Mind-Boggling: Dutch Baseball Federation Thanks Six Players For Services Rendered

In the run-up to the 2021 European Baseball Championship, which will be played in Italy from September 11 through September 19, the KNBSB has informed several players they will not get an invite for Team Kingdom of the Netherlands. In some cases understandable, but in some other cases mind-boggling.  A total of six players have …

2020 Dutch hoofdklasse: Top 4, make up game

After a clear 10-0 victory over HCAW in which three pitchers threw a combined no-hitter, L&D Amsterdam Pirates also clinched a clear victory vs HCAW in Bussum today.  Yesterday, Rob Cordemans (5 innings), Nick Veltkamp (1 inning), and Matz Schutte (1 inning) pitched a combined no-hitter. If Schutte had not issued the sole walk to …

A lot of transfers for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

Once again, L&D Amsterdam saw several players go and added a lot of new players to its roster. Three of those players come from their farm team and one was playing for them last year more or less. Of the players that turned their back on the club, the name of Kevin Heijstek is the …

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 …

Rob Cordemans close to some mile stones

Rob Cordemans, the veteran in the rotation of L&D Amsterdam Pirates is about to reach two milestones in the coming weeks. First of all, he can reach 2,000 strikeouts next Thursday. His second accomplishment may take a bit longer but will likely be reached later this season: 200 wins. Last season, Cordemans broke the career …

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 …

Dutch roster for Super 6 revealed

Today manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen announced the names of the players that will be on the roster of the Dutch squad that will participate in the Super 6 tournament that will be held in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam) from September 18 through September 23. The team contains players from US/Canadian …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: All Asian final tomorrow

A must win game for both teams but it was Taiwan that stayed at the right side of the score as it beat the Kingdom of the Netherlands 7-5. After a good tournament, the final appeared to be a bridge too far for the Dutch team. For three innings the two teams kept each other …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Easy win for Dutch vs Italy

In the second game for both teams, Italy was no match for Kingdom of the Netherlands. Especially Rob Cordemans kept the Italians limited to two base hits. The Dutch beat their arch rival 7-0. It was a great day for Dutch baseball today. Next, to the win of the U-18 team vs and in Italy, …

European Champions Cup 2018: Rimini eliminates L&D Amsterdam Pirates from semis

After the devastating loss vs the Rouen Huskies yesterday, L&D Amsterdam Pirates had to take on A.S.D. Rimini Pirates from Italy in the decisive game of group A. Even though it wasn't a blowout like yesterday, L&D Amsterdam Pirates finished the game at the wrong side of the score as Rimini won 3-2. In the …

European Baseball Series 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands avoids sweep

In the third game of this series between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Italy, the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score this time. Both teams collected six hits but the three errors the Italians committed, costed them the game as the Dutch scored four unearned runs and won 5-2.  Even though …

Holland Series 2017: Neptunus one win away from clinching championship

In a very close game, Curaçao Neptunus stayed at the right side of the score and is one win away from clinching its eighteenth Dutch championship. Tonight's game must have been a bitter loss for Rob Cordemans as he pitched a complete game. In a stellar outing, he allowed two earned runs and struck out ten. …

Holland Series 2017: Walk off win for Curaçao Neptunus

In an exciting game, L&D Amsterdam Pirates had a lead for eight and a half innings but eventually, the team gave away the win as they failed to take advantage of runners in scoring position. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  4  - 5  Curaçao Neptunus By the fourth inning, Pirates had collected seven hits but had scored only …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: L&D Amsterdam Pirates crushes Curaçao Neptunus in Rotterdam

More than four weeks after the club failed to reach the final of the European Champions Cup and three weeks after they fell to De Glaskoning Twins, L&D Amsterdam showed it was a misstep as they humiliated Curaçao Neptunus in seven innings by beating them 12-0. The team as a whole did well, but two players …

World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch win first game

After falling to Chinese Taipei in the final inning last night, the Dutch bounced back vs Curaçao. In thirteen innings the Dutch clinched the 10-7 victory. In the regular innings, the runs did not come cheap. In the third inning, Rob Cordemans gave up two runs to Curaçao when Reangelo Beaumont was driven in from second …

European Champions Cup 2017: Easy victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

In the second matchup vs an Italian opponent in as many days, L&D Amsterdam cruised through nine innings for an easy win. Rob Cordemans pitched six innings in which he gave up only one run. At bat, Pirates was more efficient than their opponent, as they beat A.S.D. Rimini Pirates 9-2. After a scoreless first …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: L&D Amsterdam Pirates crushes DSS

Due to obligations next week in the European Champions Cup, L&D Amsterdam Pirates took on DSS last night. The game was originally scheduled to be played coming Sunday. The Amsterdam-based team took revenge for the loss vs DSS on Thursday. DSS  1  -  12  L&D Amsterdam Pirates With a three-run first inning and a two-run second, Pirates took …

Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

In the final test before the WBC semi-final against Puerto Rico, team Kingdom of the Netherlands was no match for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the five innings that Zack Greinke was on the mound, he limited the Dutch to six hits and one run. Eventually, the Dutch fell to the Diamondbacks 12-5. D-Backs manager Lovullo …

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