Smiley’s vlog, episode 2

Jarreau Martina and the Dutch Baseball hangout have agreed on a cooperation. The Dutch Baseball Hangout will post Jarreau’s vlog during his stay in Bologna where he has joined the local baseball club Fortitudo Bologna or UnipolSai Bologna. Jarreau’s nickname is Smiley, so that explains the title of this blog post. After not seeing action …

Strong debut for Jarreau Martina

Today, Dutchie Jarreau Martina debuted with UnipolSai Bologna in the Serie A1. Against Rangers Redipuglia, the former Dutch hoofdklasse player played behind home plate all of the game and went 2 for 3 in the game. With the game tied at one and two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Jarreau singled up …

More Curaçaoan reinforcements for Fortitudo Bologna

Reigning Italian champion Fortitudo Bologna has acquired another player from the Dutch kingdom. Next to Alex Rodriguez and Jarreau Martina, Curaçaoan infielder John Polonius has been added to their ranks. Players from Curaçao are popular in Italy as they have a Dutch passport and thus are regarded members of the European Union according to the …

Smiley’s vlog, episode 1

Jarreau Martina and the Dutch Baseball hangout have agreed on a cooperation. The Dutch Baseball Hangout will post Jarreau's vlog during his stay in Bologna where he has joined the local baseball club Fortitudo Bologna or UnipolSai Bologna. Jarreau's nickname is Smiley, so that explains the title of this blog post. Jarreau wanted to film …

Fortitudo Bologna signs Alex Rodriguez

The title of this blog post may sound very sensational but the reigning Italian champion did not sign A-Rod, they signed Curaçaoan first baseman Alexander Rodriguez who spent several years in the minor league systems of the Colorado Rockies and the Tampa Bay Rays. The 25-year old first baseman started his professional career with the Colorado …

Another Dutchie heads to Italy

Last year, Italian clubs Fortitudo Bologna and A.S.D. Rimini surprised the Dutch baseball world by acquiring two players from the Dutch competition for the 2018 season. This year another hoofdklasse player heads South. Jarreau Martina will join Fortitudo Bologna for the 2019 season. After a season of absence due to professional obligations, Martina returned to …

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 …