Van den Hurk highly ineffective today

In today's 12-6 loss, Rick van den Hurk had an enormous off day. The tall Dutch pitcher was responsible for a big chunk of the runs the Seibu Lions scored. After Rick worked his way through the first two innings without giving up a run, things went wrong in the third frame as he gave …

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Roger Bernadina man of the match

The Kia Tigers are coming off a slow start. So far the team is 12-11 and in third place behind the second place SK Wyverns and the first place Doosan Bears. But last night, the Tigers played the league-leading Doosan Bears and beat them with a monster score. Roger Bernadina had a big part in this …

Hendrik Clementina leads Dragons to win

In a see-saw affair, the Dayton Dragons rallied in the final two innings to get a comeback from behind win in the Midwest League matchup against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Curaçaoan Hendrik Clementina played a huge part in this 9-5 win. Serving as a DH, Hendrik went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. …

Rangers’ injury bug also hits Jurickson Profar

In a freak accident, Rangers utility player Jurickson Profar got injured yesterday. Even though Profar will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, it is believed he is suffering from a concussion. In this link, the accident can be seen. During the bottom of the second inning of the game vs the Tampa Bay Rays, Profar collided with …

Sharlon Schoop back at AAA

Sharlon Schoop is back with the Norfolk Tides. The Curaçaoan infielder was placed on the roster of the Aberdeen IronBirds at the start of the Minor League season.  After he was added to the Tides roster, Sharlon was put in the lineup immediately. In the 7-3 loss vs the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies), Sharlon …

Dutchies around the World 2018

A new baseball season, a new round of updates about players of the Dutch Kingdom. With the Minor League season a week old now, it is time to shed a light on my fellow countrymen. MLB Even before the season started, it was clear that Ozzie Albies would be the everyday second baseman of the Atlanta …

Dutchies on Minor League Opening Day rosters

You may have noticed that the Minor League season started yesterday. I have been roaming the internet to find out where players of the Dutch kingdom would be placed. Here is an overview of those players. A lot of players from the Dutch Kingdom, are playing in the Minor Leagues. Some did not get playing time …

Reds promote Hendrik Clementina

Hendrik Clementina has been promoted to A Full Season Dayton Dragons by the Cincinnati Reds. Last season he played at A Short Season with the Billings Mustangs. The 20-year old catcher will play his fifth season in 2018. Curaçao native Clementina made his first steps with the Dodgers in the Dominican Summer League. After two …

Chris Pieters moves up one level

Another player from the Dutch kingdom has earned a promotion. Last season, Chris Pieters played with the South Bend Cubs in the Midwest League. Today the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (A-Advanced Carolina League) announced its Opening Day Roster on which Chris is mentioned. Chris is also moving fast through the Cubs' minor league system. The 23-year …

Orioles promote Kirvin Moesquit to A Full Season

The Delmarva Shorebirds announced their 2018 Break Camp roster, which is actually the opening day roster for the upcoming minor league season. New on this roster is 23-year old Curaçao native Kirvin Moesquit. Kirvin spent the previous two seasons with the A Short Season Aberdeen Ironbirds in the New York-Penn League. He hit .276 for the …

Ademar Rifaela promoted to AA

Curaçao native Ademar Rifaela will start the season with the AA Bowie BaySox of the Eastern League. The 23-year old outfielder spent all of the 2017 season with the Frederick Keys of the A-Advanced Carolina League. Ademar had a good season with the Orioles' A-Advanced affiliate last year. He played 126 of the 140 regular …

Jurickson Profar makes Opening Day roster

After spending the biggest part of the 2017 season at AAA, Jurickson Profar made the Opening Day roster of the Texas Rangers. The 25-year old Curaçao native will fill the roster spot as a utility player. Before the start of Spring Training, Rangers GM Jon Daniels said that he expected Profar to be on the …

Curaçao baseball complex seems to be at a dead end

In 2015 you could read here about the plans of International Baseball Partners to build a baseball complex on the island of Curaçao that would be home to a new summer league that would replace the Venezuelan Summer League. According to a reliable source, the plans will not be carried out because of the lack …

Gianfranco Wawoe joins New Jersey Jackals

Another Dutchie will join a team in the independent CanAm League for the 2018 season. Next to Kalian Sams (Quebec Capitales) and Danny Arribas (Rockland Boulders), Gianfranco Wawoe will call the CanAm League home. He will join the New Jersey Jackals. The ball player from Curaçao made his first steps in professional baseball in 2011 …

Curaçao to be installed as official member of Latin American Baseball Association

After their debut at the Series Latinoamericana, in which they won one game, the board of the Latin American Baseball Association (Asociación Latinoamericana de Béisbol) will add Curaçao as an official member of the organization. In the press release, the Latin American Baseball Association called Curaçao a great opponent with a good level of competitiveness. Together …

Wildcats no match in semi-finals of Series Latino Americana

After the Wildcats debuted with a win, they lost the following two games as they could not cling to a lead twice. With a win and two losses, the team finished third and had to take on Tobis de Acayucan from Mexico in the semi-final. The Wildcats did not stand a chance as they fell to …

Curaçao wins Serie Latino Americana debut

With a team with quite some familiar names for baseball fans from the Netherlands and Curaçao, the Curaçao representative in the Serie Latino Americana, the Wildcats, won their debut in this central American championship. In the brand new Dennis Martinez Stadium in Managua, the Wildcats stayed at the right side of the score: 7-6.  The Wildcats …