Super 6 2018: Narrow escape for the Dutch

In the game between Italy and team Kingdom of the Netherlands, most runs were scored on home runs. In fact, many Dutch batters swung for the fences with the results that several flied out or popped out. But eventually a single proved to be the game-winner for the Dutch in extra innings as the Dutch …

De Glaskoning Twins announces new head coach

On the day head coach Kevin Knollenburg said goodbye as he could no longer combine managing a hoofdklasse team with his private life and work, the name of the head coach for the 2019 season was announced. The Dutch Baseball Hangout was informed that Jeffrey Arends will be at the helm of De Glaskoning Twins …

Van den Hurk clinches 10th win of season

Dutchie Rick van den Hurk was simply lights out today as he clinched his tenth victory of the season. Van den Hurk lasted seven innings and got just enough run support to earn the win as the Softbank Hawks defeated the Orix Buffaloes 1-0. In a real pitching matchup between Van den Hurk and Yushi …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Day two of the final playoff round

On the second day of the final playoff round, next to the regular game between HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins, the remainder of yesterday's rained out game was played.  De Glaskoning Twins  5  -  2  HCAW De Glaskoning Twins needed two days to win this game. Yesterday's game was suspended at the start of the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Relegation group, round 3, day 2

On the second day of round three in the relegation group, DSS headed to neighboring Hoofddorp to face Meerlease Pioniers and blew a five-run lead. Silicon Storks hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and was no match for its opponent. DSS  9  -  10  Meerlease Pioniers With Alexander Valdez on the mound for Meerlease Pioniers, DSS …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Two of yesterday’s rained out games rained out again

In the playoff round, yesterday's rained out game between HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins was played but rained out again. In the relegation round, DSS hosted Meerlease Pioniers and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks.  But also the game between Pioniers and DSS rained out. De Glaskoning Twins    -    HCAW Since the …

HCAW needs to look for a new manager as well

Only two weeks after De Glaskoning Twins' manager Kevin Knollenburg announced to quit managing after this season, HCAW announced through a press release that its manager of the flagship team, Roelie Henrique Sr. has decided to call it a managing career as well. The 60-year old Amsterdam native informed the board of the club and …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Most games rained out today.

In both the playoff group and the relegation group the games were bothered by bad weather. As a result, only one game was played. Curaçao Neptunus hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates in what was quite a lopsided game. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  10  -  3  Curaçao Neptunus In a series with nothing more at stake than home …

Dutch roster for Super 6 revealed

Today manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Evert-Jan 't Hoen announced the names of the players that will be on the roster of the Dutch squad that will participate in the Super 6 tournament that will be held in Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam) from September 18 through September 23. The team contains players from US/Canadian …

Curt Smith earns postseason All-Star team honors

Curaçao born Curt Smith has been named postseason All-Star in the American Association. The 31-year old DH/1B has spent his sixth season in the independent league. Smith had another stellar season as he hit above .300 (.315) and was tied for fourth place with five triples. With seventeen dingers Smith was tied for seventh place …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 3

Today, both main candidates for a spot in the Holland Series had to work hard to clinch a win. Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW from Bussum and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins. HCAW  3  -  6  Curaçao Neptunus After two scoreless innings, HCAW took the lead in the third. A throwing error by pitcher Brendan Schoemaker …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Relegation group, round 3, day 3

On the third day of round three in the relegation group, DSS was too strong for Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. In Hoofddorp, Silicon Storks pulled a stunt by beating Meerlease Pioniers. Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort  2  -  10  DSS DSS was stronger than Quick Amersfoort today but the final score was a bit flattered perhaps as …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Relegation group, round 2, day 2

On the second day of round two, the two teams that promoted to the hoofdklasse last year stayed at the wrong side of the score. The game between DSS and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort was a close one while the game between Silicon Storks and Meerlease Pioniers had a blowout score. DSS  3  -  1  …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 2

Curaçao Neptunus restored the order after the humiliating loss vs HCAW last Thursday. Today's game was a lot closer though. L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat De Glaskoning Twins in a very attractive game.  Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  1  HCAW Compared to Thursday's game, not really much happened today. The number of runs that were scored was much …

Shawn Zarraga signs with Atlantic League team

Aruban catcher Shawn Zarraga has found a new club. After a long absence in professional baseball since his release by the Los Angeles at the start of the season, he finally signed a contract with a team. The Summerset Patriots of the Atlantic League will be his new club. Since Zarraga has experience at AAA …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Relegation group, round 2, day 1

In the relegation group, the first day of the second round was scheduled tonight. Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort was hosted by DSS and Meerlease Pioniers hosted Silicon Storks. Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort  3  -  8  DSS Only in the seventh and the eighth inning Quick Amersfoort could score some runs. In the previous innings, their offense …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 1

Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW and had to deal with a major upset. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins clinched a hard-fought victory. HCAW  13  -  0  Curaçao Neptunus Where Neptunus has been rather superior throughout the season so far, it didn't stand a chance against HCAW tonight. In seven innings, HCAW finished the job. The …