Tom Stuifbergen transfers to role of reliever

Former Corendon Kinheim starting pitcher Tom Stuifbergen has signed with Kinheim's neighbor DSS for the coming season, just like a couple of his team mates.  But where Stuifbergen used to have a role as starting pitcher, he will become a reliever with the Haarlem based club. In an interview with the local Haarlem newspaper, Stuifbergen …

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Oduber and Ricardo next Dutchies to join Lincoln SaltDogs, Curt Smith to join Pioniers

Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo will follow the example of Curt Smit and Shairon Martis. Smith and Martis joined the Lincoln SaltDogs of the independent American Association in 2016. Oduber and Ricardo reached an agreement on a contract for the 2017 season. Randolph Oduber played for the organization of the Washington Nationals from 2010 through …

Dashenko Ricardo hangs ’em up

Stunning news. Through a press release, Dutch champion Curacao Neptunus announced that their 26-year old catcher Dashenko Ricardo will stop playing baseball immediately. Last week, Neptunus and Ricardo had several talks but the club could not convince the power hitting catcher to keep playing. According to the press release, Dashenko cannot motivate himself for the …

Dutch Hoofdklasse 2016, Thursday April 14

After a long winter the Dutch baseball season took off today, at least for the highest league, the Dutch Hoofdlasse. De Glaskoning Twins took on Curacao Neptunus. Notable fact is that Twins was the home team because their ballpark still does not have a proper lighting system. Corendon Kinheim from Haarlem hosted HCAW from Bussum, …

Finally. HCAW has found its manager

After Dutch Hoofdklasse club HCAW and former Major Leaguer Ralph Milliard parted ways at the end of last season, the Hoofdklasse club from Bussum had to look for a new manager. It took the club long as it only became clear last Friday that it had found its man. After an extensive search, the club from …

Van ‘t Hoen European coach of the year 2015

Evert Jan 't Hoen, manager of current European and Dutch champion Curacao Neptunus, has been named European coach of the year during the congress of the European Baseball Confederation CEB in Hoofddorp Netherlands (near Amsterdam Airport). Last year Curacao threepeated as Dutch champion and also clinched the European title for clubs. During the season, Van …

Lots of moves for Corendon Kinheim and Vaessen Pioniers, not so much for DSS

Corendon Kinheim and Vaessen Pioniers both have seen a lot of players leave. The Haarlem based club has seen the following players leave. Pim Walsma will leave for the third team of L&D Amsterdam Pirates (called the Mokum Hawks). Mervin Gario will head to Hoofddorp to join Pioniers. First baseman Jeffrey Arends will join Oosterhout …

Neptunus seems to be the winner of the transfer period

Once again Curacao Neptunus appears to be the winner of the transfer period. The Rotterdam based club has attracted five players to reinforce their ranks. Last year the club from Rotterdam only acquired pitcher Kenny van den Branden from UVV. But this year the club acquired five from several clubs. Dashenko Ricardo decided to move …

Curacao Neptunus threepeats and clinches 16th Dutch championship

In another convincing game, Curacao Neptunus clinched their 16th Dutch national baseball championship. After the first three games, the team had a 3-0 lead and it looked like they would sweep Corendon Kinhiem. But yesterday, against the odds, Kinheim postponed the championship party of the team from Rotterdam. But today, in Haarlem, Neptunus made a …

Dutch Hoofdklasse – 2015 Holland Series: Kinheim extends series with at least one game

Curacao Neptunus can put back the brooms into the closet. Corendon Kinheim isn't beaten yet. Today in an exciting tame in which the team from Haarlem took a big lead over Curacao Neptunus, the Rotterdam based team refused to give up and came back into to the game to make it exciting again. Until the …

Dutch Hoofdklasse – 2015 Holland Series: Neptunus can bring out the brooms tomorrow

In game three of the Holland Series, it looked like it would be a seven inning mercy rule finish, early in the game as Curacao Neptunus had a 7-0 lead after two innings. With Nick Veltkamp on the mound for Kinheim, as Tom Stuifbergen was still serving a three game suspension, Neptunus took a 2-0 lead …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Holland Series 2015, game 2

For four full innings, game two of the Holland Series was a game. Corendon Kinheim opened the score in the top of the first inning. Lead off hitter Kevin Moesquit was hit by a pitch. He advanced to third on a single through the right side, hit by Mervin Gario. After Gario stole second base, …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: Holland Series 2015, game 1

After L&D Amsterdam Pirates was ousted by Curacao Neptunus two weeks ago, the Rotterdam based team took on Corendon Kinheim in game one of the Holland Series. Starter for Neptunus was Diegomar Markwell, who posted a 9-2 record and a 2.06 ERA during the regular season.  Starter for Corendon Kinheim was David Bergman who had …

Kalian Sams named MVP of the Quebec Capitales

Dutch national team player Kalian Sams has been named the MVP of the Quebec Capitales of the independent CanAm League. After a slow start with the team, Kalian's batting average rose to a respectable .282. By far Kalian was the best slugger of his team with 16 homeruns. Kalian was also the swiftest player with …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs, Saturday August 29

The following games were scheduled today: Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam and Vaessen Pioniers @ Corendon Kinheim. It was a must win situation for Corendon Kinheim as they lost yesterday and Curacao Neptunus won. Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam  3 - 1 In a close game with a high level of play (none of the …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs: Friday August 28

Today the rained out games of yesterday were rescheduled: Vaessen Pioniers @ Corendon Kinheim and Curacao Neptunus @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates Vaessen Pioniers @ Corendon Kinheim  7 - 4 Vaessen Pioniers went off a flying start in the first inning. Three consecutive singles by Daniel Fernandes, Dirk van 't Klooster and Danny Rombley loaded the …

Hoofdklasse Play Offs: Preview final round

Normally I don't make any predictions. Most of the time I am at the wrong side with them. But I'd like to try to make a prediction on who will advance to the Holland Series. L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs Curacao Neptunus L&D Amsterdam Pirates is in the lead of the standings with four points over …

Dutch Hoofdklasse Play Offs: Sunday August 23

On the final day of the second round of the Play Offs, the following games were scheduled: Curacao Neptunus @ Vaessen Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Corendon Kinheim. Curacao Neptunus @ Vaessen Pioniers  7 - 3 Until the third inning neither team did score, but in the fhird Vaessen Pioniers opened the score. Glenn …