Curaçao heads to Little League World Series final

It was a close call as Japan threatened in the sixth inning with runners in scoring position but the tiny Caribbean island managed to keep Japan at bay and advance to the Little League finals, where it will meet the winner of the game between the US Southwest region and West region.  Thanks to an …

Curaçao baseball complex seems to be at a dead end

In 2015 you could read here about the plans of International Baseball Partners to build a baseball complex on the island of Curaçao that would be home to a new summer league that would replace the Venezuelan Summer League. According to a reliable source, the plans will not be carried out because of the lack …

Dutch playoffs 2017: round 1, day 1

On the first day of playoff round one, Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW.  Even though it wasn't a blowout score, the Amsterdam victory never was in danger as was the victory of Neptunus over HCAW. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  4  -  1  Hoofddorp Pioniers L&D Amsterdam Pirates took an early …

World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch win first game

After falling to Chinese Taipei in the final inning last night, the Dutch bounced back vs Curaçao. In thirteen innings the Dutch clinched the 10-7 victory. In the regular innings, the runs did not come cheap. In the third inning, Rob Cordemans gave up two runs to Curaçao when Reangelo Beaumont was driven in from second …

Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf posted an article on its website about the selection of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Port Tournament in Rotterdam.  The creation of the 24-man roster can be called remarkable, to put it mildly. This year the coaching staff will be led by Sydney de Jong. This is …

Another talent from Curacao signed by MLB club

Jacques Sambo, a talented RHP pitcher from Curacao is the next talened kid from Curacao that has been signed by a Major League club. The 16-year old kid signed a contract with the Houston Astros. Sambo, born on July 27 1998 has played little league on the Referina ISLA team from Curacao. It remains to …

The new baseball complex on Curacao seems to be a big thing

My blog post about the new baseball complex on Curacao has gotten many hits the last couple of days. It has been shared on Facebook over a thousand times. Even the Prime Minister of the island, Ivar Asjes, shared it. Now even the local newspaper Antilliaans dagblad is mentioning the new project, referring to this …

Dutchies in US baseball: Another setback for Jurickson Profar

Jurrickson Profar,who was out all 2014 season due to a muscular injury, is facing another setback. He needs another surgery to his right shoulder. Last year he got injured and was scheduled to get back mid-season, but then he had a setback as well. The Rangers wanted to take it easy with him and thought …

New sponsor for Neptunus

After sixteen years DOOR will not be the sponsor of current Dutch champion Neptunus anymore. The team from Rotterdam has struck a deal with Curacao foundation Fondashon bon Intenshon (Foudation good intention). This foundation was founded in 1990 and is trying to put Curacao on the map internationally. It  is active in the areas of …