Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 3, day 2

On day two of the third round, the following games were scheduled:  L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Curaçao Neptunus, DSS & HCAW, Quick Amersfoort @ Silicon Storks and Meerlease Pioniers @ De Glaskoning Twins. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  2  -  5  Curaçao Neptunus Even though it wasn't a clubbing like last Thursday and the score looked like …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 3, day 1

On the first day of round three in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the eternal rivals L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus faced each other. Other matchups were HCAW @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort and De Glaskoning Twins @ Meerlease Pioniers. Curaçao Neptunus  9  -  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Despite Rob Cordemans' milestone, this was …

More reinforcements for De Glaskoning Twins

Lately, De Glaskoning Twins made some extra acquisitions to reinforce themselves. Today another one was presented. Japanese outfielder Yuki Yoshimura, who played in the organization of reigning NPB champ Softbank Hawks. Next to the Softbank Hawks, Yoshimura played for the DeNA BayStars from Yokohama. Besides playing as an outfielder, Yoshimura can also play first base …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Perfect game for Misja Harcksen

On day three of round two, one pitcher would throw a perfect game. This was only the third perfect game in the history of the Dutch hoofdklasse.  The scheduled games of today were De Glaskoning Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus, Silicon Storks @ DSS, HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Meerlease Pioniers @ Quick Amersfoort. De …

The favorite jerseys of my collection

Through the years built a small collection of baseball jerseys. It all started in 1991 when I got the jersey of my very first baseball club, now defunct Amstel Tijgers, three-time Dutch champion. From that moment on more jerseys got my way. This is an overview of the favorite jerseys of my collection. Amsterdam Baseball …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 2

On day two of round one, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ De Glaskoning Twins, DSS @ Silicon Storks, Quick Amersfoort @ Meerlease Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ HCAW. Curaçao Neptunus  10  -  1  De Glaskoning Twins A flattering result for Curaçao Neptunus. In a real pitching duel in which Orlando Yntema …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 1

In the second round, the following series will be played: Quick Amersfoort - Meerlease Pioniers, DSS - Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates - HCAW and Curaçao Neptunus - De Glaskoning Twins. In the game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW, veteran pitcher Rob Cordemans may break the 2,000 strikeout mark. Meerlease Pioniers    -    …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 3

On day three of the first round, it was up to three teams to get at least one win this weekend as Silicon Storks, HCAW and Quick Amersfoort had already lost their series. Only for DSS and Meerlease Pioniers it came down to the rubber game of their series. HCAW  6  -  7  Curaçao Neptunus …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 2

On the second day of the first round, the following games were scheduled: DSS @ Meerlease Pioniers, L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ Silicon Storks, Curaçao Neptunus @ HCAW and Quick Amersfoort @ De Glaskoning Twins. Three teams managed to clinch the series win today, one tied the series so it comes down to the rubber game …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 1

Finally, after a long winter, the Dutch hoofdklasse season has started again. The following games were scheduled:  HCAW @ Curaçao Neptunus, Meerlease Pioniers @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and De Glaskoning Twins @ Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. HCAW  0  -  10  Curaçao Neptunus Noblesse oblige, so the reigning European and Dutch champion did …

Late reinforcements for De Glaskoning Twins

After the whole rotation left the club after the transition period last year, De Glaskoning Twins had to look for new starting pitchers. They found them traditionally in Japan but also in Australia. But next two pitchers the club made some surprising acquisitions to complete their roster. The pitcher from Japan is Yuto Onodera. The …

Rick van Dijck takes step back

Dutch pitcher Rick van Dijck, who has spent several years in the highest Czech league will not be seen in the Czech Extra League in 2019 but will play one level lower with SaBaT Prague.   According to Milujeme-Baseball.cz, the Dutch pitcher will reinforce the ranks of the second division club from Prague. In the …

2019 Dutch hoofdklasse

The KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) has released the competition schedule of the Dutch hoofdklasse. The Dutch season will start on Thursday, April 4 and the final game of the regular season will be played on July 28. With the upcoming European Championship in early September, followed by the Olympic Qualifier, the Dutch …

Jakob Syrén signs with Solingen

About two weeks ago you could read an article about Jakob Syrén, who was looking for a new club. Thanks to that blog post quite some clubs contacted him. As a result, he has signed a contract with one of the premier German clubs.  After the aforementioned blog post, the Swedish reliever was approached by …

Hoofdklasse pitcher is looking for a club

For those clubs who are looking for a standout reliever, this is your chance. Jakob Syrén from Sweden is available after he wasn't offered a new contract with his former club from the Dutch hoofdklasse. Coming from Leksand, it is not strange, Jakob got to play baseball as that is one of the biggest sports …

Another Dutchie heads to Italy

Last year, Italian clubs Fortitudo Bologna and A.S.D. Rimini surprised the Dutch baseball world by acquiring two players from the Dutch competition for the 2018 season. This year another hoofdklasse player heads South. Jarreau Martina will join Fortitudo Bologna for the 2019 season. After a season of absence due to professional obligations, Martina returned to …

Quite some changes for De Glaskoning Twins

This year the transaction period was extended with two weeks. In the past years, the period ended on November 1. This year the clubs had time until November 15. De Glaskoning Twins saw several players leave and several players join the club. Starting with the biggest blow, Misja Harcksen decided to return to Neptunus. Harcksen …

Several players from Dutch hoofdklasse in 2018/2019 ABL

Today all ABL clubs presented their opening day roster. Three clubs have players from the 2018 Dutch hoofdklasse on their roster: Sydney Blue Sox, Brisbane Bandits and Perth Heat. Let's start with the Brisbane Bandits. The team from Brisbane has acquired Dutch reliever Loek van Mil. Van Mil who has been pretty dominant in the …