Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Neptunus humiliates Pirates

After a close win on Thursday in Amsterdam, Curaçao Neptunus was clearly the better team today as it beat L&D Amsterdam Pirates 8-0. With this win, Neptunus takes over the lead in the standings again.  Orlando Yntema was practically unhittable today as he limited L&D Amsterdam Pirates to just two hits in a complete game shutout. Curaçao …

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Dutch roster for Baseball Week Haarlem unveiled

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming Baseball Week Haarlem. The roster contains three players that will debut with the team. One of the debuting players is Misja Harcksen of De Glaskoning Twins. The other two are catcher …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 10, day 3

On the third day of round ten, there were three surprising results as Curaçao Neptunus hosted DSS, L&D Amsterdam hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort, HCAW hosted Silicon Storks and Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted De Glaskoning Twins. DSS  3  -  2  Curaçao Neptunus The first surprising result today came from Rotterdam as Neptunus suffered another defeat. DSS took a …

Misja Harcksen called up for Dutch team

Yesterday, Misja Harcksen got a phone call from the new manager of the Dutch national team Evert-Jan 't Hoen. In this call, Van 't Hoen told Misja he had been selected for the Dutch squad that will participate in the 2018 Baseball Week Haarlem (previously known as Haarlem Baseball Week). I got a soft spot …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 10, day 2

No surprises today as DSS hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Silicon Storks Hosted HCAW and De Glaskoning Twins hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers. Curaçao Neptunus  6  -  1  DSS No blowout victory for Curaçao Neptunus but it was a clear win as DSS was limited to only two hits by Orlando Yntema who …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 10, day 1

On day one of round ten, Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted De Glaskoning Twins, DSS headed to Rotterdam to face Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and HCAW hosted Silicon Storks.  Three close games today and one, well... not so close. An almost no-hitter and De Glaskoning Twins  1  -  0  Hoofddorp Pioniers …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 9, day 3

Another surprising result today and almost two as Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW, DSS hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks and De Glaskoning Twins hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. HCAW  2  -  1  Curaçao Neptunus In a real pitching duel, HCAW stayed at the right side of the score as it surprised Neptunus for the …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 9, day 2

On day two of round nine, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted De Glaskoning Twins, HCAW hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort headed to The Hague to face Silicon Storks and Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted DSS. De Glaskoning Twins  1  -  6  L&D Amsterdam Pirates One big inning made the difference today. For six innings De Glaskoning …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 9, day 1

On day one of round nine, Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW, DSS hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers, De Glaskoning Twins hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Silicon Storks. HCAW  0  -  2  Curaçao Neptunus The fans saw a very close game in Rotterdam today. Only in the fifth CuraçaoNeptunus broke the spell as it scored …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Two lopsided deferred matches

Two deferred games tonight. In Hoofddorp, Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and in Rotterdam, Silicon Storks hosted Curaçao Neptunus. The latter may sound strange as the game was played at Neptunus' home field the Neptunus Family Stadium but since Storks doesn't have a proper lighting system they play their home night games in Rotterdam. L&D …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 8, day 3

On the third day of round eight, there was at least one surprising result. Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted DSS, HCAW hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and Silicon Storks hosted De Glaskoning Twins. Curaçao Neptunus  3  -  8  Hoofddorp Pioniers Hoofddorp Pioniers handed Curaçao Neptunus its second loss of the season. In the second …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 8, day 2

On day two of the eighth round of this hoofdklasse season, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers, DSS hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates, HCAW headed to Amersfoort to face Quick and Silicon Storks went to Oosterhout to take on De Glaskoning Twins. Hoofddorp Pioniers  5  -  6  Curaçao Neptunus Newspapers could head "Narrow escape for Neptunus" or "Pioniers …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 8, day 1

On day one of round eight of the 2018 hoofdklasse season, De Glaskoning Twins headed to Rotterdam to face Silicon Storks from The Hague, HCAW hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort, Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted Curaçao Neptunus and DSS moved to neighboring Amsterdam to face L&D Amsterdam Pirates. De Glaskoning Twins  4  -  3  Silicon Storks After …

European Champions Cup 2018: Curaçao Neptunus repeats as champion

In the final of the 2018 European Champions Cup, Curaçao Neptunus was vastly dominant over A.S.D. Rimini Pirates, outscoring the Italian champion 5-0 and outhitting them 10-4. For former Neptunus member Kevin Kelly, the outcome could not have been more bitter. Apparently, without a starting pitcher, Rimini manager Paolo Ceccaroli threw him in to be the …

European Champions Cup 2018: A.S.D. Rimini and Curaçao Neptunus face each other in final

A Dutch-Italian final tomorrow as A.S.D. Rimini Pirates moved to the final as they beat Fortitudo Bologna 2-1 and Curaçao Neptunus beat Rouen Huskies 4-0 in the semis. In a close game, Rimini stayed at the right side of the score. In a real pitching duel, Raul Ruiz earned the win after eight innings in which …

European Champions Cup 2018: Regular victory for Curaçao Neptunus

After two big surprises today, Draci Brno wasn't able to stunt against Curaçao Neptunus. For four innings the Czech champion could keep pace but eventually, the team met their match in this game as they lost 7-2. In the first four innings, Radim Chroust allowed only one Neptunus runner on base. But in the fifth, Neptunus pushed for …

European Champions Cup 2018: Easy victory for Curaçao Neptunus

Tonight, Curaçao Neptunus hosted T&A San Marino. even though the score was rather close, the Neptunus win was never endangered as their pitching was vastly dominant tonight. The Rotterdam based team won 3-0. Neptunus starting pitcher Orlando Yntema wasn't as strong as he normally is but he was good enough to keep San Marino from scoring. He …

European Champions Cup 2018: day one

The European Champions Cup 2018 started today. The following games were scheduled: Draci Brno @ Fortitudo Bologna, Rouen Huskies @ A.S.D. Rimini Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and T&A San Marino @ Curaçao Neptunus Draci Brno  1  -  4  Fortitudo Bologna In the opening game of the tournament, Draci Brno starting pitcher Wesley Roemer, kept …