World Port Tournament 2017: Easy victory for Dutch vs Cuba

A juvenile team Kingdom of the Netherlands beat Cuba in a surprisingly easy way. The Dutch pitching limited the Cubans to one run and seven hits in a 6-1 victory as the Dutch outhit them 12-7.  After Gianison Boekhoudt doubled home Stijn van der Meer from second base, Cuba tied the game in the bottom …

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KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

Chris Garia next player from Curacao to play with Saltdogs

The Lincoln Saltdogs have signed the next Dutchie. After Shairon Martis, Curt Smith (who has joined Pioniers of the Dutch hoofdklasse but only will play there in the play offs when the Saltdogs are eliminated), Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo, the team signed Christopher Garia on November 18.  Garia sustained an injury during Spring Training …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan? Reprise

In yesterday's blogpost, I wrote about several players that can be put on the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. But later I realized that I forgot a few and that I may have made a mistake a couple of players. This morning I saw this possible WBC …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

European Championship: Dutch unbeaten to championship game

The Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Belgium today. After taking a quick 1-0 lead, Belgium bounced  back and took a 3-1 lead in the third inning. Eventually the Dutch turned the tables and walked off as a victor and enter the championship game with an unbeaten status.   Kingdom of the Netherlands  12  - …

European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands ousts Italy

Ciao Italia. That was the tendency of last night's game between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Italy. If you are suffering from high blood pressure or hart failure, last night's game wasn't something for you to watch. What started as a quiet game in which the runs did not come cheap, turned out to be a …

European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands wins nail biter

Spain and the Netherlands played a mouthwatering game tonight. In a real pitching duel the runs did not come cheap. Quality pitching and quality defense were the recipe for a nail biter. In a game that was too close for comfort the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score and made a big step towards …

Dutchies in the minors so far in the 2016 season

There are a lot of players from the Dutch Kingdom active in the Minor Leagues. The biggest chunk of them comes from Curacao and Aruba. Here is an overview of those players playing in AAA, AA, A Advanced and A Full Season.  AAA Roger Bernadina is having a good season so far. At bat he …

Curacao Baseball Week started

Yesterday the third Curacao Baseball Week started with a press conference. Attendants were (amongst others) initiators Blue Bay Resort Curacao, Hensley Meulens, Ben Thijssen and Jair Jurrjens. During the first two days, clinics will be organized for local coaches. Next to Hensley Meulens, Steve Janssen (KNBSB), Ron Wotus (San Francisco Giants), Martijn Nijhoff (KNBSB) and …

Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to USA in practice game

Today team Kingdom of the Netherlands played their second practice game in Taiwan as a preparation on the Premier 12 tournament that will start Sunday. In their first practice game, the Dutch took on a local university team, but that team was no match for the orange. The Dutch team beat the Taiwanese 7-0. Today the …

Dutch gather at Curacao to prepare for Premier12

The Dutch national team went to Curacao to prepare for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament which will start on November 8. The players arrived at the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort in Willemstad yesterday. At the resort the local players that received a call up joined the team, together with manager Hensley Meulens. Meulens …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

After an absence of a few days, here is a summary of what happened with the Dutchies in the various play off games of the last days. A Advanced After falling behind 2-1 vs the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the High Desert Mavericks won game four, forcing a decisive game five. In game four the Mavs …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Yesterday more Dutchies and their teams were eliminated from the Minor League play offs. AAA In the rubber game of the series between the Columbus Clippers and Sharlon Schoop's Norfolk Tides, the Clippers beat the Tides in a very convincing way: 5-0. The Tides were outhit 12-2. Sharlon Schoop could not deliver this time and went …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Last night a few Dutchies saw action in the various play off series. AAA The Norfolk Tides forced a decisive fifth game vs the Columbus Clippers. In Columbus the Tides beat the Clippers 6-5. Sharlon Schoop had a big share in the victory of his team. In the first three innings it looked like Columbus …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

The number of Dutchies in the Minor League play offs is getting smaller. Yesterday a limited number was active. AAA Sharlon Schoop was responsible for all runs of the Norfolk Tides. In the top of the eight, with runners on first and second, Sharlon hit a line drive for a double to center field, that …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Last night a couple of Dutchies participated in the various minor league play offs agian. Here is an overview. AAA The Norfolk Tides tied the series at one with a 6-1 victory over the Columbus Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. In the bottom of the third …

Dutchies in Minor League play offs

Yesterday another bunch of play off games was played by clubs that have Dutchies on their roster. AAA Game nr. 2 between the Columbus Clippers and the Norfolk Tides was suspended after two full innings due to rainfall. Sharlon Schoop didn't have his at bat yet. The score was 0-0 and both teams got one basehit. The …