WBC 2023: Kingdom of The Netherlands Goes 2 – 0

After yesterday's victory over Cuba, the Dutch made an important stride towards the second round by beating Panama 3-1. Once again the pitching did well and this time several players delivered at the right time. One day shy of the seventeenth anniversary of his WBC no-hitter against.... Panama in 2006, Shairon Martis took the mound …

2021 World Cup U23: The Netherlands Clinches First Victory

Finally! The Kingdom of the Netherlands won its first game at the U23 World Cup. In a real team effort with superb pitching and good offense, the Dutch beat Panama that had a 2-1 record before the start of today's game. Kingdom of the Netherlands  4  -  1  PanamaKoen Postelmans pitched a stellar game, keeping …

U15 World Cup to take place in October/November

Today, the WBSC announced that the U15 World Cup Baseball will take place from October 30 through November 8. This is more positive news after a lot of cancellations due to the coronavirus. As the tournament will be played in Tijuana, Mexico, the place will be a baseball hotbed in October and November as the …

Dutch tumble two spots in World Ranking

Just two months after the previous World Ranking, the WBSC unveiled the newest one. In this new ranking the Dutch drop two spots from the seventh place to the ninth. Only after two months, the WBSC comes with a new ranking for baseball and softball. Of course, it is rather odd that after just two …

U-18 World Cup 2019: Netherlands wins close one

In a night cap, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Panama in the cosolation round. In a close game, the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score as they beat Panama 2-1. Panama took a 1-0 lead over the Dutch in the second inning when Valdes Abrego hit a sac fly to …

U-18 World Cup 2019: Dutch don’t stand a chance vs Canada

After a strong game against Korea, that was only lost in extra innings, the Dutch team may have had good hopes for a good result vs Canada. For three innings, the Dutch could keep pace with the Canadians but in the fourth, the Canucks had a big inning that was the foundation for an 11-0 …

WBC Qualifier 3: Panama doesn’t make it for second time in a row

In the final of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Panama City, the host natino took on neighbour Colombia. In what would become a close game, Panama could not clinch the championship for the second time in a row. Four years ago, the team fell to underdog Brazil     Panama   1   -   …

WBC Qualifier 3: Lack of pitching depth cost France game

In a game that was close for the most part, Panama eventually stayed on the right side of the score as the French pitching staff had a hard time finding the strike zone at moments that mattered.    Panama   7   -   4   France    France took an early 2-0 lead as …

WBC Qualifier 3: Colombia keeps Panama at bay

In the night cap of the World Baseball Classic, played at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Colombia and Panama pulled up a nice game that wasn't as lopsided as the night game in Mexicali.       Colombia   6   -   3   Panama    Both teams kept each other in check rather …

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 3: day one

On Thursday March 17, the WBC Qualifier 3  started with a matchup between Colombia  and Spain. Later Panama and France would face each other in the night cap No surprises on this day as both favorites won easily. But also the games of this qualifier were restricted by black outs. How on earth does MLB want to …

Logo and schedule Premier 12 presented

Today, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) presented the logo of the new "world championship tournament" called the Premier 12. This tournament will be played in Taiwan and Japan and the best twelve baseball countries of the world will participate. The first round and the quarter-finals will be staged in Taiwan. The semi-finals and …

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