European Champions Cup 2019: Pirates to final with clear win

After the 2017 edition, in which Pirates barely stayed in the Champions Cup and ended at a disappointing seventh place, the team from Amsterdam reached this year's final thanks to a clear victory over Parmaclima Parma. In the first semi-final, L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Parma 8-4. Pirates continued the way they did all week, with …

Eurpean Champions Cup 2019: L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Deurne Spartans in lopsided game

L&D Amsterdam Pirates  17  -  0  Deurne Spartans In a very lopsided game in which Deurne Spartans got one hit, L&D Amsterdam Pirates only needed five innings to seal Deurne’s feat. After leading 2-0 at the start of the second inning, four singles, a double, a walk, a home run and some aggressive base running, …

Jeandro Tromp to sign with Arizona Western

Dutch hoofdklasse player Jeandro Tromp has accepted an offer by Arizona Western College. He only needs to sign the agreement to become a Matador. The 18-year old center fielder has received an offer by the college located in Yuma AZ. If Jeandro signs, he will be the sixth Dutchie that will become a Matador. The …

Lots of changes for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

At the end of the transition period, it becomes clear that L&D Amsterdam Pirates has lost quite some players that left a mark on the team. Of course the club acquired plenty of players to fill those gaps. The biggest surprise of them all is the fact that Nick Urbanus, son of manager Charles Urbanus …

HCAW loses several key players, add six

Dutch hoofdklasse club HCAW from Bussum announced which players have left the club and which ones will join the club for the 2019 season. Three players hung up their spikes, five moved elsewhere and the team got six new players in return. The three players that decided to call it quits are Vince Rooi, Bryce …

U23 World Cup 2018: Dutch let down by pitching in loss to Mexico

The second loss in as many games. After the loss vs Colombia, the Dutch fell to Mexico yesterday. The problem wasn't the offense as the Dutch collected twelve hits but merely the pitching that gave up fourteen runs on sixteen hits and six walks. As a result, the Kingdom of the Netherlands fell to Mexico …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2018: Playoffs, round 1, day 2

Only one game took place today due to bad weather. L&D Amsterdam Pirates went to Bussum to take on HCAW in what would become a very close game. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  1  -  2  HCAW The game was played around  some rain delays. Until the sixth inning not really much happened partly because of the good …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch fall to Taiwan in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands had to swallow a loss vs Taiwan after wins vs Mexico (in the first round) and Nicaragua (in the consolation round). Some sloppy defense cost the Dutch the game as they fell to Taiwan 4-1.  It took the Dutch until the fourth inning to get on the board. In the …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch have a good start in consolation round

The Kingdom of the Netherlands moved on from where they left the first round: With a win. This time the Dutch put Nicaragua aside in a convincing 8-3 victory.  Nicaragua came close to score a run in the first inning when Anthony Valdez Solano got on base on a fielding error and advanced to third …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch beat Mexico in final game of round one

After a close loss vs Japan, yesterday, the Kingdom of the Netherlands shoved Mexico aside today. Four one-run innings proved to be enough against the Mexicans. The 4-0 victory could have been a lot bigger if the Dutch would have cashed in in the second inning. The team loaded the bases with one out, but …

U18 World Cup 2017: Dutch fall to Cuba despite good game

In a rather close game between Cuba and the Netherlands, the Dutch stayed at the wrong side of the score (3-0) for the second day in a row. But the bright spot was it wasn't a trouncing like yesterday. Unlike yesterday, the Kingdom of the Netherlands managed to collect several hits, seven to be exact, …

U23 European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands wins championship in extra innings

In a real nail biter, the Kingdom of the Nethelrlands beat the Czech Republic in extra innings. The Dutch gave away the lead thrice but eventually ended at the right side of the score: 10-9. The plan was to win the championship, but the championship game was nearly a bridge too far for the Kingdom …

U23 European Championship: Dutch advance to finals by beating Belgium

Today, the Kingdom of the Netherlands U23 team became the first finalist as they beat Belgium 10-5.  With this win, the Dutch also earned a ticket to the 2018 U23 World Cup. Even though the team remained unbeaten, today's victory wasn't as easy as it looked like on paper. In the first inning, Belgium took a …

U23 European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands advances to semis

In a mercy rule shortened game, the Kingdom of the Netherlands U23 team beat Great Britain 11-1. After the British had taken a surprising 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Dutch scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the second inning. For the biggest part of the game, Great Britain …

U23 European Championship: Dutch clinch first place in group A

In a matchup between two unbeaten teams in group A, Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Croatia. After a rough start in which the Dutch defense made two errors that led to two Croatian runs, the Dutch restored order and won 18-3.  After the shabby defense in the first inning, the Dutch bounced back and …

U23 European Championship: Cumbersome victory for Dutch

After the first two innings, it looked like the Kingdom of the Netherlands would clinch an easy victory vs Russia, but after those innings the offense stalled. Only in the seventh, the Dutch scored a couple of runs again. Even though the Dutch had some problems adapting to the speed of the Russian pitchers, Russia …

U23 European Championship: Dutch clinch victory vs Belarus

In the seventh game of the day, the Kingdom of the Netherlands U23 team took on Belarus. Belarus starting pitcher Branislau Tatarevich kept the Dutch in check rather well, but eventually, in the eighth inning he collapsed and the Dutch walked away. In the end, the Dutch won 9-0. The Dutch took a slim lead …