Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: All Asian final tomorrow

A must win game for both teams but it was Taiwan that stayed at the right side of the score as it beat the Kingdom of the Netherlands 7-5. After a good tournament, the final appeared to be a bridge too far for the Dutch team. For three innings the two teams kept each other …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Narrow escape for Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a game in which Italy had the lead for most of the time, the Dutch came alongside in the seventh inning and pushed for the walk-off run in the ninth as they beat Italy 2-1. It was one of those games in which the losing side collected more hits than the winner. Italy got …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Cubans still without a win

After Cuba fell to Germany, Japan and Italy, it also was beaten by the Netherlands tonight. Even though the score may indicate a close game, Cuba never really was dangerous. The Dutch won 6-4.  After Cuba took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Kingdom of the Netherlands bounced back in the second inning. …

Haarlem Baseball Week 2018: Dutch lose first game of tournament

Despite getting one hit more than their opponent and despite the error their opponent committed, the Dutch could not clinch the win today as they fell 3-2 to Taiwan. Most of the action happened in the first half of the game as both teams scored their runs in or before the fifth inning. In the …

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 …

European Champions Cup 2018: Regular victory for Curaçao Neptunus

After two big surprises today, Draci Brno wasn't able to stunt against Curaçao Neptunus. For four innings the Czech champion could keep pace but eventually, the team met their match in this game as they lost 7-2. In the first four innings, Radim Chroust allowed only one Neptunus runner on base. But in the fifth, Neptunus pushed for …

European Champions Cup 2018: Easy victory for Curaçao Neptunus

Tonight, Curaçao Neptunus hosted T&A San Marino. even though the score was rather close, the Neptunus win was never endangered as their pitching was vastly dominant tonight. The Rotterdam based team won 3-0. Neptunus starting pitcher Orlando Yntema wasn't as strong as he normally is but he was good enough to keep San Marino from scoring. He …

Curaçao wins Serie Latino Americana debut

With a team with quite some familiar names for baseball fans from the Netherlands and Curaçao, the Curaçao representative in the Serie Latino Americana, the Wildcats, won their debut in this central American championship. In the brand new Dennis Martinez Stadium in Managua, the Wildcats stayed at the right side of the score: 7-6.  The Wildcats …

Hoofddorp Pioniers loses out in strength

During the 2017 transition period, Hoofddorp Pioniers has lost many players of its core. Luckily, the club managed to get players in return, but it remains to be seen if the club can play a role of any importance in 2018 with the new roster. Dudley Leonora and Quintin De Cuba left for Curaçao Neptunus. …

Curaçao Neptunus doesn’t make a lot of roster moves

Reigning Dutch champion and European champion Curaçao Neptunus did not make a lot of roster moves during the transition period. Only three new players joined the ranks of the Rotterdam based club. A couple of players has decided to leave the club for a surprising destination. In a press release the club announced the following …

European Baseball Series 2017: Dutch lose indolent game vs Italy

In the first game of a series with nothing at stake but bragging rights, Italy outlasted the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In a game with very little going on, the Italians beat the Dutch 3-2 as they outhit them 9-5. For the third time in the history of European Baseball, this European Baseball Series was …

Dutch playoffs 2017: Heijstek goes deep for win

As a deluge hit the Netherlands in the past days, all games but one were canceled. Only the game between Hoofddorp Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam was played. Both teams were each other's match but in the end, L&D Amsterdam prevailed as they scored a run in the ninth to clinch a 5-4 victory. It was …

World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch fall to Japan despite ninth inning rally

After an easy win vs Cuba, team Kingdom of the Netherlands did not stand a chance vs Japan. The team was outscored 7-3 and outhit 12-5. Except for the ninth inning, the Dutch did not take advantage of the few situations with runners in scoring position and were kept in check by the Japanese pitching. …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe clinches fourth win.

In  the 51st (rainouts included) of the tournament, Europe faced the CPBL representatives. In a game that was rather close, Europe showed some resilience as the team managed to stay in the lead after every rally of the Taiwanese.  A solid outing by Marc Habeck was the foundation for the 7-6 win.  With France's Marc Habeck on the mound, …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Sensational win for Europe with double digits

That baseball is an unpredictable game was proven by team Europe and the KBO today.  The KBO had won 9 games out of 13, Europe only won 2 out of 13. But the unthinkable happened in the first two innings. Europe scored six runs in the first inning and four in the second to take …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Japanese teams still out of Europe’s league

After yesterday's 15-9 defeat against NPB West, team Europe did not stand a chance vs the East team of the NPB. The Japanese pitcher Ryosuke Miyaguni allowed only one run on four hits in seven innings. The farm hand of the Yomiuri Giants issued two walks and struck out four. In yesterday's game, team Europe …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe secures first tie

In an exciting game that was tied for the biggest part, Europe gave away a one run lead in the final at bat of Chinese Taipei. A solo homerun by pinch hitter Du Li Xuan brought the Taiwanese next to the Europeans. Europe took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added two more in …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe keeps pace for five innings

Yesterday team Europe faced the KBO representatives. For five innings team Europe could keep pace and even took a two run lead, but in the sixth inning the defense collapsed  and the Koreans walked away with the 9-4 win. Europe had a gritty start as it opened the score in the top of the first inning. …