European Champions Cup 2019: Neptunus doesn’t stand a chance against unleashed Bologna

The story of tonight's game was Stephen Perakslis. The American with Greek roots was at the right time at the right place for Bologna as he kept Neptunus totally in check. Eventually, Neptunus fell to the Italian champion 10-3. In a battle of the champions, Fortitudo Bologna struck first in the second inning. With Diegomar …

European Champions Cup 2019: Pirates to final with clear win

After the 2017 edition, in which Pirates barely stayed in the Champions Cup and ended at a disappointing seventh place, the team from Amsterdam reached this year's final thanks to a clear victory over Parmaclima Parma. In the first semi-final, L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Parma 8-4. Pirates continued the way they did all week, with …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019:Round 10, day 1

As there is a European Champions Cup going on in Bologna, one would almost forget the Dutch hoofdklasse keeps going on. On the first day of round ten, three games were scheduled: DSS @ HCAW, Quick Amersfoort @ Silicon Storks and Hoofddorp Pioniers @ Oosterhout Twins.  DSS  0  -  3  HCAW A real pitching duel in …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 3

On the third day of the ECC, the following games were scheduled: Group A: Parmaclima Parma @ Bonn Capitals, Rouen Huskies @ Curaçao Neptunus Group B: Arrows Ostrava @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, UnipolSai Bologna @ Deurne Spartans. Parmaclima Parma  17  -  8  Bonn Capitals In a crazy game, the Bonn Capitals took a 7-0 lead …

European Champions Cup 2019: Pirates brushes Arrows Ostrava aside

Arrows Ostrava  2  -  22  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Once again L&D Amsterdam Pirates needed only five innings to finish the game. This time Arrows Ostrava was the victim of an ill-equipped pitching staff and an unleashed Pirates' offense. For two and a half innings, Arrows Ostrava was capable to keep pace with the club from …

European Champions Cup 2019: Neptunus unbeaten to semis

Rouen Huskies  3  -  8  Curaçao Neptunus For seven innings, the Rouen Huskies could keep pace with Curaçao Neptunus rather well, but eventually, in the eighth, the current Dutch champion scored four runs that led to a score that perhaps didn't really show the real balance of power. On the other hand, only three of …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 2

On the second day of the ECC, the following games were scheduled:  Group A: Bonn Capitals @ Curaçao Neptunus and Parmaclima Parma @ Rouen Huskies Group B: L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Deurne Spartans and Arrows Ostrava @ UnipolSai Bologna. Bonn Capitals  4  -  14  Curaçao Neptunus Game report L&D Amsterdam Pirates  17  -  0  Deurne …

Eurpean Champions Cup 2019: L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Deurne Spartans in lopsided game

L&D Amsterdam Pirates  17  -  0  Deurne Spartans In a very lopsided game in which Deurne Spartans got one hit, L&D Amsterdam Pirates only needed five innings to seal Deurne’s feat. After leading 2-0 at the start of the second inning, four singles, a double, a walk, a home run and some aggressive base running, …

European Champions Cup 2019: Bonn Capitals no match for Neptunus

Bonn Capitals    -    Curaçao Neptunus In the first four innings, everything went Bonn's way completely as the Germans scored four runs. But in the fifth, their pitching collapsed and Neptunus took advantage in the biggest possible way as it scored eight runs to turn the tables in just one inning. Back-to-back solo home …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 1

On the first day of the European Champions Cup, the following games were scheduled: Group A: Deurne Spartans @ Arrows Ostrava and Curaçao Neptunus @ Parmaclima Parma. Group B: Rouen Huskies @ Bonn Capitals and UnipolSai Bologna @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Deurne Spartans  2  -  17  Arrows Ostrava In every possible way, Arrows Ostrava was superior …

European Champions Cup 2019: Victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates in close game

UnipolSai Bologna  1  -  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Also, today's second Italian-Dutch matchup was won by the Dutch side. Two solo home runs gave L&D Amsterdam Pirates a 2-0 lead after four innings. Denzel Richardson connected for a leadoff long ball to left-center field in the second inning. In the fourth, hired gun Sharlon Schoop …

European Champions Cup 2019: Neptunus just stays at right side of score

  Curaçao Neptunus  2  -  1  Parmaclima Parma A narrow escape for Curaçao Neptunus in a very close game. The two starting pitchers, Orlando Yntema for Neptunus and Erly Casanova for Parma, kept the opponent in check very well. Yntema did a tad better as he shut out the opponent in seven innings, striking out …

European Champions Cup to start tomorrow

The European Champions Cup will start Tuesday, June 4. This year the tournament with the eight best European clubs will be played in Bologna and neighboring Castenaso. Champions Cup is a bit odd term as not only national champions are participating. Italy and the Netherlands are represented by two clubs each: their national champions and …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 9, day 3

Because of the games of L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus moved to Saturday, only two games were scheduled today: DSS @ Silicon Storks and Quick Amersfoort @ Meerlease Pioniers. DSS  2  -  3  Silicon Storks A hard fought, walk-off win in a close game for Silicon Storks. After DSS took a 1-0 lead in …

Padres’ brown/yellow uniforms to be unveiled in November

The other day it was announced through the San Diego Union-Tribune, that the San Diego Padres will unveil their new 2020 uniforms in November, shortly after the final game of the World Series. The club is trying to protect as many aspects of the new uniform as possible. The “rich brown and vibrant gold” color …

Today in baseball: Lou Gehrig starts his streak

Today, 94 years ago, Lou Gehrig started what would become a record-setting streak of consecutive games played. The star first baseman of the Bronx Bombers entered the game vs the Washington Senators as a pinch hitter (his only pinch-hit appearance in his career) for shortstop Pee Wee Wanninger. In the game, a 5-3 loss vs …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 9, day 2/3

For some teams today was the third round already as the games of Curaçao Neptunus and L&D Amsterdam Pirates were moved forward because both teams will play in the European Champions Cup next week. As a result, Oosterhout Twins and HCAW also played their third game of the weekend today. Other games that were scheduled …

Dutchies contribute in Bologna win

Tonight, Fortitudo Bologna pushed over Godo Baseball. In seven innings the Knights were brushed aside 14-0, a blowout score in which the two Dutch players of Bologna, Jarreau Martina and John Polonius had their fair share. For two innings, Godo managed to keep Bologna scoreless but in the third, the reigning Italian champion scored twice. …