Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League to play shortened schedule

President of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League, Hector Rivera Cruz, announced that the board of directors of the league has agreed unanimously on a shortened schedule for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Due to the severe damage caused by hurricane Mary, the league is forced to take this step. Weeks after the island was hit …

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Do you want to play in Taiwan? This is your chance

The TOMA Footrans Traveling Team (TFTT ) from Japan will launch a showcase team in Taiwan in January 2018. The team is managed by Toma Irokawa who was a head coach of Iran, Pakistan and Hong Kong national team. The team mainly consists of Asian professional and amateur players who want to play abroad, but …

Puerto Rican Winter League may be shortened due to hurricane damage

With the island's infrastructure in disarray after it was hit by hurricane Maria, this year's winter league in Puerto Rico may be shortened. Nothing is engraved in stone yet, but in a special meeting of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League, the idea of a shortened season was brought forward. President of the league, Hector …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch beat Italy in close game

In a very close game against its eternal archrival, the Kingdom of the Netherlands bested Italy. Despite collecting fewer hits, the Dutch scored one run more than the Italians did as they took advantage of the miscues the Italians made. Final score: 2-1 In the first inning, the Italian defense was a bit shaky already. …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch fall to Taiwan in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands had to swallow a loss vs Taiwan after wins vs Mexico (in the first round) and Nicaragua (in the consolation round). Some sloppy defense cost the Dutch the game as they fell to Taiwan 4-1.  It took the Dutch until the fourth inning to get on the board. In the …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch have a good start in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands moved on from where they left the first round: With a win. This time the Dutch put Nicaragua aside in a convincing 8-3 victory.  Nicaragua came close to score a run in the first inning when Anthony Valdez Solano got on base on a fielding error and advanced to third …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch beat Mexico in final game of round one

After a close loss vs Japan, yesterday, the Kingdom of the Netherlands shoved Mexico aside today. Four one-run innings proved to be enough against the Mexicans. The 4-0 victory could have been a lot bigger if the Dutch would have cashed in in the second inning. The team loaded the bases with one out, but …

U18 World Cup 2017: Japan beats Kingdom of the Netherlands in hard fought victory

In a pitching matchup between Samurai Japan and Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Dutch were on course to pull off an upset, but in the sixth inning, Japan turned the tables and eventually walked away with a 3-1 win. Both teams played very good baseball and because of that, it was an enjoyable game.  Donny …

U18 World Cup 2017: Japan beats Kingdom of the Netherlands in hard fought victory

In a pitching matchup between Samurai Japan and Kingdom of the Netherlands was on course to pull off an upset, but in the sixth inning, Japan turned the tables and eventually walked away with a 3-1 win. Both teams played very good baseball and because of that, it was an enjoyable game.  Donny Breek took a …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch take care of South Africa

After two losses, the Kingdom of the Netherlands finally clinched its first win. South Africa appeared to be no match for the Dutch. In a 4.5 -inning mercy rule shortened game, the Dutch trounced their opponent 22-3. In the first inning, the Kingdom of the Netherlands flexed its muscles and scored fourteen (!) runs and …

2017 U18 World Cup: Dutch no match for USA

In their first game of the 2017 World Cup in Thunder Bay Canada, the USA was way too strong for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. No matter how hard they tried, but the Dutch pitching could not meet the challenge of the American offense.  Eventually the Dutch lost 11-1.  Not only the pitching wasn't able to …

Roster team Kingdom of the Netherlands for U18 World Cup

It took a while. Other countries had announced their 20-man roster already but finally today the KNBSB announce d the 20-man roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands U18. The team contains three professionals of which one has signed a contract but hasn't played a professional game yet. The professionals are Sherten Apostel, Mike Kelkboom …

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 …