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Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 5, day 3

On day three, there were no rainouts so a complete program could be played.  L&D Amsterdam Pirates brought their brooms to sweep HCAW, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers and DSS hosted Pickles UVV. Pickles UVV  4  –  5  DSS Another close affair between Pickles UVV and DSS. After five innings UVV took the lead. Back-to-back doubles… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 5, day 3

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Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 5, day 2

Today only two games were played as the game between Curaçao Neptunus and Hoofddorp Pioniers was rained out. HCAW hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and DSS headed to Utrecht to take on Pickles UVV. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  5  –  3  HCAW HCAW could not cling to an early one run lead as L&D Amsterdam Pirates took… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 5, day 2

Dutch baseball · Minor League Baseball

Curaçao Neptunus adds American pitcher

Reigning Dutch champion,  Curaçao Neptunus, has added a left-handed pitcher to their roster. American Trevor Reckling will be the extra arm the club desperately needed after Loek van Mil and Orlando Yntema hit the disabled list.  With the current wave of pitchers hitting the DL, one could wait for the move by the Rotterdam based… Continue reading Curaçao Neptunus adds American pitcher

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Van den Hurk in the win column again

Yesterday, the Softbank Hawks hosted the Orix Buffaloes. Rick van den Hurk was the starter for the Hawks and guided them to a win vs the lowly Buffaloes. Rick pitched six shutout innings and needed 110 pitches to do so. In those six innings, Rick gave up two hits, walked two and struck out three. He… Continue reading Van den Hurk in the win column again

Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: round 5, day 1

On the first day of round five, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers, Pickles UVV headed to Haarlem to face DSS and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW from Bussum. HCAW  2  –  5  L&D Amsterdam Pirates In a quick game (2 hours and seven minutes), L&D Amsterdam Pirates bested HCAW. HCAW took an early lead in… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: round 5, day 1

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball

Dutchies around the World, part 5

In this week’s edition of Dutchies around the World, we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Jair Jurrjens, Spencer Kieboom, Gianfranco Wawoe, Tom de Blok and Mike Bolsenbroek. Andrelton Simmons After a good start, Andrelton Simmons’ batting average dropped to .246, 14 points lower than his career average. In the month of April, Andrelton was hitting very… Continue reading Dutchies around the World, part 5

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Sharlon Schoop back with the BaySox

After a long period of no news about the older brother of Jonathan Schoop, Sharlon was in the center of the attention in the past few days. First Sharlon was added to the roster of the Norfolk Tides (AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles in the International League). After one game with the Tides, on… Continue reading Sharlon Schoop back with the BaySox