2021 World Cup U23: Dutch Still Without a Win After Three Matches

After three games at the 2021 U23 World Cup of Baseball, the Dutch team is the only European team without a win. Last night the team was no match for Columbia as they were shutout 10-0. Until the fourth inning, the Dutch could keep pace with Columbia as they trailed 1-0. But in the fourth …

2021 World Cup U23: Dutch Blow 7-2 Lead And Lose in Extra Innings

They were so close. The Dutch were three outs away from becoming the second European team that pulled off an upset but they blew a five run lead in the seventh inning and fell to Korea in the eighth. The Kingdom of the Netherlands scored thrice in the first inning on a sac fly and …

2021 World Cup U23: Dutch do Not Stand a Chance Against Venezuela, Czechs Pull Off a Surprise Against Mexico

In the opening game for team Kingdom of the Netherlands U23, the team did not stand a chance against Venezuela. The Venezuelan manager juggled with his pitchers and that kept the Dutch rather off balance. The Czech Republic, on the other hand, pulled off the first surprise of the tournament. Kingdom of the Netherlands  4  …

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 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 …

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) …

Roster Dutch U23 team unveiled

It took a while but eventually, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) has presented the roster of the U23 team of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that will participate in the U23 World Cup, which will start tomorrow. According to the KNBSB, it is a strong roster that contains seven players that clinched …

The KNBSB has been making the wrong choices

This morning a tweet about the U23 World Cup caught my eye. The U23 World Cup of baseball, played in Mexico under the auspices of the WBSC. Europe is represented by the Czech Republic and Austria. Austria? Yes Austria. In 2014, the Czech Republic won the European U23 championship and Austria finished as the runner …

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