Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 3, day 1

On the first day of round three in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the eternal rivals L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus faced each other. Other matchups were HCAW @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort and De Glaskoning Twins @ Meerlease Pioniers. Curaçao Neptunus  9  -  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Despite Rob Cordemans' milestone, this was …

More reinforcements for De Glaskoning Twins

Lately, De Glaskoning Twins made some extra acquisitions to reinforce themselves. Today another one was presented. Japanese outfielder Yuki Yoshimura, who played in the organization of reigning NPB champ Softbank Hawks. Next to the Softbank Hawks, Yoshimura played for the DeNA BayStars from Yokohama. Besides playing as an outfielder, Yoshimura can also play first base …

Roger Bernadina signs deal in Taiwan

Recently you could read her that Roger Bernadina had signed a contract with the independent Ishikawa Million Stars. Today the Dutch Baseball Hangout learned he has signed a deal with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. After two seasons with the Kia Tigers of the KBO, Bernadina wasn't offered a new contract. …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Perfect game for Misja Harcksen

On day three of round two, one pitcher would throw a perfect game. This was only the third perfect game in the history of the Dutch hoofdklasse.  The scheduled games of today were De Glaskoning Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus, Silicon Storks @ DSS, HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Meerlease Pioniers @ Quick Amersfoort. De …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 2

On day two of round one, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ De Glaskoning Twins, DSS @ Silicon Storks, Quick Amersfoort @ Meerlease Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ HCAW. Curaçao Neptunus  10  -  1  De Glaskoning Twins A flattering result for Curaçao Neptunus. In a real pitching duel in which Orlando Yntema …

Dutchie sets strikeout milestone in Germany

Rob Cordemans isn't the only Dutch player that is chasing a strikeout milestone. Mike Bolsenbroek, who has spent most of his baseball career in Germany got his 1000th strikeout tonight in the game between Heidenheim Heideköpfe and Bolsenbroek's former team, the Buchbinder Legionäre from Regensburg. In a very cold Regensburg (2-3 degrees Celcius), Bolsenbroek only …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 1

In the second round, the following series will be played: Quick Amersfoort - Meerlease Pioniers, DSS - Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates - HCAW and Curaçao Neptunus - De Glaskoning Twins. In the game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW, veteran pitcher Rob Cordemans may break the 2,000 strikeout mark. Meerlease Pioniers    -    …

Rob Cordemans close to some mile stones

Rob Cordemans, the veteran in the rotation of L&D Amsterdam Pirates is about to reach two milestones in the coming weeks. First of all, he can reach 2,000 strikeouts next Thursday. His second accomplishment may take a bit longer but will likely be reached later this season: 200 wins. Last season, Cordemans broke the career …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 3

On day three of the first round, it was up to three teams to get at least one win this weekend as Silicon Storks, HCAW and Quick Amersfoort had already lost their series. Only for DSS and Meerlease Pioniers it came down to the rubber game of their series. HCAW  6  -  7  Curaçao Neptunus …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 2

On the second day of the first round, the following games were scheduled: DSS @ Meerlease Pioniers, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Silicon Storks, Curaçao Neptunus @ HCAW and Quick Amersfoort @ De Glaskoning Twins. Three teams managed to clinch the series win today, one tied the series so it comes down to the rubber game …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 1

Finally, after a long winter, the Dutch hoofdklasse season has started again. The following games were scheduled:  HCAW @ Curaçao Neptunus, Meerlease Pioniers @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and De Glaskoning Twins @ Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. HCAW  0  -  10  Curaçao Neptunus Noblesse oblige, so the reigning European and Dutch champion did …

Late reinforcements for De Glaskoning Twins

After the whole rotation left the club after the transition period last year, De Glaskoning Twins had to look for new starting pitchers. They found them traditionally in Japan but also in Australia. But next two pitchers the club made some surprising acquisitions to complete their roster. The pitcher from Japan is Yuto Onodera. The …

Red Sox sign Bogaerts to contract extension

The Boston Red Sox wanted to keep one of the corner stones of their 2018 championship team with them. According 985thesportshub.com, the club and shortstop Xander Bogaerts have signed a seven-year, $132MM contract extension.   The Aruban born shortstop has been a valued part of the team since he joined the Red Sox in 2013. …

Monster scores and Dutchies on Day 2 of German baseball

On the second day of the German Bundesliga Baseball, the fans could enjoy a couple of monster scores, at least those who rooted for the winning team. Today several players with a link to Dutch baseball made their appearance. Bremen Dockers @ Solingen Alligators In both games, the Bremen Dockers were no match for the …

Roger Bernadina finds a new team

Curaçao native Roger Bernadina has found a new club in an independent circuit in Japan. Bernadina joined the Ishikawa Million Stars of the independent BC League (Baseball Challenge League).  The BC League started to play in 2007 as the Hokushinestu Baseball Challenge League. The Ishikawa MillionStars are one of the four charter teams of the …

Another Dutch kid heads to NJCAA college

Milan van der Breggen, a RHP will be another Dutch kid that heads to the United States to join a (community) college. After finishing the regular season in the Netherlands, Milan will go to Indian Hills Community College during Fall 2019.  The 17-year old youngster, who will turn 18 in April has played for various …

Tampa Bay Rays pick up contract of Dashenko Ricardo

Curaçao native Dashenko Ricardo will play for the Tampa Bay Rays organization the upcoming season. The Rays picked up his contract from the independent Sioux Falls Canaries. It will be the first time Ricardo will play in affiliated baseball since 2013, when he was playing for the Great Lakes Loons (A Full Season Midwest League), …