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 …

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World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch surrender win in last inning

For 8.5 innings it looked like team Kingdom of the Netherlands would beat Taiwan but three errors by the Dutch catcher cost them the game eventually. The Dutch pitching was superb last night but unfortunately, the effort was in vain as the Dutch lost 4-3. The Dutch took a quick lead in the first inning. …

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 …

First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today, after a couple of rainouts earlier this week, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Gateway Community College from Phoenix in Arizona, an NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division II team.. In a very lopsided game vs the Geckos, the Dutch  Lars Huijer started on the mound for the Dutch as he cruised …

Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to Koreans in second game as well

Today the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the NC Dinos, also from the KBO. In a wild game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch ended at the wrong side of the score. The Dutch pitching staff showed two faces today; one that performed well and another that did not deliver when needed. …

KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands

In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of …

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 one win away from clinching championship

In a game that started like the one of yesterday, Curacao Neptunus stepped off the field as a victor. In a close game both teams left eight runners on the bases. Pirates got runners in scoring position four times without taking advantage of it, Neptunus did so three times. Where Neptunus' bullpen was the achilles heel …

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  …

European Championship: Kingdom of the Netherlands wins nail biter

Spain and the Netherlands played a mouthwatering game tonight. In a real pitching duel the runs did not come cheap. Quality pitching and quality defense were the recipe for a nail biter. In a game that was too close for comfort the Dutch stayed at the right side of the score and made a big step towards …

European Championship: KOTN vs Germany

In the final game of the day, Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted Germany.  In last week's final of the France International Baseball Tournament, both teams met before. In that game the Dutch won but they had to work for it as the score was only 5-3. This time it would not be a close game like …

KOTN: Roger Bernadina back on roster for European Cup

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming European Cup. One very well known name that is back on the list is that of Roger Bernadina. Two years ago, Roger was about to leave for Europe to join the Netherlands …

Van ‘t Hoen European coach of the year 2015

Evert Jan 't Hoen, manager of current European and Dutch champion Curacao Neptunus, has been named European coach of the year during the congress of the European Baseball Confederation CEB in Hoofddorp Netherlands (near Amsterdam Airport). Last year Curacao threepeated as Dutch champion and also clinched the European title for clubs. During the season, Van …

Asia Winter League: Europe no match for NPB

As manager Gilberto Gerali said: "A night to forget quickly." It sure is after a 24-3 defeat vs the NPB's delegation. No mercy rule was in place in this game, so the struggle lasted and lasted. In the third consecutive game in which the European team was the road team, the NPB delegation proved way …

Premier 12: Crazy game between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Puerto Rico

  Puerto Rico  7  -  11  Kingdom  o.t. Netherlands   In the fourth round of the Premier 12, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Puerto Rico. The Dutch started with Shawn Zarraga in the lineup. The catcher, playing in the Dodgers’ organization was hit on the hand in the previous game and was pulled. …

Dutch deal blow to Chinese Taipei

In the pandemonium in Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung team Kingdom of the Netherlands kept their cool and stayed at the right side of the score as they beat Chinese Taipei 7-4. The Dutch win didn't come easy but they delivered at the right times in the game. In the top of the first inning the Dutch …

Dutch gather at Curacao to prepare for Premier12

The Dutch national team went to Curacao to prepare for the upcoming Premier 12 tournament which will start on November 8. The players arrived at the Blue Bay Curaçao Golf & Beach Resort in Willemstad yesterday. At the resort the local players that received a call up joined the team, together with manager Hensley Meulens. Meulens …