Lots of changes for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

At the end of the transition period, it becomes clear that L&D Amsterdam Pirates has lost quite some players that left a mark on the team. Of course the club acquired plenty of players to fill those gaps. The biggest surprise of them all is the fact that Nick Urbanus, son of manager Charles Urbanus …

HCAW loses several key players, add six

Dutch hoofdklasse club HCAW from Bussum announced which players have left the club and which ones will join the club for the 2019 season. Three players hung up their spikes, five moved elsewhere and the team got six new players in return. The three players that decided to call it quits are Vince Rooi, Bryce …

Dutch roster for Baseball Week Haarlem unveiled

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming Baseball Week Haarlem. The roster contains three players that will debut with the team. One of the debuting players is Misja Harcksen of De Glaskoning Twins. The other two are catcher …

HCAW announces hiring of new manager

After a year of being under the helm of Roy Berrevoets, who announced that he would only guide the hoofdklasse team for one season, HCAW from Bussum has found a new manager. The father of HCAW outfielder Roelie Henrique, Roeland Henrique sr stepped forward to become the manager of the team. Last season Henrique sr. …

Baseball against cancer raises €15,000

The head of the article is a bit misleading as there were four events that raised the amount. This was the fifth edition of this great event. It started with Zumba against cancer, then last week there was BBQ against cancer, yesterday Softball against cancer and today Baseball against cancer. The last three were organized by …

HCAW deals with a lot of transfers

A press release by HCAW unveils that a lot of persons (not only players) have left the club. Earlier it was announced that the club and manager Ralph Milliard decided not to go on with each other. Also assistent coach Marlon Frolijk would leave the club as he would become manager of RCH-Pinguins from Heemsteede …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates attract three new players for 2016

On their website, L&D Amsterdam announced that they have acquired three new players. Next to the three newbies, a couple of players left the club in a search for greener pastures. Of the new players that will reinforce the team, two are playing for the national team. Gilmer Lampe and Danny Rombley will reinforce the …

Robert Eenhoorn in the center of the attention during Dutch Star Awards

Tonight the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) organized the Star Awards. An evening where several prices were given to softball and baseball players from the Dutch Hoofdklasse. I will focus on the baseball awards. But the night was built around Robert Eenhoorn, former shortstop of the New York Yankees. For years, after his …

Holland Series 2014: Game 5

        vs   Where L&D Amsterdam Pirates managed to win Saturday's game in a comeback fashion, they couldn't on Sunday. DOOR Neptunus took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Gianison Boekhoudt led off the inning with a doube and advanced to third on a 4-3 groundout hit by Kalian Sams. Dwayne Kemp drove in …

Holland Series 2014: Game 4

      vs  Despite my fear that Rob Cordemans wouldn't pitch, he was sent to the mound by manager Charles Urbanus. But even with Rob Cordemans on the mound, L&D Amsterdam Pirates trailed after one inning. With runners on first and second and two outs, Kalian Sams proved his value for DOOR Neptunus. When he …

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 …

Holland Series 2014: Game 1

  vs  Yesterday, L&D Amsterdam Pirates headed to Rotterdam to take on still reigning champion DOOR Neptunus. In the first game of the best of seven series, things went rather different than I expected. Even though I am rooting for L&D Amsterdam Pirates, I think that DOOR Neptunus is the team to beat. IMHO, DOOR …

European Cup 2014: Dutch probables

Now the play offs are over, the Dutch will focus on the upcoming European Cup first.Two years ago, the Dutch celeberated the 100th birthday of the Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB). Because of that the 2012 European Cup was played in the Netherlands. But what had to be a cherry on the cake turned …

Dutch play offs 2014

Today the final games of the play offs were played. Most important of them all was the matchup between the two teams that had clinched a spot in the Holland Series already: DOOR Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates. The winner of this match would win the homefield advantage in the championship series. After two games …

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