Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 13, day 3

After a day of absence due to a baseball trip to Germany, the Dutch Baseball Hangout reports about the Dutch hoofdklasse again. The following games were scheduled: DSS @ Oosterhout Twins, Curaçao Neptunus @ Meerlease Pioniers, Silicon Storks @ HCAW and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Quick Amersfoort. DSS  16  -  4  Oosterhout Twins A good …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 13, day 1

On day one of the third round, Meerlease Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam headed to Amersfoort to take on Quick, Silicon Storks "hosted" HCAW and DSS took on Oosterhout Twins in Rosmalen. Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  1  Meerlease Pioniers Meerlease Pioniers clung on to a 1-0 lead for six innings but in the seventh, Neptunus …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Neptunus swept by Pirates

After the losses on Tuesday and Wednesday, Curaçao Neptunus couldn't avoid being swept by L&D Amsterdam Pirates. After yesterday's close win (3-1), Pirates outscored (7-1) and outhit (10-4) Neptunus in their third consecutive win vs their big rivals.  A surprising move by manager Brian Finnegan as he let reliever Jhan Rifaela start the game, as …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: L&D Amsterdam Pirates keeps Curaçao Neptunus at bay

Tonight L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus faced each other in a game that still needed to be played as both teams were playing in the European Champions Cup. L&D Amsterdam Pirates    -    Curaçao Neptunus What appeared to become an easy win for L&D Amsterdam Pirates turned out to be a "narrow" escape …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 3

On the first day with summer-like temperatures, the following games were scheduled: Quick Amersfoort @ Curaçao Neptunus, DSS @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Meerlease Pioniers @ HCAW and Silicon Storks @ Oosterhout Twins. Quick Amersfoort  3   -  8  Curaçao Neptunus A regular victory for Curaçao Neptunus today as they outscored Quick Amersfoort 8-3 and outhit them …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 2

On day two of the twelfth round, Quick Amersfoort hosted Curaçao Neptunus, HCAW headed to Hoofddorp to face Meerlease Pioniers, DSS took on L&D Amsterdam Pirates in Haarlem and Silicon Storks hosted Oosterhout Twins. HCAW  3  -  2  Meerlease Pioniers With two hours and eight minutes, it was a quick game in Hoofddorp, especially thanks …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 12, day 1

The following games were scheduled today on the first day of the twelfth round: Quick Amersfoort @ Curaçao Neptunus, Meerlease Pioniers @ HCAW, DSS @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Silicon Storks @ Oosterhout Twins. In general, tonight's home starting pitchers had an easy job. Quick Amersfoort  0  -  5  Curaçao Neptunus No blowout score but …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, rained out games

Yesterday and today, the rained out games of last weekend were played. Yesterday Quick Amersfoort hosted HCAW and today, Curaçao Neptunus hosted DSS and Silicon Storks played its home game at the ballpark of its opponent Meerleas Pioniers in Hoofddorp. HCAW  7  -  6  Quick Amersfoort In a high scoring close game, HCAW just stayed …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, day 3

On the third day of round eleven, the following games were scheduled: Silicon Storks @ Meerlease Pioniers, Curaçao Neptunus @ DSS, HCAW @ Quick Amersfoort and Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Silicon Storks  1  -  9  Meerlease Pioners Even though Meerlease Pioniers needed nine innings, Silicon Storks never could claim the win. A four-run …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, day 2

Again two rainouts. Curaçao Neptunus vs DSS and Silicon Storks vs Meerlease Pioniers were canceled. The other games that went on were Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Quick Amersfoort @ HCAW. Quick Amersfoort  3  -  13  HCAW HCAW needed eight innings to finish the game. Despite trailing 2-0, Quick Amersfoort could keep pace …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 11, day 1

On day one of the eleventh round, the game between Meerlease Pioniers and Silicon Storks was rained out. The games that took place were Curaçao Neptunus @ DSS, Oosterhout Twins @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW @ Quick Amersfoort. The game between HCAW and Quick Amersfoort was canceled after the fourth inning. Curaçao Neptunus  12  …

European Champions Cup 2019: Neptunus ends in third place after forfeit

In the consolation game for the third and fourth spot, Curaçao Neptunus took revenge for the whipping the team got last night in the semi-final. Eventually, Neptunus won thanks to a forfeit. About how you will read below.  In the second inning, Neptunus laid the foundation for a solid victory over Pariclima Parma. With the …

Blue Jays snatch two youngsters away from Dutch hoofdklasse

Two young Dutch players signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jiorgeny Casimiri (HCAW) and Sem Robberse (Quick Amersfoort) will join the only Canadian MLB organization. Both players are pitchers. Casimiri acted as a reliever for HCAW this season. Robberse was one of three starting pitchers for Quick Amersfoort. The seventeen-year-old Casimiri started his …

European Champions Cup 2019: Day 4

On day four of the ECC, the following games were scheduled:  Deurne Spartans @ Rouen Huskies, Parmaclima Parma @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Arrows Ostrava @ Bonn Capitals and UnipolSai Bologna @ Curaçao Neptunus.  Deurne Spartans  4  -  5  Rouen Huskies A very bitter loss for the Deurne Spartans. After the team took an unexpected 4-0 …

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: 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: 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 …