Dutchies Around the World 2018

In this edition of Dutchies around the World, we pay attention to Didi Gregorius, Juremi Profar, Chris Pieters, Isranel Wilson, Kalian Sams, Rick van den Hurk, and Gilmer Lampe. After a hot start in which Didi Gregorius hit well above .300 his numbers have declined significantly. In his last 22 games, he hit a sub-par …

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L&D Amsterdam Pirates signs Joey Bats

In desperate need of an extra outfielder, L&D Amsterdam Pirates made a bold move by hauling in José Bautista and bolster their lineup for the 2018 season. The move can be explained by the thin number of outfielders after Gilmer Lampe left for Fortitudo Bologna and Kalian Sams will head to Canada again soon.  According …

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 …

Kevin Kelly a signature away from joining A.S.D. Rimini Pirates

Just like a few other clubs from the Italian Baseball League, A.S.D. Rimini Pirates will acquire a player from the Dutch hoofdklasse. Will... because the contract hasn't been signed yet. If everything goes according to plan, Kevin Kelly will sign tomorrow to join Rimini for the 2018 season. Kelly won't be the first player from …

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 …

Holland Series 2017: Neptunus wins 18th title

For a long time, nothing seemed to be wrong for L&D Amsterdam Pirates as the team took a 3-0 lead. But a two-run seventh inning brought Curaçao Neptunus back in the game. Eventually, the Rotterdam based team scored the game-tying run in the top of the ninth and with only one out the team pushed …

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 …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: L&D Amsterdam Pirates stays at the right side of the score

In a close game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus, the Amsterdam based team barely stayed at the right side of the score. In the ninth inning, Neptunus came within one run of Pirates but their rally fell short, so Pirates took the 5-4 win home. Both teams did not score in the first …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: L&D Amsterdam Pirates crushes Curaçao Neptunus in Rotterdam

More than four weeks after the club failed to reach the final of the European Champions Cup and three weeks after they fell to De Glaskoning Twins, L&D Amsterdam showed it was a misstep as they humiliated Curaçao Neptunus in seven innings by beating them 12-0. The team as a whole did well, but two players …

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: Clear victory for L&D Amsterdam Pirates

In a game that was close a close affair for  5 innings, L&D Amsterdam clinched a clear 5-1 victory over San Marino. L&D Amsterdam Pirates loaded the bases once with less than two outs but failed to push for more runs, but nevertheless, it was a clear victory for the Dutch. In a game that started in …

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 …

France Int’l Baseball Tournament: Dutch also too strong for International Stars

After team Kingdom of the Netherlands beat Germany  with double digits, this time the International Stars were no match for the Dutch, who needed eight innings to clinch the win.    Kingdom of the Netherlands  12  -  0  Int'l Stars   Three big innings was all the Dutch needed to clinch the next double digit …

Baseball against cancer raises €15,000

The head of the article is a bit misleading as there were four events that raised the amount. This was the fifth edition of this great event. It started with Zumba against cancer, then last week there was BBQ against cancer, yesterday Softball against cancer and today Baseball against cancer. The last three were organized by …

Dutch Hoofdklasse: L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs Vaessen Pioniers

Tonight the game that was rained out on Saturday, was played. Due to the split results, this appeared to be the rubber game of the three game series. L&D Amsterdam Pirates   7  -  0  Vaessen Pioniers Dennis Burgersdijk took the mound for L&D Amsterdam Pirates and he was practically unhittable for the team from …

L&D Amsterdam Pirates attract three new players for 2016

On their website, L&D Amsterdam announced that they have acquired three new players. Next to the three newbies, a couple of players left the club in a search for greener pastures. Of the new players that will reinforce the team, two are playing for the national team. Gilmer Lampe and Danny Rombley will reinforce the …

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 …

Rosters of the Dutch All Star Game presented

Yesterday the rosters of the Dutch All Star game were announced. There is a slight change regarding to previous years with the forming of the teams. In the previous years you had a North team and a South team. North mainly cointaining players form L&D Amsterdam Pirates, Corendon Kinheim, Vaessen Pioniers and HCAW. The South …