Quiet transition period for Neptunus

Reigning European and Dutch champion Curaçao Neptunus did not make a lot of moves during this year's transition period. Even though the club saw four players leave, the club added only two players from outside the club to its roster.  According to manager Ronald Jaarsma, it was hard to give three of his younger players …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Neptunus wins title, Storks remains in hoofdklasse

As expected, Curaçao Neptunus won the Dutch championship for the sixth time in a row. After two poor games, the team fought back and won the Holland Series in Six games. In the promotion/relegation series, Silicon Storks from The Hague prolonged its stay in the hoofdklasse with one more year. After Neptunus won 4-1 in …

Neptunus ties Holland Series at two

Tonight's game was exactly the opposite of last Thursday's one. Rob Cordemans was far from dominant and Diegomar Markwell was a lot more effective than last week. Key to Neptunus' victory was Pirates' bullpen that could not stop its offense as Pirates lost 13-4. After Curaçao Neptunus took a 1-0 lead, L&D Amsterdam Pirates bounced …

Holland Series 2018: Neptunus brings back tension

He wasn't as dominant as Kevin Heijstek yesterday, but Neptunus' starter Elton Koeiman kept the Pirates' lineup in check. Pirates did not have an answer to his variety of pitches that he mixed very well. Neptunus took advantage of one poor inning of Kyle Ward and walked away with the 4-1 victory. It was a …

Holland Series 2018: L&D Amsterdam pushes Curaçao Neptunus aside

In the second game of the Holland Series, Kevin Heijstek was vastly dominant as he went the distance for L&D Amsterdam Pirates and secured the 7-0 win for the team from the Dutch capital.  L&D Amsterdam Pirates took an early lead in the first inning. With runners on the corners, Kalian Sams hit into a …

Holland Series 2018: Cordemans guides L&D Amsterdam Pirates to opening game win

A solid outing by veteran pitcher Rob Cordemans led to a convincing 8-2 victory over Curaçao Neptunus in game one of the 2018 Holland Series. In the first inning, Curaçao Neptunus took an early 1-0 lead when Stijn van der Meer, who got on base on a single scored on a fielding error by third baseman …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Day two of the final playoff round

On the second day of the final playoff round, next to the regular game between HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins, the remainder of yesterday's rained out game was played.  De Glaskoning Twins  5  -  2  HCAW De Glaskoning Twins needed two days to win this game. Yesterday's game was suspended at the start of the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 3

Today, both main candidates for a spot in the Holland Series had to work hard to clinch a win. Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW from Bussum and L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins. HCAW  3  -  6  Curaçao Neptunus After two scoreless innings, HCAW took the lead in the third. A throwing error by pitcher Brendan Schoemaker …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 2

Curaçao Neptunus restored the order after the humiliating loss vs HCAW last Thursday. Today's game was a lot closer though. L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat De Glaskoning Twins in a very attractive game.  Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  1  HCAW Compared to Thursday's game, not really much happened today. The number of runs that were scored was much …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 2, day 1

Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW and had to deal with a major upset. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins clinched a hard-fought victory. HCAW  13  -  0  Curaçao Neptunus Where Neptunus has been rather superior throughout the season so far, it didn't stand a chance against HCAW tonight. In seven innings, HCAW finished the job. The …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Neptunus wins deferred match

Unlike the previous two games in which Neptunus was way too strong for De Glaskoning Twins, the team had to go deep to clinch the series sweep tonigh's deferred game. A three-run homer in the tenth handed Neptunus a 6-3 victory. In the first inning, Twins scored more runs than in the two previous games …

Darryl Collins signs contract with Royals

In a press release by his club Curaçao Neptunus, it was announced today that youngster Darryl Collins has signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. After the game vs De Glaskoning Twins, Collins signed the contract under the watchful eye of Nick Leto, scout of the Kansas City Royals. The 16-year old …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 1, day 3

On the third day of the playoffs in the Dutch hoofdklasse, Curaçao Neptunus made short work of De Glaskoning Twins and L&D Amsterdam Pirates had to go deep for the win. Curaçao Neptunus  10  -  0  De Glaskoning Twins A bleak performance by De Glaskoning Twins that could not cope with the experience and the strength …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs round 1, day 1

On the first night of the playoffs, the Netherlands was hit by inclement weather. The game between De Glaskoning Twins and Curaçao Neptunus was bothered by a rain delay twice. The other game in the playoffs, L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs HCAW could be played without rain delays. HCAW  0  -  3  L&D Amsterdam Pirates For …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 14, day 3

On the third day of the final round of the regular hoofdklasse season, Curaçao Neptunus hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and completed a season sweep, Meerlease Pioniers hosted HCAW and clinched a comeback from behind victory, DSS hosted Silicon Storks and clinched a hard-fought victory and De Glaskoning Twins hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. L&D Amsterdam …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 14, day 2

On the second day of round fourteen, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Silicon Storks pulled off a stunt vs DSS, HCAW hosted Meerlease Pioniers and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted De Glaskoning Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  5  -  4  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Curaçao Neptunus clinched its fifth narrow win in as many games vs L&D …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 14, day 1

On the first day of the final round of the regular season, De Glaskoning Twins hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort, DSS hosted Silicon Storks, Meerlease Pioniers hosted HCAW and Curaçao Neptunus hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort  4  -  3  De Glaskoning Twins A tough day for De Glaskoning Twins. To keep a …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 13, day 3

On the third day of round thirteen, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted DSS, Silicon Storks hosted Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam hosted Meerlease Pioniers and HCAW hosted De Glaskoning Twins. DSS  11  -  0  Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort never stood a chance as they were outhit 14-3 andpitchingoutscored 11-0. Only in the …