Core of L&D Amsterdam Pirates remains largely the same

In the annual transition period, L&D Amsterdam did not see many players leave. Only two players left the club, while five were added to the roster. Players that left the club are Jim Ploeger, who left for HCAW and Oliver van der Wijst Severino, who left for HCAW as well. The latter may likely play …

Lots of transactions for HCAW

Like every year, it is quite a carousel during the transition period in Bussum. HCAW, that reached the playoffs for the third year in a row, lost many players but also saw many players join the club.  In total, twelve players went to other clubs. The most remarkable and painful loss may be pitcher Kaj …

Jeandro Tromp to sign with Arizona Western

Dutch hoofdklasse player Jeandro Tromp has accepted an offer by Arizona Western College. He only needs to sign the agreement to become a Matador. The 18-year old center fielder has received an offer by the college located in Yuma AZ. If Jeandro signs, he will be the sixth Dutchie that will become a Matador. The …

U-18 European Championship 2018: Kingdom of the Netherlands brings home title

The Dutch U-18 squad managed to win the 2018 European title by beating Spain 6-3. Luuk ter Beek pitched a gem and kept the Spanish scoreless in eight innings.  It wasn't really a close game but the Dutch did not manage to walk away from their opponent. In the first four innings, the Dutch jumped …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch fall to Taiwan in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands had to swallow a loss vs Taiwan after wins vs Mexico (in the first round) and Nicaragua (in the consolation round). Some sloppy defense cost the Dutch the game as they fell to Taiwan 4-1.  It took the Dutch until the fourth inning to get on the board. In the …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch fall to Cuba despite good game

In a rather close game between Cuba and the Netherlands, the Dutch stayed at the wrong side of the score (3-0) for the second day in a row. But the bright spot was it wasn't a trouncing like yesterday. Unlike yesterday, the Kingdom of the Netherlands managed to collect several hits, seven to be exact, …

Debuting Dutch win Colt World Series

Sensational! Unbelievable! What else can you name it? A country debuting at the Colt League World Series goes the distance. That's the story of this year's Colt League World Series in a nutshell. The Dutch team beat Upland 6-0. Even though it wasn't a walk over like the previous three games, the win was never …

Dutch win first ever Colt League World Series game

The Dutch Colt League team, the first Dutch representative at a Colt League World Series ever, debuted with a blast. In five innings the team beat thet tournament host Lafayette from Indiana 10-0.   The Dutch team, created with players from the various Dutch baseball academies,  got off a fast start as they scored four runs in …

Teenager chasing his (baseball) dreams

This is a story about a kid who hasn't even reached the age of seventeen, but who made his debut in the Dutch hoofdklasse the other day. This kid, a son of a former teammate of mine, debuted with Hoofddorp Pioniers against Curaçao Neptunus the other day.  Of course, this kid has a name. Luuk ter …

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