U23 World Cup Baseball: Dutch end tournament with third consecutive loss

A third consecutive loss resulted in a disappointing tenth place for team Kingdom of the Netherlands in this year's U23 World Cup. Once again, the pitching did not pan out well and after a good first inning, the batters were kept in check. This resulted in an 11-3 loss vs Puerto Rico. Team Kingdom of …

U23 World Cup Baseball: Dutch move on to consolation round

Despite two consecutive wins, the Kingdom of the Netherlands will continue the U23 World Cup tournament in the consolation round. The results against Colombia is a disadvantage for the Dutch as they start with a 1-1 record in the standings of the consolation round, while Colombia is starting with a 2-0 record. The Australians also …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch let down by pitching in loss to Mexico

The second loss in as many games. After the loss vs Colombia, the Dutch fell to Mexico yesterday. The problem wasn't the offense as the Dutch collected twelve hits but merely the pitching that gave up fourteen runs on sixteen hits and six walks. As a result, the Kingdom of the Netherlands fell to Mexico …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch fall to host nation in first game

In their first game of the U23 World Cup in and against host nation Colombia, six errors led to three unearned runs for the South Americans as the Dutch fell 9-5. Of the three pitchers manager Sidney de Jong used, Kaj Timmermans lasted the longest. In 4.1 innings, he gave up five runs (two earned) …

De Glaskoning Twins signs Aussie player

Dutch hoofdklasse club De Glaskoning Twins has signed an Australian player to reinforce their infield. Since the number of infielders is limited by four, there was a need for a fifth infielder. Therefore the club from Oosterhout acquired utility infielder Sam Kennelly of the Perth Heat.  In desperate need of a fifth infielder, De Glaskoning Twins …

Curaçao Neptunus doesn’t make a lot of roster moves

Reigning Dutch champion and European champion Curaçao Neptunus did not make a lot of roster moves during the transition period. Only three new players joined the ranks of the Rotterdam based club. A couple of players has decided to leave the club for a surprising destination. In a press release the club announced the following …

De Glaskoning Twins has acquired a lot of reinforcements for the 2018 season

Dutch hoofdklasse club De Glaskoning Twins has been very active during the transition period. After a year in which De Glaskoning Twins survived the playdowns (in fact, the club finished on top of the playdowns standings), the club from Oosterhout has lured a lot of new players. With two foreign players added to the roster, …

U23 European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands wins championship in extra innings

In a real nail biter, the Kingdom of the Nethelrlands beat the Czech Republic in extra innings. The Dutch gave away the lead thrice but eventually ended at the right side of the score: 10-9. The plan was to win the championship, but the championship game was nearly a bridge too far for the Kingdom …

U23 European Championship: Dutch advance to finals by beating Belgium

Today, the Kingdom of the Netherlands U23 team became the first finalist as they beat Belgium 10-5.  With this win, the Dutch also earned a ticket to the 2018 U23 World Cup. Even though the team remained unbeaten, today's victory wasn't as easy as it looked like on paper. In the first inning, Belgium took a …

U23 European Championship: Dutch clinch first place in group A

In a matchup between two unbeaten teams in group A, Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Croatia. After a rough start in which the Dutch defense made two errors that led to two Croatian runs, the Dutch restored order and won 18-3.  After the shabby defense in the first inning, the Dutch bounced back and …

U23 European Championship: Dutch clinch victory vs Belarus

In the seventh game of the day, the Kingdom of the Netherlands U23 team took on Belarus. Belarus starting pitcher Branislau Tatarevich kept the Dutch in check rather well, but eventually, in the eighth inning he collapsed and the Dutch walked away. In the end, the Dutch won 9-0. The Dutch took a slim lead …

European Champions Cup 2017: Major upset in group A

Today Dutch champion Curaçao Neptunus faced the Mainz Athletics. One grand slam home run made the difference today. Who did hit it? Max Boldt of the Mainz Athletics. Eventually, it prevented Neptunus from winning the game as the Rotterdam-based team lost 7-6. Misja Harcksen started on the mound for Curaçao Neptunus. It was quite a while …

Ruar Verkerk released by Minnersota Twins, joins ranks of Curacao Neptunus

Dutch infielder Ruar Verkerk will join Curacao Neptunus instantly after his immediate release by the Minnesota Twins organization. Verkerk played his first game in the Twins organization on June 21, 2014. Since then he played 47 games at the GCL level. In 2014 Ruar played 21 games at third base in which he committed five …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Minnesota Twins

Today in "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization:              Number of Dutchies: 3 Matz Schütte: Matz signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins in September 2014. The tall pitcher who was born in Almere, came to Dutch Hoofdklasse club HCAW through his home town Almere '90 and baseball academy Scimitars. …

Dutchies in the US, part 7

The baseball season in the US is really over now. Last weekend, the Arizona Fall League final was played. None of the teams of Spencer Kieboom and Shawn Zarraga was represented. This time I would like to pay attention to the Dutch and Antillian players that I ignored all season. I didn't ignore them because …

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