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 …

Dutch baseball: decisive weekend ahead

Coming weekend will be full with decisive games in Dutch baseball. Not only in the Dutch Hoofdklasse (highest league in the Netherlands) but also in lower leagues. I will focus on the Hoofdklasse championship series and the playdown series between the team that ended at the bottom of the Hoofdklasse and the winner of the …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 3

      vs  The series between Mampaey The Hawks and DSS was tied at one. Yesterday DSS headed to Dordrecht to take on the Hawks. In the first five innings neither team did score. Mampaey The Hawks had the best opportunity to score with runners in scoring position twice, but the team failed to cash …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 2

    vs   In a game where both teams showed some flexibility and in which the score moved back and forth, Mampaey The Hawks tied the series at one. Mampaey The Hawks scored the first run, but trailed 3-1 right away after the first inning was over. In the next inning, the club from Dordrecht …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 1

      vs    Like I wrote last week, Mampaey the Hawks (last in the Hoofdklasse) and DSS (winner of the Overgangsklasse) will play a best-of-five series to decide who will play in the highest league in the Netherlands next year. The road team, DSS from Haarlem, scored the opening run in the top of the …

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