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: A.S.D. Rimini and Curaçao Neptunus face each other in final

A Dutch-Italian final tomorrow as A.S.D. Rimini Pirates moved to the final as they beat Fortitudo Bologna 2-1 and Curaçao Neptunus beat Rouen Huskies 4-0 in the semis. In a close game, Rimini stayed at the right side of the score. In a real pitching duel, Raul Ruiz earned the win after eight innings in which …

European Champions Cup 2018: day one

The European Champions Cup 2018 started today. The following games were scheduled: Draci Brno @ Fortitudo Bologna, Rouen Huskies @ A.S.D. Rimini Pirates, Heidenheim Heideköpfe @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and T&A San Marino @ Curaçao Neptunus Draci Brno  1  -  4  Fortitudo Bologna In the opening game of the tournament, Draci Brno starting pitcher Wesley Roemer, kept …

Chance to win two general admission passes for European Champions Cup

Next week (June 6 - June 10), Curaçao Neptunus will organize the annual European Champions Cup, the European championship baseball for clubs. The club wanted to organize the event as part of its 75th anniversary. As a baseball fan in Europe, you have the opportunity to win a general admission pass which is valued at …

Niels van Weert joins L&D Amsterdam Pirates

Through its website, L&D Amsterdam Pirates announced today it has signed Niels van Weert as reinforcement. Van Weert joins the club from the Dutch capital to fill the void that Gilmer Lampe left as he decided to join Fortitudo Bologna. Niels used to play for Kinheim from Haarlem, with which he won the 2012 Holland …

Groups for European Champions Cup set

The European Baseball Confederation (CEB) has drawn the teams for the two groups for the upcoming European Champions Cup which will be played in Rotterdam next year. Reigning champion Curaçao Neptunus will face two opponents from the Italian Serie A1 (recently the Italian Baseball Federation (FIBS) decided to fold the Italian Baseball League). Neptunus will be …

Fortitudo Bologna acquires Gilmer Lampe

Today, Italian powerhouse Fortitudo Bologna announced through its website it has acquired Aruban outfielder Gilmer Lampe. Lampe played for L&D Amsterdam Pirates in the past two seasons. Lampe is the first foreign player that Bologna acquires so far, but according to the website, the club pulled off a big coup. During the Holland Series in …

European Champions Cup 2018 awarded to Curaçao Neptunus

The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced that the organization of the 2018 European Champions Cup has been awarded to Curaçao Neptunus. For the club from Rotterdam, it is a nice addition to the celebrations of its 75th anniversary. The current European and Dutch champion organized this tournament for the last time in 2015 when …

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: Day 3

Two games next to the ones with the Dutch teams involved: Fortitudo Bologna vs Mainz Athletics and A.S.D. Rimini Pirates vs T&A San Marino. In the game between Bologna and Mainz, it showed what a lack of pitching depth can lead to. Mainz Athletics  2  -  22  Fortitudo Bologna The Mainz Athletics weren't a shadow …

European Champions Cup 2017: Day 2

Despite Rimini's 9-2 loss vs L&D Amsterdam Pirates, it was a good day for the Italian baseball clubs. The other two Italian representatives won with big numbers. Rouen Huskies  0  -  14  Fortitudo Bologna If Fortitudo Bologna had stepped on it a bit more, the game vs the Rouen Huskies could have been over in …

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 …

Groups in European Champions Cup 2017 announced

According to the website of the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS), the groups of the 2017 European Champions Cup have been announced. Traditionally two of the three representatives of the IBL are in one group. In the tournament that will host the best teams of Europe, the Dutch and Italian teams will be the …

European Champions Cup: Thursday, June 2

On the third day of the European Champions Cup the following games were scheduled: Heidenheim Heideköpfe vs Fortitudo Bologna,  Regensburg Legionäre vs L&D Amsterdam Pirates, T&A San Marino vs Curacao Neptunus and Kotlarka Prague vs A.S.D. Rimini Pirates. Despite not making it to the semi-finals, the German teams left a good impression for sure. Buchbinder Legionäre …

European Champions Cup 2016: Wednesday, June 1

Today the following games were scheduled: L&D Amsterdam vs Kotlarka Prague, Fortitudo Bologna vs Curacao Neptunus, T&A San Marino vs Heidenheim Heidekõpfe, Regensburg Legionäre vs A.S.D. Rimini Pirates. For Kotlarka Prague, T&A San Marino, Heidenheim Heidekõpfe and A.S.D. Rimini Pirates it was a must win situation because all lost yesterday. Fortitudo Bologna  1  -  0  Curacao …

2016 European Champions Cup: Tuesday, May 31

Today the European Champions Cup (ECC for short) has started in Rimini and San Marino, both located  on the east shore of the Italian peninsula. Group A will play in San Marino and contains the following teams: Curacao Neptunus (NED) Fortitudo Bologna (ITA) T&A San Marino (SM) VOITH Heidenheim Heideköpfe (GER) Group B will play in …

Euro League Baseball will start but without Italian and Dutch teams

In January you could read here already that the number of participants of the Euro League Baseball was down to four. Back then it was still questionable if L&D Amsterdam Pirates would participate. But today it was announced that the club from Amsterdam will not participate, still because of a ban applied by the KNBSB …

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 …