France International Baseball Tournament: Major upset

A major upset tonight in Sénart. The French national team gave the Dutch a spanking with a 12-8 victory over the orange squad.The Dutch started the game with a two run inning when Nick Urbanus drew a walk after Michael Duursma popped out at first base. Urbanus advanced on a passed ball by catcher Andy …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAThe Huntsville Stars tied the divisional series at two with a 4-0 victory over Chattanooga. Hainley Statia got a pinch hit appearance in which he grounded out 4-3. Shawn Zarraga didn't play.A AdvancedPotomac tied the Carolina League's championship series at one with a 3-0 victory over Myrtle Beach. Centerfielder Randolph Oduber got one basehit out …

Origin of Minor League team names: F

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAIn the division series of the Southern League, the Huntsville Stars fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts 2-1. Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia both participated in this game. Hainley went 0 for 3, struck out once and drew a walk once. Shawn Zarraga didn't collect a hit in four at bats and struck out once. He …

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 …

Origin of Minor League team names: E

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

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 …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AAThe Huntsville Stars got their revenge for the loss of the previous day. Yesterday they beat the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-0. Both Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia didn't play.A Full SeasonThe Hagerstown Suns beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 6-2 and advanced to the South Atlantic League championship series. Spencer Kieboom drove in two runs for Hagerstown, one …

Origin of Minor League team names: D

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

AABoth Shawn Zarraga and Hainley Statia got a call up for the Dutch national team, but now they are still playing for the Huntsville Stars (Brewers' organization) in the Southern League playoffs. Last night they took on the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers affiliate). Both Shawn and Hainley went 0 for 4. Shawn let a ball pass …

Dutchies in the Minor League playoffs

Most Minor Leagues have started their playoffs. Here is an overview of the Dutch and Netherlands Antillian players that are participating in the several playoffs.A AdvancedIn game one of the Carolina League's playoffs, the Potomac Nationals (Nationals organization) took on the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves). Potomac's Randolph Oduber hit a solo shot in the sixth inning …

Origins of Minor League team names: C

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Dutchies in the US part 3

For most of the minor leagues the regular season is over. A few Dutchies will advance with their teams to the play offs in the various leagues but the most can prepare for the 2015 season. Some players will join the Dutch national team for the upcoming European Cup.A AdvancedLars Huijer:  After his promotion to …

Origin of Minor League team names: B

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

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 …

Dutch play offs 2014

Today the final games of the play offs were played. Most important of them all was the matchup between the two teams that had clinched a spot in the Holland Series already: DOOR Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates. The winner of this match would win the homefield advantage in the championship series. After two games …