Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 5

           vs  Fifth game in the play down series and again the road team won. DSS had a big inning in the third. In the third DSS' Mitchell Dautzenberg led off with a single to right center field followed by a walk and a fielding error after a bunt laid down by Sven …

Dutch baseball: decisive weekend ahead

Coming weekend will be full with decisive games in Dutch baseball. Not only in the Dutch Hoofdklasse (highest league in the Netherlands) but also in lower leagues. I will focus on the Hoofdklasse championship series and the playdown series between the team that ended at the bottom of the Hoofdklasse and the winner of the …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 4

                vs   With DSS leading the play down series 2-1, Mampaey the Hawks stretched it to a decisive fifth game. In Haarlem, DSS took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning but The Hawks countered with two runs in the top of the second. The third inning was a very productive …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 3

      vs  The series between Mampaey The Hawks and DSS was tied at one. Yesterday DSS headed to Dordrecht to take on the Hawks. In the first five innings neither team did score. Mampaey The Hawks had the best opportunity to score with runners in scoring position twice, but the team failed to cash …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 2

    vs   In a game where both teams showed some flexibility and in which the score moved back and forth, Mampaey The Hawks tied the series at one. Mampaey The Hawks scored the first run, but trailed 3-1 right away after the first inning was over. In the next inning, the club from Dordrecht …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 1

      vs    Like I wrote last week, Mampaey the Hawks (last in the Hoofdklasse) and DSS (winner of the Overgangsklasse) will play a best-of-five series to decide who will play in the highest league in the Netherlands next year. The road team, DSS from Haarlem, scored the opening run in the top of the …

Dutch competition : Play Downs, opponent Mampaey the Hawks known.

About two weeks ago I wrote about the play downs, a series of games between the team that finished last in the Hoofdklassen and the team that won the Overgangsklasse. This series will start coming Saturday, 27th of September. Two weeks ago, DSS from Haarlem was leading the Overgangsklasse by one point over Twins from …