U15 World Cup to take place in October/November

Today, the WBSC announced that the U15 World Cup Baseball will take place from October 30 through November 8. This is more positive news after a lot of cancellations due to the coronavirus. As the tournament will be played in Tijuana, Mexico, the place will be a baseball hotbed in October and November as the …

WBC likely to be played in USA and Japan only

Rumors are swirling around about the 2021 World Baseball Classic to be played in the USA and Japan only. With MLB trying to save money on minor league teams, this seems to be another move to save money for the billion making industry. According to Septimaentrada.com, Mexico will be excluded by Major League Baseball to …

2019 Premier 12: Dutch don’t stand a chance vs USA

The Kingdom of the Netherlands took on team USA today. On the defensive side the Dutch played a solid game, but at bat, the team didn't stand a chance against Cody Ponce and the US relievers. Good old Rob Cordemans could not stop the American offense as he gave up three runs in each of the …

2019 Premier 12: Watch The Netherlands vs USA here

Today, the opening match of the Guadalajara Group of the 2019 Premier 12 will be between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United States of America. The other day, both teams played each other in an exhibition match that was clearly won by the USA 12-2. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will sport a …

Two Arubans added to Dutch Premier12 roster

According to 297 Sports, Braves farmhand, Ray-Patrick Didder and Cincinnati Reds farmhand Chadwick Tromp have been added to the Premier12 roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by manager Hensley Meulens. Ray-Patrick Didder is coming off a sub-par season with the Mississippi Braves. In his second season with the M-Braves, he batted .203 and committed …

Women’s World Cup Baseball 2018: USA beats the Netherlands in five

In their second matchup of this year's World Cup, the Dutch women faced the USA. Despite the good start of the tournament, the team could not keep up with the American ladies as they lost 18-0. For the second straight day, the USA won with double digits as they needed only five innings to seal …

World baseball ranking: Netherlands drops a spot, Italy drops out of top 12

Today, a month and a half after the previous one, the WBSC announced the new baseball world ranking in a press release. The most surprising part was the move Mexico made. The Central Americans moved into the fifth place, their highest ranking ever. Another surprise is the fact that the United States has passed Japan for …

Kingdom of the Netherlands gains a spot in world ranking

Today, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation presented the new world rankings baseball. In this ranking, the Dutch moved one place up, from the ninth to the eighth thanks to several good performances of several national teams. The other European top team, Italy, lost two places and dropped to the twelfth spot in the rankings, …

2017 U18 World Cup: Dutch no match for USA

In their first game of the 2017 World Cup in Thunder Bay Canada, the USA was way too strong for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. No matter how hard they tried, but the Dutch pitching could not meet the challenge of the American offense.  Eventually the Dutch lost 11-1.  Not only the pitching wasn't able to …

2017 WBC: Exciting games a real promotion

Yesterday's games were a real promotion for the World Baseball Classic. Exciting games in which the score went back and forth and the one of this morning with a perhaps unexpected outcome showed that this event is worth watching.  Venezuela  11 -  10  Italy Yesterday, team Italy showed again that you cannot rule out the …

Haarlem keeps faith in organizing baseball week again

It seems there is a glimmer of hope that the Haarlem Baseball Week will continue. A few baseball fans from Haarlem want to cooperate to continue the bi-annual event in 2018 According to the local Haarlem newspaper, two of the initiators are Robert Sant and Gerrit Ligtenberg, who always have felt a strong involvement with …

Women’s World Cup Baseball: Dutch no match for USA

After the Dutch ladies failed to pull the trigger vs Cuba yesterday and did not get what they deserved, they did not come close to claim the victory vs the USA today. In three innings, the USA walked away to a 10-0. That was a sign for manager Jonathan Pollard to use players with less playing …

New World Rankings released

The WBSC released the new World Rankings today. https://twitter.com/WBSCBaseball/status/710794210555854848 As expected Japan remained in first place as did the USA remained in second. Chinese Taipei moved up a spot and Korea moved up four due to their great performance during the inaugural Premier 12. Cuba dropped to fifth place. The biggest free fall made team …

Premier 12: Korea suprises world

In the championship game Korea took on the USA. With solid pitching and defense the Korean kept the Americans in check. The Koreans took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and extended their lead with another run in the top of the third. Keun-Woo Jeong led off the first with a …

Premier 12: USA joins Korea in final

In the second semi-final, the USA took on Mexico. It was a miracle itself that Mexico got this far. The Mexican baseball federation had a feud with the several Mexican winter leagues, who did not want to lend their players. For a long time it looked like that Panama would take the place of the …

Premier 12: fourth round

In the fourth round of the Premier 12 tournament, there was perhaps one surprise. The game between Cuba and Taiwan had an unexpected outcome. Group A   Italy  0  -  4  Canada   Unbeaten Canada took on Italy that was still without a win. Jared Mortesen (seven innings) and Jared Kyle (two innings) shut out Italy …

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