Loek van Mil bounces back from two poor outings

After two previous two games in which he gave up five runs (four earned) and in which his ERA skyrocketed, Loek van Mil bounced back today with a decent outing. In a no-save situation, Loek kept the Melbourne Aces from scoring. In a game that was a lot closer than the final score made it …

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Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo return to Lincoln SaltDogs

The Lincoln SaltDogs announced the other day, they have re-signed Curaçaoan catcher Dashenko Ricardo for a second season. Also, Randolph Oduber from Aruba will call Lincoln home for the 2018 season. Both players were teammates last season already and even in the Dutch hoofdklasse they played together on the squad of Curaçao Neptunus, the eighteen-time Dutch champion, …

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, …

Scout who discovered several Dutchies passes away

    Most European baseball fans may not know him, but the person who scouted several European players for the Mariners has passed away. Wayne Norton scouted Italy's own Alex Liddi and Dutchies like Greg Halman, Kalian Sams and Tom de Blok. Norton died as the result of ALS. Wayne Norton was a career minor …

Loek van Mil dominates in seven-out save

Partially thanks to a 2+ inning outing by Loek van Mil, the Adelaide Bite beat the ABL title favorite Brisbane Bandits in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bite took a bold 3-0 lead in the second inning as they scored two runs in the first on an RBI single by Tai-Shan Chang and …

Tampa Bay Rays sign Aruban talent

Another MLB club has discovered the pool of talent of the Dutch Caribbean islands. This time the Tampa Bay Rays have signed catcher Nigel Calmes to a six-year contract.  Calmes did a tryout during a so-called High Player Profile tryout in front of 30 MLB teams. In the recent past, the Baltimore Orioles followed Nigel as …

Groups for European Champions Cup set

The European Baseball Confederation (CEB) has drawn the teams for the two groups for the upcoming European Champions Cup which will be played in Rotterdam next year. Reigning champion Curaçao Neptunus will face two opponents from the Italian Serie A1 (recently the Italian Baseball Federation (FIBS) decided to fold the Italian Baseball League). Neptunus will be …

Loek van Mil earns save in ABL All-Star Game

The World All-Stars beat team Australia in the ABL All-Star Game as they snapped a three-game losing streak against the Aussies. After trailing most of the game, the World All-Stars bounced back late in the game and eventually won 6-4. The World All-Stars took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Delmon Young scored …

Chadwick Tromp gets invitation for MLB Spring Training camp

Aruban catcher Chadwick Tromp has received an invitation to the MLB Spring Training camp of the Cincinnati Reds in 2018. In his fifth year with the Reds organization, Chadwick has worked his way up to AA (Southern League) Pensacola Blue Wahoos. This invitation is a reward for his hard work both at bat and behind …

Loek van Mil makes ABL All Star Game

33-year old Dutchie, Loek van Mil, has been selected for the World All-Stars roster for the 2017 ABL All-Star Game. The World All-Stars will take on team Australia in this year's friendly of the Australian Baseball League.  This season is Van Mil's third season in the ABL. In the previous two seasons, also with the Adelaide …

Kevin Kelly a signature away from joining A.S.D. Rimini Pirates

Just like a few other clubs from the Italian Baseball League, A.S.D. Rimini Pirates will acquire a player from the Dutch hoofdklasse. Will... because the contract hasn't been signed yet. If everything goes according to plan, Kevin Kelly will sign tomorrow to join Rimini for the 2018 season. Kelly won't be the first player from …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2017: WBSC keeps CPBL in check for second win

After a 10-5 loss vs the NPB East delegation, the WBSC took on the CPBL today. For five innings the WBSC kept the Taiwanese in check as they allowed three runs on six hits. Final score 5-3. Pitcher Joshua Kimborowicz kept the Taiwanese limited to two hits and struck out five in six innings of work. The …

Roger Bernadina to stay in Korea

After a very successful season in which he helped the Kia Tigers win the KBO championship, Roger Bernadina has signed a one-year extension with the club from Gwangju. The Tigers have been very active to keep the trio of foreign players in their team. Next to Bernadina, the club signed Hector Noesi to a $2 …

Phildrick Llewellyn tries his luck in Italy

Last week, you could read here about Gilmer Lampe who signed a deal with Fortitudo Bologna of the Italian Baseball League. Today it was announced that another player of the Dutch Kingdom will try his luck in Italian Baseball. Former minor leaguer Phildrick Llewellyn has signed a deal with A.S.D. Rimini Pirates for the 2018 …

Wladimir Balentien signs one-year extension with Swallows

Last week you could read here that Wladimir Balentien was likely to return to the Yakult Swallows. Today, Yahoo.com confirmed the 33-year old Curaçaoan slugger signed a one-year deal with the other team from Tokyo. According to Yahoo.com, both parties reached an agreement yesterday. By signing a $3 million deal, Balentien agrees with a deduction …

Fortitudo Bologna acquires Gilmer Lampe

Today, Italian powerhouse Fortitudo Bologna announced through its website it has acquired Aruban outfielder Gilmer Lampe. Lampe played for L&D Amsterdam Pirates in the past two seasons. Lampe is the first foreign player that Bologna acquires so far, but according to the website, the club pulled off a big coup. During the Holland Series in …

European Champions Cup 2018 awarded to Curaçao Neptunus

The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced that the organization of the 2018 European Champions Cup has been awarded to Curaçao Neptunus. For the club from Rotterdam, it is a nice addition to the celebrations of its 75th anniversary. The current European and Dutch champion organized this tournament for the last time in 2015 when …