Lineup of Curaçao Baseball Week presented

The organization of the Curaçao Baseball Week has announced the lineup of the 2017 event. Quite some Major League Players will show up again this year. Next to MLB players from Curaçao, there will be players from the Dutch hoofdklasse and two non-Curaçaoan MLB players. The players from the Dutch hoofdklasse are Diegomar Markwell and …

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Italy clinches European Baseball Series 2017

With a 6-2 victory, Italy clinched the EuropeanBaseall Series vs the Netherlands. Once again the Italian pitching kept the Dutch lineup off balanced. The Italians only got one more hit than the Dutch but were much more effective. In the first three innings, Italy scored a run in each inning for a 3-0 lead. A …

Holland Series 2017: Neptunus one win away from clinching championship

In a very close game, Curaçao Neptunus stayed at the right side of the score and is one win away from clinching its eighteenth Dutch championship. Tonight's game must have been a bitter loss for Rob Cordemans as he pitched a complete game. In a stellar outing, he allowed two earned runs and struck out ten. …

World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch win consolation game vs Cuba

In what was the last game for both teams, the Kingdom of the Netherlands bested Cuba 3-1. A three-run inning was all the Dutch needed to beat Cuba for the second time this week. Manager Sidney de Jong used four pitchers to keep the Cubans in check. Before the game, pitcher Rob Cordemans and infielder …

European Champions Cup 2017: There will be a new champion

Yesterday, Curaçao Neptunus beat T&A San Marino in a rather lopsided game in which the Italians could not get a grip on Diegomar Markwell's pitches. In the other semi-final, L&D Amsterdam just stayed at the wrong side of the score as they fought their way back after trailing 7-0.  T&A San Marino  1  -  7 …

European Champions Cup 2017: Another solid Dutch victory

After L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat their "Italian" opponent this morning, it was Curaçao Neptunus' turn to face an Italian team. So far in the Dutch hoofdklasse, Neptunus did not show their best baseball yet, but today vs Fortitudo Bologna, it was the way it used to be. In a walk over victory, the Rotterdam-based team beat …

WBC 2017: Dutch humiliate Cuba in seven innings

In a must-win situation for both teams, the Dutch totally humiliated Cuba in a walk over. It was painful to see how Cuba was slaughtered by the Dutch. As a fan, you always hope for an exciting game, but this one was very lopsided as the Dutch beat Cuba 14-1 in seven innings. Diegomar Markwell …

WBC 2017: Dutch go down in eleven vs Japan

In another promotion for the WBC, Japan bested the Kingdom of the Netherlands in dramatic fashion as Rick van den Hurk could not keep the Japanese All-Star lineup on a leash like he has been doing in the past two seasons in the NPB. After Van den Hurk was replaced, the bullpen kept the Dutch …

Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

Where the team without the MLB players had a hard time vs KBO teams during the training camp in Arizona, the team with the MLB players cruised through the first practice game on Korean soil. The bats were awake and the pitching did well. In the Gocheok Sky Dome, the stadium that will host WBC …

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game

In the first practice game since the start of their training camp in preparation of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Dutch team traveled to Tucson to face the KT Wiz from the Korean Baseball Organization for a practice game. Thanks to some sloppy defense by the Dutch, the Koreans won 5-2.  The KT Wiz …

2017 WBC: What are the odds for team Kingdom of the Netherlands?

With the Spring Training well on its way, the best baseball players of the world will take on each other in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Kingdom of the Netherlands will be in group A together with host Korea, Chinese Taipei and Israel. What are the odds for the Dutch to reach the next …

Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?

Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of  a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two …

Lack of pitching depth cost Dutch the game

In the second game vs Samurai Japan (Japan's fourth game in as many days), the Kingdom of the Netherlands played a good game once again. The Dutch started well as they took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Eventually the Dutch blew an 8-2 lead as their pitching collapsed in the top of the …

Holland Series 2016: Neptunus clinches fourth consecutive title

In an exciting game that was a promotion for Dutch baseball both teams were each other's match, Curacao Neptunus stayed at the right side of the score. After the team took a 3-0 lead, things looked gloomy for L&D Amsterdam Pirates. But the team from Amsterdam managed to bounce back before Neptunus scored the winning …

Holland Series 2016: Neptunus stays at right side of the score

After game three was rained out yesterday, both teams faced each other tonight.  Curacao Neptunus stayed on the right side of the score as it beat L&D Amsterdam Pirates 7-3.  The score could have been a lot higher if Neptunus had not left thirteen runners on base. In total they had runners in scoring position …

Holland Series 2016, game one: L&D Amsterdam Pirates wins nail biter

What appeared to become a game in which L&D Amsterdam Pirates did not have much of a chance to close the gap as they trailed 5-2, turned into a nail biter. The Amsterdam based team managed to tie the game in the final inning, so extra innings were needed. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  6  -  5  …