Holland Series 2016: Neptunus one win away from clinching championship

In a game that started like the one of yesterday, Curacao Neptunus stepped off the field as a victor. In a close game both teams left eight runners on the bases. Pirates got runners in scoring position four times without taking advantage of it, Neptunus did so three times. Where Neptunus' bullpen was the achilles heel …

Holland Series 2016, game one: L&D Amsterdam Pirates wins nail biter

What appeared to become a game in which L&D Amsterdam Pirates did not have much of a chance to close the gap as they trailed 5-2, turned into a nail biter. The Amsterdam based team managed to tie the game in the final inning, so extra innings were needed. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  6  -  5  …

European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands wins nail biter

Spain and the Netherlands played a mouthwatering game tonight. In a real pitching duel the runs did not come cheap. Quality pitching and quality defense were the recipe for a nail biter. In a game that was too close for comfort the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score and made a big step towards …

European Championship: KOTN vs Germany

In the final game of the day, Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted Germany.  In last week's final of the France International Baseball Tournament, both teams met before. In that game the Dutch won but they had to work for it as the score was only 5-3. This time it would not be a close game like …

KOTN: Roger Bernadina back on roster for European Cup

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming European Cup. One very well known name that is back on the list is that of Roger Bernadina. Two years ago, Roger was about to leave for Europe to join the Netherlands …

Van ‘t Hoen European coach of the year 2015

Evert Jan 't Hoen, manager of current European and Dutch champion Curacao Neptunus, has been named European coach of the year during the congress of the European Baseball Confederation CEB in Hoofddorp Netherlands (near Amsterdam Airport). Last year Curacao threepeated as Dutch champion and also clinched the European title for clubs. During the season, Van …

Asia Winter League: Europe no match for NPB

As manager Gilberto Gerali said: "A night to forget quickly." It sure is after a 24-3 defeat vs the NPB's delegation. No mercy rule was in place in this game, so the struggle lasted and lasted. In the third consecutive game in which the European team was the road team, the NPB delegation proved way …

Premier 12: Crazy game between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico  7  -  11  Kingdom  o.t. Netherlands   In the fourth round of the Premier 12, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Puerto Rico. The Dutch started with Shawn Zarraga in the lineup. The catcher, playing in the Dodgers’ organization was hit on the hand in the previous game and was pulled. …

Dutch deal blow to Chinese Taipei

In the pandemonium in Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung team Kingdom of the Netherlands kept their cool and stayed at the right side of the score as they beat Chinese Taipei 7-4. The Dutch win didn't come easy but they delivered at the right times in the game. In the top of the first inning the Dutch …

Dutch gather at Curacao to prepare for Premier12

The Dutch national team went to Curacao to prepare for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament which will start on November 8. The players arrived at the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort in Willemstad yesterday. At the resort the local players that received a call up joined the team, together with manager Hensley Meulens. Meulens …

Dutch Hoofdklasse – 2015 Holland Series: Kinheim extends series with at least one game

Curacao Neptunus can put back the brooms into the closet. Corendon Kinheim isn't beaten yet. Today in an exciting tame in which the team from Haarlem took a big lead over Curacao Neptunus, the Rotterdam based team refused to give up and came back into to the game to make it exciting again. Until the …

Rosters of the Dutch All Star Game presented

Yesterday the rosters of the Dutch All Star game were announced. There is a slight change regarding to previous years with the forming of the teams. In the previous years you had a North team and a South team. North mainly cointaining players form L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Corendon Kinheim, Vaessen Pioniers and HCAW. The South …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Curacao Neptunus clinches win after sustained protest

Today the remainder of the game between Curacao Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates was played. The original game was played on June 30 in which L&D Amsterdam Pirates won 4-1. In that game Nick Urbanus of L&D Amstersdam Pirates hit with an illegal bat (one that isn't on the CEB's list of approved bats) according …

Holland Series 2014: Game 7

           vs  Game seven of the Holland Series turned out to be a game that a championship game should be: A nailbiter. Runs didn't come cheap. For five innings both teams didn't score despite having some runners in scoring position. The tie was broken in the bottom fo the sixth when Reilly Legito singled …

Holland Series 2014: Game 5

        vs   Where L&D Amsterdam Pirates managed to win Saturday's game in a comeback fashion, they couldn't on Sunday. DOOR Neptunus took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Gianison Boekhoudt led off the inning with a doube and advanced to third on a 4-3 groundout hit by Kalian Sams. Dwayne Kemp drove in …

Holland Series 2014: Game 2 (slugfest with only one homerun)

      vs  After having won the first game of the best of seven series, L&D Amsterdam Pirates started game two in similar fashion. With one out and runners on third and second in the second inning, Percy Isenia drew a walk on a 3-2 count when Orlando Yntema threw a wild pitch. Bas Nooij …

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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