Holland Series 2019: Pirates marks anniversary year with championship

In a somewhat lopsided game, Curaçao Neptunus was no match for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. After the team tied the series at three yesterday, Pirates clearly had the momentum going. After six years, the dominance of Neptunus ended and Pirates could celebrate its fifth overall Dutch championship as it beat Neptunus 6-0. The unlikely hero for …

Holland Series 2019: Walk off walk ties series at three

In a nailbiter of a game, L&D Amsterdam Pirates tied the Holland Series at three games apiece. After trailing 3-0, the team managed to come back in the game and win in the final inning as they beat Neptunus 4-3. After quite a long absence, Rob Cordemans took the mound for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. The …

Holland Series 2019: L&D Amsterdam Pirates inches closer

After Sunday's win, L&D Amsterdam Pirates was still trailing 3-1 in the Holland Series. But tonight, the club clinched another win (2-1) to get within a win from Curaçao Neptunus. With two outs in the second inning, Pirates took the lead when Max Clarijs doubled to left center field and scored on Delano Selassa's single …

Misja Harcksen heads Downunder

Misja Harcksen, pitcher of Curaçao Neptunus, will head to Australia at the end of September. The youngster served both as a starter and as a reliever this season. In Australia, he will join the Willagee Braves, a kind of farm team of the ABL's Perth Heat. In the past three years, a lot has happened …

Holland Series 2019: L&D Amsterdam Pirates fights back

After four scoreless innings, Curaçao Neptunus opened the score as it plated two runs in the top of the fifth inning. But in the bottom of that frame, L&D Amsterdam Pirates scored five times to reach the final score of 5-2.  As written in the prologue, Neptunus opened the score thanks to an RBI single …

Holland Series 2019: Neptunus in driver’s seat

Another close game, another victory for Curaçao Neptunus. For five innings the team was kept in check by Kevin Heijstek as he limited them to one hit. The team needed only two innings to turn the tables and walk off the field with a 2-1 victory. Until the third inning, neither team did not score …

Holland Series 2019: Neptunus strikes first

In game one of the 2019 Holland Series, Curaçao Neptunus hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In a real see-saw game, both teams took the lead several times. But eventually, Neptunus took full advantage of Pirates' struggling pitching and beat their opponent 6-4. Curaçao Neptunus opened the score in the third inning when Stijn van der Meer …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Playoffs and playdowns, game 3

On the third day of the playoffs, Meerlease Pioniers headed to Rotterdam to face Curaçao Neptunus, the likely victors of the upcoming Holland Series. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW. In the playdowns, Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks, that clinched a surprising win yesterday and Oosterhout Twins hosted DSS. Meerlease Pioniers  0  -  8  Curaçao Neptunus …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Playoffs and playdowns, game 2

In today's playoff games, Meerlease Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus while HCAW hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. In the playdowns, DSS "hosted" Oosterhout Twins in Oosterhout and Silicon Storks hosted Quick Amersfoort. Curaçao Neptunus  6  -  1  Meerlease Pioniers Long it appeared to become another close game today. Until the sixth inning neither team did score. In …

Dutch hoofdklasse: playoffs and playdowns game one.

In the Dutch hoofdklasse, the regular season is over. The top four teams are playing each other in a best-of-five playoff and the lower four are facing each other in a best of five playdowns. Curaçao Neptunus hosted Meerlease Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW in the playoffs. Oosterhout Twins played its "home" game …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 3

On the third day of the last round, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Silicon Storks, DSS hosted Quick Amersfoort in an attempt to salvage the series, L&D Amsterdam hosted Meerlease Pioniers in the rubber game of the series and Oosterhout Twins headed to Bussum to take on HCAW. Silicon Storks    -    Curaçao Neptunus For 3.5 …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 2

None of the games on the second day of the final round of the regular season really mattered as the top four and bottom four are set already. Curaçao Neptunus didn't show no mercy for Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates met its match in Meerlease Pioniers, Quick Amersfoort stayed at the right side of the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 14, day 1.

On the first day of the final round of the regular season, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Meerlease Pioniers, Quick Amersfoort headed to Haarlem to face DSS and HCAW took on Oosterhout Twins at home in Bussum. Silicon Storks    -    Curaçao Neptunus An early 2-0 lead for Neptunus laid …

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 …