France International Baseball Tournament: Dutch win game two as well

In the second game, the Dutch squad took on Belgium. Our Southern neighbours are also preparing themselves for the upcoming European Cup. Tom Stuifbergen, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, took the mound for the Dutch. He retired the side in the first inning. The Dutch took off with a three run first inning. …

Dutch win first exhibition game in preparation for European Cup

A few days ago the Dutch national team left for Sénart, a Parisian suburb. At the field of the baseball club Les Templiers de Sénart, the France International Baseball Tournament is played. Last night the Dutch faced the Japanese amateur champion Seino Unyu The Japanese sent Shoji Saeki to the mound. The Dutch had a …

Dutch competion: Play Downs

It may appear strange to American baseball fans, but in the Netherlands, and actually in most European countries, we have a promotion/relegation system in our baseball leagues.In the Netherlands, the highest league is the Hoofdklasse. The team that finishes last at the end of the season will play a series of play down games vs …

European Cup 2014: Dutch provisional roster

Less than a day after I posted the probables, the Dutch baseball and softball federation (KNBSB) announced the provisional roster of the Dutch national team.The Dutch will go to Sénart with the following players* :Pitchers:Rob Cordemans (L&D Amsterdam Pirates) Diegomar Markwell  (DOOR Neptunus)David Bergman (Corendon Kinhiem)Kevin Heijstek (L&D Amsterdam Pirates)Orlando Yntema (DOOR Neptunus)Wendell Floranus  (Gulf …

European Cup 2014: Dutch probables

Now the play offs are over, the Dutch will focus on the upcoming European Cup first.Two years ago, the Dutch celeberated the 100th birthday of the Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB). Because of that the 2012 European Cup was played in the Netherlands. But what had to be a cherry on the cake turned …