2020 Holland Series: L&D Amsterdam Pirates strikes first

After game one was cancelled due to poor field conditions in Rotterdam as a result of pouring rain yesterday, the first game was played at the Loek Loevendie Ballpark in Amsterdam today. It would become a close game in which L&D Amsterdam Pirates would stay at the right side of the score 1-3.Curaçao Neptunus took …

European Champions Cup 2019: Pirates to final with clear win

After the 2017 edition, in which Pirates barely stayed in the Champions Cup and ended at a disappointing seventh place, the team from Amsterdam reached this year's final thanks to a clear victory over Parmaclima Parma. In the first semi-final, L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Parma 8-4. Pirates continued the way they did all week, with …

Kenny van den Branden joins Hoboken Pioneers

Quite a blow for the runner-up in the 2018 Belgian championship, the Borgerhout Squirrels. Ace pitcher, Kenny van den Branden has decided to turn his back on the Squirrels to join the Hoboken Pioneers. Kenny van den Branden guided the Borgerhout Squirrels to a spot in the Belgian championship series. His strong outing in game …

Holland Series 2018: Neptunus brings back tension

He wasn't as dominant as Kevin Heijstek yesterday, but Neptunus' starter Elton Koeiman kept the Pirates' lineup in check. Pirates did not have an answer to his variety of pitches that he mixed very well. Neptunus took advantage of one poor inning of Kyle Ward and walked away with the 4-1 victory. It was a …

Holland Series 2018: L&D Amsterdam pushes Curaçao Neptunus aside

In the second game of the Holland Series, Kevin Heijstek was vastly dominant as he went the distance for L&D Amsterdam Pirates and secured the 7-0 win for the team from the Dutch capital.  L&D Amsterdam Pirates took an early lead in the first inning. With runners on the corners, Kalian Sams hit into a …

Holland Series 2018: Cordemans guides L&D Amsterdam Pirates to opening game win

A solid outing by veteran pitcher Rob Cordemans led to a convincing 8-2 victory over Curaçao Neptunus in game one of the 2018 Holland Series. In the first inning, Curaçao Neptunus took an early 1-0 lead when Stijn van der Meer, who got on base on a single scored on a fielding error by third baseman …

European Champions Cup 2018: L&D Amsterdam Pirates saves Dutch ticket

For most of the week, L&D Amsterdam Pirates played like a sack of potatoes but in its hour of need the team stepped on it and saved the ECC ticket for the Netherlands for 2019. Kevin Heijstek was the starting pitcher. In the first game of the tournament he was too but then it was like …

European Champions Cup 2018: Embarrassing loss for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

Six hits were all that L&D Amsterdam Pirates could produce against Owen Ozanich of the Rouen Huskies. The French champion, on the other hand, managed to collect twelve hits and score eight times to hand Pirates a humiliating loss: 8-1 Owen Ozainich was practically unhittable today. Only in the ninth inning, Pirates got past second base …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Heijstek goes deep for win

As a deluge hit the Netherlands in the past days, all games but one were canceled. Only the game between Hoofddorp Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam was played. Both teams were each other's match but in the end, L&D Amsterdam prevailed as they scored a run in the ninth to clinch a 5-4 victory. It was …

Holland Series 2016: Neptunus clinches fourth consecutive title

In an exciting game that was a promotion for Dutch baseball both teams were each other's match, Curacao Neptunus stayed at the right side of the score. After the team took a 3-0 lead, things looked gloomy for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. But the team from Amsterdam managed to bounce back before Neptunus scored the winning …

Holland Series 2016: Pirates grabs last straw

In what was a nail biter and a very, very close game Pirates managed to clinch the win. Max Clarijs, with a batting average of .188, came through at the moment when you least expected it and hit a walk off bases loaded single. Despite the win, Pirates still trails by a game, but the club …

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: Neptunus stays at right side of the score

After game three was rained out yesterday, both teams faced each other tonight.  Curacao Neptunus stayed on the right side of the score as it beat L&D Amsterdam Pirates 7-3.  The score could have been a lot higher if Neptunus had not left thirteen runners on base. In total they had runners in scoring position …

European Champions Cup 2016: L&D Amsterdam Pirates a surprising winner?

You all may have noticed by now that L&D Amsterdam Pirates won the European Champions Cup by beating A.S.D. Rimini Pirates in extra innings. But was this a surprising win? Even though Curacao Neptunus won the cup last year, Italian club baseball was dominant in Europe over the past eight years. Since 1996, Neptunus from …

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, Thursday July 30: NO-HITTER FOR ORLANDO YNTEMA

On day one of round six in the second half of the season the following games were scheduled: Curacao Neptunus @ UVV, Pronto DSS @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Vaessen Pioniers @ HCAW and Mampaey the Hawks @ Corendon Kinheim. Two major surprises today. Curacao Neptunus @ UVV  5 - 0 Orlando Yntema made the history …

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 …

Dutch Hoofdklasse, Tuesday July 7: Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates

Because of European Cup obligations Curacao Neptunus later this season, the game that was scheduled then, between Curacao Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates was played today. In a high scoring and close game, Neptunus took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. With two outs and Rien Vernooij on first, Vernooij advanced …

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