2021 European Champions Cup: Day 3

On the third day of the 2021 European Champions Cup, the following games were (re)scheduled: Parmaclima @ Arrows Ostrava, Curaçao Neptunus @ Heidenheim Heideköpfe, Parmaclima @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ Rouen Huskies, Curaçao Neptunus @ Fortitudo Bologna, and Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals. Parmaclima  13  -  8  Arrows OstravaArrows Ostrava wasn't blown away …

2021 Dutch hoofdklasse: Summaries of Round 4

Here are the summaries of round four, in a week in which the top four walked away from the bottom four. The summaries of Quick Amersfoort vs HCAW and Hoofddorp Pioniers vs Oosterhout Twins, contain only two games. The ones on Saturday were rained out and will be played tonight. DSS/Kinheim vs Curacao Neptunushttps://eyecons.com/videos/curacao-neptunus-scoort-erop-los-tegen-dsskinheim-9254Silicon Storks …

The favorite jerseys of my collection

Through the years built a small collection of baseball jerseys. It all started in 1991 when I got the jersey of my very first baseball club, now defunct Amstel Tijgers, three-time Dutch champion. From that moment on more jerseys got my way. This is an overview of the favorite jerseys of my collection. Amsterdam Baseball …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 1

In the second round, the following series will be played: Quick Amersfoort - Meerlease Pioniers, DSS - Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates - HCAW and Curaçao Neptunus - De Glaskoning Twins. In the game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW, veteran pitcher Rob Cordemans may break the 2,000 strikeout mark. Meerlease Pioniers    -    …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 2

Curaçao Neptunus restored the order after the humiliating loss vs HCAW last Thursday. Today's game was a lot closer though. L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat De Glaskoning Twins in a very attractive game.  Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  1  HCAW Compared to Thursday's game, not really much happened today. The number of runs that were scored was much …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Two lopsided deferred matches

Two deferred games tonight. In Hoofddorp, Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and in Rotterdam, Silicon Storks hosted Curaçao Neptunus. The latter may sound strange as the game was played at Neptunus' home field the Neptunus Family Stadium but since Storks doesn't have a proper lighting system they play their home night games in Rotterdam. L&D …

Rob Cordemans is inching closer to K record

Rob Cordemans, pitcher of L&D Amsterdam Pirates, is inching closer to the strikeout record that was set by Bart Volkerijk and still stands at 1,984. In today's game vs Silicon Storks, Rob Cordemans was the starting pitcher. Rob lasted four innings in which he threw fifty-four pitches. Rob is recovering from an injury, so that …

European Champions Cup 2018 awarded to Curaçao Neptunus

The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced that the organization of the 2018 European Champions Cup has been awarded to Curaçao Neptunus. For the club from Rotterdam, it is a nice addition to the celebrations of its 75th anniversary. The current European and Dutch champion organized this tournament for the last time in 2015 when …

European Champions Cup 2017: There will be a new champion

Yesterday, Curaçao Neptunus beat T&A San Marino in a rather lopsided game in which the Italians could not get a grip on Diegomar Markwell's pitches. In the other semi-final, L&D Amsterdam just stayed at the wrong side of the score as they fought their way back after trailing 7-0.  T&A San Marino  1  -  7 …

Annual player shift in Dutch hoofdklasse

The month of October has passed and so has the transition period in Dutch baseball . The top two teams in Dutch baseball, L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curacao Neptunus did not acquire many players this year. Especially in the lower ranks of the hoofdklasse were a lot of moves made. European champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates saw …

More on Japanese interest for Tom de Blok

Yesterday you could read here that the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles had shown interest in L&D Amsterdam Pirates pitcher Tom de Blok. The 20-year old can easily throw a 93 mph fastball and that is always something interesting for a baseball club, especially in times in which the focus is on speed.   After posting …

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 …

The qualification for the European Champions Cup is flawed

In the recent weeks it became all too clear that the current way to qualify for the European Champions Cup has its flaws. The Dutch competition is set up in such a way that the winner of the regular competition earns a ticket to the ECC. The other ticket goes to the team that reaches …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, August 22

Tonight the rained out games of Sunday August 21 were played. A very unusual day because normally those games are played on a Tuesday.  Anyhow, HCAW headed to Pickles UVV, De Glaskoning Twins went to Haarlem to face DSS and L&D Amsterdam Pirates also went to Haarlem, but across the street of DSS, to face …

Holland Series 2014: Game 3 probables

       vs     Tonight, game three will be played at the home field of L&D Amsterdam Pirates. I am going to attend, so I am really looking forward to this game. I wonder who will be the starters for both teams. Since Kevin Heijstek pitched on Saturday, he has had four days …

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 …

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