Mike Bolsenbroek to join Brisbane Bandits

According to mister-baseball.com, Dutch pitcher Mike Bolsenbroek will join the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League for the 2019/2020 season. The 32-year old Bolsenbroek joined the Regensburg Legionäre in 2008 and except for the two years he spent in the US with the organization of the Philadelphia Phillies, he played with the Legionäre ever since. …

Limited action for most of Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

This weekend, the (former) Dutch hoofdklasse players did not see much action. The only one who got plenty of playing time was Dwayne Kemp. The others were limited to an inning or a few at-bats. Shogo Nakashima, the solid reliever of the Sydney Blue Sox, pitched only one inning in Saturday's 5-1 win over the …

Dutch teammates face each other in ABL

  Today, Dutch hoofdklasse teammates Dwayne Kemp and Loek van Mil faced each other in the matchup between the Brisbane Bandits and the Sydney BlueSox. Even though Kemp bested his teammate Van Mil, the Blue Sox ended up at the wrong side of the score after ten innings: 5-6.  Just like last week, the Blue …

Loek van Mil dominates in seven-out save

Partially thanks to a 2+ inning outing by Loek van Mil, the Adelaide Bite beat the ABL title favorite Brisbane Bandits in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bite took a bold 3-0 lead in the second inning as they scored two runs in the first on an RBI single by Tai-Shan Chang and …

ABLCS 2017: Bandits a win away from repeating

In the first game of the ABL Championship Series the Melbourne Aces hosted the Brisbane Bandits. In the last two weeks, the Aces were not as good as they were in the previous weeks of the season. The Bandits on the other hand, got their momentum as they reached the play offs from a almost …

ABL 2016/2017: Van Mil earns two saves in a weekend

In round eight of the Australian Baseball League's 2016-2017 season, the following series were scheduled: Melbourne Aces @ Canberra Cavalry, Perth Heat @ Adelaide Bite and Sydney BlueSox @ Brisbane Bandits. The Melbourne Aces clinched a convincing 11-1 win over the Canberra Cavalry in game one as Mark Hamburger was flat out dominant in a complete …

ABL All Star Game 2016, good performances by Dutch related players

In a close ABL All Star Game, the World All Stars took a lead but eventually lost in the ninth as Stefan Welch singled home Trent D'Antonio from second base. The World All Stars had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. With the bases loaded, Kevin Padlo hit a sac fly …

Van Mil and Schuller added to World All Star Roster

The Australian Baseball League announced the rosters for the upcoming All Star Game today. Two Europeans and a few players that used to play in the Dutch hoofdklasse are added to the World All Star Roster or to the roster of team Australia. BlueSox player Craig Anderson, former player for Curacao Neptunus of the Dutch …

ABL 2016, week 4: Variable performances by Europeans

In the fourth week of the ABL season, the Melbourne Aces did a good job by winning three out of four as did the the Adelaide Bite vs the Perth Heat. The Sydney BlueSox split the series vs the Brisbane Bandits. Several European players saw action in week four. The Adelaide Bite won the opening game …

ABL 2016: Justin Erasmus clinches first win

In a solid outing for the Brisbane Bandits, Justin Erasmus got his first win of the season. For the Sydney BlueSox Erasmus was practically unhittable as the South African Australian allowed only three hits and struck out nine in six innings. This game was a pure pitching duel, but the Bandits were just a tad better …

Australian Baseball League: Week 3

In the third week of the ABL competition, the following series were scheduled: Perth Heat @ Sydney BlueSox, Adelaide Bite @ Canberra Cavalry and Melbourne Aces @ Brisbane Bandits.  The biggest winners in this round were the Melbourne Aces as they swept the Brisbane Bandits. The week started with only one game on Thursday. The …

Australian Baseball League: Week two

In the second week of the Australian Baseball League, the following series were played: Canberra Cavalry vs Sydney BlueSox, Perth Heat vs Brisbane Bandits and Adelaide Bite vs Melbourne Aces. The Canberra Cavalry rebounded from a lost series last week, while the Sydney BlueSox cooled off after a hot start. The Adelaide Bite bounced back …

ABL: Van Mil and Bite lose three out of four

Last Thursday the Australian Baseball League season started again. The team of Dutch right hander Loek van Mil took on the Sydney Blue Sox. It wasn't quite a successful start of the season for the Adelaide Bite, as they lost three out of four. Opening Day was on Thursday as the Brisbane Bandits, with Justin …

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