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 …

De Glaskoning Twins makes history

De Glaskoning Twins passed through the flames and rose from the ashes this weekend but eventually, the team clinched a spot in the playoffs of the Dutch hoofdklasse thanks to a 6-1 victory over Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort. Almost it was a typical Twins game like they played in the past few weeks. An early …

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 …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 13, day 1

On day one of round 13, the game between Silicon Storks and Curaçao Neptunus was rained out and is rescheduled for tomorrow night. Despite the lousy weather today, all other games went on. L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Meerlease Pioniers, DSS headed to Amersfoort to face Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort and HCAW hosted De Glaskoning Twins. …

Interview with Jakob Syrén

For the website Twinsbaseball.nl, I interviewed Swedish pitcher Jakob Syrén. Jakob is one of the relievers of De Glaskoning Twins of the Dutch hoofdklasse. I translated the interview into English so you can read it as well. According to Jakob, baseball is a micro sport in Sweden. About 650 people are playing the sport so …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 12, day 3

On day three of round twelve, Meerlease Pioniers hosted Silicon Storks, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort, L&D Amsterdam Pirates faced HCAW in Bussum and De Glaskoning Twins headed to Haarlem to face DSS. Silicon Storks  10  -  11  Meerlease Pioniers In a game that ended with a handball score, Silicon Storks blew a …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 12, day 2

On the second day of round twelve, Meerlease Pioniers headed to The Hague to face Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted HCAW, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Curaçao Neptunus and DSS was the visiting team in Oosterhout where it faced De Glaskoning Twins. Meerlease Pioniers  3  -  1  Silicon Storks In a rather close game, …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 12, day 1

On the first day of round twelve, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort, Meerlease Pioniers hosted Silicon Storks, DSS hosted De Glaskoning Twins and HCAW hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort  1  -  4  Curaçao Neptunus  Without flexing its muscles Curaçao Neptunus walked off with an easy win tonight. The final score may tell …

Shogo Nakashima to play for Sydney BlueSox

Japanese pitcher Shogo Nakashima, who is currently playing in the Dutch hoofdklasse for De Glaskoning Twins has signed a contract with the Sydney BlueSox of the Australian Baseball League for the upcoming Season. Nakashima, who pitched for the Yakult Swallows of the NPB joined De Glaskoning Twins shortly before the Dutch hoofdklasse season started. He …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Deferred matches

Tonight two deferred matches were scheduled. Meerlease Pioniers headed to neighboring Amsterdam to face L&D Amsterdam Pirates and De Glaskoning Twins "hosted" Curaçao Neptunus in Rotterdam. Meerlease Pioniers  1  -  6  L&D Amsterdam Pirates In the first six innings, runs did not come cheap tonight as Luuk ter Beek pitched a very solid game for Meerlease …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Round 11, day 3

Today, De Glaskoning Twins hosted Curaçao Neptunus, Cityside Apartments Quick Amersfoort hosted Meerlease Pioniers, DSS hosted HCAW and L&D Amsterdam Pirates was hosted by Silicon Storks. Curaçao Neptunus  6  -  3  De Glaskoning Twins After the 10-0 defeat in seven innings yesterday, today's score looked a lot better. But even though De Glaskoning Twins could keep …

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 …