HCAW tournament played at an unusual date

Today, HCAW (Honkbalclub Allen Weerbaar) from Bussum sent out a press release about their annual tournament. This tournament is normally played around the end of March or at the start of April, right before the start of the Dutch hoofdklasse season. But this year it will be played on the weekend of July 16 till …

KNBSB unveils Hoofdklasse schedule

The 2020 Dutch hoofdklasse season is engraved in stone. Today the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) put the schedule online. After a long period of uncertainty, in which the KNBSB lobbied the best it could, the official schedule of the Dutch hoofdklasse has been placed online. The season will start on Thursday night, …

KNBSB guarantees 2021 ECC spot to L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus

Last month, when the CEB announced that the European Champions Cup was canceled due to the coronavirus, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) made clear that both Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates and runner up Curaçao Neptunus would be guaranteed a spot in the 2021 ECC. This can be read on the website …

COVID-19 cause for Dutch clubs to make smart financial decisions

Two days ago, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced that in the upcoming 2020 season, no teams will relegate or will be promoted. Time for clubs to think about how to spend their resources. With no baseball played so far and the season still up in the air, it remains to be …

Neptunus extends sponsor contract

2019 runner up in the Dutch championship, Curaçao Neptunus has extended the contract with its main sponsor United Foundation, the club announced through a press release today. The Curaçao-based foundation promotes the Isle of Curaçao in various ways. One of them is by sponsoring multiple Dutch baseball champion Neptunus from Rotterdam. The 2020 season (or …

CEB announces groups of European Champions Cup

As we already knew which clubs would participate in the European Champions Cup, it was waiting for the grouping. Yesterday the CEB unveiled both groups A and B of the event in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Group A contains of the following clubs: Curaçao Neptunus (Ned) Fortitudo Bologna (Ita) Heidenheim Heideköpfe (Ger) Rouen Huskies (Fra) Group …

Not many roster moves for Neptunus

Runner up in the Holland Series, Curaçao Neptunus has made a few roster moves. The club from Rotterdam saw four players leave the club and added as many to their 2020 roster. The first player that will turn his back on the club is Jochem Koedijk, who returns to his hometown Haarlem. He will join …

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 …