2021 World Cup U23: Dutch Don’t Stand a Chance vs Nicaragua

In their final game of the tournament, the Kingdom of the Netherlands did not stand a chance against Nicaragua. It wasn't a blowout score, but one cannot expect a team to win when it produces only three base hits. Nicaragua  6  -  1  Kingdom of the NetherlandsThe Dutch lineup was kept in check by the …

Dutch Win Final Round Robin Game

The Kingdom of The Netherlands, that clinched a spot in the semi-finals with yesterday's win vs France, won its final game of the round robin vs Lithuania. Where all other opponents crushed Lithuania with double digits, the Dutch only scored six runs in today's match. Manager De Bruin used some players that did not see …

U18 European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands Recovers From Loss vs Italy

After the loss vs Italy on Wednesday night, there was need for a quick recovery. That recovery came in today's game vs France in which the Dutch beat Les Bleus 11-7. An eight-run third inning made the difference today. The French team managed to score seven runs in total. You may say "A lot of …

U18 European Championship: Watch Kingdom of the Netherlands vs Italy here.

Today, the second game of U18 team Kingdom of the Netherlands. A game against our eternal rivals Italy. Here is the link to the streaming of the game. Italy will be the road team but nevertheless they will have the home field advantage as the championship is played in Italy. https://www.baseballsoftball.tv/en-int/page/homeEnjoy. 

Dutch present roster for U18 European Championship

Today, manager Eric de Bruin released a list with names of players that will be on the roster for the upcoming U18 European Championship. There are several players with experience in the Dutch hoofdklasse. The U18 European Championship will be played in Italy from July 5 through July 11. In the round robin, the Dutch …

Dutch release roster for Olympic Qualifier

The KNBSB, represented by manager Hensley Meulens has released the 26-man roster for the upcoming (final) Olympic Qualifier that will start on June 22nd. In the meantime, several countries have pulled back from the tournament. It all started with China, whose decision was likely politically motivated as the tournament was originally scheduled in Taiwan. But …

Dutch release Premier 12 roster

The KNBSB has released the Dutch roster for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament.  The roster is a mix of former MLB players, minor league players of several levels and players from the Dutch hoofdklasse and German 1. Bundesliga. Manager Hensley Meulens made some changes compared to the roster of the Olympic Qualifier as he added …

U23 European Championship 2019: Dutch clinch first win

Already eliminated from the semi-finals, team Kingdom of the Netherlands clinched its first victory of the tournament by beating Germany, that was unbeaten until today, 2-1 in another close affair. Two pitchers of Oosterhout Twins and one of Meerlease Pioniers had strong outings. Thomas Roijers (Twins) pitched four solid innings in which he gave up …

The favorite jerseys of my collection

Through the years built a small collection of baseball jerseys. It all started in 1991 when I got the jersey of my very first baseball club, now defunct Amstel Tijgers, three-time Dutch champion. From that moment on more jerseys got my way. This is an overview of the favorite jerseys of my collection. Amsterdam Baseball …

U23 Baseball World Cup 2018: Czechs surprisingly beat Dutch

The Kingdom of the Netherlands got off a wrong start in the consolation round as the team was beaten 4-3 by the Czech Republic. The Czechs took an early lead on a sac fly to left field and a two-run homer hit by Jakub Grepl. https://twitter.com/MilujemeBasebal/status/1055477690009042949 For five innings, the Dutch lineup was kept in …

U-12 European Championship 2018: Dutch recover after heavy loss vs Italy

After the big defeat vs archrival Italy, the Dutch team recovered well today. In five innings the Dutch swept Belgium aside as they beat their Southern neighbours 18-4. In the first inning, leadoff hitter Amarensio Franka drove the third pitch he saw to center field for an inside-the-park home run. In the bottom of that …

Steve Janssen to join Cubs’ organization

Earlier today, the KNBSB (through their website) and Steve Janssen (through his Facebook account) announced that Steve Janssen will leave the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) immediately to join the Chicago Cubs organization. Belgian born Steve Janssen was the manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands since 2013. During the World Baseball Classics …

Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf posted an article on its website about the selection of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Port Tournament in Rotterdam.  The creation of the 24-man roster can be called remarkable, to put it mildly. This year the coaching staff will be led by Sydney de Jong. This is …

Tom de Blok signs deal with the Detroit Tigers

Today L&D Amsterdam Pirates announced on their Facebook page that Tom de Blok will leave the club. De Blok has signed a deal with the Detroit Tigers after his good performance during the World Baseball Classic for team Kingdom of the Netherlands. Tom de Blok had a couple of solid outings during the World Baseball …

First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today, after a couple of rainouts earlier this week, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Gateway Community College from Phoenix in Arizona, an NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division II team.. In a very lopsided game vs the Geckos, the Dutch  Lars Huijer started on the mound for the Dutch as he cruised …

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands: the roster behind the WBC roster

Yesterday the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB) presented the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. But next to that roster, there is, what they call, a designated pool of pitchers. This designated pool of pitchers is a list with reserve players. Even though Kenley Jansen has …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …