Also Kenny Van Den Branden Calls it a Career

Next to Thomas de Wolf, Hoboken Pioneers will lose another player. Starting pitcher Kenny van den Branden played his last game on Saturday October 8. He hung up his cleats as well. In Kenny van den Branden, Hoboken Pioneers and the Belgian national team lose a versatile pitcher that could be used as a starter …

Gilmer Lampe Calls it a Career

Through his instagram account, Gilmer Lampe announced his retirement from top baseball. In a personal message Gilmer wrote: "I don't think it is a goodbye but it feels more like a "see you later" type of situation. But for now Gilmer's out." In the past season, Lampe made a move from L&D Amsterdam Pirates to …

Dutch Baseball Hangout interviews Rick van Dijck

For the average (Dutch) baseball fan, the name Rick van Dijck may not ring a bell immediately but Rick is one of those Dutch players that is playing abroad for several years now. Time to put him into the spotlights. Rick started to play baseball at the age of eight with De Knuppelaars from Rosmalen. …

Blue Jays snatch two youngsters away from Dutch hoofdklasse

Two young Dutch players signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jiorgeny Casimiri (HCAW) and Sem Robberse (Quick Amersfoort) will join the only Canadian MLB organization. Both players are pitchers. Casimiri acted as a reliever for HCAW this season. Robberse was one of three starting pitchers for Quick Amersfoort. The seventeen-year-old Casimiri started his …

Rick van Dijck takes step back

Dutch pitcher Rick van Dijck, who has spent several years in the highest Czech league will not be seen in the Czech Extra League in 2019 but will play one level lower with SaBaT Prague.   According to, the Dutch pitcher will reinforce the ranks of the second division club from Prague. In the …

Kenny van den Branden joins Hoboken Pioneers

Quite a blow for the runner-up in the 2018 Belgian championship, the Borgerhout Squirrels. Ace pitcher, Kenny van den Branden has decided to turn his back on the Squirrels to join the Hoboken Pioneers. Kenny van den Branden guided the Borgerhout Squirrels to a spot in the Belgian championship series. His strong outing in game …

Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort announces new head coach

The musical chairs in the Dutch hoofdklasse continue. Today Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort presented its new head coach: Glenn Romney. Romney announced the other week to step down as head coach of the farm team of L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Today it became clear why. Last week DSS from Haarlem announced Marco Wels as its new …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: second round, day three

On another chilly day, L&D Amsterdam Pirates was ready to bring the brooms to sweep Curaçao Neptunus but it didn't pan out the way they wanted. De Glaskoning Twins played some solid baseball but still fell to DSS and HCAW brought the brooms to sweep UVV. DSS  6  -  5  De Glaskoning Twins Today you …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 2, day 1

On the first day of the second round of the Dutchhoofdklasse season, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Curacao Neptunus, De Glaskoning Twins played its home game on the field of the opponent DSS and HCAW hosted UVV. Curacao Neptunus  1  -  5  L&D Amsterdam Pirates In an exciting game in which neither team did not give …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, Sunday August 14

On the final day of the first round of the play offs and the runner up competition (play downs), Vaessen Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Curacao Neptunus hosted Kinheim, De Glaskoning Twins headed to Utrecht to face Pickles UVV and DSS was the visiting team in Bussum as they took on HCAW. Kinheim  9  - …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Play offs and runners up, August 13

Today was the second day of the play offs and the runner up competiton (play downs).  Kinheim hosted Curacao Neptunus again and L&D Amsterdam Pirates had the home field advantage vs Vaessen Pioniers. Curacao Neptunus  13  -  3  Kinheim Once again Curacao Neptunus was much too strong for Kinheim. After two innings the team from …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Saturday May 28

On the second day of the final round of the first half of the season, De Glaskoning Twins headed to Haarlem to face Kinheim. Kinheim's neighbour, DSS went to Bussum to take on HCAW. Vaessen Pioniers hosted UVV once more and L&D Amsterdam Pirates took on Curacao Neptunus in their third game of the series. …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016, Thursday May 26

On the first day of the final round of the first half (can you still follow? 😉 ), the series that mattered most and yet  not, started. Curacao Neptunus hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates in what would be a very close game and in which the the sting was in the tail. HCAW took on DSS, …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Sunday May 22

On a rainy day, Vaessen Pioniers hosted DSS, Kinheim faced L&D Amsterdam in Haarlem, De Glaskoning Twins was on the road vs HCAW and Neptunus hosted UVV. One blow out score (more or less) and two games with a close score.  DSS  4  -  7  Vaessen Pioniers A four run first and a one run …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Saturday May 21

On day two of round six, there was one BLOWOUT score as Curacao Neptunus showed no mercy when they faced Pickles UVV in Utrecht. DSS hosted Vaessen Pioniers, De Glaskoning Twins played a nail biter in Oosterhout vs HCAW and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Kinheim. Curcao Neptunus  22  -  0  Pickles UVV Yup, Neptunus knows …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Thursday May 19

On the first day of the sixth round, DSS hosted Vaessen Pioniers, De Glaskoning Twins was the "home" team vs HCAW, L&D Amsterdam Pirates took on Kinheim in Amsterdam and UVV took on Curacao Neptunus in Utrecht. It was a night with a lot of blow out scores. Curacao Neptunus  11  -  1  UVV The …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016: Sunday May 15

Another cold day with another blowout score for Curacao Neptunus vs DSS, but also two surprising results in Bussum (where HCAW hosted Vaessen Pioniers) and Utrecht (where Pickles UVV hosted Kinheim). L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins.  Curacao Neptunus  14  -  1  DSS In a game that wasn't much of a game, Neptunus clinched …

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