With two wins, the club only …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Playoffs and playdowns, game 2

In today's playoff games, Meerlease Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus while HCAW hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In the playdowns, DSS "hosted" Oosterhout Twins in Oosterhout and Silicon Storks hosted Quick Amersfoort. Curaçao Neptunus  6  -  1  Meerlease Pioniers Long it appeared to become another close game today. Until the sixth inning neither team did score. In …

Dutch hoofdklasse: playoffs and playdowns game one.

In the Dutch hoofdklasse, the regular season is over. The top four teams are playing each other in a best-of-five playoff and the lower four are facing each other in a best of five playdowns. Curaçao Neptunus hosted Meerlease Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW in the playoffs. Oosterhout Twins played its "home" game …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 3

On the third day of the last round, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Silicon Storks, DSS hosted Quick Amersfoort in an attempt to salvage the series, L&D Amsterdam hosted Meerlease Pioniers in the rubber game of the series and Oosterhout Twins headed to Bussum to take on HCAW. Silicon Storks    -    Curaçao Neptunus For 3.5 …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 2

None of the games on the second day of the final round of the regular season really mattered as the top four and bottom four are set already. Curaçao Neptunus didn't show no mercy for Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates met its match in Meerlease Pioniers, Quick Amersfoort stayed at the right side of the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 1.

On the first day of the final round of the regular season, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Meerlease Pioniers, Quick Amersfoort headed to Haarlem to face DSS and HCAW took on Oosterhout Twins at home in Bussum. Silicon Storks    -    Curaçao Neptunus An early 2-0 lead for Neptunus laid …

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