Neptunus seems to be the winner of the transfer period

Once again Curacao Neptunus appears to be the winner of the transfer period. The Rotterdam based club has attracted five players to reinforce their ranks. Last year the club from Rotterdam only acquired pitcher Kenny van den Branden from UVV. But this year the club acquired five from several clubs. Dashenko Ricardo decided to move …

HCAW deals with a lot of transfers

A press release by HCAW unveils that a lot of persons (not only players) have left the club. Earlier it was announced that the club and manager Ralph Milliard decided not to go on with each other. Also assistent coach Marlon Frolijk would leave the club as he would become manager of RCH-Pinguins from Heemsteede …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates attract three new players for 2016

On their website, L&D Amsterdam announced that they have acquired three new players. Next to the three newbies, a couple of players left the club in a search for greener pastures. Of the new players that will reinforce the team, two are playing for the national team. Gilmer Lampe and Danny Rombley will reinforce the …

L&D Support remains main sponsor of Amsterdam Pirates through 2020 season

I thought this was old news, but apparently it was only announced yesterday. In a time where a couple of Dutch hoofdklasse clubs have problems in finding a sponsor, Amsterdam Pirates and L&D Support have extended their sponsorship deal through the 2020 season, giving the team some stability. A part of the deal is the …

Twins new member of Dutch Hoofdklasse in 2016

After winning game 1 and 2 of the promotion/relegation series vs Mampaey the Hawks, Twins from Oosterhout (province of North Brabant in the South of the Netherlands) was one win away from promotion to the Dutch Hoofdklasse. In a game that never really was a game, Twins never really had to flex its muscles. Mampaey …

HCAW and coaching staff to part ways

This morning it was announced by Dutch Hoofdklasse club HCAW that three members of the coaching staff will not return to the club next year. Both HCAW and manager Ralph Milliard decided not to continue the cooperation. So after one season, HCAW will have to look for a new manager again. Assistent coach Marlon Frolijk and pitching …

Curacao Neptunus threepeats and clinches 16th Dutch championship

In another convincing game, Curacao Neptunus clinched their 16th Dutch national baseball championship. After the first three games, the team had a 3-0 lead and it looked like they would sweep Corendon Kinhiem. But yesterday, against the odds, Kinheim postponed the championship party of the team from Rotterdam. But today, in Haarlem, Neptunus made a …

Dutch Hoofdklasse – 2015 Holland Series: Kinheim extends series with at least one game

Curacao Neptunus can put back the brooms into the closet. Corendon Kinheim isn't beaten yet. Today in an exciting tame in which the team from Haarlem took a big lead over Curacao Neptunus, the Rotterdam based team refused to give up and came back into to the game to make it exciting again. Until the …

Dutch Hoofdklasse – 2015 Holland Series: Neptunus can bring out the brooms tomorrow

In game three of the Holland Series, it looked like it would be a seven inning mercy rule finish, early in the game as Curacao Neptunus had a 7-0 lead after two innings. With Nick Veltkamp on the mound for Kinheim, as Tom Stuifbergen was still serving a three game suspension, Neptunus took a 2-0 lead …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Holland Series 2015, game 2

For four full innings, game two of the Holland Series was a game. Corendon Kinheim opened the score in the top of the first inning. Lead off hitter Kevin Moesquit was hit by a pitch. He advanced to third on a single through the right side, hit by Mervin Gario. After Gario stole second base, …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Holland Series 2015, game 1

After L&D Amsterdam Pirates was ousted by Curacao Neptunus two weeks ago, the Rotterdam based team took on Corendon Kinheim in game one of the Holland Series. Starter for Neptunus was Diegomar Markwell, who posted a 9-2 record and a 2.06 ERA during the regular season.  Starter for Corendon Kinheim was David Bergman who had …

KNBSB baseball and softball All Star Game

Today UVV from Utrecht and the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) organized the All Star Game for the best baseball players and softball players. With the Softball ASG, team red beat team blue 5-2. The KNBSB put together the teams in a different way. In the previous editions, there was a North team …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs, Saturday August 29

The following games were scheduled today: Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam and Vaessen Pioniers @ Corendon Kinheim. It was a must win situation for Corendon Kinheim as they lost yesterday and Curacao Neptunus won. Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam  3 - 1 In a close game with a high level of play (none of the …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Runner Up competition, Saturday August 29

Today there were two game scheduled in the Runner Up competition: Pronto DSS @ UVV and Mampaey the Hawks @ HCAW. The first game was meaningless as both teams were already safe from playing demotion games. Pronto DSS @ UVV 1 - 6 For four full innings both teams didn't score. But in the bottom …

Hoofdklasse Runner Up competition: Friday August 28

In the runner up competiton there were also two rescheduled games tonight: Pronto DSS @ UVV and Mampaey the Hawks @ HCAW. Only the series between Mampey the Hawks and HCAW  is significant. Pronto DSS @ UVV  0 – 6 In a very lopsided game UVV took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs: Friday August 28

Today the rained out games of yesterday were rescheduled: Vaessen Pioniers @ Corendon Kinheim and Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates Vaessen Pioniers @ Corendon Kinheim  7 - 4 Vaessen Pioniers went off a flying start in the first inning. Three consecutive singles by Daniel Fernandes, Dirk van 't Klooster and Danny Rombley loaded the …

Hoofdklasse Play Offs: Preview final round

Normally I don't make any predictions. Most of the time I am at the wrong side with them. But I'd like to try to make a prediction on who will advance to the Holland Series. L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs Curacao Neptunus L&D Amsterdam Pirates is in the lead of the standings with four points over …