Brownsville sends the Netherlands home

In one of the Pony League World Series elimination games, the Netherlands took on Brownsville from Texas. Just like yesterday, the game didn't go well for the Dutch. The pitching was hit hard and had to allow twelve runs on fourteen hits. Eventually, the Dutch fell to Brownsville 12-4.  After Texas took a 4-0 lead …

U23 European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands wins championship in extra innings

In a real nail biter, the Kingdom of the Nethelrlands beat the Czech Republic in extra innings. The Dutch gave away the lead thrice but eventually ended at the right side of the score: 10-9. The plan was to win the championship, but the championship game was nearly a bridge too far for the Kingdom …

The Netherlands loses in Pony League debut

The Netherlands debuted in the Pony League World Series today. They faced an opponent from Washington County in Pennsylvania, of which quite some players were about a foot taller than the Dutch kids. The Netherlands took the lead in the top of the first inning when Raydley Legito scored from third base on a 4-3 ground out hit …

U23 European Championship: Dutch advance to finals by beating Belgium

Today, the Kingdom of the Netherlands U23 team became the first finalist as they beat Belgium 10-5.  With this win, the Dutch also earned a ticket to the 2018 U23 World Cup. Even though the team remained unbeaten, today's victory wasn't as easy as it looked like on paper. In the first inning, Belgium took a …

U23 European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands advances to semis

In a mercy rule shortened game, the Kingdom of the Netherlands U23 team beat Great Britain 11-1. After the British had taken a surprising 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Dutch scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the second inning. For the biggest part of the game, Great Britain …

Debuting Dutch win Colt World Series

Sensational! Unbelievable! What else can you name it? A country debuting at the Colt League World Series goes the distance. That's the story of this year's Colt League World Series in a nutshell. The Dutch team beat Upland 6-0. Even though it wasn't a walk over like the previous three games, the win was never …

U23 European Championship: Dutch clinch first place in group A

In a matchup between two unbeaten teams in group A, Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Croatia. After a rough start in which the Dutch defense made two errors that led to two Croatian runs, the Dutch restored order and won 18-3.  After the shabby defense in the first inning, the Dutch bounced back and …

Dutch beat Korea to reach final of Colt League World Series

In the double elimination format, the Dutch Colt League team met the Colt League team from Seoul, South Korea for the second time in this tournament. And for the second time,  the Dutch beat their opponent. With another great team effort, the Netherlands won 10-6. For the first time this tournament, the Netherlands were trailing …

Dutch team makes its presence felt at Colt World Series

After their debut blow out victory vs the Lafayette team, the Dutch Colt League team made clear it is a team to be reckoned with. In another mercy rule shortened game, they blew away the Koreans 12-2. Not only did the Dutch outscore the Koreans, they also outhit them 11-4. The only tiny black mark …

Dutch win first ever Colt League World Series game

The Dutch Colt League team, the first Dutch representative at a Colt League World Series ever, debuted with a blast. In five innings the team beat thet tournament host Lafayette from Indiana 10-0.   The Dutch team, created with players from the various Dutch baseball academies,  got off a fast start as they scored four runs in …

No MLB games in the Netherlands in the coming years

Yesterday MLB released the new collective bargaining agreement, something that has never been done before. In this CBA, it is announced MLB plans to move thirteen regular-season series to various international sites. It doesn't come as a surprise the United Kingdom is favored over the Netherlands, which, in fact, is old news already, but one …

U15 European Championship 2017: Germany clinches European title

Staying undefeated in the round robin doesn't mean a thing. That is the lesson that has to be learned from this championship. The Dutch won all their games in the first round, while Germany lost the one vs Spain. Still, Germany beat the Dutch 4-2 in the final. Germany proved to be too strong for …

U15 European Championship 2017: The Netherlands to face Germany in the final

The Netherlands will face Germany in the final of the 2017 U15 European Championship. Germany beat the Czech Republic 9-8 in the first semi final. The Netherlands clinched an easy victory over France. Chris Stuart was the tormentor of the French lineup as he cruised through six innings and guided the Netherlands to a 6-2 …

U15 European Championship 2017: The Netherlands finishes on top of its group

Once again the opponent took a lead in the first few innings of the game, but also this time, the Dutch rallied for the lead and eventually the win. After the Czech Republic had taken a 4-1 lead, the Dutch walked off as a victory as they beat the Czechs 11-6.  The Czechs took a …

U15 European Championship 2017: Russia blanked by the Netherlands

In the fourth game of the Netherlands on the 2017 U15 European Championship, the team showed no mercy for Russia as they won 17-0 in four mercy rule innings. Russia managed to collect only one hit on the superb pitching of the Dutch and the Netherlands took advantage of eleven walks, four errors, one balk, …

U15 European Championship 2017: Dutch come off well against Poland

In the second game of the European U15 Championship, the Dutch had to step on it against Poland. Poland that lost in five innings against the Czech Republic the previous day, had a 4-0 lead after three innings. The Dutch had to make a last ditch effort to turn the tables and beat Poland 7-4. …

U15 European Championship 2017: Austria no match for the Netherlands

With the U12 European Championship barely over, the next one is up and running already. In Wiener Neustad (Vienna New town) in Austria, the Dutch took on the host country. The story of the game was one about the Austrian pitching lacking control as they gave up eight walks, threw one wild pitch and hit …

U12 European Championship 2017: Dutch no match for France

In a winner-takes-all game France bested the Netherlands 13-3 in six mercy rule innings. The Dutch let a 3-0 lead slip through their fingers. Both the hitting and the pitching did not work out today. The pitching was hit hard and the offense was kept in check by the French pitchers. The Netherlands took a …